CICERO - Tyler Cassidy of Fredonia had the best finish among area athletes on the first day of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track & Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Friday.
Cassidy finished third in the Division 2 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.77.
Randolph's 400 (44:35) and 1,600 relays (3:20.62) were sixth and eighth, respectively. Both teams were comprised of Dane Dechow, Jared Pitchford, Jordan Dowiasz and Anthony Schwartz.
Southwestern’s Jennie Thies competed in both the long and triple jumps on Friday at the state track and field championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Photo by Tim Frank
Kassandra Erdmann threw the discus 101 feet, 9 inches to finish in fifth place for Randolph.
Jeff Green of Southwestern tied for 11th place with a 13-3 in the pole vault.
Eighth-grader Hannah Seiders of Silver Creek was 11th overall with a reading of 1:08.48 in the 400 hurdles.
Lauren Reyda of Fredonia ended up 13th in the 3,000 with a time of 10:24.68.
Jennie Thies of Southwestern was 14th in the triple jump (34-11) and 19th in the long jump (16-3) and Corey Wefing of Maple Grove ended up 20th in the 3,200 with a 9:42.13.
McKenna Maycock is 16th in the pentathlon with 1,625 points though three events. She compiled 657 points in the 100 hurdles, 621 points in the high jump and 347 points in the shot put. She will in the long jump and the 800 when action continues today.
Meanwhile, Taylor Bennett of Jamestown was 10th in the Division 1 400 hurdles with a 59.17 and teammate Cienna Simon 12th in the 100 hurdles with a 15.44.
Christina Walter of Maple Grove fared well in the 100- and the 200-meter preliminaries, finishing second with a 12:29 in the 100 and fourth in the 200 with a 25.29.
In other action today, Dane Dechow will compete in the 110 hurdles and Schwartz in the 400 for Randolph, Shannon Murphy of Falconer will compete in the 2,000 steeplechase and Reyda of Fredonia will run the 1,500.
The Maple Grove girls 3,200 relay team will be in action as well.