The Cooperstown boys track dominated the Oneonta Invitational last Friday and sent a message to all of Section Three in the process: The Redskins are the team to beat.
CCS head coach Joe Kennedy said before Friday’s meet that Tully figured to be their biggest competition in Section Three, but they only managed to accumulate 73 points to finish third while the Redskins’ winning point total was 160.
``Tully was missing a number of athletes due to a scheduling conflict with their Senior Prom on Friday night,’’ said CCS head coach Joe Kennedy. While we are obviously encouraged by the strong performances from our boys, we still have not seen all that Tully brings to the table and we consider them a strong opponent in the Section.’’
Kennedy said he was extremely pleased with his team’s Distance Medley Relay, which ran a school record time of 10:40.8. Jacob Miller (800 meters in 2:02), Jeremiah Ford (400 meters in 52.3), Will Reis (1200 meters in 3:16)and Caleb Edmonds (1600 in 4:26) ran the race for the Redskins.
``For this week our focus is on the 70th Annual Eddy Meet at Union College in Schenectady on Saturday,’’ Kennedy said. ``This is considered one of the most competitive meets on the East Coast for high school track.’’
Cooperstown athletes attending include: Brandon Lane in High Jump, Alec Silvera in the 110 Hurdles, Scott in the Pole Vault, Will Reis in the 800, Caleb Edmonds in the 3200, Chris Wehner in the 110’s and the Relay team of Reis, Miller, Ford and Edmonds on the 3200 Relay.
``We have a chance to test ourselves against state caliber competition as we prepare for the league meet on Thursday May 20th at Sauquoit,’’ Kennedy added.
Last Friday, Silvera won three events to pace CCS to the team title, winning the 110 hurdles (15.2 seconds), the triple jump (41 feet, 5 1/2 inches) and the long jump (21-0).
Reis also won two events for the Redskins, earning victories in the 400 (52.7) and the 800 (1:58.7). Edmonds (mile, 4:28.2) and Lane (high jump, 6-0) also won events for the Redskins, who won the distance-medley relay.
Katelynn Kiuber won the long jump for the Cooperstown girls, who finished fourth with 51 points. Oneonta won the meet.