The King and Queen of the season have to be Brian Smith of Greece Athena and Erica Williams of Batavia and they continued their amazing seasons tonight!
I don’t know for certain, but I would imagine that it may be unprecedented that one man stayed undefeated in both the 55M and 300M Dash, but Smith has done it this season as well as breaking the Section V record in the 300M twice. While Smith dominated the 300M, he had to pull out all the stops every race for his 55M wins which were all very close, usually from his own teammate Terrance Harley, but tonight it would be Marion’s Brandon Vanderbrook who would almost catch him.
Erica Smith completely dominated the womens shot put this winter with winning margins generally in the 5’-6’ range and setting the Section V record 3 times. Tonight Rush Henrietta’s Ayanna Sanchez-Jones heaved a huge 37 to actually get within less than 4’ of Smith.
The race of the night has to be the womens 55M Dash as Spencerport’s Maddie Kopp busted it out tonight and PR’d and outleaned the Edison Tech dynamic duo of Demonica Stanley and Tanisha Love (I bet they didn’t see that coming). Kopp got beat again by Aquinas Camaria Long in the 300M but both girls lowered their times into national level performances.
Victoria Shaffer of Rush Henrietta remained undefeated in the high jump, but she just got it on misses tonight against Marion’s Mackenzie Sturtz.
Karmen Auble of Warsaw also remained undefeated in the pole vault and got the same push from Gabrielle Sherwood of Livonia whom she just beat on misses.
Eleonore Grant of Red Creek finished an undefeated Section V season in the triple jump.
Ryan Cribbin of West Irondequoit finally hit 50’ in the shot!
Leila Mantilla of Penfield finished a dominating season winning the 1500M.
Wilson Magnet’s Ismail El-Amin may add to his 300M State Championship last year with a long jump championship this year, teammate Donovan Wallace will be in the running too.
Rush’s Chauncey Scissum proved last week was no fluke and boomed another huge triple jump. Right on his heels was a FRESHMEN from Webster Schroeder, Jimmy Shih.
Rush Henrietta’s Burke brothers will both be at states as will Canandaigua’s McCormick sisters.
A lot of PR’s in the long and triple for both the girls and boys.
And if you were expecting Rush to dominate the boys 4x800, Canandaigua to dominate the girls 4x800 and Edison Tech to send two sprint relays to states, you were right!
after setting a collegiate record in the 500-meters Saturday at the Big East Conference Championships.
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Spratling (Webster, N.Y.) entered the weekend having only ever run one 500m race; however, he excelled at the distance and clocked a quick 1:00.63 to set a new collegiate record and claim the top spot on the current world list.
“I had no idea coming into this weekend what the record was,” Spratling said. “I heard the announcer say it was a collegiate and American record over the loudspeaker and I couldn’t believe it. Everyone was congratulating me, and it was an amazing feeling.”
Spratling’s time is the fourth fastest ever run in the world for this odd distance, and it is the fastest time in 20 years.
Spratling was instrumental to his team placing third at the conference meet. Spratling also won the 200m in 21.16, finished sixth in the 60m in 6.89 and ran the first leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:23.59. Including the relay, Spratling contributed 29 points of Pittsburgh’s 84.50 points.
Spratling is in his sophomore year at Pitt, and only started running track during the spring of his senior year of high school. He will compete this weekend at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., in the 400m.
Written by Katie Landry of USATF
Rush Henrietta is having an epic Winter Track Season this year breaking Section V records and now they have won both boys and girls Section V Championship, both by double digits!
Greece Athena’s Brian Smith breaks his own Section V 300M record again and remains undefeated in the 300M and 55M.
In the girls championships Rush Henrietta’s competition was Penfield with the final score being Rush 114 to Penfield’s 99.
On the track Penfield started the meet strong in the 3000 with Penfield’s Katie Lembo winning and Lindsay Heyer and Blair Bartosiewicz taking 3rd and 6th for a total of 17 points to Rush’s 8 scored by Siobhan Quinn taking 2nd. Penfield’s Leila Mantilla won the 1000 with Rush’s Alana McDonald in 2nd and Lizzie Greiner in 3rd putting the score at 27 to 22. Then comes Penfield’s big event the 1500M Racewalk and they did well as always with Melissa Tylock winning and Elizabeth Wilkins and Patti Carpenter taking 2nd and 6th, but Rush was not going to leave this event unguarded this year and they had Jaymee Caplan and Samantha Bahr answer those points by taking 3rd and 4th. (3 events: Penfield 46, Rush 32). Rush made up a little ground in the 600 with Alana McDonald winning the event and Penfield’s Ilana Schnaufer taking 2nd. (P:54, R:42). Rush’s Tiaja Jeffries scored a point in the 55M. In the 1500M Penfield got 18 unanswered points with 1000M winner Mantilla take first for a double win and 3000M winner Lembo take 2nd (nice job girls, a lot of hard running and a lot of points for Penfield). So now we’re at Penfield 72 Rush 43. In the 300M Rush came back with 6 unanswered points with Ceara Watson and Zanah Francis taking 4th and 5th. (P:73,R:49). The 55M Hurdles had high jump sensation Victoria Shaffer take 2nd and Penfield’s Abigail Bourcy and Nialah Owens take 5th and 6th. So after the individual running events it’s Penfiled 76, Rush 57.
Rush won this meet in the field. Staring with the high jump where Rush’s Victoria Shaffer scored 10 unanswered points and got her 2nd high jump PR in two weeks after a long wait with a 5-7 which dominates all of Secton V by 3 inches and won the event. In the pole vault Rush’s Rachel Yuhas took 5th over Penfield’s Molly Luger based on misses at 8-6. In the long jump Rush got a 4th from Sandra Au. In the triple Penfield’s Olivia Cushman took 5th and Rush’s Au picked up another point at 6th. Then comes the shot put and Rush put up 16 unanswered points with Ayanna Sanchez-Jones taking 1st and Chelsea Prescott taking 3rd. For the field events Rush had 33 to Penfields’s 3.
So going into the relays its Rush 84, Penfield 79. In the 4x800 Penfield took 2nd to Rush’s 3rd (R90 P87). In the 4x400 Rush took 1st to Penfield’s 2nd (R100,P95). And in the 4x200M Rush took 2nd to Penfields 4th and the final score is 114-99.
Rush’s competition for the Boys championships was Hilton and they beat them 99 to 80.
On the track Rush started with 10 points in the 3200M with Mickey Burke just missing the win and taking 2nd and Brennan Root taking 5th, with Hilton’s Corey Roth putting 4 points on the board with at 4th. Colby Burke won the 1000 with Hilton’s Ross Pirnie taking 2nd and Rush’s Pat Aiken at 3rd. (R26,H12). Hilton’s Nigel Walker took 3rd in the 600M and Rush’s Alex Raymond squeaked out a point taking 6th (R27, H18). In the 1600M Hilton’s Pirnie took 3rd and Rush’s Burke and Sweeney took 4th and 5th (R33,H24) In the sprints Rush had 14 unanswered points with Tim Johnson taking 4th in the 55M and Josh Wrap and Peter Behnk taking 3rd and 4th in the 300M (R47,H24). Hilton had 12 unanswered points in the 55M Hurdles with Justin Contestabile, Jordan Caster, Nigel Walker taking 3,4,5 (if Hilton could have put Pat Meyer in 4 events that might have been 10 more points). At the end of the track events, Rush 47, Hilton 36.
In the field Hilton has super jumper Pat Meyer, but there were some surprises, Rush’s Chauncey Scissum came in with a 43-04 seed and did a Beamonesque jump of 47-1 to beat Meyer in the triple jump. In the long jump Meyer took third missing 2nd by just ½ an inch. Meyer prevailed in the high jump with a 6-2 win, with Scissum taking 3rd for Rush. And Kris Molinari prevented a 1-4 sweep by Gates in the pole vault by taking 4th. Hilton’s Kyle Podgers won the Shot Put and Rush’s Eliot Leubner took 3rd. So in the field it was Hilton 34 Rush 26.
Going into the relays it’s Rush 73 Hilton 70. In the 4x800 Rush won and Hilton took 5th (R83-H72). In the 4x400 Rush won and Hilton took 3rd (R93-H78). And in the 4x200M Rush took 3rd and Hilton took 5th for a final score of Rush 99 Hilton 80.
For the girls Canandaigua won with a huge 145.7 and Pittsford Mendon took 2nd with 104.50, both of them beat the 6th – 13th teams combined.
Canandaigua dominated from the first even with Meghan and Katie McCormick taking 1-2 in the 3000 and Mendon’s Krista Roncone taking 3rd (C20-M6) Then another 1-2 sweep for Cdga by Lauren and Kendall D’Amore with Katie McCormick in 4th and Mendon’s Brenna Swetman in 5th (C44-M8). Mendon’s Megan Cackett and Amanda Zeccola took 2nd and 6th in the 1500M Racewalk and Cdga’s Alyson Hecht took 4th (C53-M12). In the 600 Mendon’s Kylie Ryan took 4th, Cdga’s Meghan McCormick took 6th. In the 1500M Cdga used all their big guns again with Meghan and Katie running their third race of the day and Meghan winning and Katie taking 4th along with Lauren D’Amore taking 3rd, Mendon had Krista Roncone at 6th. (C73-M13). In the sprints Cdga had Christine Lyttle and Rachel Olson take 2nd and 5th in the 55M and Jessica Colmerauer took 3rd in the 300M. Mendon had Margo Trimaine in 4th in the 55. So on the track it’s Canandaigua 89, Mendon 17.
Mendon came on strong in the field events though. Mendon’s Nelson Trotter won the long jump and triple jump, and they had Natalie Meyer in 3rd for the long jump. Canandaigua was still strong with Julia Gleason taking 2nd in the long jump and Jessica Locke taking 4th in the triple. Mendon continued making up ground in the high jump with a win by Jenny Riley, a tie for 3rd for Natalie Meyer, and a couple shares of a 4-way tie for 5th for Nelson Trotter and Isabelle Ballet and Cdga’s Jessica Locke. Mendon got 6 unanswered points in the shot with a 3rd by Jenny Riley. But Cdga came back in the vault with 10 unanswered points from Kaitlyn Gilmor taking 2nd and Sydney Reber taking 5th. On the field it was Mendon 49.5, Canandaigua 20.75.
In the relays Mendon finished strong with a 1st in the 4x800, 2nd in the 4x400 and 2nd in the 4x200 to score over 100 points, 104.50, but Canandaigua’s lead was way out of reach and their 2nd for the 4x800, 3rd for the 4x400 and 1st in the 4x200 finished them with 145.75 points.
The Boys Class B was as close as a championship can be with Victor beating Greece Olympia by HALF OF A POINT, 108 – 107.50.
Victor started strong on the track scoring 12 unanswered points with George Mertens and Nathan Yost taking 2nd and 4th in the 3200M. Victor extended its lead with Connor Hayward and Dylan Iadanza taking 2nd and 3rd in the 1000 (V26-G0). Olympia got on the boards with Raphael Tshibangu taking 2nd in the 600, but Victor’s MJ Erb and Anthony Nitche took 1st and 3rd (V42-G8). And finishing the distances Victor again scored 8 unanswered points with Aidan Steiger taking 2nd (V50-G8). In the sprints Olympia made up some ground with Carnell Noble winning the 55 and Danny Seay winning the 300. Olympia also had Craig Hardgers in 3rd and Ja’marie Jefferson in 6th for the 55, and Carnell Nobel in 3rd and Ja’marie Jefferson in 6th for the 300. Victor just got points from Jered Hemmingway’s 4th in the 300. Olympia also got 14 unanswered points in the hurdles with Jermaine Junious winning and Andrew Ghent in 4th. So on the track its’ Olympia 56 - Victor 54.
In the field starting with high jump Olympia’s Desmond Mobley PR’d in the high jump with a 6-7, but Wayne’s Mike Morgan PR’d even bigger with at 6-8, Craig Hardgers got 3rd from Olympia. Victor’s Ben Maxwell won the vault, but Olympia’s Eric Hernandez avoided the shutout by tying for 5th. Olympia got the points in the long /triple with Mobley and Hardgers taking 3rd and 6th in the long, and Mobley and Junious taking 4th and 5th in the triple. Victor’s got shotputters though and Zach Noll, Chad Kofahl and Ed Gharzouzi scored 16 by taking 2nd, 3rd and 5th respectively. Olympia’s Matt Hanna was inched out by one-quarter of an inch, 39-4 to 39-3.75 by Gharzouzi. That shot put measurement determined the team championship. In the field it was Olympia 29.5 Victor 26.
Going into the relays its Olympia 85.5, Victor 81. In the 4x800 Victor wins and Olympia only gets 5th (V91-G87.5). The 4x400 is where the distance meets the sprints and has Olympia as the top seed at 3:40.58 and Victor at 3:40.59. They both beat their seeds, but Victor did it by more winning 3:37.06 to Olympia’s 3:39.68. In the final event if Olympia wins and Victor takes less than 4th, it’s Olympia’s. Olympia won the 4x200, but Victor made the 4th they needed to prevent a repeat by Olympia and win the 2012 Section V Class B Championships!
Wayland Cohocton beats Batavia as both teams exceed 100 points with W-C 127 Batavia 101.
W-C started very strong taking 20 points to Batavia’s 2 in the 3000 with Meghan Curtin winning and Hannah Groshner and Caroline Wensel taking 3rd and 4th. Batavia freshmen Kaylee Cassidy prevented the shutout with her 5th. In the 1000 W-C’s Courtney Lewis took 2nd and Batavia’s Alexis Kindig took 5th. Both teams represented in the 1500M Racewalk but W-C prevailed with Melissa Coombs and Libby Keene taking 2nd and 4th and Batavia’s Rachel Henrici taking 5th. In the 600 it was almost all W-C and Batavia with W-C’s Breonica Smith winning and Courtney Lewis and Chelsea Bartlett taking 5th and 6th. For Batavia Rebecca Canale and Kelsey Hill took 3rd and 4th. In the 1500 W-C scored big again with Meghan Curtin, Hanna Groshner and Melissa Coombs going 2,4,5. Batavia’s Alexis Kindig got the 6th. In the sprints Batavia’s shot put phenom Erica Williams scored a 5th in the 55, W-C’s Breonica Smith got a 3rd in the 300 and Batavia’s Kristen Boyd got a 6th. On the track it was Wayland-Cohocton 73, Batavia 20.
In the field Batavia’s Erica Williams blasted away the field by about 6 feet as usual, this time she had some scoring help with teammate Brianne Pagnello and Jenna Mancuso taking 2nd and 5th which made for 20 unanswered points. High Jump was a battle with W-C’s Madelyn Schartz winning and Andreanna Bowers taking 3rd to Batavia’s Taylor Harness and Natalie Sharpe taking 2nd and 4th. Batavia’s Brenna Clark scored a 3rd and W-C’s scored a 4th in the pole vault. And in the long and triple Batavia got a 2nd, 5th and 6th LJ from Harkness, Brianne Paganello and Brianna Clark, a 2nd 4th and 6th in the TJ from Robin Clemm, Harkness and Kelsey Hill, and W-C’s answer was Aimee Pfunter’s 3rd’s in both long and triple. In the field, Batavia 62, Wayland-Cohocton 32. (62 is a lot for just the field events).
In the relays W-C won the 4x800, and took 3rd in the 4x400 and 4x200 to finish with a winning total of 127. Batavia got 4th in the 4x800 and 4x400 and 2nd in the 4x200 for a total of 101.
For the Boys Batavia won a tight match with Aquinas with both scoring over 100, Batavia 113, Aquinas 106.
Batavia started strong with Collin Mulcahy winning the 3000M while still being able to conserve his energy to win the 1600M and even ran the 600M. Batavia got a 3rd from Ty Demmer in the 3200, and Jon Laird took 4th in the 100 and 6th in the 1600. And there’s 31 unanswered points in the distance races. Aquinas came back in the 600 though with a win by Josh Hanna and a 3rd and 6th by Ben Drexler and Matt Roorda. The sprints had Aquinas’ Hanna make the double win by adding the 300 title to his 600, and Alonzo Turney winning the 55. Ben Drexler got a 4th in the 300. For Batavia Eric Williams, Brandon Stevenson and Francisco Martinez took 2nd, 4th and 5th in the 55, and Mitch Noble took 5th in the 300. Batavia’s Williams won the 55 Hurdles and Austin Klier scored a point in 6th. On the track it’s Batavia 56 Aquinas 41.
In the field Eric Williams won the vault for Batavia and teammate Eldon Ortiz PR’d to take 2nd, Aquinas Isaac Darling took 5th. Alonzo Turney won the long jump for Aquinas with teammate Taylor Byrne taking 2nd, Batavia’s Francisco Martinez took 5th. Batavia’s James Soggs won the shot and teammates Dameon Reeves and Tyler Hoye took 3rd and 5th. In the triple Aquinas’ Byrne and Turney went 2nd 3rd to Batavia’s Alex Egeli and Austin Klier’s 4th 5th. Byrne scored 2nd place in 3 events including high jump where teammate Nathan Bardeen took 6th. So on the field it was Batavia 46 Aquinas 35.
Into the relays it’s Batavia 92 Aquinas 76. Aquinas goes 4x800 6th, and then wins both the 4x400, and the 4x200. But it wasn’t enough and Batavia held on for the win taking 4th in the 4x800, 4th in the 4x400, and 5th in the 4x200.
Leroy Girls beat Red Jacket 85-80.
Shealyn Doody starts things off with a Red Jacket win in the 3000. In the 1000 Sara Coon keeps it up for Red Jacket with the win, but LeRoy starts scoring points with Becca Schwan and Julianna Lauricella taking 2nd and 4th. Bridgette Dean gets the 5th for Red Jacket in the racewalk. Coon scores the double win taking the 600. With Leroy’s Lauricella taking 3rd. Samantha Turner wins the 55 for Red Jacket and Ashley Owens takes 2nd for Leroy. Sarah Coon goes on to a triple win by taking the 1500M with teammate Doody taking 2nd. In the 300 Leroy’s Christina Woodworth wins and teammate Lauricella places in her third event taking 3rd. Turner gets the 2nd in 55M Hurdles for Red Jacket. On the track it’s Red Jacket 68 – Leroy 42.
In the field Red Jacket’s Samantha Turner scores the only win for either team with her Shot Put win (beating out Karmen Auble who would have had a rare PV, LJ, SP triple win). Ashley Owens scores 2nd ‘s for Leroy in the long and triple jumps. And Leroy gets a 4th and 5th from their vaulters Jordan Kerwin and Sarah Ehrmentraut. In the fied: Leroy 22 – Red Jacket 10.
Down to the relays it’s Red Jacket 78 – Leroy 64. Leroy gets a 3rd in the 4x800 to put them up to 70, and a 2nd in the 4x400 to put them up to 78, but Red Jacket pulls out a 6th in the 4x400 to stay ahead at 79. And then it’s the 4x200 and Leroy gets a 3rd for 6 points to Red Jacket’s one point for 6th. Leroy wins!
Williamson Boys score 103 to win, Marion takes 2nd with 76
Williamson scored wins by Jon Beiswanger in the 1600 and in the 1000 where teammate Rueben Marques took 4th. Marion scored wins by Brandon Vanderbrook in the 55 and 300, and by Cody Engelsen in the 600 and he took 2nd to teammate Vanderbrook in the 300, and Tallon Rood took 2nd in the 1000 and 5th in the 1600. Williamson picked up a 5th in the 55 and 6th in the 300 by Matt Wright. They also got at 6th in the 600 by Neil Campbell. In the hurdles Williamson got 2nd, 3rd and 6th by David Banker, Lionel Clark and Michael Bloss. Marion got a 4th by Ethan Koval. On the track it was: Marion 52 Williamson 47 Marion 52.
In the field Marion got a win from Ian Gillens in the shot put. Williamson got 2nd’s from Max Curran in the vault and AJ Stohr in the high jump who also scored a 3rd in the triple and a 5th in the long jump. Ethan Koval of Marion got the 4th in the TJ and Michael Bloss of Williamson got the 5th. On the field it was: Williamson 30 Marion 14.
Going to the relays it’s Williamson 79 Marion 66. Marion wins the 4x400. And Williamson wins the 4x800 takes 3rd in the 4x400 and 3rd in the 4x200 to win with 103.
by Reggie Henderson
The field for State Q’s just got even tighter…
Erica Williams of Batavia extended her undefeated shot put season to 8 wins by blasting the shot put field as usual with a 39-6.
Eleonore Grant of Red Creek who tends to win anything she enters, hurdles, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, picked triple jump tonight and won with a 35-4.75.
Amanda Burkey of Fariport and Joanna Heath of West Irondequoit cleared 5-4 in the high jump to put them one inch ahead on the leaderboard of Marion’s Mackenzie Strutz and Mendon’s Natalie Meyer. All four of those girls will be chasing Vicotria Shaffer of Rush Henrietta who cleared 5-6 last week.
Gabrielle Sherwood of Livonia won the vault with 9-6, but Hilton showed some serious depth with Zoe Camillaci and Stephanie Boula clearing 9-0, and Sarah Pirnie, Shannon Mason and Sadie Wolters clearing 8-0 .
Janessa Matthews of Fairport won the long jump with 15-3.
Two more vaulters were added to the already tightly packed field of 13-footers with Gates-Chili sophomore Ryan Ellis and Canandaigua‘s Sam Harding both clearing 13’. Now there are 6 boys at 13’, plus Gates’ Jeremy Bartula at 13-4, and Gates’ Jacob Trieste came really close on his attempts at 13’. So that’s 8 boys all jumping about the same height (the State Standard of 13’) vying for 3 spots at State Q’s, so be ready for careful accounting of misses, and probable jump-offs. Gates’ vault coach Bob Bartula had 4 boys clear 12’6 in one meet (again), with two of them clearing 13 and the other two coming very close.
Desmond Mobley of Greece Olympia won the high jump by 6” with his 6-4 leap.
Ismail El-amin of Wilson Magnet won the long jump with a 21-10.25 and Glen Hines of East joined the 21 foot club with a 21-1.25.
Alijhiah Minor of Canandaigua won the triple jump with a 42-2.5.
Kyle Podgers of Hilton won the shot put with a 47-9.5.