Sweet Home High School now can say it has some All-Americans on its track and field team.
The Panthers finished sixth in the boys 1,600 sprint medley relay championship race at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday. Sweet Home finished in a time of 3 minutes, 26.53 seconds - said to be the sixth-fastest in New York State history.
The members of the relay team were Nathaniel Davis, Anthony Williams, Eric Johnson and Christopher Nowak.
Sweet Home’s 4x100 relay squad, which won the Federation championship at last week’s state meet, finished ninth at the Nationals. The Panthers’ time was 42.05. The team consisted of Davis, Williams, Johnson and Thomas Rivera.
Elsewhere, Gabrielle Orie of Nardin came in 16th in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. Her time was 7:20.02. Nia Stevens of Tapestry placed 35th in the emerging elite division of the 200-meter dash. She finished in 25.33. Stevens had won the girls Division II state title last week with a time of 24.98.
The action concludes today in Greensboro. Among the local competitors in the national event are Anton Kunnas of North Tonawanda (pole vault), Paul Kemsley of Lancaster (discus), Treston White of Lockport (400 meters) and Davis of Sweet Home (200).Chris