TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
Eldred’s Kyle Anthony wins the OCIAA league title in the long jump with a mark of 22-11¾. He later captured the crown in the triple jump with a mark of 47-5.

OCIAA Track Championships

Quantum leap

Anthony smokes the competition and takes the league title in the long and triple jumps

By RICHARD A. ROSS

WARWICK, NY—With the sky slightly overcast and the temperatures cool, the weather was perfect for the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) track championships, a sizzling track meet that produces ample heat of its own.

Continuing with the recently implemented formula of staging the mammoth meet in two days meant that the May 20 wrap-up day could finish early. All of the preliminaries, the 3000 and 3200, the pole vault and the pentathlon, were run on the previous day.

In terms of team outcomes, Warwick outpaced Middletown and Monroe-Woodbury on the girls’ side, and bested Monroe-Woodbury and Pine Bush on the boys’ side.

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Highland Triathlon

Fitness on display at 14th annual Highland Triathlon

By RICHARD A. ROSS

YULAN, NY—While the numbers were far fewer than in recent years, the passion and intensity of the competitors in the 14th Annual Highland Triathlon was not diminished one iota.

If anything, this year’s field of 35 entrants, who came to the Bear Paw Inn on Washington Lake on May 20 to swim a half-mile, bike 15 miles and run four miles, seemed bound and determined to show their verve and stamina as they traversed a course whose beauty and challenge brings athletes from all over the world.

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Sullivan County Track Meet of Champions

The fast and the furious

By RICHARD A. ROSS

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY - Bus after bus of Sullivan County track and field athletes arrived at a meet on May 17 that has become an annual spring rite of passage.

The Sullivan County Track and Field Championships, also known as The Meet of Champions, features the county’s best runners, jumpers and throwers competing on an individual basis. Without the concerns of piling up team points and the presence of larger schools from Orange and Ulster counties, it was only Sullivan County winners in the four-plus hours of competition. There were a number of personal bests and some shocking upsets.

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