Senior Day for the West Genesee track and field teams was a complete success as the girls and boys Wildcats both won by comfortable margins over Henninger last Wednesday afternoon.
WG’s girls beat the Black Knights 117-19, spreading around its victories to several athletes. For example, Carly Benson claimed the 1,500-meter run in five minutes, 5.7 seconds, with Mia Mitchell taking the 3,000-meter run (11:24.3) and Kendall Dombroske winning the 800-meter run in 2:24.1.
Emily Young got under a minute in the 400-meter dash, prevailing in 59.6 seconds as Kelsey Fox took the 200-meter dash in 28 seconds flat. Megan Delia blazed to first in the 400 hurdles in 1:09.2 as Caitlin Mills needed exactly 13 seconds to win the 100-meter dash and Anna Chwiejczak took the 100 hurdles in 17.7 seconds.
Delia would also unleash a top triple jump of 33 feet 10 inches as Fox cleared 6’6” in the pole vault. Etana Davis threw the discus 73’2” as Julia Logana had a top shot put toss of 28’10” and Talia Burns cleared 5 feet in the high jump.
In the boys meet on Thursday, WG beat Henninger 86-55 as Evan Tuthill won both throwing events, heaving the discus 130’6” and the shot put 44’10”. Griffin Dombroske had a top triple jump of 39’5 ½” and Peter Bowman cleared 12’3” to win the pole vault.
Though the Black Knights swept the sprints, Tim Huppman did get first place in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.1 as Sean Byrnes took the 3,200-meter run in 11:03.8 and Nathan Crouse went 5:03.2 in the mile. WG also prevailed in the 4×800 (9:20.5) and 4×400 (3:42.9) relays as Dombroskie, Paul Stannard, Russ Graziano, David Leff, Ryan Dunning, Cameron Mitchell and Javier Monserrate took part.
Jordan-Elbridge hosted Altmar-Parish-Williamstown last Wednesday and handled both sides of that meet, the boys Eagles prevailing 81-60 and the girls pulling away to beat the Rebels 87-45,
Hugh Schader was first in the mile in 5:10.8, adding a title in the 800 in 2:11.4. Marion Quigley took the 100 hurdles in 16.7 seconds and also went 37’9” to win the triple jump as Nate Williams topped 10 feet in the pole vault.
Ethan Kinney roared to a time of 53.7seconds in the 400 sprint. while Ryan Chiaramnote took first in the 400 hurdles in 1:01.9. Quigley, Chiaramonte, Ethan Kinney and Logan Kinney were first in the 4×400 in 3:45.12.
To lead the J-E girls, Emma Burns ran to first place in the 1,500 in 5:19 flat and went 2:38.7 to prevail in the 800. Theresa Dristle won the 3,000 in 12:18.0 as she helped Maggie DeJohn, Abby Burns and Kyler Langhorn claime the 4×800 in 12:17.0.
Abby Fallon claimed the 100 hurdles in 17.8 seconds. Emily Klock needed 13.5 seconds to take the 100 sprint, with Julie Hines getting first place in the 200 in 27.2 seconds. Fallon, Klock, Hines and Madi Hatt got together to win the 4×100 in 53.4 seconds.
Hatt, Klock Burns and Langhorn won the 4×400 in 4:40.0, and while APW claimed most of the field events, Diana Lane did give J-E a winning discus throw of 62’11”.
Solvay concluded its league tour last Tuesday with a sweep at home against Christian Brothers Academy, the boys prevailing 98-39 over the Brothers and the girls Bearcats rolling to a 90-38 victory.
Jordan Devereaux led the Solvay boys, taking both the 100 (11.2 seconds) and 200 (23.2 seconds) sprints. Jaimen Bliss won the 400 sprint, edging Dylon Ewers, 55.7 seconds to 55.8, with Maksym Melnyk getting to first place in the 400 hurdles in 1:04.6 to Ed Matysuk’s 1;04.9.
Tyriq Block unleashed a top triple jump of 39’2” to beat out Bliss (36’8”) and Lamar Flood (37’6”), and also won the pole vault, clearing 8’6”. Matysuk claimed the 110 hurdles in 19.2 seconds.
Nate Gardner had a winning discus throw of111’1 ½” ahead of Bliss (96’1 ¼”) and Shane Spinner (97’6 ½”), while Greg Miller threw the shot put 36’7”. Ewers, second in the long jump, won the high jump by clearing 5’8” as Gardner topped 5’6”.
In the girls meet, Solvay swept all the field events, starting with Ashley Bosco throwing the shot put 35’4 ½” and adding a winning discus toss of 67 feet.
Katie Harrington cleared 4’8” in the high jump, with Erica Bagozzi topping 6’6” in the pole vault. Abby Lee went 23’2” in the triple jump and Kathleen Demong earned a winning long jump of 15 feet.
On the oval, Zoe Francemone finished first in the 400 sprint in 1:08.7, with Kyra Crossett taking the 400 hurdles in 1:18.7. Also, Jordyn Willsey, Serenity Thomas, Carly Devereaux and Haley Muehl were victorious in the 4×800 relay in 12:06.1.
Two days later, Solvay took part in the East Syracuse Minoa Invitational, earning 18 points to finish 11th in a 15-team field. Bosco did not compete, but Harrington did, and she won the high jump by clearing 5 feet as none of her challengers topped 4’10”.
Bagozzi, by clearing 7 feet in the pole vault, made his way to third place. Crossett finished eighth in the high jump as Harrington added a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles, one spot ahead of Crossett. Carly Devereaux was sixth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 9:18.8. Willsey and Francemone were seventh and ninth, respectively, in the 400 spring, while Thomas was eighth in the 200.