RANDOLPH - Dunkirk's Tyler Gajewski finished fourth in the pentathlon, Saturday at the Pentathlon-Steeplechase Track and Field Meet at Randolph Central School.
"He gave a good effort," Dunkirk coach Kurt Warmbrodt said of Gajewski. "He worked hard. It was 83 degrees during the 1,500 meters, so that was draining."
The pentathlon consists of five events. Gajewski finished the 110 hurdles in 16.2 seconds, cleared 5-feet, 1/2-inches in the high jump, threw the shot put 36-9, leapt 18-1/4 in the long jump and ran the 1,500 in 5:23.9.
Those totals earned Gajewski 2,571 points.
"He went up 11 points from two weeks ago," Warmbrodt added. "He enjoyed competing, that's for sure."
Westfield's Trey North just edged out Gajewski for third place with 2,586 points.
Allegany-Limestone's Tebin Barber, Jr. won the event with 3,298 - largely boosted by his high jump of 6-6.
Dunkirk hosts Gowanda on Tuesday in the Marauders' final CCAA Division 1 meet.
For the Gowanda girls' track and field team, Lauren Wing re-set her school-record score in the pentathlon, finishing the event in fifth with a total of 2,159 points. Her old school record, which she set in 2011, stood at 1,796. Wing's score on Saturday also qualified her for the Section 6 meet.
Also for the Lady Panthers, Katie Stang finished third in the 2,000 steeple chase, crossing the finish line in 8:27.
"Katie was a little tired because she ran at the Super 8s on Friday," Gowanda head coach Pete Palmer said. "And Lauren has improved a lot this year in all of the events. You can see the big jump in the record from last year to this year and she's only a sophomore. So, I think the next two years you're going to see some big improvements on top of that."