This past weekend there were 4 athletes that traveled to Staten Island to compete in the NY State Track And Field Championships – at the Ocean Breeze Sports Complex.
Here is the photo of the 4 gifted athletes that made the trip [from left to right in the photo]
Alonzo Rodriguez-Spencer capped off his season by breaking the school record in the 600 M dash running a 1:24.45 and finishing 15th out of 35 at the meet
Seth Conner ran a 36.92 in the 300 M making him the 27th best 300 runner in the state [out of 35]
Kyle Krzanowicz finished 21st out of 35 in the LJ – leaping to a 20’ 2” jump
Ayana Bursie ran a 7.60 in the 55 M dash and finished 24th out of 35 -
This past weekend the indoor track teams tried one more time to solidify a spot in the State Qualifier meet as they traveled to SUNY Fredonia for the last meet before Sectionals this coming weekend. – There were some very good performances and a couple of qualifiers as well. Here are some highlights:
Maria Verrastro – threw a personal best in the shot with a toss of 32’ 7” and claimed a spot in the event @ sectionals
Destiny Gioia – cleared 6’ 6” in the PV for a personal best as well as ran a PB in the 600 – 2:01.9 and she will also be heading to the Sectional meet
Torrie Jenkins – leaped to a Personal best in the LJ – 13’ 10”
Ayana Bursie – ran a 7.59 in the 55 M and finished 2nd place overall in the meet – setting herself in a great position for next week
Andrew Reichert tied the school record in the PV – clearing 12’
Jake Kaminski – had a PB in the TJ – leaping 35’ 8”
Zack Zielinski – threw a PB in the Shot – heaving it 36’ 1”
Sultan Ahmed – ran a PB in the 600 – running a 1:36.2
The boys in the 4 x 400 Jason Williams, Seth Conner, Rhyan Riggs, and Sultan Ahmed ran a 3:54 and won the event at the meet
The select few will make the trip to Houghton College this weekend for the State Qualifier Meet – where the winner and 2nd place will get to take the bus ride down to compete in the State meet on Friday and Saturday – at the Ocean Breeze Complex - Staten Island, NY.
Attention – all indoor track athletes – if your season is over and you are not in sectionals – you need to hand your uniforms in ASAP.
Outdoor signups and meeting will be on March 1st – in the HS café – starting @ 2:00 pm.
You will be hearing and receiving very important information that you will need to be there for.
Also please make sure you get your physical and turn in a Health History Form ASAP.
This past weekend some Indoor track athletes traveled to The Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio [the US Olympic training facility] for the HS Showcase meet – there were some great performances – here are the highlights
The Boys 4 x 200 relay broke the school record in a time of 1:34.04 – running the event was Seth Conner, Kyle Krzanowicz, Alonzo Rodriguez-Spencer, and Danny Stevens
Andrew Reichert broke the 60M hurdle record that he just established a couple weeks ago running a 9.21
The girls 4 x 200 ran their 2nd best time of the season – running a 1:55.04 – running it was Siara Romanczak, Torrie Jenkins, Mai Le, and Ayana Bursie
The 4 x 800 relay ran a great season best time of 8:33.6 – running it was Steven Austin, Seth Fonda, Kyle Krzanowicz, Alonzo Rodriguez-Spencer.
The team will travel to SUNY Fredonia this coming Saturday for a Varsity Select meet – the last of them before the State Qualifier next weekend @ Houghton College
The Varsity wrestling team placed 4 of their 5 wrestlers this past Saturday at the State Qualifiers held in Salamanca. Tyler Le placed 4th at 113 lbs, Kiar Parker placed 3rd at 285 lbs, while Katrell Jackson and Eric Bartnik both placed 2nd. Huy Dang was the 5th wrestler who was entered and also wrestled well winning one match. In the finals Jackson lost 10-2 in the finals while Bartnik dropped a 5-4 decision.
As the wrestling season comes to a end and we wait to see if anyone earns a wildcard to the State Tournament, all wrestlers please make sure you get you banquet money into Mrs. Bartnik along with your candle orders. All wrestlers stay in tune for summer camps and tournaments as well as practices. Lastly, to the students of Central wrestling is such a great sport and Central has a great tradition truly think about giving it a shot for next season. All students are welcome when we do open mats for practices to come and give it a try. Stay tune................