April 30, 2013


Dryden girls wrap up crown

LANSING – Led by triple individual event winner Mackenzie Todd, Dryden High’s girls’ track team locked up the Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Large School Division dual-meet crown Monday.
The Purple Lion ladies defeated Trumansburg 97-39 and host Lansing 87-53 to secure the regular season crown.
On the boys’ side, Trumansburg topped Dryden 102-36 while Lansing nipped Dryden 67-66. Trumansburg won the division title.
Groton and Marathon joined non-league opponent Cincinnatus in IAC action at Whitney Point. The host Golden Eagles boys downed Groton 53-39, Marathon beat Whitney Point 60-37 and Groton clipped Marathon 56-53.
In the girls’ meet Whitney Point defeated Groton 80-47 and Marathon 92-24 while Groton downed Marathon 47-40.
AT LANSING, Todd won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.7 seconds before heading to her field events. She won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet and the triple jump with a distance of 30-9.5. Todd picked up a fourth win with the 400m relay team (52.7) of Danielle Wojcik, Rachel Wojcik and Abbey Yatsko.
Yatsko scored her own wins in the 100m dash (12.5) and 400m (1:02.7).
Rachel Hutchinson won the 1,500-meter run in 5:07.3 and later captured the 800m in 2:33 flat. She also anchored the winning 3,200m relay team (10:37.7) that included Hannah Wildenstein, Anne McConnell and Kerry Mullins.
Shaina Sullivan scored the final Purple Lion win in the high jump. Sullivan cleared the bar at 4-8.
“The girls continue to perform at a high level as winning the division title was the first team goal to achieve,” Dryden coach Lee Stuttle said.
For the boys, Will Holt scored two of the three Dryden wins. Holt took first in the 110m hurdles (15.5) and 400m hurdles (59.8).
Bryan Norman scored the other Purple Lion win with a leap of 16-11 in the long jump.
AT WHITNEY POINT, Joel Twitchell and Isaac Wright were double winners for Groton while Daniel Harden led Marathon.
Twitchell won the 110m hurdles in 17.64 and followed up with a winning time of 1:03.94 in the 400m hurdles. Twitchell anchored the winning 1,600m relay team (3:52.2) with Jason Jenks, Josh Marlette and Theo Moore. Marlette would join Michael Perkins, Cody Spears and Tyler Totman on the victorious 400m relay (53.1).
Wright won both the shot put (34-8) and discus (114-8) for the Indians.
Harden collected his victories for the Olympians in the 400m dash (54.94) and triple jump (37-7.5).
Dylan Brickner scored a win for Marathon after posting a time of 11:18.90 in the 3,200m run.
Cincinnatus’ Jesse Constantino won the long jump with a leap of 18-9.
On the girls’ side, Groton and Cincinnatus picked up a lion’s share of the wins. Groton notched six wins and Cincinnatus five while Marathon recorded two wins.
Groton was led by Brenna Hahne with her wins in the 400m (1:06.9) and 800m (2:43) runs.
Other wins for the Indians came from Allison Cronk (1,500m, 5:37.4), Michaela Dunham (3,000m, 14:49.6), Jade Dostal (shot put, 26-4) and Chelsea Buckley (72-7).
Devin Blanchard recorded two wins for Cincinnatus. Blanchard won the 100m dash (14.64) and long jump (14-4). She ran the lead-off leg of the winning 400m relay team (59.4) with help from Madison Knickerbocker, McKenzie Lidell and Jordan Lidell. Knickerbocker scored her own win in the high jump by clearing the bar at 4-2/
Also scoring a win for the Red Lions’ was Kassidy Kievit in the 100m hurdles (18.82).
Marathon got a win from Celeste Rogers in the 200m dash with a time of 30.76.
Rogers joined Briann Lehman, Logan Vincent and Miranda Scott on the winning 3,200m relay time (11:36).


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