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May 23, 2013

CV-S boys win division track title

Host Cherry Valley-Springfield rolled to the Tri-Valley League boys team championship with 126 points last Thursday, beating runner up Gilbertsville-Mount Upton/Morris by 28.

Dustin Collins won two individual titles for the Patriots, taking the triple jump at 42-1.5 and the high jump at 5-10.

Ben Drugatz also earned a T-V title for the Patriots, winning the 400 in 53.35. That marked one of three sub-54-second efforts as Jerry Murello of Laurens finished second in 53.68, followed by CV-S’ Nick Mills at 53.88.

Mills and Drugatz also led the victorious 1,600 relay team as they were followed by Kyle Jaquay and Isiah Montgomery for a 3:45.45 finish.

Drugatz anchored the winning 3,200 relay team as well. He joined Jaquay, Ethan Drugatz and Elijah Lyon for a championship time of 8:57.67.

Milford’s Elijah Coley swept the hurdles, winning the 110 in 17.38 and the 400 in 1:03.20. He edged Tom McGroder of Edmeston in the latter by .26 seconds.

The girls meet featured a much closer team finish as GMU/M edged Richfield Springs, 80-74, for the title.

Christina Hawkins paced the GMU/M girls with wins in the shot put (34-2) and the discus (106-1).

Teammate Emily Leboffe contributed a title in the 3,000 (12:08.73).

Richfield Springs stayed close with six champions, including doubles for Christina Gurley (100, 13.12; 200, 27.48) and Tessa Buck (long jump, 13-10.5; triple jump, 32-9.5).

Buck and Gurley joined Petra Peretin and Morgan Sylvester for victories in the 400 relay (54.26) and the 1,600 relay (4:23.17) as well.

Other double-winners were Milford’s Hannah Saggese (400, 1:03.52; 800, 2:31.61) and Edmeston’s Madison Kline (1,500, 5:29.25; 2,000 steeplechase, 8:01.97).

Saggese also anchored the winning 3,200 relay team, which featured Lia Solensten, Lizette Holiday and Keira Higgins and finished in 10:45.16.

Hurdles titles went to Davenport/SK’s Sarah Haight (100, 17.21) and Stamford’s Cassie Ehrhart (400, 1:11.01).

Shianne Coss rounded out the T-V girls champs with a win in the high jump at 4-6. Haight also cleared 4-6 but lost on jumps.

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