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High Schools: Lancaster teams dominate Olean meet

Lancaster teams dominated the large schools competition and Maple Grove the small schools in the Olean Booster/Reid's Food Barn Track and Field Invitational.

The Legends scored points 16 events, getting shut out only in the pole vault, in piling up 155 points to top the boys large schools. Pioneer was next with 102.

Lancaster's Elijah Kerner was named the outstanding track athlete and teammate Jon Surdej was the top field athlete. Kerner won the 400 meters in 51.10 and ran on the Legends' winning 4x400 relay with Matt Skakal, Jared Rogalski and Zach Brainard.

Surdej won the shot put (57-7.25) and discus (148-11).

The Lancaster girls (118 points) outscored second-place Southwestern (102) for the large schools title while Maple Grove (113) topped Oswayo Valley (Pa.) by 40 points for the girls small schools title.

Marissa Klimczak of Pioneer was the outstanding girls track athlete with wins in the 100 high hurdles (16.01) and 400 intermediate hurdles (1:07.34). Sara McKean of Oswayo Valley was the top field athlete with her wins in the long jump (17-3.75) and triple jump 36-0.5.

Records set at All High

Hutch-Tech in the boys and Clarence in the girls led the team scoring in the Buffalo Public Schools Niagara Awards Invitational meet at All High Stadium.

Javon Thomas of Cleveland Hill won the 100 in 10.8 seconds, the 200 in 22.9 and Aaron Jones of Hutch won the 400 in 51.5and 110 hurdles in 15.9.

Markera Garner of McKinley tied the meet record in winning the 100 in 12.1.. Miquela Hunter of Olmstged won the 200 in 25.9 and ran a meet record 58.7 in the 400. Nisa Raqib of Hutch-Tech qualified in a meet record 14.5 in the 100 hurdles and ran 15.1 to win the final. She also won the triple jump in a meet record 34-10. Devin Griffin of Medina and Mikayla Thompson of Hutch-Tech tied the meet record in the high jump, each clearing 4-10.

Lockport's Kahniya Jones, a freshman won the 100 meters in 12.62 and the 200 in 25.87 in the Niagara Falls Wolverine Invitational. Christina Wende of Kenmore West won the 100 hurdles (15.9) long jump (17-02.25) and triple jump (38.01). Molly McLaughlin of East Aurora won 800 in 2:24.38 and ran the lead leg on winning 4x800 relay with Maggie McLaughlin, Ava Danieuy and Megan McLaughlin). They won in 10:00.58.

Rachel Donner of Iroquois won the girls shot put (42-7) and discus (131-2)

Malike Brooks of Lockport was a double winner in the boys meet taking the 100 (11.37) and 400 (51.25)

Lockport led the boys scoring with 80 points. Iroquois had 74 to lead the girls.

Buzby is triple winner

St. Francis, Alden and Grand Island finished 1-2 and 3 (tied) in the boys team scoring at the Alexander Track and Field Invitational. Akron and Alden finished second and third behind Hilton of Section V among the girls.

Ryan Buzby of Grand Island was a triple winner. He won the 1,600 meters in 4:41.81, the 3,200 in 10:25.10 and the 800 in 2:08.12. Ben Pinkowski of St. Francis won the boys pentathlon with 2,781 points. Depew’s team of Alyssa Amirato, Julianna Labruna, Jessica Palmisano and Kaitlin Whalen won the girls 4x400 meter relay in 4:32.90.

St. Francis won the boys Division 1 4x400 in 3:36.43. Alden’s 4x100 team of Alex Leigh, Colin Skowronski, Riley Pastuszynski and Christian Snell won in 45.51. Barker won the Division 2 4x200 with a team of Domenic Clementi, Andrew Jenks, Adam Woodworth and Malik Smnith in 45.51. Snell of Alden took the 100 meters in 11.85.

MacKenzie O’Brien of Akron won the girls Division 1 400 meter in 1:04.21. Margo Henley of Akron won the girls Division 1 3,000 in 11:22.69.

North wins softball bracket

Williamsville North scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Williamsville East, 5-2, in the championship game of the Fort Myers Bracket in the "Just Show up" Gerry Gentner Memorial Softball Invitational held at Williamsville East.

The Spartans defeated Olean and

Horseheads from Section IV faced Clarence in the championship game of the Cancun Bracket. Horsehead defeated Orchard Park, 7-2, and routed Hamburg, 24-4, to reach the final.


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