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Judgment days

Eldred’s Hunter Proscia continued his storied spring in the steeplechase with a third-place finish at the OCIAA Championships.

By Richard A. Ross
May 26, 2011

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Despite predictions to the contrary, the world did not end on May 21, though the end of school days is not far off. For area athletes, judgment days are at hand as the vying for championships, individual and team milestones are well underway. Here is the skinny on this past week’s travails.

Track and field: The Sullivan County Meet of Champions, renamed the Donna Deppa Memorial Meet, took place on May 18 amid a downpour that shortened the affair. Girls winners: 100, Jessica Dunnigan (Liberty), 12.9; 200, Jayco Krebs (L), 29.8; 400, Rosa Martinez (SW), 67.5; 800, Rianne Erlwein (SW), 2:38; 1,500, Erica Concors (Monticello), 5:40; 3,000, Dani Myers (SW), 11:11.4; 100 hurdles, Rebeccah Harman (L), 16.5; high jump, Kristina Sumfleth (SW), 4-6; long jump, Hannah Feinman (SW), 14-1.5; triple jump, Harman (L), 31-4.75; shot put, Dominique Darby (Tri-Valley), 33-7.5; discus, Brittany Roa (SW), 67-3; pole vault, Vicky Tingley (TV), 6-0. Boys winners: 100, Otto Banghart (Eldred), 11.4; 200, Tino Taylor (M), 23.6; 400, Matt Rodriguez (M), 54.0; 800, Alex Campanella (E), 2:08; 1,600, Hunter Proscia (E), 4:51.2; 3,200, Eric Haberli (SW), 11:10.9; 110, hurdles, Adrian Krzystzofowicz (E), 16.3; high jump, Austin Colon (M), 5-6; long jump, Mistah Alli (M), 18-6.5; triple jump, Alli (M), 37-9.5; shot put, Brian Edwards (TV), 48-1.75; discus, Edwards (TV), 132-10; pole vault, Sean Mack (Livingston Manor), 7-0. Relays and steeplechase were not run because of wet conditions.

At the OCIAA track championships on May 20-21, Liberty’s Jessica Dunnigan won the 100 (12.51) and the 200 (25.51). Tri-Valley’s Dominique Darby won the shot put (34-5.75). Chris Lockwood (L) won the javelin (140-9). Brian Edwards (TV) won the discus (141-5) and took second in the shot put (45-7.5). SW’s Todd Roeder was second in the discus (138-3), while teammate Brandon Wagner was fourth (125). Eldred’s Hunter Proscia was third in the 3000 steeplechase (9:54.24). Tri-Valley’s boys were ninth overall in the meet. Sullivan West finished 10th among the 16 schools that range from Class D to Class AA. Tri-Valley’s girls were sixth overall. Liberty was ninth and Eldred was 12th. The Section 9 track championships are this week. Eldred’s boys and girls will look to defend their Class D titles, while Tri-Valley’s girls seek to defend their Class C crown.