GAME OF THE WEEK: PATROON CONFERENCE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
05-18-10- 11:25 a.m. - On Thursday, May 13, at Taconic Hills Central School in Craryville, hundreds of male and female athletes from twelve schools, including local Columbia County teams Chatham, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, New Lebanon, and Taconic Hills, met up at the annual Patroon Conference Championships track meet. The athletes and fans were treated to nearly perfect weather for a mid-May track event, and when the sun set and the dust settled after nearly five hours of action, Ichabod Crane came away victorious as the male and female winners.
On the boys' side, by virtue of final standings at the championship meet, Maple Hill won the overall Patroon Conference crown for the entire season after bringing home second in the meet, and ICC finished second overall in the league after winning the meet. Chatham finished third in the meet and in the league, while Hudson brought home fourth in both the meet and league, and Taconic Hills finished seventh in the meet and fifth overall in the league. New Lebanon rounded things out finishing eighth in the championships but tying for sixth overall on the season.
On the girls' side, Maple Hill took home second in the championships, while Chatham finished third, Taconic Hills fourth, and Emma Willard fifth.
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Final standings for the women were Ichabod Crane in first, Chatham and Maple Hill tied for second, while Taconic Hills took fourth and Willard fifth.
There were a number of great all-around performances on the local boys' side of things, including Cody Price, who finished in first place in three individual events and a first in a relay. Gavin Clark-Gartner brought home points in four events, finishing in first, second, third, and fourth place. Five athletes scored in three events including Anthony Altobelli, who brought home two wins; Jack Sullivan, Nicholas Accousti, and Dan Hernandez, who scored in three jumping events; and Ian Cooke.
For Chatham, three athletes pointed in four events, including Josh Keyes, who earned two wins; Quin Calhoun and Ryan Coon, who won the pole vault; and Will Gauthier, who picked up one relay win and pointed in two other events.
For Hudson, Tayron Bryant scored in three events, including wins in the 100 and 200, while Kadeem Chung pointed in three events. Three other athletes pointed in two events, including Michael Black; Bryce Courbois, who won the 800; and Shevar Thomas who won the high jump.
Ben Burgess was the high scorer for New Lebanon, winning the triple jump and earning a point in 200.
For home-standing Taconic Hills, Nolan Boice brought home points in two field events.
Ichabod Crane didn’t win by accident on the girls' side. They had a number of quality performances, including Lisa Bodratti, who was a part of four wins for ICC, two of which were individual events. Mikeyla Freeman earned three wins and a second for ICC, while Natalie Nicholson notched three wins, including an individual title in the 100. Sydney Sericolo added three wins, two in individuals, while Jen Receveur picked four scoring events, including two firsts, a second, and third. Rachel Visconti added a first-, a second-, and a fourth-place finish to lead the Riders.
For Chatham Cailey Nieto scored points in four events, while Erica Laguesse, Rosa Acheson, and Kayla Clark all scored points in three events to help the Panthers bring home third.
Emma Gryner was an all around standout for Taconic Hills, scoring points in three individual events and four overall, while Kayla Henderson added points in four individual events. Paige Ferratto helped out with points in three events for the Titans.
For Hudson, Sam Davis was the only event winner, bringing home first place in the triple jump, while Anna Barzanti scored in both the 1,500 and the 4 x 800 relay.
Both Hannah Spring and Alannah Carpinello pointed in two events for New Lebanon.
100 Bryant, Tayron 11 Hudson 11.57
200 Bryant, Tayron 11 Hudson 23.20
400 Somerville, John 10 Maple Hill 51.74
800 Courbois, Bryce 12 Hudson 2:02.53
1,600 Price, Cody 11 Ichabod Crane 4:42.00
3,200 Altobelli, Anthony 11 Ichabod Crane 10:16.01
110H Bazan, Zach 11 Maple Hill 15.98
400H Price, Cody 11 Ichabod Crane 57.97
3k SC Price, Cody 11 Ichabod Crane 10:19.12
4 x 100 Chatham A 45.24
1 Keyes, Josh 11
2 VanAlstyne, Todd 12
3 Mashaw, Tyler 12
4 Gauthier, Will 11
4 x 400 Ichabod Crane A 3:33.48
1 Accuosti, Nicholas 11
2 Clark-Gartner, Gavin 10
3 Dellehunt, Matthew 11
4 Cooke, Ian 10
4 x 800 Ichabod Crane A 8:37.92
1 Price, Cody 11
2 Sullivan, Jack 10
3 Gildersleeve, Matthew 11
4 Altobelli, Anthony 11
HJ Thomas, Shevar 12 Hudson 6-00.00
PV Coon, Ryan 12 Chatham 12-00.00
LJ Keyes, Josh 11 Chatham 19-11.25
TJ Burgess, Ben New Lebanon 41-09.75
SP Jones, Jason 12 Catskill 46-11.75
Disc Danaher, Sean 12 Maple Hill 143-09
Pent Despart, Chris 12 Maple Hill 2478
Final Team Rankings (19 Events Scored)
1 Ichabod Crane 160
2 Maple Hill 118
3 Chatham 113
4 Hudson 67
5 Greenville 27
6 Catskill 26
7 Taconic Hills 21
8 New Lebanon 20
9 Rensselaer 19
10 Coxsackie-Athens 17
11 Cairo-Durham 1
100 Nicholson, Natalie 10 Ichabod Crane 12.82
200 Gregg, Caroline 12 Emma Willard 26.23
400 Van Auken, Alex 10 Greenville 1:03.77
800 Freeman, Mikela 9 Ichabod Crane 2:26.98
1,500 Sericolo, Sydney 9 Ichabod Crane 5:16.36
3,000 Connolly, Somer 9 Maple Hill 11:50.80
100h Bodratti, Lisa 12 Ichabod Crane 16.01
400h Bodratti, Lisa 12 Ichabod Crane 1:11.05
2k SC Sericolo, Sydney 9 Ichabod Crane 8:24.75
4 x 100 Ichabod Crane A 51.08 2 10
1 Receveur, Jen 10
2 Visconti, Rachel 11
3 Nicholson, Natalie 10
4 Bodratti, Lisa 12
4 x 400 Ichabod Crane A 4:11.31 2 10
1 Sericolo, Sydney 9
2 Bodratti, Lisa 12
3 Freeman, Mikela 9
4 Nicholson, Natalie 10
4 x 800 Ichabod Crane A 10:40.09 10
1 Leggett, Sagan 7
2 Sullivan, Reagan 8
3 Tretheway, Colleen 9
4 Freeman, Mikela 9
HJ Hudson, Annie 12 Emma Wilard 4-06.00
PV Receveur, Jen 10 Ichabod Crane 9-00.00
LJ O'Connor, Alyssa 12 Maple Hill 14-04.50
TJ Davis, Samantha 12 Hudson 34-02.00
SP Roth, Katie 11 Maple Hill 33-09.25
Disc Roth, Katie 11 Maple Hill 103-04
Pent Mink, Alicia 10 Ichabod Crane 1992
Final Team Rankings (19 Events Scored)
1 Ichabod Crane 166
2 Maple Hill 138.33
3 Chatham 89
4 Taconic Hills 52.83
5 Emma Willard 51
6 Greenville 27.50
7 New Lebanon 22
8 Hudson 18
9 Coxsackie-Athens 14
10 Catskill 8.33
11 Rensselaer 2