Thomas, Visco, Coveney break school records
ALBANY – Gloversville’s Chanel Thomas picked up three individual victories and set a new school record in the triple jump at the Independent League Championships Saturday at the University at Albany.
Thomas topped the field in the 55-meter hurdles and won the triple jump with a school record leap of 35-7.5 and the long jump with a jump of 16-09.
Broadalbin-Perth’s Mike Visco won the long jump with a school-record leap of 19-08.5 and was second in the triple jump at 40-11.0, also a new school record.
Jake Coveney also set a new mark winning the 55-meter hurdles and establishing a new school record of 8.01, placing second in the 55-meter dash and sixth in the high jump.
Gloversville’s Alex Bielli won the championship in the girls 600-meter run, while the Gloversville boys 3,200 meter relay team of first Justin Unislawski, Hunter Marshall, Jacob Perez and Jack Hayes took home top honors with a time of 9:33.8.
Also scoring for the Gloversville boys were Anthony Bravo who placed fourth in the 600 meters, while Hayes placed sixth in the event. Unislawski added a second place finish in the 1,000-meter run and Luther Sledge was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 39-10.5. Zachary Funk placed sixth in the 300-meters and fourth in the triple jump, while Phil Meher was sixth in the 1,500. Justin Putnam placed fifth in the high jump, while David VanDenabeele was sixth in the triple jump and Caleb Dutcher was sixth in the triple jump.
On the girls side Carolyn Bakyta placed third in the 300 meters, sixth in the 600 and fourth in the pole vault for Gloversville. Bielli added a fifth place finish in the 300 meters to her 600 meter win, and Allison Hamner was third in the 55-meter hurdles. Brianna Port tied for third in the high jump, while Cassandra Ryan was fourth n the 1,500-meters and Carolyn Peck placed fourth in the 1,000 meters.
Jake Coveney had a big day for the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots winning the 55-meter hurdles and establishing a new school record of 8.01, placing second in the 55-meter dash and sixth in the high jump.
Greg Bogdan won the 3,200 meter run in 10:41.24, placed third in the 1,600 and fourth in the 1,000 meters. Darius Reyes placed fourt in the long jump and Franklin Bailey was sixth in the 55-meter dash. Alex Hitrick and Jacob Mosher placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 3,200-meter run.
On the girls side, Jordyn Deneuville won the 3,000-meter run in 11:46.55 and MacKenzie DeZolt was second in 11:47.79, while Cadey Nolan placed fourth in 12:13.
Anna Smith won the shot put with a toss of 33-03 and Coreena Monroe placed second in the 300 meters and third in the 600. Victoria Opalka was sixth in the 1,500-meter run.
ALBANY – The Fonda-Fultonville girls earned a runner-up finish and the boys placed fifth at the Colonial Council Indoor Track and Field championship Saturday at the University at Albany.
Academy of Holy Names won the girls championship with 90 points, while the Lady Braves come out ahead in a four-way battle for second. Fonda-Fultonville posted 65 points, edging Cobleskill-Richmondville by two points, Schalmont by four and Albany Academy for Girls by five.
Ichabod Crane won the boys title with 118 points, followed by Schalmont (80), Cobleskill-Richmondville (70), Cohoes (69) and Fonda-Fultonville (61).
Lyndsay Therrien was a double winner and Rebekah Hentnik also picked up an individual victory for the Lady Braves.
Therrien took home first-place honors in the triple jump with her jump of 31-01.75 and was first to the line in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.70. The senior also placed second in the long jump with her leap of 14-08.75
Hentnik captured the league championship in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-0.
The Lady Braves’ 3,200-meter relay team of Kim Geniti, Mariah VanAvery, Halie LaPratt and Lydia Brown claimed the league championship with their time of 10:38.08.
Also scoring points for the Fonda-Fultonville girls were Emma Rhodes and Mariah VanAvery who placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 55-meter hurdle finals. Brown placed sixth in the 1,000-meter run in 3:31.01 and the Lady Braves’ 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay teams both placed third.
On the boys side, the Braves’ 3,200-meter relay team of Ray Lybolt, Dylan DeSorbo, Dan Westman and Dalton Hunter took home top honors with their time of 8:55.56.
Ryan Park took home second place in the pole vault (11-0) and triple jump (37-01), while Zach Nizet placed fourth in the high jump at 5-03 and fourth in the long jump at 18-6.75.
Hunter also placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 36-08.75, while DeSorbo was fourth in the 600 meters (1:34.90) and Westman placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run (11:10.64).
Also scoring points for the Braves were Riley Cook who placed sixth in the long jump (16-02.5), Ben Vardai-Davidson, third in the pole vault (10-06.0) and Damion Freeman, fifth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:08.25.
The Braves’ 800-meter relay team placed third in 1:43.67 and the 1,600-meter relay team placed fifth in 3:58.15.