Meet of Champions / State Qualifier
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Rubin Owens of LeRoy followed up his nation-leading 6-10 high jump from last week with a 6-7 win over Desmond Mobley of Greece Olympia who also cleared 6-7 and lost on misses.
Mobley followed up by winning the long jump with a 23-10.5, just 2 ½ inches off his 24-1 season best which is state leading and 3rd in the nation.
Brian Smith of Greece Athena won the 55m and 300m which he has done in nearly every meet for the past 2 winter seasons. (Carnell Noble of Greece Olympia got him in the 55m once this year). Smith’s 6.36 from a couple weeks ago is still top10 in the nation.
Kaishaun Cathey of Edison Tech jumped 47-8.5 to lead the state and lead a group of 4 Section V triple jumpers that are unbelievable. Somehow Section V tends to have good triple jumpers and this year is outrageous. The state rankings are Cathey is at 1, Chauncey Scissum of Rush-Henrietta at 3, Craig Hardgers of Greece Olympia at 6, and Rubin Owens of LeRoy at 9. That’s right 4 of the top 10 are from Section V. But… we can only send 3 and tonight Hardgers drew the short stick and the 45-9.5 he jumped which would qualify in any other section didn’t make top 3 in Section V. So its Cathey, Scissum and Owens.
Amir Rogers of Northeast Prep finished an undefeated season in the hurdles with a season best 7.52 which is the second fastest in the state.
Karmen Auble of Warsaw also finished an undefeated season hitting 12’ in the pole vault for the 6th week in a row and holds her position of 2nd in the state.
Katie Lembo of Penfield blew away the 3000m field by a mind-blowing 48 seconds! She’s ranked 3rd in the state at about 9:50, but when she has some competition at states we might see something even faster. After the 3000m Lembo went on to the 1500m where…
Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas got her head-to-head shot at Lembo and won (albeit, Lembo had run a 3000 already). It was O’Hara 4:37.63, Lembo 4:46.99.
Ryan Cribbin of Irondequoit threw the shot 55-5.75 for the win and 4th place on the state leaderboard.
Mackenzie Sturtz of Marion held off Amanda Burkey of Fairport in the high jump by misses, but Burkey raised her season best to 5-6 and she and Sturtz are in a 4 way tie for 4th best in the state.
Sam Harding of Canandaigua won the pole vault with 14-6 which is tied for 5th in the state, but in a year with more depth than ever before, it’s a 7-way tie for 5th. An unprecedented 11 guys have cleared 14-6 or better this year, and they’re all within 13” of the state leader, it should be quite a state meet
Christine Lyttle of Canandaigua blew away the hurdle field as usual and nearly matched her spectacular early season time of 8.50 which has her ranked 7th in the state.
Victoire Kothor of Greece Odyssey won the shot put with a 38-11 and somehow last week I missed reporting her huge 40-9.5 throw which puts her at 7th in the state.
Maddie Kopp of Spencerport had the double win in the 300m where she’s ranked 8th in the state and the 55m.
Mickey Burke of Rush-Henrietta won the 3200m by almost 20 seconds over second place with a 9:24.72 which is 11th in the state.
Alex Kober of Webster Schroeder has had an incredible season, making new Section V season bests (and personal PR’s) in the triple jump just about every week. This week Davida Hawkes of Pittsford Sutherland hit the first 36 footer of the season, but Kober answered with a 36-5 for the win.
Josh Hanna of Aquinas won the race of the night winning a 600m where the top 4 guys all had season bests and ran in a tight pack the whole way. In the end it was Hanna 1:22.95, Colby Bleier McQuaid 1:23.33, Ben Drexler Aquinas 1:23.59, Austin Peters Pittsford Sutherland 1:24.7.
All 3 of the boys relay races produced season bests: 4x200 Greece Olympia 1:31.71, 4x400 Aquinas 3:28.64, 4x800m McQuaid 8:08.40.
Pittsford Sutherland’s girls 4x200m lived up to their early season promise with the win, Hilton won the 4x400m 4:08.71 and who else but Rush-Henrietta for the 4x800m with a 9:32.09.
RUBIN OWENS of LeROY CLEARS NATION LEADING HIGH JUMP OF 6-10
RUSH-HENRIETTA WINS BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS FOR CLASS A
Special Treat: Brian Sparacino added all-event leaderboard at: http://files.yentiming.com/indoor/2012_13/leader_pre_stateq.htm
Late update: Demonica Stanley of Edison Tech is out for 6 weeks due to shin stress fracture. In both the 55m and long jump Stanley was ranked 1st in Section V and 6th in NYS.
Photos by Ron Kalasinskis of www.rochesterforkids.com
*Also scoring* does not include relay members.
Girls A Rush-Henrietta 106 Hilton 90 Webster Schroeder 55
Rush dominated the relays with 26 points and scored most of their remaining points on the track. They won the 4x800m, and took 2nd in the 4x400m (to Hilton) and 4x200m (to Schroeder). Ceara Watson won the 600m, took 2nd in the 300m and was on the winning 4x800m team. Alex Cooper won the 1500m and was on the winning 4x800m team. Tiaja Jeffries was 3rd in the 55m, 4th in the 300m, and was on the 2nd place 4x200m team. Siobhan Quinn took 3rd in the 3000m, 5th in the 1500m and was on the winning 4x800m team. Alana McDonald took 2nd in the 1000m and was on the 2nd place 4x400m team. Also scoring*: Brianna Lewis (2nd shot put), Afton Minavio, Emma Jones , Samantha Barr, Lauren Star, Sammy Watson, Xaelel Allen-Caballero, Emily Zeafla, Jessic Wisniewski .
Boys A Rush-Henrietta 107 Schroeder 71 McQuaid Jesuit 49
Rush dominated the relays even more for the boys with 28 points by winning the 4x200m, 4x400m, and taking 2nd to McQuaid in the 4x800m. Mickey Burke won both the 1000m and 1600m. Brennan Root took 3rd in the 3000m and 1600m and was on the winning 4x400m team. Josh Wray won the 300m and got a 6th in the long jump. Chuancey Scissum won the triple jump. Also scoring*: Pat Shenal, Valant Marou , Brian Matte, Mikey Schantz, Mehamed Abdurahim, Justin Briggs, Andrew Guglielmo, Malcolm Fowler.
Girls B Canandaigua 126.50 Mercy 111 Pittsford Mendon 69
Christine Lyttle not only won the 55m Hurdles which she has dominted in Section V Indoor, but she also won the 55m without hurdles to score the double win. Lyttle also contributed to the 4x200m relay 3rd place. Kennedy Jensen won the 3000m, took 2nd in the 1500m and was on the winning 4x800m team. Lauren D’Amore took 2nd in the 1000m, 3rd in the 1500m and was on the winning 4x800m relay. Kendall D’Amore took 3nd in the 1000m, 5th in the 600m and was on the 2nd place 4x800m team. The relays scored 24 with a win in the 4x800m, 2nd in the 4x400m (to Mercy) and 3rd in the 4x200m (Sutherland 1st, Mercy 2nd). Jessica Locke took 2nd in the triple jump and 3rd in the high jump. Also scoring*: Jessica Colmerauer, Dana Garbinski, Julia Gleason, Haley Abraham , Genevieve Rotz, Rachel Foster
Boys B Olympia 98 Athena 65 Brighton 59
Desmond Mobley decided to learn hurdles to help out his team, so in addition to winning long jump and high jump (as expected) he also won hurdles for the triple win scoring 30 points for Olympia. Fellow Olympia jumper Craig Hardgers contributed another 24 points with his win in the triple jump, 2nd in high jump and 3rd in long jump. Olympia scored some on the track too with Carnell Noble taking 2nd in the 55m and 300m and contributing to Olympia’s only scoring relay, their 2nd place 4x400m (to Athena). Also scoring*: Tremaine Moore, Jefferson Ja’marie, Terry Taylor, Nick Faber.
Girls C Wayland-Cohocton 107 Batavia 79 Palmyra-Macedon 76
Meghan Curtin scored 30 by winning the 3000m, 1500m, and 600m. Madelyn Schwartz won the 1000m and the high jump. W-C scored 26 in the relays with wins in the 4x800m and 4x400m and 3rd in the 4x200m (1st Pal-Mac, 2nd SOTA). Also scoring*: Chelsea Bartlett, Courtney Lewis, Jessie Hammers, Amanda Booth, Hannah McKelvey, Alyssa Welytok , Addie Kelly , Madison Lewis .
Boys C Aquinas 139.66 Batavia 80.33 Palmyra-Macedon 47
Ben Drexler scored 26 points winning the 1000m and placing 2nd in both the 600m and 300m. Josh Hannah had the double win taking the 600m and 300m. Isaac Darling rounded out a 1-2-3 sweep in the 300m and also took 2nd in the pole vault. Alonzo Turney won the long jump and took 2nd in the 55m. Khris Greggs took 2nd high jump, 4th in the long and triple jump. The relays scored 20 with a win in the 4x200m, 3rd in the 4x800m (1st Pal-Mac, 2nd Way-Coh) and 4th in the 4x400m. Also scoring*: Andrew Hazelton, Michael Hackleman, Wyatt Lawler, Nathan Bardeen, Chris Begy, Terrance Richards.
Girls D Marion 87 LeRoy 62 Marcus Whitman 57
Marion dominated the relays with a win in the 4x200m, 2nd in the 4x800 (to LeRoy), and 3rd in the 4x400m (1st LeRoy, 2nd Byron-Bergen) for a total of 24 points. Mackenzie Sturtz scored another 20 points for Marion winning the high jump, 3rd in the hurdles, and 4th in the triple jump. Samantha VanGee did a 2nd in the 3000m and 3rd in the 600. Also scoring*: Kaylyn Whitney, Abby Higgins, Koutney Baker, Morgan West, Cheyanne VanGee, Breanna Raes.
Boys D Marion 84 Williamson Central 82 LeRoy 60
Tallon Rood scored 20 with a win in the 600m, 3rd in the 1000m, and 4th in the 300m. Brandon Vanderbook and Jared Gonzales scored 36 together by sweeping 1-2 in both the 55m and 300m with Vanderbrook 1st in the 55 and Gonzales 1st in the 300m. Ian Gillens won the shot put, Kyle Guisbert 2nd in the 1000m and the 4x400m team won.
Other Outstanding Individual Performances:
In addition to his 6-10 high jump Rubin Owens of LeRoy won the triple jumped where he's ranked 7th in the state.
An unprecedented 3 girls in NYS have cleared 12’ or higher in the pole vault in the same season, and even more unprecedented, Karmen Auble of Warsaw did it for the 5th meet in a row yesterday. Auble also won the shot put and took 2nd in the long jump for Class D.
Katie Lembo of Penfield lowered her 3000m time a bit more to 9:50.36 and she is at 5th on the state leaderboard.
Ceara Watson of Rush Henrietta moved to 7th on the state leaderboard in the 600m with a 1:35.93.
Maddie Kopp of Spencerport moved to 8th on the state leaderboard in the 300m with a 40.10 also won the 55m with a 7.34.
Melissa Tylock of Penfield moved to 8th on the state leaderboard in the 1500m racewalk with a 7:17.32.
Smith 55m 6.36 extends State Lead, now 6th in the Nation
Photos by Ron Kalasinskis www.rochesterforkids.com, State rankings by Kyle Brazeil ny.milesplit.com
Brian Smith of Greece Athena just goes faster and faster. Today he ran a 6.36 in the 55m which puts him far ahead of NY State rankings 2-4 which are all in the 6.4’s, and closer to the national leader Antonio James of Florida 6.28. Smiith attributes his success to his coaches: "Coach Scott and Coach Shoemaker have really been working with me on the (starting) blocks and that's what's got my times on a national level".
Katie Lembo of Penfield moved into 3rd in the state for the 3000m with a 9:50.49 which puts her 24 seconds (at least ½ a lap) ahead of the next best in Section V. I wonder what she’ll do next year as a senior. But Lembo can’t do all the races at every meet and…
Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas, having taken the season best from Lembo last week in the 1500m, took the season best from Lembo in the 1000m this week with a blazing 2:55.72 for 4th best in the state.
Keith Pease of Greece Athena and Andrew Mullen of Brighton lowered the boom in the 1000m with times of 2:30.75 and 2:31.06 respectively. This puts Pease at 5th and Mullen at 7th in the state.
Karmen Auble of Warsaw is still the state leader in the vault, she jumped 12' for the 4th time this season, one event only though, so no new marks in the long jump where she's 2nd in Section V, or the shot put where she's 3rd in Section V.
Rubin Owens of LeRoy won the triple jump with a 46-5 which didn’t catch Chauncey Scissum (Rush-Henrietta, 47-1 (2nd in state)) nor Craig Hardgers (Greece Olympia, 46-9.5,4th in state), but it was good enough for 7th in the state. Section V is kind of dominating the triple jump.
Melissa Tylock of Penfield, Monica Laborde of Mercy, and Alton Minavio of Rush-Henrietta all beat the previous week’s season best in the 1500m Racewalk with performances of 7:23.23 (NYS 11th), 7:24.84 (NYS 12th), and 7:26.98 (NYS 15th).
Mickey Burke of Rush-Henrietta brought the season best time in the 3200m down to 9:26.11 for 11th best in the state.
Rush-Henrietta’s girls just killed it in the 600m with Ceara Watson, Sammy Watson, and Alana McDonald taking 1st (1:38.35), 3rd (1:40.57) and 4th (1:41.02). So are they going to kill it in the 4x400m, 4x800m or both? (checked the leaderboard, RH girls have Section V season best in both events). Maggie Pryslak of Mercy took 2nd with a 1:38.50.
Alex Kober of Webster Schroeder extended her season best in the triple jump again this week, hitting 35-11 for 20th in the state.
Photos by Ron Kalasinskis www.rochesterforkids.com - NY rankings by Kyle Brazeil of ny.milesplit.com
Smith takes NY State Lead in the 55M at Brockport
Brian Smith of Greece Athena blew the 55m field away at the Brockport Invite with a 6.42 which is the best time run in NY State this season (11th in nation). Smith also won the 300m, finishing the race by looking over both shoulders, then slowing down and stopping right after he crossed the line. Smith said he was saving it for the 4x200m. That might have worked because…
Greece Athena 4x200m (John Hampton, Terrance Harley, Julio Santos, Brian Smith) won with a new Section V season best of 1:32.52 which puts them at 11th in the state.
Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas had a big 1500m win running a 4:39.62 (4th best in state this season) which beat Penfield’s Katie Lembo’s season-best of 4:40.71 from the Tiger Invite. Lembo was at the New Balance Games in Boston where she took 5th in the mile with a 5:01.04, which I think converts to about O'Hara's time, so... could be a great 1500M at State Q's if they both decide to focus on that race.
Karmen Auble of Warsaw (state leader) cleared 12’ again to win the girls pole vault, (Auble also won the shot put), but Charlene Kearns of Gates-Chili gave her a push with a nice 11-6 clearance which puts Kearns at 5th on the state leaderboard. And Gates’ vaulters weren’t done with some spectacular vault performances…
Sam Harding of Canandaigua improved his seasons best by a huge 10” to clear 14-4 which puts him at 10th in the state and qualifies him for the Penn Relays. Ryan Ellis of Gates-Chili also PR’d with 14-0 which puts him at 13th in the state.
Maddie Kopp of Spencerport just keeps getting faster and faster. Kopp won the 300m with a 40.77 for the 9th best time in the state this year. She also took 2nd in the 55m where, absent the presence of Edison Tech’s Demonica Stanley…
Imani Obieki of Edison Tech won the 55m at 7.32 to Kopp’s 7.33 which puts them at 12th and 13th on the state leaderboard, still behind Stanley’s 7.24 at 3rd. Stanley won the long jump with a 16-8.
Josh Hannah of Aquinas ran a 1:23.23 in the 600m to beat his own seasons best and move to 14th on the state leaderboard.
Mickey Burke of Rush-Henrietta ran a 2:33.69 to win the 1000m (18th in state) and take over the seasons best from Tim Pease of Athena.
Alex Kober of Webster Schroeder extended her seasons best in the triple jump to 35-9 (21st in state).