Marauders boast strong finishes at Fredonia State

OBSERVER Staff Report

The Dunkirk/Silver Creek Marauders indoor track team was back in action Saturday morning at Fredonia State and again saw some decent results.

In the 55m Dash, Jonah Rosas took second place, running a season best time of 7.05. He now is only .01 away from qualifying for sectionals. Dunkirk coach Adam Woelfle is confident he will reach that mark in the team’s next meet.

In the 1,000m, Jericha Petrella finished sixth in 3:23, with Juliana Flick on her heels finishing seventh in 3:25. On the boys side, Nelson Rosario finished third in 2:54.24, while teammate Ethan Yannie took sixth in 3:03.05. Some of the Dunkirk/Silver Creek boys found success in the 600m, with Miracle Berakah finishing fourth, right behind teammate Anthony Ruiz who took third in 1:31.47. With that time, Ruiz qualified for sectionals in his third event. In the 300m, Petrella came back to take second for the girls, while Berakah also took second and Rosario took third for the boys.

In the relays, Petrella, Jessica Vasquez, Julia Kennedy and Mia Piede took fifth in the 4x800m, with the other team of Sierra Jacques, Flick, Yuribeth Castro and Sierra Porpiglia finishing in third. The boys team of Rosario, Berakah, Yannie and Ruiz took third, as well.

“I was very impressed with all these teams, they were all on tired legs, and really were running for training, but came out with some impressive times,” said Woelfle.

The 4x400m of Tiwallace Perry, Taysmarie Otero, Alish Burgos and Genisis Cosme took eighth, with the other team of Kylie Procknal, Abby Botticello, Ellie Decker and Jacques took third. The boys team of Rosas, Matt Hanlon, Jacob Crino and Devin Eddy took sixth. Finally, the 4x200m of Procknal, Katie Castaglia, Paola Rodriguez and Chloe Vecchio took seventh, and the boys of Hanlon, Efrain Santiago, Jesus Cuevas and Angel Reyes took fourth.

Success was also found in the field for the Marauders. Emma Romanik took fourth in the pole vault, Alina Beadle took seventh in the shot put, while Sophia Stalcia took fifth. For the Dunkirk/Silver Creek boys, Eddy jumped to a second place finish with Reyes taking seventh. The lone first place finish of the day for the Marauders went to Zac Cooper, winning the shot put with a toss of 36-feet-9.75 inches.

“It was a good day and nice to be home and have family and friends be able to come out and watch our athletes run,” said Woelfle. “Many again were training and in different events put they proved they can still run in whatever event they are placed in.”

The Marauders will be back in action, along with the entire section, next Saturday at Houghton College for the WNY Relays.

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