LUCY FORD PLACED THIRD for the Cooperstown girls in the high jump event at the Oneonta High School Invitational on Friday.


Cooperstown’s Alec Silvera and Will Reis set school records Friday in the Yellowjacket Invitational at Oneonta High.

Silvera, the state’s defending Division  II champion in the 110-meter hurdles, lowered his school mark in the high hurdles, crossing in 14.7 seconds. Silvera’s old mark of 14.89 was set last season. He had some competition as well as Norwich’s Jon Foulds finished second in 15.2 and teammate Chris Wehner placed third in 15.4.

Reis sped to a clocking of 1:55.0 in a closely contested 800. To this point in the season, no one in the area had broken 2 minutes in the event. Norwich’s Matt Murray also set a school record, crossing 1:56.2 and Oneonta’s Zach Rabeler was third in 2:00.8.

Silvera also long jumped his season-best of 20 feet, 5 inches but placed second behind Norwich’s Patrick Taylor, who covered 21-1. Silvera also set his personal-best in winning the 400 hurdles. He crossed in 57.5, just ahead of Walton’s Kevin Flaherty, who finished in 58.1.

Norwich won the team boys title  with 143 points, 42 ahead of Cooperstown.Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton was third with 79 in the 12-team meet.

B-G/A’s Adam Davis was a doublewinner, placing first in the high jump (6-0) and the pole vault (12-5). Teammate Sam Kane won the mile in 4:31.9.

The host school received victories from Levi Anderson in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:11.7) and its distance- medley relay team of Rabeler, Anderson, James Longo and Scott Conrade, which crossed in 11:07.9. Cooperstown’s Brandon Daniels won the discus with a throw of 127-5.

Oneonta’s girls cruised to the team title with 124 points. B-G/A was second with 83 and West Canada Valley took third with 71.

Like the boys meet, the hurdles races were among the fastest of the day, specifically the 400 hurdles.

Laura Harmon broke the Cooperstown school record in the 2,000 meter Steeplechase. CCS coach Connie Herzig said she ran a fantastic race, getting second to the area leader, Beth Gollin of Oneonta. Harmon ran  7:53.5, breaking the old record set byLaura Resnick of 8:06.0, set in 2008.

“That is a 12.5 second margin, and it was especially great, since her previous best was 8:18.5, which she ran last year,” wrote Herzig in an e-mail.

Harmon will compete with the rest of her squad on today in Morrisville- Eaton at the CSC Division II Championship Meet. She will again run the Steeplecahse next Tuesday at the Section III event in Canastota.

B-G/A eighth-grader Julia Knapp won in 1:07.5, followed by Oneonta’s Jenn Jelic in 1:08.1. Sidney’s Lyndsay Delello, a runner-up in the D-II state meet the past two years in the event, finished third in 1:08.7. Those times represent the three fastest in the area this year.

Delello won the 100 hurdles in 16.4, just beating Jelic, who crossed in a personal-best 16.5.

Knapp also won the 200 in 26.2. Teammate Jess Avery won the pole vault, clearing 9-6, and Isamarie Ramos won the 800 in 2:29.5 for B-G/A.

Edmeston’s Emily Holdorf won the 100 in 12.9 seconds.

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