GHS boys third at Section II title meet

ALBANY – John Knox III won two events for the Gloversville indoor track team, leading the Huskies to a third-place finish at the Section II Division II championships on Sunday at the University at Albany.

“All of our athletes did very well today,” Gloversville coach Stephen Wendt said. “We had a lot of personal records broken and goals met across the board. Now our focus is the state qualifier meet, and all of our coaches and athletes are excited because this will be one of the largest turnouts we have had for the state qualifier meet for indoor track on both the boys and girls side.”

Amsterdam finished fourth with 54 points and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the event with 131 points.

Knox won both the 1,000-meter run and the 1,600-meter run with respective times of 2:41.91 and 4:32.19. Amsterdam’s Anthony Stewart was fifth in the 1,000 in 2:49.66 and Nick Raponi was sixth in the 1,600 in 4:51.56.

Chris Rost won the long jump, reaching 20-11.25. and was second in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.85 seconds. He also was fourth in the triple jump, reaching 50-8.5, and Omahri Sturdivant was sixth, reaching 39-1.25.

Amsterdam’s Izaiah Brown won the 300-meter dash with a time of 37.19 seconds and Gloversville’s Michael Murray was sixth in 39.76. Brown also won the 600-meter run with a time of 1:28.80.

Gloversville’s Matthew Rivera was second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.72 seconds.

Michael Budka led three Gloversville pole vaulters by finishing second in the event, clearing 10 feet. Zachary Williams was third, clearing 9-6 and Cory Miller cleared 8-6 feet to finish fourth.

Phil Meher was third in the high jump, clearing 5-6.

Gloversville’s Alex Gifford was fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:18.32 and Amsterdam’s Matt Raponi took sixth in 10:48.65. Gloversville’s Brendan Dutcher was sixth in the shot put, reaching 39-9.5.

The Rams were third in the 1,600-meter relay in 3:46.68 and sixth in the 3,200-meter relay in 8:57.81.

In the girls meet, Chanel Thomas was second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.93 seconds, leading Gloversville to a ninth-place finish with 14 points.

Amsterdam was 11th with one point.

Amanda Cabrera-Chase was fourth in 9.78 seconds. She also was fifth in the long jump, reaching 14-3.5 feet.

The Lady Rams were sixth in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 10:42.81.

The Academy of the Holy Names won the event with 110.5 points.