ONEONTA – Norwich’s boys won a third team championship in as many weeks, and set two new school records on Friday at the Oneonta Invitational.
Freshman Matt Murray set the first record. He finished a close second in the 800 meters clocking 1:56.2 to break the previous mark, and his time is just 1 1/2 seconds off the New York State freshman record. Later in the meet, the Norwich distance medley team of Max Morse, Nate Ashton, Mike Barnes, and Jamie Zieno (4,000 total meters) placed second in a school-record 11:40.9. “This was a great weekend for us as most of our athletes set personal records,” said Norwich varsity boys coach, Paul Sims. “This will give us a great deal of momentum going into the championship phase of our season.”
Norwich easily won the team title by 42 points over Cooperstown on the strength of five total victories and eight other finishes within the top three. Morgan Crawford and David Layman won sprinting titles in the 100- and 200-meter dash respectively. The sprint medley team of Crawford, Layman, Murray, and Josh Favaloro earned a first, as did Patrick Taylor in the long jump.
On the girls’ side, B-G/Afton finished second in team scoring behind Oneonta. Eighth-grader Julia Knapp was a double winner for the Bears.
Norwich’s quartet of Morgan Hagenbuch, Mia Stevens, Sydney Chaffee, and Cleo Daoud won the sprint medley in 1:55.8.
Team scoring boys: Norwich 143, Cooperstown 101, B-G/A 79, Greene 53, Oneonta 44, Laurens 21, Unatego 20, Walton 16, Sidney 9, Delhi 8, Edmeston 2, Oxford 0.
100m : Morgan Crawford (N) 11.1 200m: Dave Layman (N) 23.3. 400m: Jeremy Flohr (G) 52.8. 800m: Will Reis (C) 1:55.0 (school record); 2, Matt Murray (N) 1:56.2 (school record). Mile: Sam Kane (B) 4:31.9 3,000m steeplechase: Levi Anderson (O) 11:11.7. 110m hurdles: 1. Alec Silvera (C) 14.7 (school record); 400m hurdles: Alec Silvera (C) 57.5; Sprint-medley relay (200-100-100-400m): Norwich (Morgan Crawford, David Layman, Josh Favaloro, Matt Murray) 1:36.7. Distance-medley (800-400, 1,200-1,600m): Oneonta (Zach Rabeler, Levi Anderson, James Longo, Scott Conrade) 11:07.9. Long jump: Patrick Taylor (N) 21-1. Triple jump: Patrick Taylor (N) 40-6. High jump: Adam Davis (B) 6-0. Shot put: Isaiah Webb (G) 44-4. Discus: Brandon Daniels (C) 127-6. Pole vault: Adam Davis (B) 12-5.
Team scoring girls: Oneonta 124, B-G/A 83, West Canada Valley 71, Cooperstown 37.5, Norwich 36.5, Sidney 34, Unatego 32.5, Edmeston 22, Delhi 19.5, Walton 18, Greene 12, Laurens 6, Oxford 0.
100m: Emily Holdorf (E) 12.9. 200m: Julia Knapp (B) 26.2. 400m: Sarah Wiatr (WC) 1:00.6. 800m: Isamarie Ramos (B) 2:29.5. Mile: Beth Gollin (O) 5:45.1. 100m hurdles: Lyndsay Delello (S) 16.4. 400m hurdles: Julia Knapp (B) 1:07.5; 2,000m steeplechase: Beth Gollin (O) 7:36.5. Sprint-medley relay (200-100-100-400m): Norwich (Morgan Hagenbuch, Mia Stevens, Sydney Chaffee, Cleo Daoud) 1:55.8. Distance-medley relay (800-400-1,200-1,600m): Oneonta (Beth Gollin, Taylor Hitchcock, Kim Scofield, Mary Buzzanca) 12:58.6 (school record). Long jump: Sarah Waitr (WC) 15-10. Triple jump: Sarah Wiatr (WC) 35-0. High jump: Christie O'Connor (O) 5-2. Shot put: Amanda Peloso (U) 31-11 1/2. Discus: Jessica Plance (Del) 97-8. Pole vault: Jess Avery (B) 9-6.
ENDICOTT – Oxford’s Katie Woodford topped longtime track nemesis Lindsay Seymour of Elmira in the 100- and 400-meter dashes – setting a personal-best time in the latter – and ran the winning leg in the Blackhawks’ winning 400-meter relay in Saturday’s Parkhurst Invitational at Union-Endicott.
Woodford was named the meet’s outstanding female track athlete finishing the 100 in 12.32 seconds, then flying to a win in the 400 my over a second hitting the finish line in 56.67. Woodford paired with twin sister Emily, Jessica Russo, and Haley Witchella for a season-best 49.87 seconds to nail down the relay
Emily Woodford was clear of the field in the 200-meter dash winning in 25.97 seconds, and Witchella backed up her relay win with a victory in the high jump (5-1), and a runner-up in the shot put (32-9). Witchella made it an Oxford sweep of the outstanding female awards getting the nod as the top field performer...