Katie Lembo of Penfield ran a 10:08.48 for the fastest 3000M in the state and 2nd fastest in the nation (based on what’s reported on Milesplit as of Dec. 29th 7PM). This far exceeded the Gold Standard National Elite Mark of 10:37.45. Friday night at RIT Valerie Palermo of Webster Schroeder won the 3000 with a 2nd best mark of the season of 10:31.01.
Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas again scored double National Elite marks in one meet with her 3:05.80 win in the 1000 (first girls 1000 National Elite time in Section V this season), and her 2nd place finish in the 3000 with a 10:34.76. This season O’Hara also has a National Elite time in the 600 and a couple in the 1500.
Madeline Kopp of Spencerport and Hunter Robinson of Victor made the first Gold Standard National Elite marks of the season in the girls 300 with times of 41.14 and 41.21 respectively.
Carnell Noble, Greece Olympia’s sophomore sensation, lowered his 55M leading time to 6.59 which puts him at 5th in the state.
Keith Pease of Greece Athena scored the boys first National Elite time in the 1000 for the season with a 2:38.09 and broke the Brighton Mullen/Ronchetti duo’s hold on the Section V leading times from 600M -3200M.
Amir Rogers of NE/NW clobbered the boys 55 Hurdle field with his 7.73.
Joanna Heath of West Irondequoit jumped a huge 5-4 in the high jump.
Demonica Stanley of Edison Tech smoked the girls 55 field with a 7.38.
Kendall D’Amore of Canandaigua won the 600 with a 1:42.92.
The Girls 4x200 teams of Edison Tech and Pittsford Sutherland had the race of the weekend, and will possibly be the rivalry of this season. Edison Tech girls have long held dominant in Section V sprints, but the Pittsford Sutherland girls are challenging the dynasty this season. They went head to head at RIT and Sutherland broke the 1:52 mark but it wasn’t enough and Edison Tech came out on top with a 1:51.67 to Pittsford Sutherland’s 1:51.96.
Three athletes made the Gold Standard National Elite Marks:
Karmen Auble of Warsaw improved to 11-6 in the Pole Vault to achieve her first gold mark of the season.
Georgia Tuttle of West Irondequoit and Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas had a repeat 1-2 performance in the Central Region Meet where they improved to 4:45.13 and 4:46.20 respectively.
Other National Elite Performances included:
Eileen O’Hara achieved a 2nd National Elite mark in one meet when she won the 600 in the Central with a 1:42.77, she was followed by Maggie Pryslak of Mercy at 1:42.86. But the previous night in WesternShannon Page of Hilton and Maddie Kopp of Spencerport had the race of the weekend with Section V leading times of 1:40.54 and 1:40.55 respectively.
Ryan Cribbin of West Irondequoit threw 53-11 for the first National Elite performance in the Boys Shot Put for Section V since Breiten Balschmiter of Newark was throwing them back in 2010.
Carnell Noble, sophomore, of Greece Olympia blazed a 6.61 in the 55M. Based on last week’s times that would put him tied for 3rd in the state.
Brian Smith of Athena hit the first National Elite performance for the Boys 300 with a 36.39. Fast enough to lead Section V, but 2 seconds off his best from last year.
Hunter Robinson of Victor and Justin Sanders-Schifano of Sodus switched places as they took 1-2 in the 300 in the Eastern meet with Section V leading times of 42.07 and 42.68 respectively.
Austin Peters of McQuaid Jesuit had the best 600 time of the weekend with a 1:26.72.
Other outstanding performances included:
I hate to put a target on their backs, but Brighton runners Mullen and Ronchetti are leading the boys in every distance from 600 to 3200.
Andrew Mullen won the 1000 with a Section V leading time of 2:40.00, adding that to his Section V leading performance last week in the 600.
Will Ronchetti won the 1600 with a Section V leading time of 4:33.11, adding that to his Section V leading performance last week in the 3200.
Craig Hardgers of Greece Olympia had a huge 44-9 in the Triple and had the second fastest 55M to his teammate Noble with a 6.72.
Rubin Owens of LeRoy hit 6-4 in the High Jump.
McQuaid Boys left the field in the dust in the 4x800 with a 8:25.98.
Pittsford Sutherland Girls 1:52.16 in the 4x200 closed in on Edison Tech’s mark from last week of 1:51.38.
Looking for who hit a National Elite Standard (see www.milesplit.com stats) at the very first meet.
In total, 17 girls and 3 boys made National Elite marks.
Four athletes made the Gold Standard National Elite Marks:
Mackenzie Strutz of Marion in the high jump with a 5-6
Georgia Tuttle of West Irondequoit in the 1500 with a 4:46.50
Eileen O’Hara of Webster Thomas in the 1500 with a 4:48.96
Haley Keene of Hilton in the 3000 with a 10:37.41
So our three boys who made National Elite marks:
Andrew Mullen of Brighton with a 1:26.59 outleaned
Colby Bleier of Pittsford Sutherland with a 1:26.70
in the Central Regions 600 for the boys race of the weekend!
Amir Rogers of NE/NW College Prep’s 7.70 in the 55M Hurdles in a dominating performance, next best in all 3 regions was a 8.23.
10 girl distance runners made National Elite marks (including 3 mentioned above)
Karli O’Neill of Churchville-Chili in the 1500 with a 4:58.31
Trista Leo of Penfield in the 1500 with a 5:03.10
Lindsay Hayer of Penfield in the 1500 with a 5:06.32
Shanon Page of Hilton in the 1500 with a 5:09.72
Autumn Albrecht of Brockport in the 3000 with a 10:42.59
Claire Ashton of Webster Thomas in the 3000 with a 10:43.27
Kennedy Jensen of Canandaigua in the 3000 with a 10:47.63
4 girl sprinters:
Demonica Stanley of Edison Tech in the 55 with a 7.36
Justin Sanders-Schifano of Sodus in the 300 with a 42.17
Hunter Robinson of Victor in the 300 with a 42.40
Ceara Watson of Rush-Henrietta in the 300 with a 42.90
3 girl jumpers (including Strutz)
Karmen Auble of Warsaw in the pole vault with 11-3
Amanda Burkey of Fairport in the high jump with a 5-4
Melissa Tylock of Penfield made the 4th best mark in the state in the 1500 Racewalk with a 7:36.97
And a few guys just missed the mark, but came close:
Will Ronchetti of Brighton in the 3200 with a 9:50.92
Desmond Mobley of Olympia in the High Jump with a 6-4
Ryan Cribbin of West Irondequoit in the Shot Put with a 51-06.25