Welcome to Section V Track / Cross Country


COACHES: Invoices for League Dues will be going out soon. These will be determined by the number of Athletes listed as "ACTIVE" for Indoor on each roster. Please check this roster count list as of 12-28: RosterCount  --> RosterCount2 based on 1/5 entries. Note: 7 schools did not make entries.


 Jan 16 - Alfred U - MLK Throws Clinic

TO REMOVE A RELAY ENTRY:  Go back to make the relay entry, change the time to 00:00.00, drag any athletes out of it and Save it. (but not when locked.)
FIELD ENTRY 101: Enter 2 digits - 2 digits . 2 digits. For example: Long Jump - enter 17-07.00 . If you enter 17-7.00 instead, it comes out as 17-70 and is not accepted into the meet database.

--> Indoor Track - shorts -  Check this out for Legal / Illegal style.

Missing WT implement - if anyone accidentally picked an extra boys weight throwing implement at the west region meet at RIT on 12/30, It was missing between flights 1 and 2 of the boys competition. If anyone has it can they please contact coach Dixon or bring it to Houghton on Saturday.

Missing Blocks - new silver Gill moiye blocks with Williamson printed on it and with red pads were left at an outdoor meet at the end of the season. If found, please return to Coach Comstock at the next meet.

Old Business:

SECTION V - Now 10 CHIPS MISSING - Email coachyen for address.
Thank you.


Upcoming Meets

Sat-Jan 21- Border Meet (5 vs 6) Houghton - INFO

1.  The entries closed on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 10:30 AM
2.  Perf List posted Tuesday morning SIX LIST - FIVE LIST -
3.  Final Scratches due to coachyen@gmail by Tuesday 9:00 PM
4.  Final List to be posted Wed morning.
Jan 20-SubVarsity Champ at Brockport
Entry due Thur - 8pm - Entry lock is on. To change your relay times, simply enter a slower time and save. Email coachyen to remove a relay. Varsity and JV Level Entries will be treated as JV.
NOTE: An athlete who has either a provisional or automatic standard are not eligible to compete in this meet.  There is one exception - if the athlete is modified and has made the standard, and is remaining modified, then he/she may compete.
Jan 21-RIT: Varsity Only. ABE and CDF groups
 Entry due Thur - 8pm - Entry lock is on. To change your relay times, simply enter a slower time and save. Email coachyen to remove a relay. For the meets at RIT, in the weight throw, the standards will be 18 inches below the provisional mark.  Next week, it will be 12 inches below the provisional standard.  This is the same as the shot put .

* Dave Hen has many envelopes from the Trent Jackson, Cedric Walker Invitational.  Please pick them up this weekend.


Last weekend, I was able to attend all three meets.  Athletically, I saw many great things.  However, there are several things that must be changed.
   1.  Some schools feel that they are guests and do not need to clean up their areas.  We received an additional cleaning bill from Brockport for one meet, and RIT has stated that those teams that camp out at the end of the track by the doors will no longer be able to do so, if the mess there continues. We have never had problems with clean up, so please, take it upon yourselves to clean up your areas.  Host schools should not be responsible to clean up messes left by other teams.
2.  Hip numbers are to be used by runners for identification.  At CW/TJ Invit, They do not need two numbers unless a clerk gives them two.  They are not to be used for marking their marks in the field events.  Some athletes are taking a number of them for who knows what reason.  Last week at Houghton, as one of the teams cleaned-up the mess of another, they found a pile of numbers in their area.  These numbers cost money, and they are not cheap.  Coaches, please make sure your athletes are not taking too many numbers.
 3.  A number of athletes are trying to cover up jewelry with tape.  This is a violation of the jewelry rule, in fact, an athlete could be disqualified from the first meet and the next meet, as covering up jewelry is saying I know I am breaking the rules, but I do not care.  It may seem harsh, but those are the rules.  Plus, the tape calls attention to the athlete.  Taking jewelry out for a few minutes will not close the hole(s)
   4.  As we are at the half way point, I still do not have officials vouchers from a number of schools.  Please take care of this ASAP - we will be going through many of them in the next couple of weeks.
   5.  Some schools that are host schools are not doing their jobs. This only causes the other host schools to do more than is required.  If you are suppose to help, please do so without us having to repeatedly call you.

   Good luck for the rest of the season.
  • Runway: no run backs, PV: starts no later than 15 min after begin of meet. 10 min between flights.

RWTL Jan 7, 2017

Written by Connor Kerr on .

                                     RH Girls win Dartmouth Relays!

The Girls Rush Henrietta team won this past weekend’s Dartmouth relays in New Hampshire with exceptional performances all around. The freshman, Jaelyn Davis, placed 4th in the 55m with a 7.42.Stephanie Nwachi a junior ran a 44.11 in the 300m placing 18th of 96 athletes. Sammy Watson won the girls 400m with a time of 55.76 which is the NY best right now.Emma Canny ran a fine 1:50.50 in the 600m while following closely behind her was Milan Linzy with a 1:50.81.Haley Riorden, a sophomore, placed 4th in the 800m with a 2:21.57.Bailey Pierce ran a 3:09 in the 1000m placing her 10th of 83 athletes.Once again Sammy Watson comes back in the mile with 4:59.03.Allison Menendez ran a 12:42 in the 2 mile.Amelia Perry ran a 10.08 and Miranda Hughes clocked 10.38 in the 55 hurdles.Lindsay Johnson (34’4.5’’) and Renee LaSalle (32’10.25’’) placed first and third respectively in the unseeded shotput.The 4 by 200m relay team placed 3rd with a 1:51 only 2 seconds form the winning time.The 4 by 400m team ran a respective 4:41.The 4 by 800m team placed 6th with a time of 10:12.The DMR team won the race with a time of 12:26.

The boys team placed 14th with 17 points.  Myles Calhoun finished 3rd in the 55dash with a 6.57.Lukas D’Alfonso ran 36.43 taking third in the meet’s 300 dash.The 4x200 relay(Calhoun, D’Alfonso, Daniels,  Brinson) took fourth in 1:34.1. The 4x800(Brown, Pham, Freeman, Kline) team took 7th in 8:39.74.The 1600 meter sprint medley(Calhoun, Brinson, D’Alfonso, George) took 4th in 3:38.6.

                                               Section V leaders

 (January 6-7)


3200m: Tyler Senall of Penfield runs 9:44 while Majd Rouhana of Fairport follows in 9:48.

1600: Brightons’ Paul Dellinger runs a 4:25 at Houghton while Payton Gleason of Churchville-chili (4:31.01) and Justin Schramm of Greece Arcadia (4:32.43) battle for the win.

1000: Fairports’ Ben Bulkeley surpasses Brad Farhams’ 2:38 with a 2:36.

600: Connor Preston a sophomore from Victor central runs a 1:28 to put him 7th on the leaderboard.

300: Jacob Schmid of Wayne Central has the fastest 300 this weekend with a 37.16.

55: Olivier Kothor form Leadership Academy runs the fastest 55 this week with a 6.66 while Bryce Rattray of Clyde-savannah follows close behind in 6.68.

Shotput: Alex Tian of Brighton tossed 44’03’’ to move up to third on the Section leaderboard.

Weight: Williamson’s Norberto Cervantes tossed a Section V leading 60’11’’ at RIT.

High Jump: Zion Ponder of the School of the Arts cleared 5’11 to move up to third on the leaderboard.  

Long Jump: Justin Robinson leaps 21’3’’ for third in section V.      

Triple Jump: Michael Allen of Greece Arcadia leaped 43’08.5” to take over second on the leaderboard two inches behind Justin Robinson of Fairport.

Polevault: Brett Pratmore has a personal best of 12’ to move up to 9th on the leaderboard.


3000: Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-chili has the fastest time this week with a 10:31.

1500: Amanda Vestri of Webster Thomas runs a 4:48 this weekend to put her 2nd on the leaderboard for Sevtion V and 8th for the state.

1000: Amanda Vestri continues to show excellence with a 3:02 this past weekend.

600: Vanessa Watson a sophmore from spencerport runs a 1:38 to have the fastest time this weekend.

300: Ny'Shaya Henderson (Franklin) runs a 43.13 while Hallie Buddendeck (Thomas) follows close in 43.16.

55:Indya Richards of Gates-Chili has the fastest time this week in 7.32 to put her 3rd for the state.

Shot Put: Madison Offhaus of Warsaw put a Section V leading 36’09.5’’ at Hougton College.

Weight-throw: Madison Offhaus tossed a 44’09’’ throw in the morning at Houghton and Asia Hoyte of Pittsford Mendon took over the Section V leaderboard in the afternoon with a toss 45’02.25’’.

High jump: Greece Arcadia’s Jessica DeJesus cleared 5’1’’ to move up to fourth on the leaderboard.

Triple Jump: Indya Richards jumped 36’08’’ move up to number two on the leaderboard behind Shana Spinks 38’09’’ of School of the Arts.

Long jump: Sherdavisia Jacque of Gates Chili jumped 17’07’’ to take over third on the leaderboard.

Pole Vault: Lily Hoyser of Pittsford Mendon cleares 9’8’’ to move up to fourth on the leaderboard.

Respectfully submitted by Connor Kerr.

2016 XC Regionals

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Lawler, Dellinger and Vestri qualify to Nike NXN Nationals

Nike NXN New York Regional

Held at Bowdoin Park, Waggingers Falls NY

11 Regions, Top 2 teams and top 5 individuals not on those teams qualify to Nationals.+ 4 at large teams

So… about 200 runners, including at least the top 55 individuals that chose Nike NXN.

Ty Brownlow of Liverpool, the NYSPHSAA Champion won

Nathan Lawler of Pittsford Mendon and Paul Dellinger of Brighton qualified to Nationals taking 2nd and 5th

Brighton took 12th as a team, Irondequoit took 22nd

Amanda Vestri of Webster Thomas took 8th and qualified for nationals as she took 5th among individuals not on a qualifying team. 

Anna Kostarellis of Churchville-Chili took 12th  and Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta took 20th

Webster Thomas took 9th as a team.

Footlocker Northeast Regional

Held at Van Cortlandt Park NYC

Only 4 regions, top 10 from each region.  A 40 person field for individual championship.

Noah and Sam Affolder of Carlisle PA swept 1-2

Tyler Senall and Bradley Farnham of Penfield were top Section V at 36 and 43

2016 New York State Federation XC

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Watson takes 3rd

Penfield Boys only Section V team

Covered by the Democrat & Chronicle:


Federation Championships, the state meet that includes the other half of the state's population (New York City) and everyone competes in the same race no matter what size school.  The only team that qualified to represent Section V was the Penfield boys who took 17th place.

Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta built on her NYSPHSSA success with a 3rd place behind Kelsey Chmiel of Saratoga Springs and Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland (who also took 1-2 in NYSPHSAA compiled results).  Madeleine Shellard of Irondequoit was the next Section V finisher at 12th coming in ahead of Haleigh Palotti of Livonia at 15th reversing their finishing order at NYSPHSAA merged results. Bailey Pierce of Rush-Henrietta rounded out the top 40 medalists.

Noah Carey who had been favored to win at NYSPHSAA got the win at Federations.  Ryan Thompson, sophomore, of Irondequoit was Section V's top finiisher at 15th, ahead of Tyler Senall of Penfield (26th) for the first time. Paul Sulfiat of Greece Arcadia also moved up in Section V standings taking 29th overall ahead of Payton Gleason of Churchville-Chili at 37th.

NYSPHSAA 2016 XC Championships

Written by Reggie Henderson on .

Lawler and Dellinger sweep Class B, Mendon Boys take 2nd to Burnt Hills

Watson beats Vestri in Class A, Palotti wins Class C

Great article by Jim Castor at www.democratandchronicle.com

Full results at www.leonetiming.com

Pictures by Ron Kalasinskas at www.rochesterforkids.com

Class B Boys – Pittsford Mendon 2nd with Nathan Lawler* taking 1st at 15:30.3, Paul Dellinger of Brighton took 2nd at 16:00.3.  Lawler took 2nd merged to Class A winner Ty Brownlow of Liverpool at 15:27.5, pre-meet favorite Noah Carey of Guilderland took 4th merged at 15:30.7.

Class A Girls – Webster Thomas 7th, Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta 6th at 18:08.5, 7th in merged results.  Amanda Vestri of Thomas 9th at 18:17.8 and Anna Kostarellis of Churchville Chili 12th at 18:20.6

Class C Girls – Waterloo 8th, Haleigh Palotti of Livonia 1st at 18:29.4

Class A Boys – Penfield 6th, Tyler Senall* 16th at 16:01.8, Payton Gleason* of Churchville-Chili 17th at 16:02.9, Majd Rouhana* 23rd at 16:10.9

Class C Boys – Addison 3rd, Joshua Walsh of Hornell 10th at 16:40.3

Class B Girls – Canandaigua 8th, Rebekah Prieser** of Pittsford Sutherland 14th at 19:05.0. Maddie Hobika* of Pittsford Sutherland 15th at 19:09.1

Class D Girls – Harley-Allendale-Columbia 4th, Chloe Weaver of Red Creek 7th at 19:17.2

Class D Boys – Oakfield-Elba 6th, Jacob Appleton** of Lima Christian 11th at 16:46.4

Article by Reggie Henderson of www.HendersonFinancialAdvisors.com