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New Balance Grand Prix and Spire

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Watson and Thomas make near-top USA performances in Mile, 200m & 60m

Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta was invited to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, to compete in the Girls' 1 Mile Run Junior where she  ran a 4:47.49 to take second by the smallest of margins (0.01 behind Stephanie Jenks from Iowa).  This race moved Jenks and Watson into 3 and 4 respectively on the USA Girls High School Ranking and Watson to Number 1 in NYS. This is faster than the Section V Record of 4:56.57 (Deresa Walters Penfield 1988).  Watson’s time converts to a 4:26.27 for 1500m.


Lanae-Tava Thomas of Rush-Henrietta and Elsa Cole of Fillmore traveled to the Spire Scholastic Showcase in Ohio.

Thomas won the girls 60m dash with a 7.44 which is better than her Section V record 7.62 and ranks her NY1 and 4th in the USA.

Thomas also won the 200m with a 23.90 (NY1 and USA3) which is faster than the Section V record of 24.85 (Zila Higgs, East, 1992) but this is an oversized track and not eligible for records.  (which meets are eligible for records is also being determined).

Cole took 8th in the 1600m with at time of 5:06.89 which ranks NY6 among  girls 1600m performances and  converts to a 1500m of 4:45.87

RWTL Week 9 One and Done Meet Feb.12.2016

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Glavin and Bulkeley move up the state leaderboard

Donny Glavin of McQuaid lead a talented and fast 1600 race that included Webster Thomas’ Nick Neamtu who had the SVSB of 4:24.15.  Glavin lowered that SVSB to 4:21.22 for the NYS2 ranking (to Conor Lundy of Fordham Prep).

Ben Bulkeley, sophomore, of Fairport took over Glavin’s SVSB in the 1000 with a 2:29.38 to rank NYS4.  Bulkeley also has the SVSB in 600.

Chima Dimgba, junior, of Greece Athena ran an 8.48 in the 55 Hurdles (NYS11) to take over the SVSB from Alana Morrow of Mercy who’s held the SVSB all season.

Lanae-Tava Thomas, sophomore, of Rush-Henrietta showed that her 20’ long jump earlier this season (US3, NY1) was no fluke, leaping 19-09.25 tonight.

The boys 300 was fast tonight with Kelly Brown of Wilson running a 35.48, Anthony Smith, junior, UPrep Rochester running 35.74, and Jaquil Baxter, sophomore, Robert Brown, 35.87.  Noah Williams time from Jan.22 still is the SVSB though at 35.26 (NYS8).

Section V RWTL Week 8 Feb.6.2016

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Watson and Thomas lead nation and break records

Sammy Watson (junior) and Lanae-Tava Thomas (sophomore) of Rush-Henrietta traveled to NYC for the Armory Invitational this weekend. 

On Friday night Watson won the 1000M race with a 2:45.32 which breaks her own Section V record, and breaks the New York State record (unless you count Mary Cain’s performances as a professional), and is the top time in the USA for high school girls.  By the USATF list the time ranks 9th in the US this year (including pros and college).

On Saturday Watson won the 600M race with a 1:30.08 to take the top time in the state and nation and break her own Section V record from earlier this season.

Watson lost one record this weekend though… teammate Lanae-Tava Thomas took 2nd in the 300m with the second fastest time in the nation, fastest in the state, and broke Watson’s Section V record in the 300m (39.34) with a 38.38.  (so now Watson only has the Section V records in the 600, 800 and 1000).  Thomas still has the top time in the nation for the 55m at 6.90

Back at home, Section V was competing at RIT…

Aubrianna Lantrip of Midlakes high jumped 5-6 for an SVSB and NYS3 (5-way tie).  The state leader is a 2-way tie at 5-7 so... state champs should be great, if they have a 5-6 to 5-8 progression you could see a 7-way tie for first ;)

Alecszandre Burger of Romulus high jumped 6-4, not quite the SVSB 6-6 that Connor Spiegel of Webster Thomas has, but good enough for NYS8 (4-way tie)

Ben Bulkeley (sophomore) of Fairport took over the SVSB from Eddie Ely (Pal Mac) in the 600m with a 1:22.89 (NYS10)

Andrew Palermo (sophomore) of Spencerport threw the weight 55-05.25 (NYS12) to take over the SVSB from Anthony Ray of Batavia.

Asia McInnis (junior) of Greece Arcadia triple jumped 37-01.25, not quite the SVSB by Lanae-Tava Thomas, but good enough for NYS12.

Elie Pauly of Hilton lowered her SVSB in the 1500 Racewalk to 7:27.93 (NYS13)

Natalie Neamtu (junior) of Webster Thomas lowered her own SVSB in the 1500 to 4:44.89 (NYS16)

Elsa Cole (junior) of Fillmore ran a 10:28.24 for the 3000m lowering the SVSB by 10 seconds from Amanda Vestri’s (Webster Thomas) mark.

Full Results at www.yentiming.com

Photos by Ron Kalasinskas at www.RochesterForKids.com

Results highlighted by Reggie Henderson of www.HendersonFinancialAdvisors.com

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RWTL Week 7 Jan.30.2016

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Watson, Thomas, and Brown performances rank high nationally

Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta lowered her 1000m time to 2:48.05 to lead the state and is ranked 2nd in the nation to Kate Murphy of Virginia.

Kelly Brown of Wilson Magnet lowered his state leading 55m Hurdles time to 7.33 to rank 4th in the nation.

Lanae-Tava Thomas of Rush-Henrietta won the 55m in 7.03 and her 6.90 from Dec.30 is number 1 in the state and nation. 

Terry Taylor of Greece Olympia raised his SVSB and state leading mark in the pole vault from 14-1 to 14-3.

Donny Glavin of McQuaid Jesuit ran a 9:27.95 two-mile at the Ocean Breeze High School Invitational in Staten Island NYC.  His time is faster than Nick Neamtu’s Section V leading 3200, and the 2 mile is about 14 meters longer.  Glavin ranks 3rd in the state for the 2 mile.

Rush-Henrietta’s Girls 4x400 team of Fowler, Thomas, Thompson and Watson ran a 3:56.20 for the SVSB, 3rd ranking in the state, and missed the 2009 Wilson Magnet all-time Section V Indoor Record by just 0.31 seconds.

Rush-Henrietta’s Boys 4x400 team of Daniels, Taddesse, Campbell and Dalfonso also set a SVSB with a 3:33.65

Aubrianna Lantrip of Midlakes high jumped 5-5.5 for a SVSB and New York State 7th ranking.

Anthony Ray of Batavia threw the weight 53-10.5 for the SVSB and NYS16.

Natalie Neamtu of Webster Thomas ran an SVSB in the 1500 of 4:45.89 for NYS19.  This pushed Watson out of the top Section V season ranking for the 1500, leaving Watson with just the SVSB in the 300, 600 and 1000.