Section II’s Top Track Performers Take Spotlight
Well another weekend has past and that means plenty of outstanding track and field performances.
The biggest invitational was held at Queensbury where the host school grabbed combined team honors with 205.7 points while Bethlehem took second, 170.
Individually, Steve Kuznia of Saratoga Springs finished first in the 400 hurdles (55.44) and second in 110 hurdles (14.72).
Teammate Jeff Hrebenach captured the 100 (11.1) and 200 (22.9).
Glens Falls’ Zoe Doolittle won the discus (100-6) and shot put (35-6 1/2).
Saratoga Springs beat the boys field with 134 1/2 points while Guilderland took the girls race, 125.1.
In the Johnstown Invitational, Amsterdam’s Matt White put together a successful day winning the 200 (22.6), 110 hurdles (14.9) and high jump (6-4).
Meanwhile, Natasia Brown of Albany crossed the finish line first in the 100 (12.3) and 200 (25.0). Sarah Wyzomirski of Fonda-Fultonville was first in the shot put (38-4 3/4) and discus (113-0).
A group of athletes competed in the Glenn D. Loucks Games at White Plains High School.
Franklin Abban of Shaker posted a 46-5 1/2 to finish third in the triple jump. Isbella Borini of Schalmont was third among pentathlete’s with 2,991 points.
The Shaker 400 relay finished fourth with Justice Ramsey, Austin Drescher, Kenny Jackson and Lloyd Smalling doing the honors in 42.9.
Christian Delago, Ian Weykamp, Robert Smith and Caleb Mellon took seventh in the 1,600 relay at 3:22.6.
Dani Hennel of Duanesburg continues to shine on the mound. She pitched two complete-game victories as the Eagles beat Ticonderoga and Lake George in the latter’s round robin tournament. Hennel struck out 24 in the doubleheader.
Amanda Gatt pitched a two-hitter with 19 strikeouts as Voorheesville got past Watervliet, 4-2, in the Colonial Council.
Ian Castle homered twice and four RBI to lead Columbia over Mamaroneck, 11-10, in non-league play.
Shenendehowa scored two wins, knocking off Niskayuna, 6-4, in the Suburban Council and CBA, 10-5, on the non-league scene.
Queensbury pushed across 10 runs in the seventh inning to beat Shaker, 14-5, in another non-league game.
Two area high school golfers made big news in the New York State Junior PGA Championship at Leatherstocking Golf Course Sunday.
Victor Fox of Delmar won the male championship with 72-72-144 and Voorheesville’s Jessica Madsen took female honors firing 90-74-164.