SIDNEY - The Bainbridge-Guilford, Unadilla Valley, Oxford, and Greene track teams were in full force at the MAC Championship held at Sidney High School on Wednesday evening. Sidney swept the scoreboard with the girls and boys teams both achieving victories. Despite missing out on the top finish, Chenango County teams excelled to finish a few steps behind.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats girls team finished in second place with 109 points behind Sidney’s astonishing 181. The three relay teams were strong with the 4x800 team earning the victory as the 4x100 team finished in third and the 4x400 team in fourth place.
Laila Willams, Maddie Ingham, Lanielle Brazee, and Ethne Degan achieved the top finish in the 4x800 in a time of 10:44.74 as Ingham, Macaela Burns, Elanor Sprow, and Annika Armstrong represented the 4x100 team (56.55 seconds). Degan, Lanielle Brazee, Kaydence Brimmer, and Sage Pruskowski ran the 4x400 in 5:04.66.
Aside from the team events, the girls also did well in their individual events. Junior Ethne Degan paved the way with two first place finishes in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:54.90 and ran the 3000 meter run in 12:12.86. Maddie Ingham finished third in the 1500 meter event with a time of 5:35.38. She also took second in the 800 meter run (2:31.62).
Eighth grader Laila Williams finished fifth in the 800 meter run, setting a new best time of 2:42.75 while also running in the 400 meter dash, finishing eighth (1:09.03).
Emily Sprow competed in four events on the day with her best finish in the triple jump. She jumped 32 feet, nine inches for second place and finished fifth in the long jump (14-11) . She also sprinted in the 200 meter dash for sixth place with a time of 30.29 seconds and came in seventh in the 100 meter hurdles (22.69).
Annika Armstrong achieved a season-best jump of 26 feet, seven inches in the triple jump for ninth place as Elanor Sprow finished a few spots ahead of her in seventh (28-7.50). Olivia Nichols finished second in the high jump with a jump of 4-4.02.
B-G picked up points in the 2000 meter steeplechase event with taking the third, fourth, and fifth spots. Chandler Benjamin,a sophomore, came in third place with a time of 10:05.45 as Kaylynn Crandall took fourth with a new personal time of 10:42.74 and Hannah Shackelton in fifth, setting a new best time of 10:54.60.
Benjamin also finished sixth in the 3000 meter run with a season best time of 15:05.56. Teammate Vanessa Brazee took third in the 3000 meter event, which she ran in 13:13.33. Crandall also competed in the 400 meter hurdles, where she came in seventh place with a new best time of 1:38.46. Shackelton finished eighth in the same event, picking up a new best time of 1:42.76.
The Bobcats’ boys team had a solid day at the meet as well. They finished in fourth place behind Oxford with 77.50 points. The relay teams fared well with the 4x800 team earning fourth place while the 4x400 and 4x100 teams picked up two fifth place finishes.
The 4x800 team featuring Max Oliver, Brock Porter, Isaac Seiler, and Easton Porter achieved a season best time of 10:02.25. Seiler joined Connor Borowski, Ryan Larsen, and Anthony Pfaff on the 4x100 team while Garrett O’Hara, Kevin Lang, Corbin Germond, and Jaeden Walling ran the 4x400.
The top individual finisher of the day for the Bobcats was Collin Dicks who participated in four events. Collin’s best finish was in the long jump, where he jumped to victory of 20 feet, three and 3/4 inches. He took third place in the triple jump (38-3.75) with Julian Pruskowski ahead of him in second (39-40.25). Dicks ran both the 100 and 200 meter dashes as well. He set a new season best time of 11.57 seconds in the 100 meter for second place while running the 200 meter dash in 24.16 for fourth.
Teammate Kevin Lang also ran the 200 meter dash, setting a new best time of 24.83 seconds that was good for eighth place. He finished eighth in the 400 meter dash as well (58.17) as Pruskowski took fourth with a time of 55.85 seconds.
Sophomore Corbin Germond recorded a personal best time of 19.18 seconds for fourth place in the 110 meter hurdles and finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles, setting a new best of 1:08.31. Teammate Connor Borowski took sixth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 20.95 while Garrett O’Hara competed in the 400 meter hurdles, where he earned sixth place (1:09.12).
O’Hara also picked up two season bests in both the 3000 meter steeplechase and in the high jump. He ran the 3000 meter steeplechase event in 13:08.25 for fifth place as junior Cooper Sienko earned a new personal time of 14:05.37 in eighth place. Matthew Wombacker set a new best time of 14:04.89 just ahead of Sienko in seventh. Sienko also finished ninth in the 3200 meter run, setting a new best of 14:29.57 with Blake Tuttel in seventh place, achieving a new best time of 14:23.24.
In the high jump, O’Hara set a new best jump of five feet, 4.01 inches, which was good for fifth place. Teammates Connor Vredenburgh (5-2.01) and Jaeden Walling (5-2) finished behind in sixth and seventh place. Vredenburgh also excelled at the discus event, picking up the victory with a throw of 121 feet, 10 inches as Elliott Briggs set a new personal record of 78 feet to finish in 13th place.
The Unadilla Valley Storm girls have been excellent this season behind strong performances by its relay teams and fierce efforts by sprinters Jaiden Schrag and Gracie Gorrell. The Storm finished in third behind two tough Sidney and B-G teams with 66 points.
UV only succeeded in the 4x800 relay team where strong youth runners including Molly Gorrell, Addison Marinelli, Madison Dix, and Natalya Schrag finished third with a time of 11:29.72.
Dix and Gorrell also participated individually in the 400 meter dash. Gracie Gorrell took the victory in the respective event with a time of 1:02.89. Dix came in fifth place while Molly finished seventh. Dix also took sixth in the triple jump with her best jump of 28 feet, 11 and a half inches and ran the 800 meter run in 2:54.29 for seventh place.
Gracie Gorrell picked up another victory in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.57 seconds as Jaiden Schrag excelled at the 100 and 400 meter hurdles. Jaiden earned first place and set a new personal best of 16.14 seconds in the 100 meters while finishing second in the 400 meters (1:11.42) behind Delhi’s 1:07.38. She also took second in the long jump (15-9.75).
Junior Bella Potter set a new best time of 13.90 seconds for third place in the 100 meter dash and finished 10th in the long jump with a jump of 13 feet, three inches. Kalie Fernandez-Naughton also competed in the long jump, where she came in sixth place (14-8).
She came in fourth place in the shot put event with a throw of 28-0.50.
The UV boys finished in fifth place with 40 points. Sophomore Jacob Prentice continues to have a great season as he earned the top finish in pole vault with a mark of 10-6. Owen Hill finished behind him in second place (9-0.01). Prentice also took third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.63 seconds.
Aside from Prentice, Haywood Edwards did well in hurdles. He finished second in the 400 meter hurdles, which he completed in 1:05.37 while earning fifth in the 110 meter hurdles (19.93).
Tucker Cattanach led the Storm in jumps with two seventh place finishes. He jumped five feet, two inches in the high jump while jumping 36 feet, 1 1/4 inches in the triple jump.
Seniors Trason Murray and Blake Wright continue to finish strong in both the discus and shot put events. Murray achieved a throw of 111-8 for fourth place in discus while Wright finished fifth (103-4). Wright took seventh in shot put at 34-11.75 as Murray picked up a new personal record of 32 feet, one inch for ninth place.
The Oxford Blackhawks girls team came in fourth place with 58 points in the meet. Several girls had great performances on the day. Eighth grader Kayla Figary finished second in the 100 meet dash in 13.67 seconds while coming in fourth place in the 200 meter dash (28.84). Jayne Fleury finished behind Kayla in the 200 meter dash in fifth with a new best time of 29.77 seconds.
Raya Warner earned a new best time of 15.90 in the 100 meter dash for 15th place. Her best finish of the day was in the shot put event as she earned a season best throw of 23 feet, eight inches to finish in eighth place. Teammate Olivia Oliver finished in 10th place in the same event (23-2.25). Jayne Fleury also was a part of the girls 4x100 relay team along with her sister Hailey Fleury, Abby Denz, and Kayla Figary. Together, the girls ran 54.50 seconds for second place behind Sidney’s 53.21. Jayne, Denz, Paige Rickard, and Taylor Smith finished third in the 4x400 relay with a season best time of 4:46.46.
Taylor Smith also competed individually in the 800 meter run, where she picked up a new best time of 2:32.68 for third place. She participated in the triple jump, earning fourth with a jump of 31 feet, 10 3/4 inches. Denz finished ahead of Smith with a jump of 32-8 in third place.
With Hailey Fleury coming in first place in the long jump event (16-2.50), Denz achieved a fourth place finish with a jump of 15 feet, one inch. Paige Rickard earned eighth in the high jump event (27-2.25).
The Blackhawks’ boys team finished third with 85 points behind a tough Sidney and Delhi team. All three of Oxford’s relay teams earned season best times with its 4x100 relay team pulling out a victory. The 4x100 team was led by Victor Richette, Donovan Rickard, David Tucker, and Jerry Hornbeck, who ran the event in a best time of 45.83 seconds. Rickard, along with Jared Sheridan, Gordon Smith, and Aidan Armin finished the 4x400 relay in a best 3:58.82 for second place. Sheridan, Smith, Aiden Ives, and Eddie Golden achieved third place in the 4x800 relay in a new personal record time of 9:58.55. Victor Richette had the best performance individually for the Blackhawks. The junior set a new best time of 22.94 for the victory in the 200 meter dash while earning third with a new time of 11.64 in the 100 meter dash. Teammate Jerry Hornbeck also competed in both events where he finished fifth in the 100 meter dash with a new best time of 11.89. He came in seventh for the 200 meter dash with a new time of 24.82.
Ninth graders Anthony Bourn and Aiden Ives continue to improve in their respective events. Bourn picked up two second place finishes in the 3200 meter run and in the 3000 meter steeplechase. He achieved a new personal best time of 11:26.92 in the steeplechase while Ives finished fourth (12:31.67). Ives also had an eighth place finish in the 1600 meter run as seventh grader Gordon Smith finished third with a new best time of 4:59.21.
David Tucker led the Blackhawks in the field events. The senior earned the top finish in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, two inches. Donovan Rickard finished sixth (36-10.75) while Richard Hunter set a new personal best with a jump of 31-10.5 in 10th place.
Tucker also took third place in the long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 9 1/4 inches as Rickard came in seventh (18-2).
The Greene Trojans girls track team finished tied for ninth with Deposit-Hancock, totaling 13 points. Freshman Madison Wise, junior Lyla Biefeldt, and the 4x100 relay team earned the top performances of the day.
The 4x100 relay team earned one point with a sixth place finish as Wise, Liesl Ludolph, Alexis Clark, and Zabelle Straniero ran the event in 1:03.66. Wise also competed in both the 100 meter and the 200 meter dashes. She achieved fifth place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.30 before finishing ninth in the 200 meter dash (31.40).
Lyla Biefeldt led the Trojans in the field events. She earned second in the discus with a throw of 90 feet, nine inches. She also finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 27-8. Teammate Shanna Krupp set a season best throw of 20-8 for 14th place.
Greene picked up 14 points in the boys race, which was good for eighth place. The Trojans were led by Hunter Page, William Dunlap, and Trevor Ketcham.
Page competed in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. He picked up a new best time of 11.88 seconds for fourth place in the 100 meters while setting a new personal time of 25.15 in the 200 meters for 11th place.
Dunlap competed in three events for the Trojans’ boys team. He finished fifth in the 400 meter dash, which he ran in 56.84 seconds. He took fourth in the high jump with a jump of five feet, six inches as Trevor Ketcham finished seventh (5-2). Dunlap concluded the day with a fourth place finish in the long jump (18-5.75) as Ketcham earned a new best jump of 17 feet, eight 3/4 inches for eighth place.
For full results, please visit ny.milesplit.com. All teams are expected to compete in the Class C/D meet in Marathon on Tuesday at 2 p.m.