West Genesee boys track wins 4×100 at league meet

first_imgOverall, WG’s girls finished fifth out of six teams with 45.5 points as host Liverpool (185 points) prevailed, while the boys Wildcats had 42 points for seventh place in an eight-team field as Cicero-North Syracuse (125 points) edged Baldwinsville (121 points) for the title.Olivia Becker, Sandy Gardino, Natalie Keiling and Caitlin Mills rose to third place in the girls 4×100 in 52.26 seconds, with Mikeayla DeJesus, Abby Kuppinger, Abby Cooper and Mia Mitchell third in the 4×400 relay in 4:15.77.In field events, Etana Davis was fourth in the discus with a throw of 77’8”, just ahead of Vivian Youmans (76’5”) in fifth place as Davis also had a fifth-place shot put toss of 26’3 ½”. Tags: track and fieldWest Genesee In many different spots, the West Genesee track and field teams managed to find success during Thursday’s Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division championships at Liverpool High School Stadium.The boys Wildcats were victorious in the 4×100 relay, where Dan Gill, Jakob Petrocci, Patrick Peris and Esisas Brumfield went 43.96 seconds to easily outpace runner-up Corcoran (45.54) and the field.Before that, in the 100-meter dash, Gill, in 11.16 seconds, was second to Nottingham’s Jamel Nellons (11.06) as Esisas Brumfield was third in 11.38 seconds. Peris finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in 23.92 seconds, with Petrocci ninth.center_img Sophomore Lauren Puchta took third place in the girls pentathlon with 1,880 points in her first attempt at this event. Mitchell, Emma Lounsbery, Haylee McAuliffe and Kate Glass got fourth place in the 4×800 relay in 10:48.10.Becker got fifth place in the 100 hurdles in 17.47 seconds and sixth place in the triple jump with 31’6 ½”. DeJesus was fifth in the 200-meter dash in 27.60 seconds and also fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.44. Kuppinger was fifth in the 400 hurdles in 1:11.74.Natalie Buckhout had a sixth-place time of 5:05.40 in the 1,500-meter run as Liz Morey finished eighth. Alana Eastman finished sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:31.80, with Caitlin Raymond sixth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:47.90 and Faith Knox eighth in the 3,000-meter run. Mills cleared 4’6” in the high jump, tying for sixth place.Aside from the sprints, the WG boys got its best finish from Matt Bartolotta, who went 4:27.66 in the mile, second to the 4:23.77 by Fayetteville-Manlius’ Nolan Chiles. Peter McMahon finished ninth in 4:54.81.Marcus Body rose to fifth place in the pole vault, clearing 9’6” as Justin Byrne was seventh with 8’6”. Tony Pitzeruse was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 39’10” as Henri Youmans was seventh (96’3”) in the discus. Exavier Brumfileld was sixth in the long jump, going 19’5 ½”, with Noah Uczen ninth in the triple jump.Joe Desocio, Zack Quinn, Joe Parisi and Aiden Walsh were fifth in the 4×800 in 9:42.15. Bryan Reichert finished eighth in the 110 high hurdles in 20.04 seconds. Hopeton Wellington cleared 5’4” in the high jump to finish eighth.Each of WG’s teams will head to C-NS’s Bragman Stadium on Wednesday for the Section III Class AA championships.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey’s Allie Munroe develops quick shot after time with Team Canada

first_imgAllie Munroe donned a red and white sweater this past summer. From Aug. 17-21, Munroe skated at the visually stunning Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Those replaced her orange Syracuse jersey and Tennity Ice Pavilion, respectively.Munroe, joined by 84 elite young Canadian ice hockey players, participated in Team Canada’s National Development Summer Showcase. “We got to dress in the Team Canada dressing room. You got treated like a professional there.” Munroe said. “Walking into the dressing room for the first time I was like, ‘Wow. This is where I want to be.’” For years, Munroe had started her shot with the puck on her side, using a dragging motion. Troy Ryan, an associate coach for the Canadian National Team, instead challenged her to start her shot with the puck in front of her body. This allowed Munroe to drive the puck forward with greater velocity. By using the flexibility of her stick as opposed to winding up, Munroe was able to get her shot off quicker than ever. This season with the Orange (0-3-1), Munroe has utilized her new shooting style to get more shots off. Munroe is currently tied for fifth on the team with seven shots in four games and has used her new shooting style to build on a promising freshman season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was a sponge there,” Munroe said. “Taking things from different coaches and different players and applying them to my game here (at SU). Playing against the best players from Canada, that gives me a lot of experience.” Last year, Munroe recorded four goals and six assists. Her season culminated with being named to the All-College Hockey America Tournament team. Just more than a month after she was voted onto the team, Munroe was selected for Team Canada’s strength and conditioning camp. On July 21, Munroe started playing with the team. “Allie’s case represents that if you play hard here, you get a chance,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. Ryan worked close with Munroe during her time with the team. He said Munroe has a will to improve herself not seen in other players. In addition to making great strides in her strength and conditioning, Ryan specifically helped Munroe develop her new shooting technique. As Munroe began to feel comfortable with her new shot, she laughed. She was surprised no one had taught her that before. Flanagan attended the Summer Showcase and witnessed how far Munroe had come since joining the Orange last season. “A year ago Allie was saying ‘What am I doing here? This is all new,’” Flanagan said. “For her to get invited and do well, (she) understands she needs to take the next step both personally and for her team.”Flanagan personally singled out Munroe’s increased confidence in the early part of the season and has noticed her improvement. Syracuse has scored just three goals this season and needs Munroe’s improved shot to work. If her improved shot pans out, it’ll help SU recover from its poor start to the season and possibly land Munroe back at the Markin Macphail Centre. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2016 at 10:41 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more