OBSERVER Staff Report
Fredonia's indoor track and field team had some success Saturday afternoon at Steele Hall, on the SUNY Fredonia campus.
Matt Civilette was first in the triple jump, leaping a personal best 42-feet, 9-3/4-inches while several other athletes also achieved personal-best times and distances.
Garret Johnson leapt a personal best 35-6 in the triple jump, as did Austin Glasier (30-7), who also had a personal best distance in the long jump (13-3). Cody Smith had his best height in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-2, along with Tyler DiRusso, who achieved his personal-best height in the jump.
In the long jump, Kyle Engel had his best distance at 15-6 while on the girls' side, Devin Kowalewski had a personal best in the triple jump, finishing third with her leap of 30-feet even. Kowalewski also finished fifth in the 55-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :10.0. Courtney Sluberski set a school record in the shot put with her throw of 29-10, beating the previous school record, held by Andrea Hurley, by five inches. Hurley set the record in 2010.
Other finishers for the Lady Hillbillies included Nicole Woleben (fifth, 55 hurdles, :09.8), Miranda Warner (seventh, 55 hurdles, :10.3; second, high jump, 4-8), Erica Vicary (second, 3,000, 12:17; sixth, 1,500, 5:51), Jillian Kowalski (fourth, 1,000, 3:28; fourth, 1,500, 5:33) and Claire Ortiz (seventh, high jump, 4-6). Kowalski, Vicary, Skylar Salim and Gwen Stokes helped the 4x800 relay team to a fourth place finish in 11:58.
Dunkirk runs at RIT
ROCHESTER - Ray Tarnowski, Ethan Francis, Kevin Morales and Javier Soto helped the Dunkirk 4x800-meter relay team to a third-place finish in 9:02.41, on Saturday at Rochester Institute of Technology.
"It was a nice meet to be at," Dunkirk head coach Kurt Warmbrodt said. "It was extremely well run and this is the only 200-meter track we will run at the entire year."
Also for the Marauders, Nick Stolinski, Morales, Verek Nixon and Nick Barlette combined to help the 4x200 relay team to a 10th-place finish, coming in at 1:40.48.
In the girls' events, Amanda Michalski missed the school record in the 55 hurdles by .01, as she finished the event 13th in a time of :10.16. Michalski also finished 10th in the triple jump with her distance of 29-feet, 11-inches.
Calan Pogorzelski was eighth in the 600 in a time of 1:49.08 while also helping Lisa Dunbar, Jordyn Salgado and Emilee Hanlon place 12th in the 4x200 relay event in a time of 2:01.17. Amancia Viera placed sixth in the shot put for the Lady Marauders with her throw of 27-10-3/4.