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Hillbillies shine at League Championship track meet

OBSERVER File Photo Fredonia’s Rian Budzinski, above, is shown competing in a track and field meet earlier in the season. Budzinski will compete in the 400m hurdles today, at the League Championship meet, in Olean.

OBSERVER Staff Report

OLEAN — The Fredonia track team traveled to Olean High School for the first day of the CCAA League Championship Meet.

The Hillbillies saw two boys compete in the finals of an event on Friday. Jack Carlson placed sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:05.32, his season best. Nate Shuart took 6th in shot put with a season best tie of 39-feet-1-inch.

The ‘Billies saw four athletes qualify for the finals in their events today. Oliver Madariaga earned the 2-seed in the 400m with a time of 52.22 — his season best — Madariaga will be the 3-seed in 200m today, after posting a time of 24.18.

Rian Budzinski took 5-seed in 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.04 and will race today.

Hessen Bahgat is the 7-seed in the 110m hurdles after running a 17.28 and Ledreth Velez-Olmo is the 11-seed for the 200m after running a 25.09.

The finals for the CCAA League Championship Meet will resume today, at Olean High School.

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