Sweet Home sweeps ECICs
Sweet Home carried its regular season success into the postseason Saturday, winning the boys and girls large school team titles at the ECIC Track and Field championship held at Jamestown’s Strider Field.
The boys scored 118 points to better runner-up Lancaster’s 79, while the Lady Panthers’ 113 points topped second place Frontier’s 65. Cheektowaga won the small school boys crown and East Aurora hung on for a one-point victory over Alden for the small school girls title.
The Sweet Home boys won the 100 meters behind Justice Milton, saw Daquane Spikes take both hurdle races and had its 4x100 relay win. Mitchell Moore of the host Red Raiders won the 200 and 400 meter races. T.J. Hornberger of Lake Shore doubled in the 800 and 1,600.
Clarence had a pair of winners as Dan Huben won the 3,200 and Teddy Okon cleared 6 feet, 8 inches to win the high jump. Devon Patterson of Williamsville South broke the ECIC record in the shot put at 63-7.
Sweet Home’s girls were winners in the 100 meters as Terionna Ware went 12.57 and Ally Ortega won the steeplechase in 7:02.99.
East Aurora’s strong showing was led by five first places. Sophia Tasselmyer won the 1,500 and 3,000, Marta McLaughlin won the 800 and both helped the 4x400 and 4x800 to victories. Alden kept the pressure on the Blue Devils with wins in the 400 hurdles by Sara Augustine and Hailey Rospierski in the high jump.
Hamburg’s Amy Villarini won the 200 and 400. McKyla Brooks of Frontier won the triple and long jumps.
Champs crowned at CCAAs
The Allegany-Limestone and Maple Grove boys won their respective divisions at the meet hosted by Dunkirk.
The Olean (Division I) boys and Southwestern (Division I) girls also took home team titles at the event.
Winning overall titles for Allegany-Limestone was Owen Barber in the 3,200 and Roman Greco in the shot put.
Running on its home track, Dunkirk crowned a pair of double winners while dominating the sprints. Nick Barlette won the 100 and 200 and Rashad Graham took the 400 and high jump. The 4x100 relay also crossed first.
Among the many highlights for Olean was a win in the 4x400 relay.
Maple Grove won three events thanks to Corey Wefing in the 1,600, Brad Benson in the pole vault and its 4x800 relay team. Fredonia had a double winner as Matthew Civilette won the long and triple jumps. Southwestern’s Jordon Powers won both the 110 and 400 hurdles.
For the girls, Maple Grove’s Christina Walter took the 100 and 200.
Hope Pietrocarlo of the Red Dragons won the 3,000 and the 4x800 relay also delivered with a title.
Randolph won both hurdle events thanks to Mckenna Maycock. The Cardinals also claimed the 4x400 relay.
Clymer-Sherman had a double winner as Becca King bettered the field in the 800 and 1,500. Falconer won two field events and the 4x100 relay. The Falcons’ Mackenzie Wright won the triple jump and Alyssa Brooks won the discus.
Southwestern’s Brittany Feldman was crowned the winner of the 400 and then won the high jump.
• The St. Joe’s track team took a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Catholic State Championship meet in New York City. In the 200, Darren Thompson finished in 22.91. In the triple jump, Ali Akono went 42-8.
Canisius boat sixth at nats
The Canisius lightweight 8 boat was the highest finisher among Western New York participants at the Scholastic Rowing Association of American Championships in West Windsor, N.J.
The boat featuring Ben Zabel (coxswain), Patrick Bohan, William Mangan, Casimir Garrison, Dylan Sabuda, Allan Collins, Amir Gulati, Matthew Flejtuch and Corey Luksch placed sixth in 4:44.948. St. Joseph’s Prep of Philadelphia won in 4:26.289.
Canisius’ Second Varsity 8 finished ninth, while its Freshman 8 came in 11th.