NORFOLK - A pair of perrenial Northern Conference Boys Track-Field powers, in OFA and Norwood-Norfolk, met on Tuesday in a early season meet which took the complexion of a heavyweight boxing match in a steady rain.
Both teams went to their strengths to deliver big scoring punches before 3-0, N-N claimed a 124-117 victory over OFA in its season-opener. The Flyers also controlled the girls meet 190-127.
We performed well but they just came up with some big races, said OFA Coach John Tebo.
Madrid-Waddington travelled to Malone and lost both ends of the dual meet to strong Huskie contingents.
OFA was led by a classic sprint trifecta by Donnie Smith who led the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes and also teamed with Jake Sias, Austin VanGordon and Owen Pearson to win the 4x400 relay.
Jake Sias followed Smith for a 1-2 in the 100 dash and Alex Sias, Jake Sias and Taylor Bouchard combined on a 1-2-3 in the triple jump. The Sias brothers also combined with DaKota Pratt and Kevin Joanette for a victory in the 4x200 relay.
Connor Levison and Kyle Fulk anchored the Flyers with two individual wins apiece as the teams split first-place finishes with eight each. Levison combined with high jump winner Dion Aumell for 1-2 finishes in the 110 and 400 hurdles. Fulk led 1-2s 1600 and 3200 meters where Connor Fulk and Deven Grant took second and Grant led another 1-2 in the 800 where Connor Fulk took second. Kyle and Connor Fulk, Grant also ran on the winning 3200 relay with Tyler Hardy.
Other OFA firsts came from Devon Compo in the shot put, Alex Cole in the discus throw and seconds came from Joe Grizzuto in the high jump and Taylor Bouchard in the long. Jake Wellings turned in a key first place in the long jump.
Brianna Hayes won four events for the Lady Flyers (3-0) taking the long jump, shot put, 400 and high jump. Kaycie Saucier won the 1,500 and 3,000 for the Flyers.
Highlighting the OFA effort was a 1-2 finish by Alexis Foster and Chelsea Montroy in the discus throw and a 100 dash-triple jump double victory by Charlotte Miller who also took second in the long jump. Kurstyn Macaulay led the 800 and Sarah Mitchell ran second over 3200 meters and Markie Willard rounded out an OFA 1-2 in the triple jump.
HUSKIES SWEEP M-W
MALONE 173, M-W 68: Bailey Fellion won the 100 and 800 for Malone (1-0). Jamiel Stapleton (triple jump, high jump), Mitchell Marlow (1,600 and 3,200) and Daniel Badgley (110 hurdles, 400 hurdles) were the other two-event winners.
Ian Hawkins led M-W by winning the discus throw and taking second in the shot put. Nick Zeledon paced the long jump and took second in the 110 hurdles and Brendan ONeill took second in the 200 dash and 400 hurdles.
MALONE 218, M-W 90: Lillian Gishey won the high jump and triple jump for Malone (1-0), Marissa Perez won the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles, Carrie Pomainville took the 800 and 1,500 and Rebekkah Bond won the 200 and 400.
Madrid-Waddingtons lone first place on the day came from the foursome of Taylor Harris, Susan Clark, Megan McCall and Kelsie Tiernan in the 4x100 relay.
McCall also took second in the high high jump and Natalie Boland took second in the discus throw.
CANTON 116, POTSDAM 88: Lisbon Central student Ryan Buckley and Evan LaPoint each won two events to send Canton (2-1) past the Sandstoners in Potsdam.
Buckley took the 110 hurdles and the 400 hurdles, and LaPoint won the high jump and discus for Canton. Oden Robertson paced the Sandstoners (1-2) with 100 and 200 wins.
CANTON 148, POTSDAM 116: Three individual wins from Morgan Rosser helped Canton beat the Sandstoners in Potsdam. Rosser claimed the high jump, long jump and triple jump for Canton (3-0).
Lindsay Proulx won the shot put and the 100 hurdles for Canton. Maddie Drechsel won the 100 and 200 for the Sandstoners (1-2).
Two Lisbon Central students figured prominently in the scoring. Laura Pierce led the 3200 meters and Maeve Bowdish took seconed in the discus throw.
GOUVERNEUR 164, MASSENA 77: Four athletes from Gouverneur were two-event winners against the Red Raiders (0-2) in Massena.
Luke Dunkelberg won the 200 and 400 for the Wildcats (3-0). Gouverneurs other double-winners were Jacob Erdman (1,600 and 3,200), Joshua Uribe (400 hurdles and triple jump) and Adrian McShane (110 hurdles and high jump).
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
GOUVERNEUR 200, MASSENA 93: Gabby Dunkelberg and Belisena Hall were double-winners as Gouverneur (2-1) defeated the Red Raiders in Massena.
Dunkelberg won the 800 and 3,000 and Hall claimed the long jump and triple jump. Jacilyn Lamica led Massena (0-2) with wins in the 100 hurdles and high jump.