Oneonta High’s boys held off Holland Patent and Sidney while the host school’s girls cruised to victory Friday night in the Yellowjacket Invitational at OHS.
The boys compiled 76 points — four better than Holland Patent and six ahead of Sidney. Cooperstown finished 10th of 16 teams with 21 points. Milford finished 11th with 11 points.
OHS girls had 139 points to beat runner-up B-G/A by 70. Cooperstown finished fourth of 16 teams with 49 points. Milford finished sixth with 33 points.
Cooperstown’s Joe Harmon won the mile in 4:43.87.
Other local male top finishers were: Jacob Miller, Cooperstown, second in the 200-meter (24.07), sixth in the 100-yard dash (12.09); Elijah Coley, Milford, third in 110-meter hurdles (16.93), sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.35); Elijah Rutledge, Milford, fourth in the high jump (5-8); Sean Mebust (Cooperstown) fifth in the pole vault (10-0).
Cooperstown’s Kristin Ratliff won in the steeplechase (8:17.66). Keira Higgins of Milford finished second (8:38.18) while Cooperstown’s Becca Odell finished fourth (8.46.66).
Both local teams placed in the two relays. Cooperstown had two fourth place finishes. Bella Anania, Hayley White, Sara Breiten and Kate O’Handley placed in the distance medley (14:27.96) and Emily Calkins, Liz Millea, Chantel Huntington and Lucy Ford placed in the sprint medley (2:02.98).
Milford’s team of Lia Solensten, Emilie Mertz, Hannhan Saggese and Higgins finished third in the distance medley (13:57.21) while the team of Mertz, Solensten, Devin Kiser and Saggese finished sixth in the spring medley (2:03.98).
Other local female top finishers were: Mertz, Milford, finished third in the 100 (13.81) and fifth in the 200 (28.42); Calkins, Cooperstown, finished third in the 200 (28.21), third in the 400 (1:03.48) and fourth in the long jump (14-9); Saggese, Milford, finished fifth in the 400 (1:04.13) and fifth in the 800 (2:33.81); Higgins, Milford, finished third in the mile (5:56.63); O’Handley, Cooperstown, finished fifth in the mile (6:08. 90); Kelsey Lent, Cooperstown, finished sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:14.24); Millea, Cooperstown, finished second in the pole vault (7-0.01); Emmy Dolan, Cooperstown, finished sixth in the pole vault (6-0).
Although she ran in a relay, Cooperstown’s Lucy Ford missed the high jump competition. According to Cooperstown coach Connie Herzig, Ford has an ankle injury that could keep her from jumping for several weeks. Ford also missed the CSC championships on Tuesday.
“She is possible but not probable for the Class C-1 meet on May 23,” Herzig said. “We are hoping she will jump on May 30, the State Qualifier. If not, her season is over. It stinks, but that is the way it goes sometimes.”
Ford’s best jump this season, 5-4, is better than the top score at the 2012 state C-D championships.