Weekly Feature



2018-01-11 / Sports

West indoor track crowns four champs at East Regional

West Seneca West’s indoor track team continued to excel in its first meet of the 2018 portion of the season, as four first-place efforts were posted by members of the girls squad during Saturday’s East Regional at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Junior Anna Rybczynski was West’s sole double winner, as she crossed the line in a state standard 1 minute, 37.99 seconds in the 600-meter race while also helping the 4x800 relay – which included sophomores Madison Mariani and Sarah Mruk, along with eighth-grader Chloe Wegelin – take first as well.

Junior Allison Stainsby (3,000) and freshman Jasmine Mings (triple jump) were also victorious for West.

Sophomore Madeline Freeland, meanwhile, took second in the 55 hurdles (personal-best 9.77 seconds) and was part of the 4x200 relay – with Mings (personal-best 28.0 split), freshman Casey Gehen (personal best 29.8 split) and senior co-captain

Breanna Lambert – that finished in second as well. Freeland also had a personal-best split time in her leg of the race, completing it in 29.0 seconds. The boys 4x200 relay of seniors Peter Borzillieri, co-captain Thomas Woods and John Archilla, along with junior Travis Kelly, also placed second.

Third-place efforts were recorded by senior Mina Stollberg (weight throw, sectional-qualifying 36 feet, 2½), senior Connor Avery (long jump, personal-best 18-4) and sophomore Isabella Cremeno (3,000). Freeland (long jump, personal-best 15-4) and junior John Cantafio (weight throw, personal-best 35-2) also qualified for sectionals with their efforts.

Additional personal bests were posted by Wegelin (1,500 run, 5:29.82); Gehen (300, 47.60); seniors Adam Frazer (55 dash, 7.66) and Connor Barrow (weight throw, 32-7); juniors Tyler Bishop (1,000 race, 2:49.86), Nicholas Cooper (shot put, 38-1½) and Cole Banks (1,000 race, 3:00.32); sophomores Zachary Sigman (4x400 split, 59.9), Dae-jean Dadzie (4x200 split, 26.7), Kelsey Sainsbury (4x200 split, 30.4) and Anthony Borzilleri (300, 44.81); and freshmen Jacob Baudo (4x200 split, 26.8; 300, 44.02), James Cycon (long jump, 16-7), Christian Ruiz (3,200 run, 11:24.34), Brady Harris (3,200 run, 11:40.42), Tyler Fogarty (1,600 run, 5:30.06), Michael Gelinas (3,200 run, 11:57.52), Casey Swiatek (55 dash, 7.86), Isabella Stobert (55 dash, 8.50) and Lauren Bowen (triple jump, 26-11).

“Many of our student-athletes continue to progress towards what should potentially be the best performances of their seasons,” coach Emilio Mancino said. “Hopefully, we can get into a consistent training and competition rhythm moving forward that will allow us to maximize our opportunities.”

West returns to action Saturday with the Doug Quinney Invitational at Cornell University.

Return to top