It’s the fastest outdoor time ever recorded in this event, although for recordkeeping purposes metric events are converted to 4xMile. The converted time at Saratoga Springs for the 4xMile was 19:55.53, the third fastest time in history. The Blue Streaks set the national record of 19:40.67 in the 4xMile last year at the Nike Outdoor Nationals.
“They were determined to get out there and have a good time,” Saratoga Springs coach Linda Kranik said in a phone interview. “Ella opened. That’s good for our confidence going to the Penn Relays next week.”
Also for Saratoga Springs in the event, Sheridan Wheeler won the girls’ 2000 steeplechase with a time of 6:53.12, McKinley Wheeler won the girls’ mile (5:03.12), Ryan Bush won the boys’ 3.200m (9:06.92) and Jack Foster won the boys’ shot put ( 54-10). Carter Kokerstein of Sheindendhua won the boys’ 100m (10.73), and the Plainsmen won the boys’ 4×100 relay.
Zionna Perez-Tucker of Mohenassen won the 100 and 400 meters at the Niskayuna Warrior Track and Field Classic, including a record 12.22 seconds in the shorter sprint. Perez Tucker won the 400 with a time of 57.52 seconds. Albany Academy’s Erin Poehler also won two events in the 1500 (4:50.60) and 3000 (10:13.34).
Other individual winners on the track are Shenindhua’s Kate Donaldson in the 200 (26.97) and Charlotte Gable in the 800 (2:21.82), Ariana Derby Burnt Hills-Balston Lake in the 100 hurdles (16.52), Mia Paulino in the 2000 steeplechase (7:21.32), and Harriet Healy. From Ballston Spa in 400 hurdles (1:08.67). On the field, the winners were Mia Belanger of Burnt Hills in the high jump (5-4), Columbia McKenzie Wagner in the pole vault (9-3), Camilla Douglas of Bethlehem in the long jump (17-1), South Glens Falls. She put Abby Seaman in the triple jump (35-9 ¼), Emma bet Fonda Fultonville in the discus (94-5) and Colonies Doana Greaves in the shot (33-11 ¾).
Shenindhua won the women’s team title with 94 points, while Burnt Hills came in second with 73 points and Gelderland was third with 72 points.
In the boys competition, records fell in four events with Daniel Malatesta of Niskauna in the 800 (1:57.05), Peter Folgerie of Burnt Hills in the 3000 (8:43.81), Albany Academy Bashir Brillo in the long jump (22-5 ½) and Fonda Fultonville Alessandro Saltsman in Disc (177-6).
Schenectady had a pair of sprint winners with Deron Davis at the 100 (11.05) and Che Samuel at the 200 (22.54). Other winners in the ring are New Rochelle’s Kaiki Braga in the 400 (42.19), Columbia’s Nathan Davis in the 1500 (4:02.95), Queensbury Michael Killgallon in the 110 throw (14.96), Ballston Spa’s Isha Hana in the 400 hurdles (59.26) and Julian Franjieh Niskauna in the 3000 hurdles (9: 32.68). In the field events, other winners were Andrew Farnsworth of Mohenassen in the high jump (6-2), Carter Petersen of Fonda Fultonville in the pole vault (13-0), Alexandros Wheeler of Columbia in the triple jump (45-6) and Mount Anthony. Isaiah Bronach (59-0 ½) throw.
Fonda-Fultonville won the team competition with 60 points, four points behind runner-up Schenectady.
BALLSTON SPA SOFTBALL SHINES IN GRAND SLAM
At the Ballston Spa Grand Slam, host Scotties kicked off the day with a 12-0 victory at Mount Anthony (Vt.) as Livia Weltsie closed out an eight-stroke to match a singles home run in a plate. Carly Koopman also starred, while Maggie Leon doubled, singled out and led in four runs, and Natalia Guthrie got a double with three RBIs.
Ballston Spa followed that up by scoring 14 unanswered times in a 14-2 win over Oneida. Hadley Donnelly hit the double ball and was one of five players – along with Taylor Russell, Madeleine Peroni, Maggie Leon and Koeppman – to lead in two rounds each. Ballston Spa opened the game with eight games in the second half and third with five.
Monroe Woodbury scored a 2–0 victory over Shennendhua in the event, with Brianna Roberts scoring 14 goals in the match. Shenendhua pitcher Pekka Zawistoski was strong in defeat, scoring six and scattering seven.
After not getting hit, Shenindhua responded later in the day with a 15-5 victory over Avril Park. Kelsey Higgins went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, Natalia Colonie finished three times of the course with three RBIs and scored four runs, and Breanna Hayes had a 3 for 5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs. Nagl and Molly Eaton of Averell Park have both done the civilisation.
Also at the Ballston Spa Grand Slam, South Glens Falls defeated Colony 10-3, with Jade Maille belting a pair of home runs and driving in four runs as the Bulldogs collected eight additional base strokes. Gabby Bowman doubled for the Colony.
In an out of the league game, Hoosick Falls scored six first-time runs to set the tone for a 14-1 win over Mechanicville that featured three RBIs from Kate Waugh, while Lyric Kriner hit singles, doubles, triples, and scored four runs. Allie Kenyon and Kadynce Goudreau chose Mechanicville.
Greenwich beat Greenville 7-1, then beat hosts Maple Hill 10-0 to win the Maple Hill Tournament. Maple Hill beat Amsterdam 18-2 in another first round match, and Grenfell beat Amsterdam 15-0 in the consolation match. Shelby Lamont of Amsterdam was selected as the team of the tournament.
FONDA-FULTONVILLE Won the War Memorial Championship
Jackson Crocher led the winning inning in the bottom of the seventh inning when baseball team Fonda Fultonville defeated Schuylerville 2-1 in the championship game at the Phil Warring Memorial Tournament. Derek Duvall went 3-for-3 and drove in a race with Fonda-Fultonville, while scoring 13 in six on-hill runs before Tyler Dawes took the win. Owen Sullivan beat in Schuylerville’s only race.
In the opening round of the Phil Waring Championships, Fonda-Fultonville beat Saratoga Catholic 4-3 as the Braves led the way for seventh, and Duval led the way with two and two RBIs. Singles Ronan Rowe twice for Saratoga Catholic.
Schuylerville defeated Canajoharie 12-2 in another opening round match, with Ashton Morris submitting two singles matches and two RBIs. Jacques Montagne doubled for Kanajuhari.
Kanajuhari defeated Saratoga Catholics 5-0 in a consolation match behind three strokes from Rich Tamsit and L.A. Fairley. Tamsett pitched six runs for the two-stroke and added a double and two RBIs on the board, while Tom Weingart composed the Cougars. Hunter Waltz, Pierce Byrne and Chris Lockwood had hits at Saratoga Catholic base.
In the Colony Cup, the CBA defeated the Colony 9-1. Michael O’Shaugnessy drove in three runs and merged into one hitter on the hill with Owen Goodridge. Goodridge allowed an unearned run over five uninjured rounds, and O’Shaugnessy hit six of the seven hitters he faced with relief, with Tyler Sausville singles for Colony’s only hit.
In their second Colony Cup game, Joe Carpers and Sam Kiss led three runs in Shaker’s 11-4 victory over Colony. Daniel Barbero doubled, singles and led in two runs for Coney, who also got a hat-trick from Jordan Giuliano.
In the final match of the quarterfinals, Karpierz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs as Shaker scored three times in the eighth place finish for the 8-5 win over the CBA. Ben Hawkins doubled, singles and led in two runs to lead the CBA.
In a Colonial Council game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, Cohos’ Nicholas Chickaway scored 10 goals to lead the 5-0 win over Copleskill-Richmondville. Michael Melendez has had a pair of Cobleskill-Richmondville hit songs.
Genio Savoca of Albany Academy scored seven goals in a full match with four in the 3-0 win over Albany Academy. Alex Jay and Andrew Kendlon doubled down on the win. Sam Booth got two of Niskayuna’s four hits.
Shenindhua dropped his decision 5-3 to Mamaronic, with David Gustafson netting a double and two in defeat to match Austin Caldwell’s double.
Shenindhua made a comeback later in the day with an 11-2 victory over New Rochelle. Ethan Farina went 4-5 with a double and three RBI to lead the Plainsmen, and Gustafson had a single, double and two RBI.
Columbia lost 5-3 to New Rochelle despite Kyle Blake’s three hits a day and defeats by Stephen Heller, Jack Bennett and Jacob Scarlis. Both hits by Bennett were double.
Mamaronic beat Colombia 9-3 in the second game of the Blue Devils today, with Colombia getting three hits from Scarles and a home attack from Jack Bennett.
Saratoga Springs won 13-1 at Broadalpine Perth as Raul Rodriguez went 3 for 3 with two doubles and led in three runs. Charles Derizzo added two doubles, scored two RBIs and three runs. Luke chose Tambasco and drove in a race to Broadalpine Perth.
Fort Plain beat Johnstown 5-1 as Austin Vangorder delivered a three-stroke with eight strokes for the Hilltoppers. Johnstown’s Vinnie Rizzo hit three times.
Children’s lacrosse Gelderland beats Shenindhua
Dani Macchiarella scored four goals and an assist in the suburban club’s 9-7 victory for Gelderland over Shenindhua. Tommy Tyksinksi added two goals and one assist in the victory, and goalkeeper James Mayer saved 14 times. For Shenindhua, Nate Wolff and Freddy Hicks scored two goals each.
Ballston Spa beat the CBA 12-6 behind three goals and three assists from Geno DeRubertis, three goals from Sean Dwyer and 17 from Dom Zicelli. CBA’s Logan Murphy scored three goals.
The Bethlehem team achieved a 9-7 victory over Saratoga Springs, where goalkeeper Tyler Novak saved 22 exports, while Danny Johnson and Evan Diligent scored two goals. Huck Button and Toby Deulio scored two goals each for Saratoga Springs.
Gwen Jamison scored five goals as Avril Park led from two goals down in the first half to defeat Albany Academy 8-7. Sofia Sperling scored three goals to lead the Albany Academy.
Bullis (Md.) ran to a five-goal lead in the first half that stood at halftime in a 13-8 win over Shaker, which he led with three goals from Lauren McCulloch, two from Lauren O’Hagan and one goal and two assists from Lindsey McCulloch.
Shaker defeated Troy 9-0 in a Boys Tennis match at Suburban Council. Roshan Mehta, Matt Mittleman, Jacob McCormick, Harry Sheen, Darren Doan and Pranav Poviarasu have won singles matches for the Blue Bison.
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