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Track royalty

Eldred track senior standouts Craig Burns, seated left front, Hunter Proscia, Zak Dilles, Anthony Moriggia, Matt Watts, Christine Donnelly, standing left, Breanna Brucher, Betúl Albayrak, Erika Bowring and Equasia Edwards.
Photo by Tom Brucher


Christine Donnelly: cross country (8) NYS meet, number two runner on Eldred; (9) NYS meet participant, top runner on team; (10) NYS meet, Federation meet participant, team MVP; (11) top Eldred runner, team MVP; (12) NYS meet participant, 1st in Section 9, NYS Meet Sportsmanship Winner, NYS third team All-Star, Team Captain; indoor track (8-12) state qualifier; (11) school record in 800; (12) New Balance Nationals participant, team captain, school records in 1000m, 600 yard, 1000 yard, 1500m, 1600m and 3000m; spring track (8-11) state qualifier; (10) 1st in 800 in sectionals; (11) 1st in 1500, 3000, 800 and 4x400 in sectionals; school record in 800, participant in NYS 800.

Erika Bowring: cross country (10-12) scholar athlete all three seasons, team statistician; indoor track (10-12) state qualifier; (12) school record holder in long, triple and high jump, 1st in triple jump in sectionals; spring track (10-11) state qualifier, Monticello games Field MVP, 1st in long and triple jumps at sectionals; (12) school record in long and triple jumps and 4x100 relays, Penn Relay participant in 4x100.

Anthony Moriggia: spring track (10) 1st in 800 and pole vault in sectionals, undefeated in pole vault Class D; (11) 1st in 4x800 and pole vault in sectionals, undefeated in pole vault Class D, state qualifier pole vault.

Breanna Brucher: indoor track (11) school record in 55 hurdles; (12) 1st in OCIAA pole vault, 14th at NYS meet, 11th at Eastern States, school records in pole vault (10-7) and 55H,only Eldred girl to win at OCIAA; spring track (7-8) 1st in 4x100 at sectionals with school record set in 8th grade; (10) 1st in 100 and 4x100 at sectionals, 2nd in 200 at sectionals; (11) 1st in 100 and 200 in sectionals, 2nd in pole vault in sectionals; (12) school record in pole vault (10-9).

Craig Burns: indoor track (10) state qualifier 4x200; (12) state qualifier 55 and 300; spring track (11) 1st in 100 and 200 in Section 9; (12) Penn Relays participant 4x400 (school record).

Matt Watts: indoor track (9) participant in state qualifier 4x200; (11) 1st in 4x400 in sectionals (school record); (12) 1st in 4x400 in sectionals (new school record); spring track (9-11) 1st in 4x800 in sectionals; (12) Penn Relays 4x400 participant (school record).

In the careers of these and fellow seniors Kayla Flieger, Equasia Edwards, Betúl Albayrak, and Zak Dilles, they have amassed almost 40 seasons among them and to date have been involved in over 15 championships. The girls are in pursuit of their fifth consecutive sectional title, while the boys seek their fourth in a row.