Right on track
Tri-Valley had its share of medalists. Senior Aric Boyes took first in the shot put (50-15.75). The throw greatly exceeded his seed distance of 48-09. He was fourth in the weight throw (51-03). Senior Mareena DiMilia was second in the weight throw (40-05.50), third in the shot put (35-00.25) and fourth in the 55 hurdles (9.10). Junior Aidan Woolsey set a lifetime best mark in the pole vault with a leap of 11-6. He took fourth place. Devan Jones was fifth in the unseeded 55 (8.67). Junior Brooke Gillette took fourth in the 1500 racewalk (8:04.62) Senior Sarah Coney took sixth in the weight throw (30-08,50). Sullivan West junior Mitch Paciga was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6-0. Sophomore teammate Anthony Rydell was fifth in the weight throw (43-01). Sophomore Courtney Landers was fourth in the unseeded 55 (12.54). Monticello sophomore Laura Doherty was fourth in the high jump (4-10). Liberty junior Nery Campos was second in the unseeded 300 (41.11), a race that was cancelled on Friday night due to a lack of time. Protests by coaches who felt that their athletes had made the trip for naught prevailed as the event was held late on Saturday.
As noted, there were many personal bests, too numerous to list here. At the end of the season, coaches will have a chance to submit a list of some of the most salient lifetime milestones. Eldred Coach Don Drewett pointed to seventh grader Kayla Maas, who shaved 30 seconds off her personal best 6:00 in the 1500. Tri-Valley freshman Autumn Bender turned in a lifetime best in the 1000 with a time of 3:17.62. Her prior best was 3:28.64. Bender, along with Danielle Graham, Brittany Pennell, and Brooke Gillette, took seconds off their seed time in the 4x800 relay as they finished in 10:58.43. In all 17 schools participated. Eldred’s boys were ninth overall and T-V’s boys and girls were tenth. For ongoing stories, visit www.sportsinsightsny.com. For photo albums check out www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com.