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Proctor’s Washington sets Section III record, others qualify for state track and field meet

Posted 6/3/22

There were several athletes from the area that have qualified for the New York state track and field championships next weekend at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Utica Thomas R. Proctor High …

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Proctor’s Washington sets Section III record, others qualify for state track and field meet

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There were several athletes from the area that have qualified for the New York state track and field championships next weekend at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Utica Thomas R. Proctor High School senior Tamiah Washington set a Section III record at the state qualifier meet on Thursday at C-NS High School. 

Washington, who is set to go to NCAA Division I Texas Tech in the fall, won the long jump and triple jump events. She set the Section III record in the triple jump with a mark of 41 feet, 2.25 inches. The previous record was 40-3.25.

She had a mark of 18 feet, 7.75 inches in the long jump. 

She was also first in the 400-meter dash 57.81 seconds and was the lone participant to finish in under a minute. 

Also in Division I, Rome Free Academy had two athletes qualify for the championships. Emily Toth-Ratazzi won the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7 minutes, 9.25 seconds, which  suprassed her own school record.

Imani Pugh won pentathlon – she won four of five events – to finish with a school record of 2,937 points. That surpassed Tricia Loso’s mark of 2,754 from 2014.

RFA also had three runner-ups who will be alternates at next weeks state meet, according to coach Nick Jeror.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Amya McLeod, Jaleea Garner, Alyce Frost and Chulisa Ruiz set a season-best time of 51.34. 

Marlo Townsend set a season-best of 7:35.88 in the steeplechase behind Toth-Ratazzi. Kayle Bertini was also runner-up in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:09.13.

In Section III Division II, Clinton senior Claire Barone finished tied for second in the pole vault with a mark of 9 feet, 6 inches. 

She previously qualified for the pole vault with a school record of 10 feet, five inches. 

Sauquoit Valley freshman Addison Lazarek was first in the Division II triple jump with a mark of 36 feet, 7.50 inches.

Central Valley Academy’s Nicholas Shedd qualified by winning the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.63 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 57.55.

New York Mills’ Joey Cirasuolo won the shot put with a mark of 45 feet, 3.75 inches. 

From Canastota, Devon Youker finished first in the 100-meter dash in 10.80 seconds.

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