Fredonia boys, girls pick up track victories

GOWANDA — The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies picked up a 102-37 win over Gowanda in a track and field meet on Monday.

Lydia Lanski was a triple-winner for Fredonia taking the 100 hurdles (16.8 seconds), 400 meter dash (1:09.2) and the high jump (4-feet-6 inches).

Fredonia also had two double-winners on the day, Emily Brown and Lauren Kluck. Brown took the 1500 with a time of 5:47.4 and also won the 800 at 2:36.1. Kluck took the shotput (29-feet-2 inches) and discus (70 feet).

Lexi Latona was a double-winner for the Lady Panthers; she was victorious in the long jump (14-feet-4 inches) and triple jump (31 feet).

Tia Moppert also won the pole vault for Gowanda with a leap of 6-feet-6 inches.

Fredonia swept the relay events on the day. The team of Laurel Erick, Deidre Osula, Landis and Georgie Gens won the 4×1 at a time of 53.2 seconds. Osula, Landis Erick and Lanksi also won the 4×4 for Fredonia.

Gowanda’s next meet is next Tuesday at Olean.

On the boys side, Fredonia set multiple season records on the day and picked up a 93-47 win.

Hassen Baghat, a freshman, was a double winner for Fredonia in the high jump (5-feet-4 inches), and set a season record for Fredonia with a pole vault of nine feet flat.

Jake Guerra also set a season record for Fredonia in the shotput, throwing for a distance of 40 feet flat.

Diego Rey was another double winner for Fredonia, taking the 800 meter dash (2:14) and won the 3200 at a time of 11:17.

Ethan Francis was a triple winner for Gowanda. He took first in the 400 (57.6), the long jump (18-feet-6 inches) and had a triple jump of 37-feet-8 inches.

Fredonia won two out of the three relay events on the day.

Rey, Josh Johnson, Kevin Redfield and Avery Willebrandt won the 3200 relay at a time of 9:50.8. The 400 relay was won by Fredonia as well courtesy of Dyress Batten, Andrew Field, Nate Shaurt and Joell Colon at a time of 47.3 seconds.

The team of Harry Kaus, Jason Umlah, Dominic Rodriguez and Ryan Monat won the 1600 relay for Gowanda with a time of 4:18.1.

Shuart also took won the discus with a toss of 118-feet-9 inches.

Boys: Dunkirk 72, Falconer 68

Girls: Falconer 97, Dunkirk 43

It was Senior Night for the Dunkirk track team on Tuesday night where 11 seniors were recognized between the boys and girls team. Seniors who were honored included Mike Deland, Nelson Estrada-Cruz, Chris Michalski and Luis Rodriguez for the boys and Rebecca Banach, Kate Michalski, Ashley Olrogg, Wallicia Perry, Adrianna Pencek, Faith Rivera and Mimi Torres for the girls.

“For me, this was a moment, as this is the first group I have had for all 4 years,” Dunkirk coach Adam Woelfle said. “And I wish them all the best.”

For the boys Dunkirk improved to 3-1 by beating Falconer in an extremely close meet, 72-68.

The track is where Dunkirk showed its depth and made up some ground following Falconer’s dominance in the field events.

It began with a win in the 4×800 by Chris Michalski, Anthony Ruiz, Mike Deland and Nelson Estrada-Cruz in 9:15.1. Falconer came back in the 110 hurdles with Billy Eskili winning in 18.7. Then Dunkirk went one-two in the 100 thanks to Issiah Velez and Jonah Rosas running 11.8 and 12.2.

The 4×100 relay was won by Rosas, Eddy, Nelson Rosario and Velez in 45.8. Dunkirk then went one-two in the 400 with Deland and Michalski running 53.1 and 54.5.

The boys meet came down to the 4×400 relay, and the team of Hanlon, Rosario, Rosas and Michalski never looked back as they ran for the win in 3:40.7.

“Velez was a quadruple winner, and the senior boys also proved their worth,” Woelfle said. “Deland, Michalski and Estrada-Cruz are three quality athletes that will do anything asked of them. And no matter where I put them, they will give the team everything to get the win. They have some versatility that will truly be missed.”

In the girls meet, Falconer remained undefeated by beating Dunkirk 97-43. In the field it was almost a clean sweep for Falconer as it took first through third in shotput, discus, pole vault, long jump and triple jump.

Dunkirk’s lone points came from Faith Rivera in the high jump taking first.

In those events for Falconer, Rachel Ward won the pole vault witha height of 9 feet; Cameron Sealy took long jump at 15-feet-2 1/4 inches; Amber Mirek won triple jump at 32-feet-2 1/2 inches and Amber Morrison was a duel winner taking both shot and disc at 34-feet-11 inches and 101-feet-5 inches, respectively.

Falconer’s team of Izzy Penhallo, Mikaela LaBaron, Cameron Shealy and Alex Peterson took the 4×800 meter relay in 11:25.5. Brook Weinman took first in the 100 hurdles, with Rivera picking up more points with a second place finish.

In the 100 dash it was Samantha Gilbert taking first in 13 seconds with Jericha Petrella right on her heals taking second. Dunkirk picked up the win in the 1,500 with Gabby Hart taking first in 5:52.3, passing Falconer’s Mary Waite right at the end.

Falconer then won the 4×100 with Gilbert, Shealy, Mirek and Chelsey Vincent. Petrella came back to win the 400 in 1:01. Weinman took first in the 400 hurdles with 1:13, and Dunkirk’s Kate Michalski took second in 1:20.0.

In the 800, Rivera took first in 2:32.7 and Julia Fred took third.

Gilbert won the 200 and Dunkirk won the 4×400 in 4:36.0 with the team of Hart, Rodriguez, Michalski and Petrella.

Some select athletes will be participating in the Super 8 meet at Salamanca on Friday, and the rest will be going to Pioneer on Saturday.

Chautauqua Lake 80,

Silver Creek 60

Silver Creek’s Emma Seiders was the lone multiple-event winner on the day, but it wasn’t enough as the Chautauqua Lake girls track team defeated Silver Creek, 80-60.

Seiders won the 100 meter in 13.6 while also winning the 400 (1:00.4) and the 200 (25.9).

Chautauqua Lake swept the relay events and won each field event besides the discus, which was won by Silver Creek’s Sophia Stalica at 27 feet.

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