Sidney’s boys track team received victories from its 1,600-meter relay team and sophomore Austin Dean at the Parkhurst Invitational on Saturday at Union-Endicott.
The Warriors’ foursome of Ethan Green, Dean Howard, Hunter Sowersby and Austin McCarroll placed first in a season-best time of 3 minutes, 30.66 seconds to beat runner-up Brockport by about 2 seconds.
Dean won the shot put with a distance of 44 feet, 3.5 inches to edge second-place Collin Bookhout of Seton Catholic Central by a half-inch. Dean also threw his season-best of 142-8 in placing second in the discus, behind Odessa-Montour’s Dakota Simpson (155-8).
The night before in the Yellowjacket Invitational at Oneonta High, Dean placed second in both events, putting the shot 45-10.75 and throwing the discus 139-5.
For Sidney’s girls, Bethany Karl and Samantha Mullineaux placed second and fourth, respectively, in the shot put. Karl’s put went 33-1 and Mullineaux’s traveled 31-11.5. Alexis Daniels of Binghamton won at 34-10.
Two of the area’s premier boys sprinters went head-to-head Friday night in the Eagle Games, which were hosted by Downsville at Walton.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton/Morris’ Eddie Cotton won the 100 meters and Downsville’s Antonio Gomes placed first in the 200. Both races were close, Downsville coach Tim McNamara said.
“Eddie got the good start in the 100 and led most of the way, and Antonio gained on him right at the end,” McNamara said. “In the 200, Antonio got a great start. Eddie made a nice move with about 50 meters left, but Antonio held him off.”
Cotton and Gomes crossed in 11.3 in the 100. That lowered Gomes’ school record of 11.4.
Gomes finished in 22.8 in the 200, one-tenth of a second faster that Cotton. Gomes also lowered his school record in the 200, which had been 22.9.
Cotton, the overall athlete of the meet, also won the long jump with a meet record 20-3.