Tekitha Posey-Barry (Photo submitted)

Rome girls race to sixth straight TVL track and field crown

Published May 17, 2017 at 4:10pm

The Rome Free Academy girls track team ran to its sixth consecutive Tri-Valley League title on Tuesday at Camden High School, collecting wins in 11 of the 19 events.

The Black Knights had a winning team score of 197.5 points. Camden finished in fifth place with a score of 58, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill was sixth with 44 and Oneida came in seventh with 42.5.

For RFA, Tekitha Posey-Barry swept to wins in the 100- and 200-meter sprints and was a member of the winning 400 relay on her way to capturing most outstanding track athlete honors at the meet. She had times of 12.82 seconds and 26.54 in the sprints.

Posey-Barry was also on the winning 400 relay team with Sydney Lewis, Olivia Griggs and Mattison Hunt. The team had a time of 49.7, the fastest in Section III this season.

Other winners for RFA included Paige Gotch in the 800 in 2:27.26. Gotch was also on the winning 3,200 relay team with Moriah Humiston, Amanda Wilbert and Gianna Capoccia.

Capoccia broke her own school record in the 3,000 with a winning time of 10:29.25. Sophie Henderson won 100 hurdles with a time of 16.46, and Marian Draper won the 2,000 steeplechase with a time of 7:35.36.

Sarah Crockett won both the shot put and discus throws for RFA and Nicole Hanrahan won the pentathlon.

Other placers for RFA included Lewis, Hunt and Sharifa Taylor in the 100, finishing second, third and fifth respectively. Griggs and Hunt finished third and fourth in the 200, and Kayla Barber finished fourth in the 400. Draper finished second in the 1,500 and Tiffany Thomason finished third in the 100 hurdles. Wilbert finished third in the 400 hurdles and Humiston finished sixth in the steeplechase.

Hunt also finished in a tie for fifth place in the high jump and Henderson and Lewis finished in a tie for third in the pole vault. Griggs finished in third in the long jump for RFA and Taylor and Anna Loso finished in fifth and sixth respectively in the triple jump.

Elizabeth Lucason was the only winner for Camden in the 1,500. Lucason also finished in second in the 3,000. Allison Koch also finished in fourth in the 100, second in the 200. Mary Buckingham annd Jenna VanAllen finished in fourth and fifth in the pentathlon for the Blue Devils.

Andromeda Yahoudy-Macner finished in fifth in the 400, and Catherine Seidl and Haley Hinds finished in third and fourth in the steeplechase.

For VVS, Rose Pitman and Mary Breckenridge finished in second and fourth in the 800, respectively. Breckenridge also finished in third in the 1,500, with teammate Delaney Brewer finishing in fourth. Allison Donnelly finished in third in the 3,000 with teammate Olivia Furman coming in fifth place for the Red Devils. Racheal Cadrette finished in fifth place for VVS in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 400 hurdles. Bayleigh Bell finished in fifth in the 200 steeplechase and Sara Brown finished in sixth in the 200. Katja Meyer finished in fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump.

For Oneida, Juliana Cavanagh won the long and triple jumps. Melina Ball finished in second place in long jump and fourth place in the 100 hurdles. Julie Emmerson came in sixth place in the 100, and Emily Gioeli also finished in sixth in the 400.

Blue Devils finish second

In the boys TVL track and field meet, Camden finished in second place with a score of 91 behind New Hartford, which led the way with 169. RFA finished in third with 80 points, VVS fourth with 70, and Oneida in eighth with 31.

For Camden, Jason Richards won the pole vault, finished second in the long jump, and third in the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Josh Mayden finished in second in the 400, hunter Keil finished second in the high jump and sixth in the triple jump. Josh D’Angelo finished in third in the 800 and Tim Cook finished fourth in the 1,600. In the shot put, Cyrille Greasley and Austin Thomas finished third and fourth and in the discus throw, Jared Barker and Jon Smith finished fifth and sixth. Ethan Avard finished in fifth place in the pentathlon for the Blue Devils.

For RFA, the winning 400 relay team of Nate Korrigan, Bryan Rodriguez, Julian Almestica and Daniel Carpenter finished first, running time of 44.74 and Ryan Swavely finished first in the discus throw with a throw of 135 feet, 7 inches.

Swavely also finished second in the shot put and Carpenter finished in second place in the triple jump and third place in the 100. Korrigan and Rodriguez finished in third and sixth place in the 200. Jacob Swancott finished in fifth place in the 800, and Nicholas Ferritti finished in sixth in the 3,200. Craig Gazzilli finished in sixth place in the 110 hurdles, and Isaha Garner finished in fifth place in the long jump. Spencer Pisaneschi finished in third in the discus throw, and Arin Samad finished sixth in the shot put. Anthony Coney finished third in the pentathlon for RFA.

For VVS, Logan Wendt finished first in the shot put with a distance of 51-4. Chris Cable finished in second in the 200, Owen Walker and Owen Rose finished second and sixth respectively in the 1,600 and Walker finished second in the 3,200. In the 110 and 400 hurdles, Damien Muessig finished fourth for the Red Devils. In the 3,000 steeplechase, Rose finished second. Hunter Roscoe finished fourth in the pentathlon for VVS.

For Oneida, Jeff Coulter finished in second in the pentathlon and Luke Lombardi finished in second in the pole vault and sixth in the 400 hurdles.

Smithson records victory

In the Center State Conference Division II track and field meet held at Sauquoit Valley, the Westmoreland girls team finished in sixth place with a score of 34. Canastota won the event with a score of 134.

Cheyenne Smithson finished in first place in the long jump for the Bulldogs. Kayla Leahan finished in sixth place in the 800. Samantha Sill threw to a fourth place finish in the shot put and a third place finish in the discus throw. Hannah Schram also finished sixth in the discus throw. Jadelyn Phillips finished in fifth for the 400 hurdles and sixth in the 100 hurdles. Phillips also finished in fifth place in the high jump.

In the boys CSC Division II meet, Westmoreland finished eighth with 22 points. Tyler Smith finished first in the discus throw and Cole Lane finished fifth in the 1,600 and sixth in the 800. Samuel Sill finished third in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the 110 hurdles.

Oriskany runs to fifth

In the CSC Division III meet at Sauquoit Valley, the Oriskany girls track team ran to a fifth-place finish with a score of 62 and Remsen finished sixth with 48. New York Mills won the event with 137.

Jane Fahy finished in first place in the shot put and discus throws while Julie Behr finished in third in the shot put. In the 100 and the 200, Kristina Marolf finished third for the Redskins. Brynn Janes finished third in the 100 hurdles for Oriskany and in the 400, Kassandra Burkhart finished fourth and Makenzie Citrin finished fifth.

For Remsen, Brynne Myers finished in first place in the 400 hurdles and Kylie Singer finished in third. Jade Dening finished second in the 1,500 and fourth fourth in the 800. Kendall Decker also fourth in the 1,500 and she finished sixth in the 800. In the high jump, Emma Skermont finished in fourth, and in the discus throw, Hannah Allen and Elise Thompson finished in fifth and sixth.

In the boys CSC Division III meet, Remsen finished second with 98 and Oriskany finished third with 88. Old Forge won the CSC-III meet with a score of 123.

For the Redskins, John Domenico won the 200 with a time of 24.60 and teammates Nadavius Ladimirault and Harry Williams finished fifth and sixth respectively. Sam Sharlow won the 800 run with teammate Noah Knapp coming in sixth. The 400 relay team of John Domenico, Knapp, Ladimirault and Dante Pereto won the relay. The 800 relay team of Wesley Appler, Domenico, Ryan Fish and Dylan LaSalle also won their relay. In the 3,200 relay, Fish, Knapp, LaSalle and Sharlow teamed up to take home a victory for the Redskins.

LaSalle also came in fifth in the 1,600 and Derek Balfe and Gavin Reid came in fifth and sixth respectively in the 3,200 run. Ladimirault finished sixth in the 110 hurdles and Pereto finished fourth in the 400 hurdles. Williams also came in third in the 100 and Fish came in sixth in the 400.

For Remsen, Michael Roberts won the 1,600, Ethan Thompson won the 3,200 and finished second in the 400. Marc Roberts finished second in the 800, Derek Kohl finished fifth in the 100, and Ethan Kenny finished sixth in the 400 hurdles. Kenny also finished third in the high jump. Marc Roberts finished third in the pole vault and Kohl finished fourth in the long jump. In the discus event, Alec Mix finished second and Wyatt Jones finished sixth.

Redskins win CSC golf match

The Oriskany boys golf team defeated Old Forge, 199-203, at the Thendera Country Club. Carter Lucianatelli was named medalist for the Redskins by shooting a 45.

RFA wins tri-match

In a TVL boys tri-golf match, RFA defeated Oneida 216-249 and Proctor 216-274 at Crystal Springs. Noah Nardozza shot a match-best 39 for the Black Knights and Jack Kallet shot a 45 for Oneida.

RFA girls earn 15th win

In a girls TVL golf match, Rome earned its 15th win of the season by defeating Proctor 198-229. Paulena Petrelli shot a match-best 46 for the Black Knights while Kaitlyn Mastracco added a 47. RFA is 15-1 on the season.

Evans leads Red Devils

Olivia Evans shot a 45 to lead the VVS girls golf team to a victory over New Hartford and Central Valley Academy. VVS had a score of 197, New Hartford had a 203 and CVA had a 265.

Golden Knights fall

In boys lacrosse, Holland Patent lost to Clinton, 9-6. Nick Baldanza record a three-goal hat-trick for HP and Justin Haas had a goal and two assists. In goal, Jake Greenway made 13 saves.

Westmoreland spilts twin bills

In a CSC Division III softball doubleheader, Westmoreland spilt with Waterville, winning the first game 6-3 and losing the second game 15-8.

In game one, Julia Muller earned the victory for the Bulldogs in the circle. In game two, Isabella Ricci took the loss despite a home run from Julia DePietro..

Oriskany records shutout

In another CSC Division III softball game, Oriskany shut out Old Forge, 15-0, in five innings. Sofia Tagliaferri went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Redskins.

VVS held to two hits

Ina TVL softball contest, Whitesboro shut out VVS 5-0 and held the Red Devils to two hits. Jordan Penoyer took the loss for the Red Devils.

Deraway earns victory

Olivia Deraway picked up her 10th pitching victory for the RFA softball team as the Black Knights defeated CVA, 14-2. Deraway allowed two runs on on seven hits while striking out 15.

Kaylei Wood drove in five runs for the Black Knights while Madisynn Reilley added three RBIs. RFA is 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the league.