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April 7, 2014

B-G/A junior earns 3 wins at Windsor


Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton junior Julia Knapp won three events to lead the Bears to a fourth-place showing in the New York-Penn Invitational track meet Saturday at Windsor.

Knapp, a multiple-time place-winner at the state meet, placed first in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles, and won the long jump as B-G/A’s girls finished with 44 points – the same as Norwich. Elmira won with 86 points.

Sidney’s girls finished sixth with 35 1/2 points, one spot ahead of Oneonta High, which had 34.

In cold, windy conditions not conducive for fast times, Knapp won the 100 hurdles in 16.4 seconds, the 400 hurdles in 1:10.21 (about four seconds faster than the second-place finisher) and the long jump, covering 15 feet, 8 1/4 inches to just beat runner-up Mallory Stillman of Sidney, who jumped 15-6 3/4.

Stillman also finished second in the 100, crossing in 13.48. Oneonta’s Abby Picinich was third in 13.63 and Picinich also took second in the 200 in 27.34.

Oneonta senior Brittney Herrick finished second in the high jump, clearing 4-10, teammate Missy Emilio finished third in the 800 (2:29.97) and Unatego’s Mary Rommer was third in the 1,500 (5:07.55).

Also, Sidney’s 400 relay team and Oneonta’s 1,600 relay squad each finished third.

On the boys side, throwers Pedro Aparicio of B-G/A and Austin Dean of Sidney each earned victories.

Aparicio put the shot 43-3 and Dean won the discus with a throw of 140-0. Dean also placed third in the shot at 40-3.

Sidney finished eighth with 22 points. B-G/A was ninth with 18 and OHS had 14 to place 10th.

The Warriors’ Howard Dean finished third in the 400 in 53.18.

BASEBALLWindsor 11, Unatego 5

Kellen Komenda went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, but Unatego opened its season with a non-league loss on the road.

Komenda hit a towering double to left and scored Unatego’s first run in the third inning. Lucas DeJoy and Mark Maruszewski had two hits apiece for the Spartans, who will travel to Deposit today.

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