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May 25, 2013

OHS track teams earn Class B titles

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Mitchel Couch helped Oneonta High’s boys to a narrow victory.

Jennifer Jelic paced the Yellowjackets’ girls to an easy win.

Both OHS track teams earned team victories in the Section Four Class B meet Thursday at Windsor.

OHS’ boys rode a second-place finish by their 1,600-meter relay team to a one-point victory over Maine-Endwell and two points clear of Susquehanna Valley.

The Yellowjackets had 92 points.

In the meet-ending relay, Ryan Minerosa, James Longo, Mat Robinson and Ben Gollin crossed in 3 minutes, 37.83 seconds. The host school won in 3:36.98, but second place was enough for the Yellowjackets, who came into the relay trailing SV, which finished sixth.

Couch placed first in the shot put and discus. He put the shot 42 feet, 7 inches to just beat three other competitors who exceeded 42 feet. Couch had an easier time in the discus, where his throw of 141-5 was over 9 feet ahead of runner-up John Gage of SV.

OHS also received victories from Gollin in the 1,600 (4:32.77) and Aaron Murphy in the triple jump (40-4).

Cameron Hazard’s 11-0 clearing in the pole vault placed him second.

Longo and Robinson placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 400 hurdles. Longo finished in 1:00.33 and Robinson crossed in 1:00.95.

Oneonta’s girls finished with 139 points _ 47 ahead of runner-up M-E.

Jelic won the 100 hurdles in 15.94 and the 400 hurdles in 1:06.53. She also joined Mary Buzzanca, Alexandra Sakoulas and Abby Picinich on a 400 relay that finished second in 52.06. M-E won in 51.91.

Oneonta’s 1,600 relay of Buzzanca, Missy Emilio, Sakoulas and Jelc crossed second in 4:18.92. Waverly won in 4:08.93.

Emilio, Fable Booker, Taylor Hitchcock and Claire Buzzanca placed second in the 3,200 relay, finishing 10:13.43. Waverly was first in 10:09.88.

“The girls just performed admirably today,” OHS girls coach Dave Forbes said. “We placed in every event except the triple jump.”

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