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April 8, 2014

Triple-threat Gomes lifts Downsville boys to track triumph

Staff Report

Antonio Gomes won three events Monday to lead Downsville’s boys to a home victory in their season opening track and field meet at Walton.

Gomes took first in the 100 meters (11.3 seconds), the 200 (22.9) and the long jump (17 feet, 6.5 inches) for the Eagles, who finished with 63 points.

“His times today were very impressive,” Downsville coach Tim McNamara said of Gomes, who also contributed to a win in the 1,600 relay (4:03.1).

Miles Liddell contributed wins in the 110 hurdles (20.8) and the high jump (5-2) for the Eagles, who received victories from Chance Byington in the discus (65-7) and Tyler Nimmo in the shot put (35-2).

Shawn O’Connor doubled up with firsts in the 1,600 (5:21.0) and the 3,200 (12:47.0) for Davenport/South Kortright, which finished second with 51 points.

Storm Shave (400, 58.1) and Ken Ward (800, 2:34.0) won for Stamford, which had 17 points.

Downsville also won the 400 relay in 53.9. D/SK took the 3,200 relay in 9:43.8.

Sarah Haight won three events to lead D/SK to the girls victory with 47 points. Haight took first in the 100 (13.8), the 100 hurdles (17.7) and the long jump (13-3.5). She also ran a leg on the winning 400 relay team (1:02.0) for D/SK, which got a win from Kaitlyn Stinson in the 800 (2:44.0).

Nicole Casciola (400, 1:09.6) and Cassandra Orr (discus, 45-7) paced Downsville, which had 33 points.

Stamford, which had 28 points, got victories from Megan Voorhees (1,500, 5:31.2), Pam DeVita (high jump, 3-8) and its 3,200 relay team (11:13.7).

Downsville visits Milford on Thursday.

at Milford

Dustin Collins won the 400 hurdles, the triple jump and the high jump to lead Cherry Valley-Springfield’s boys to a Tri-Valley League road victory.

The Patriots had 90 points, 40 better than runner-up Milford. Franklin finished with 15.

Collins won the 400 hurdles in 1:10.6. He also triple jumped 36-3 and shared the high jump victory with Milford’s Elijah Rutledge as both cleared 5-4.

Nick Mills contributed wins in the 100 (12.2) and the 200 (24.7) for CV-S.

Franklin’s Blaine Fairchilds won the 1,600 (5:15.06) and the 3,200 (12:02.0).

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