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May 13, 2014

Herrick opens STAC track championships with pentathlon victory

Staff Report

Oneonta High senior Brittney Herrick won the pentathlon Monday as the Southern Tier Athletic Conference track championships opened with two events at Windsor.

Herrick, a senior, compiled 2,414 points, her best score in the event.

She cleared 5 feet, 1 1/4 inches to place first in the high jump. Herrick also had the best shot put at 31-4 1/2 and finished third in the 100-meter hurdles in 17 seconds.

The Yellowjackets' Mat Robinson finished fourth in the pentathlon with 2,738 points.

Robinson cleared 5-8 3/4 in the high jump, ran a personal-best of 18.0 in the 110 hurdles, long jumped 18-2 1/2 and completed the 1,500 in 4:38.

The boys and girls and steeplechase also was held Monday.

The remainder of the meet will be completed Thursday at Windsor.

MAC Championships

Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton junior Julia Knapp won the pentathlon with 2,714 points as the Midstate Athletic Conference Championships opened at Greene.

Knapp won by more than 900 points over runner-up Shelby Medovich of Harpursville.

B-G/A's Daphne Knapp placed first in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, crossing in 8 minutes, 2.5 seconds. Unatego's Vita Gugliemetti was second in 8:42.5.

On the boys side, B-G/A's Adam Bauerle won the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:49.8. Sidney's Chase Northrop placed second in 11:16.2.

Delhi's Russ Cobane placed first in the pentathlon with 2,386 points. Austin Ryan of Unatego was second with 2,283.

The remainder of the meet will be contested Thursday at Greene.

LACROSSE

JC 20, Oneonta 7

Sam Sherrill and Jake Crotser had two goals apiece, but host Oneonta High fell in the Section Four Lacrosse Conference.

Nick Naferis had seven goals and two assists for Johnson City. He scored six of the Wildcats' eight second-quarter goals as JC took a 14-4 lead into halftime.

"He's a heck of a player for them," OHS coach Jeff Armer said of Naferis.

Mitchell Spaziani, Will Smith and Nick Giacomelli also scored for the Yellowjackets (5-9), who just missed qualifying for sectionals.

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