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  • Canandaigua girls, Victor boys, both R-H teams win indoor track sectional titles

  • The Canandaigua girls and Victor boys indoor track teams won Section 5 Class B championships Saturday at RIT. The Rush-Henrietta boys and girls won Class A titles.

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  • Even though Canandaigua coach Bob Dedrick wasn’t in attendance at the Section 5 indoor track championships, he was on the mind of every Braves athlete. The Canandaigua girls won the Class B title for Dedrick, who is battling stomach cancer, at Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday.
    “Every step we ran, we ran for coach Dedrick,” Canandaigua senior Meghan McCormick said. “He is our inspiration. He was always on my mind.”
    Canandaigua received several strong individual performances. Meghan McCormick took first in the 3,000 (10:52.01), first in the 1,500 (4:57.2) and sixth in the 600 (1:44.65); Christine Lyttle took first in the 55 hurdles (8.67), second in the 55 (7.68) and first as a part of the 4x200 relay (1:52.76); Kate McCormick took second in the 3,000 (10:57.15), fourth in the 1,000 (3:09.2) and fourth in the 1,500 (5:01.95); Lauren D’Amore took first in the 1,000 (3:04.36), third in the 1,500 (5:00.42) and second as a part of the 4x800 relay (10:26.40); Kendall D’Amore took second in the 1,000 (3:06.33) and second as a part of the 4x800 relay.
    However, depth is what carried the Braves to a title, beating second-place Pittsford Mendon by 41.25 points.
    “The McComricks and the D’Amores, they all scored a lot,” Canandaigua coach Arlene DeVinney said. “I had people jump and sprint better than they ever have.”
    DeVinney hoped to have the bus stop in front of Dedrick’s house on the way back to Canandaigua Academy. The Canandaigua girls also won an indoor title in 2010.
    The Victor boys squeaked out with a win in Class B. They topped Greece Olympia by just half a point. The title came down to the final event — the 4x200 relay. The Blue Devils needed to come in at least fourth place to get the win and the team finished exactly fourth.
    “This was a great win for the team,” Blue Devils coach Bob Goodell said. “Coming in, we knew we were going to be competitive, but we had no idea that we were going to win it. We had an outstanding day across the board.”
    Victor senior M.J. Erb had a huge day winning the 600 (1:25.85), and was a part of the 4x400 team that took first (3:37.06) and 4x200 team that sealed the win.
    “It’s a great feeling, we’re all excited,” Erb said. “It’s four years in the making. Each year it has been close with Olympia and us, so it’s good to finally get them, especially in my senior year.”
    Victor’s 4x800 relay team also took first place (8:56.9). Blue Devil Ben Maxwell won the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet.
    George Mertens, Ben Mertens, Nathan Yost, Connor Hayward, Dylan Iadanza, Anthony Nitche and Aidan Steiger all scored important points in the long and middle distance races.
    Rush-Henrietta’s boys and girls both won Class A sectional titles. The win makes it three in-a-row for the boys.
    Page 2 of 3 - “It’s special what these guys overcame. We had kids dinged up and they really stepped up today,” Royal Comets coach Mike DeMay said. “It’s really special winning a sectional title We never take it for granted.”
    Senior Colby Burke led the Royal Comets taking first in the 1,000 (2:34.41), fourth in the 1,600 (4:37.76) and was a part of the winning 4x400 relay. Teammate Chauncey Scissum won the triple jump (47-1) and took third in the high jump (5-10) and Eliott Lubner finished third in the shot put (42-5.5).
    The Rush-Henrietta girls won their first sectional title since 1982.
    “Two years ago, the girls lost by one point in the last event,” DeMay said. “They were determined this year.”
    Royal Comets junior Alana MacDonald won the 600 (1:38.37), took second in the 1,000 (3:01.41), and was a part of the winning 4x400 team (4:10.33). Victoria Shaffer took second in the hurdles (9.05), and won the high jump (5-7), setting school records in both. Ayanna Sanchez-Jones won the shot put (33-10).
    On the boys side of Class B, the winners were: 3,200: Jack Wesley, Pittsford Mendon (10:04.14); 1,000: Andrew Mullen, Brighton (2:38.91); 600: M.J. Erb, Victor (1:25.85); 55: Carnell Noble, Greece Olympia (6.58); 1,600: Jack Wesley, Pittsford Mendon (4:38.48); 300: Danny Seay, Greece Olympia (36.83); 55 hurdles: Jermaine Junious, Greece Olympia (8.03); 4x800 relay: Victor (8.56.90); 4x400 relay: Victor (3:37.06); 4x200 relay: Greece Olympia (1:35.60); long jump: Glenn Hines Jr., East (22-9.75); triple jump: Mike Morgan, Wayne (44-10.5); pole vault: Ben Maxwell, Victor (13-0); high jump: Mike Morgan, Wayne (6-feet, 8-inches); shot put: Ryan Cribbin, West Irondequoit (49-5).
    The team finish for Class B boys was: 1. Victor (108), 2. Greece Olympia (107.5), 3. East (50), 4. Pittsford Mendon (38), 5. Spencerport (34), 6. West Irondequoit (32), 7. Wayne (29.5), 8. Canandaigua (20), 9. Pittsford Sutherland (20), 10. Brighton (16), 11. Greece Arcadia (10).
    On the girls side of Class B, the winners were: 3,000: Meghan McCormick, Canandaigua (10:52.01); 1,000: Lauren D’Amore, Canandaigua (3:04.26); 1,500 racewalk: Bailey Kem, Victor (7:46.71); 600: Maggie Pryslak, Mercy (1:38.34); 55: Madeline Kopp, Spencerport (7.52); 1,500: Meghan McCormick, Canandaigua (4:57.20); 300: Madline Kopp, Spencerport (41.25); 55 hurdles: Christine Lyttle, Canandaigua (8.67); 4x800 relay: Pittsford Mendon (10.17.12); 4x400 relay: Mercy (4:22.53); 4x200 relay: Canandaigua (1:52.76); long jump: Nelson Trotter, Pittsford Mendon (16-0.5); triple jump: Nelson Trotter, Pittsford Mendon (32-8.25); pole vault: Sarah Bronk, Mercy (8-9); high jump: Joanna Heath, West Irondequoit (5-2); shot put: Kierra Carter, Mercy (32-7.75).
    The team finish for Class B girls was: 1. Canandaigua (145.76), 2. Pittsford Mendon (104.5), 3. Mercy (85), 4. Victor (37), 5. Wayne (29), 6. Spencerport (27.75), 7. Eastridge (19), 8. West Irondequoit (18), 9. Pittsford Sutherland (15), 10. East (5), 11. Brighton (3), 12. Greece Olympia (2), 13. Greece Arcadia (1).
    On the boys side of Class A, the winners were: 3,200-meters: Nick Rausher, McQuaid (9:45.05); 1,000: Colby Burke, Rush-Henrietta (2:34.41); 600: Cameron Johnson, Fairport (1:22.92); 55: Brian Smith, Greece Athena (6.47); 1,600: Keith Pease, Greece Athena (4:24.75); 300: Brian Smith, Greece Athena (34.47); 55 hurdles: Ronald Morrow, McQuaid (7.73); 4x800 relay: Rush-Henrietta (8:29.94); 4x400 relay: Rush-Henrietta (3:32.28); 4x200 relay: Wilson Magnet (1:31.70); long jump: Ismail El-amin, Wilson Magnet (23-7.25); triple jump: Chauncey Scissum, Rush-Henrietta (47-1); pole vault: Ryan Ellis, Gates-Chili (13-0); high jump: Pat Meyer, Hilton (6-2); shot put: Kyle Podgers, Hilton (46-9.5).
    The team finish for Class A boys was: 1. Rush-Henrietta (99), 2. Hilton (80), 3. Greece Athena (64), 4. Wilson Magnet (44), 5. Gates-Chili (36), 6. Fairport (33), 7. Brockport (27), 8. Edison Tech (26), 9. McQuaid (24), 10. Penfield (20), 11. Webster Schroeder (10), 12. Churchville-Chili (2).
    Page 3 of 3 - On the girls side of Class A, the winners were: 3,000: Katie Lembo, Penfield (10:38.23); 1,000: Leila Mantilla, Penfield (3:00.20); 1,500 racewalk: Melissa Tylock, Penfield (7:15.35); 600: Alana MacDonald, Rush-Henrietta (1:38.37); 55: Tanisha Love, Edison Tech, (7.28); 1,500: Leila Mantilla, Penfield (4.45.95); 300: Billie Carroll, Edison Tech (41.34); 55 hurdles: Janessa Mathews, Fairport (9.04); 4x800 relay: Hilton (9:54.95); 4x400 relay: Rush-Henrietta (4:10.33); 4x200 relay: Edison Tech (1:47.67); long jump: Amanda Entress, Gates-Chili (17-2); triple jump: Billie Carroll, Edison Tech (35-10.75); pole vault: Zoe Camillaci, Hilton (9-6); high jump: Victoria Shaffer, Rush-Henrietta (5-7); shot put: Anyanna Sanchez-Jones, Rush-Henrietta (33-10).
    The team finish for Class A girls was: 1. Rush-Henrietta (114), 2. Penfield (99), 3. Hilton (74), 4. Edison Tech (68), 5. Fairport (56), 6. Webster Schroeder (25), 7. Gates-Chili (22), 8. Brockport (16), 9. Webster Thomas (13), 10. Greece Athena (4), 11. Wilson Magnet (3), 12. Churchville-Chili (1).

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