Local athletes place at state track and field meet

CANTON - Three Chenango County athletes came home with top-four finishes at the New York State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at St. Lawrence University.

Sherburne-Earlville senior, Ashlee Lathrop, unveiled a revamped technique in the discus to shatter her own school and Center State Conference record finishing second in the Division II championships with a throw of 133-4. After placing second on Friday, Lathrop came back for the federation tournament on Saturday, and her third-place showing (128-4) was the best-ever finish for a Sherburne-Earlville athlete in the federation tourney. “We broke down some things during the week, and we were able to increase her rotation and torque,” said S-E coach Tom Piatti. “Her form was just a ton better, and she came to play this weekend. Over her five measured throws over the weekend - three were faults - all of them were better than her previous best throw.”

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