Champion RFA girls top list of Tri-Valley all-stars

Eight Rome Free Academy girls outdoor track and field athletes were named Tri-Valley League first-team all-stars by coaches.

Making the team for the league champion Lady Black Knights were freshman Teresa Anken for the 400 hurdles, freshman Mariah Mays for the discus event, junior Dana Husband for the high jump event, senior Jamie Marcinkowski for the long jump, freshmen Tricia Loso for the pentathlon event, and the 1,600-meter four-person relay team of Teresa Anken, Nicole Anken, Krista Anken, and Katie Gotch.

First-team all-stars from Holland Patent were junior Shay Callahan for the 400, along with sophomore teammate Harley Buczkowski in the shot put event, and sophomore Andrea Marfone during the 100 hurdles.

Other first-teamers included, Hilda Jordan in the 100 and Kierra Arther in the triple jump from Proctor High of Utica, Mary Pastorella in the 200 for Whitesboro, Kim DeCarr for the 800, Sam Carinci in the pole vault, and Jordan Newton in the steeple chase event for Oneida, and Erin Evke in the 1,500 and Kim Wrate in the 3,000 for New Hartford.

Proctor’s relay team of Arnise Moore, Jasmine Brown, Hilda Jordan, and Zaquilla Maddo also were first-teamers for the 400 relay, while New Hartford’s relay team of Kimberly Wrate, Rebecca LaPorte, Stephanie Boucher, and Erin Evke were also first-teamers for the 3,200 relay event.

Second-team all-stars for RFA included Megan O’Connell in the 100, Krista Anken in the 400, Brianna Weir in the 800, Aleigha Hawkins in the 1,500, Mariah Johnson in the 100 hurdles and Katie Gotch in the high jump event.

Holland Patent’s Hannah Walker and Kaitlin Mytych were second-teamers in the discus and pole vault events, respectively. Alysa Hoffman, and Dalton Villeneuve were named as honorable mentions for HP, as well.

Jenna Sherwood, Heyley Kelley, Katrina Relyea, Amanda Relyea, and Michaela Soules were selected as honorable mentions for the Camden Lady Blue Devils team.

The all-star teams were chosen based on the results of the league championship meet.

Mays capped off an outstanding high school season by winning the Federation Meet championship in the discus throw during the New York Public High School Athletic Association Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. She won with a distance of 128 feet, breaking the school record as well as the TVL record.

Mays and Husband won Section III championships and also advanced to the nationals in Greensboro, N.C.