FREDONIA - The Jamestown indoor track teams traveled to Fredonia State to compete in their first meet of the season and started the 2012-2013 campaign with a bang. Down several runners due to illness, the teams competed well in both relays and individual events.
For the girls, Summer Haight started the day with a personal best and a sectional qualification with her 9.77 effort in the 55-meter hurdles. Teammate Alize Scott took sixth in the 55-meter dash.
Mikayla Capestrani had a great day, taking second and qualifying for sectionals in both the long jump (15-feet-10) and the pole vault (9-0) while teammate Anna Torres qualified for sectionals with her third in the triple jump (31-1).
Haight, Capestrani, Scott and Torres all combined to take 3rd place in the 600-meter relay (2:01.5)
Olivia Zabrodsky qualified for sectionals with her second in the 1,500 (5:14.3) and first place in the 600 (1:48.3) She then went on to lead the 1,600 relay team of Alexandra Perkins, Haley Ford and Rebecca Bogdan to a second-place finish.
Sarah Garvin, and eighth-grader, took fifth place in the 300-meter dash (46.2), Patricia Keller took sixth in the shot put (28-4), Brielle Edborg took second in the high jump while qualifying for sectionals with her leap of 4-10.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Rachel Johnson, Jenna Silzle, Miranda Horton and Jessica Haase took fourth.
For the boys, Mitchell Moore qualified for sectionals with his second in the 55 hurdles (8.53) and followed with a fourth in the 300 and 600 Dashes.
His hurdle time broke the school record of 9.08 set by Taylor Ordines in 2011.
Michael Capestrani took sixth place in that race.
Jordan Johnson (2:56.3) and Jon Healy (2:59.7) took second and fifth in the 1,000.
Capestrani and Johnson joined with Patrick Walsh and Christian Edborg to take third in the 3,200 Relay (9:42.2) and second in the 1,600 relay (4:00.5), which are consecutive races.
Sophomore Tristan Jenkins took third in the long jump with his leap of 17-2 while Awsten Beaver qualified for sectionals by taking with first with a 11-6 personal best in the pole vault.
In the 55, Justin Capuano (7.19) was fifth and freshman Henry Tapia (7.14) was third and qualifying for sectionals. Capuano also took sixth in the 300 (41.0).
Beaver and H. Tapia combined with Kevin Tapia and Graham Davis to take third in the 800 relay.