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February 19, 2016 - 9:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, track and field, batavia, Batavia HS.


The Batavia High School Girls Track and Field Team won its 12th sectional championship Wednesday, scoring 154 points while second place Wayland-Cohocton had 67 points.

The boys team came in second at 105.5 points, just behind Greece Olympia, with 124.

Individual winners for the Blue Devils were: Katherine Wiseley in the weight throw; Rachel Denise in the pole vault; Maddi Moore in the 1500m race walk; and Sophia Dinehart in the 1500 meter. Other girls who had good performances were Maggie Cecere, Kiaya Franklin, Celia Flynn, Claire Zickl, Sam Cohen, Lizzy Cohen and Brianna Bromley.

"The Batavia girls were able to score in every event and had many solid performances and season-best times," said Coach Nicholas Burk.

For the boys, Anthony Ray continued his run of success this season by winning both the shot put and the weight throw.

Other boys who had good performances were Jaysen Wylie, Anthony Gallo, Campbell Andersen, Cal Jantzi, Louie Leone, Ian SanFratello, Nick Callisher and Mike Hughes. 

For complete results, click here.

Information and photo provided by Coach Nicholas Burk.

April 15, 2015 - 8:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track and field, Batavia HS.

Batavia boys beat Brockport 79-62 Tuesday in a track meet at Van Detta Stadium. The girls won 84-45.

March 9, 2015 - 10:38am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track and field, Batavia HS.

Photo and information submitted by a reader:

Two Batavia High School athletes competed in the state indoor track championships this weekend. Devon Koepp (pictured) finished sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 58' 8" (He is the Section V record holder at 60' 5.") and Kaylee Cassidy finished sixth in the 1,600 medley.

June 5, 2014 - 3:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, medicine, track and field.

Batavia High School track star Alex Egeli stopped in to see his chiropractor, Tom Mazurkiewicz, today before heading off to the state championships in Syracuse.

Egeli is ranked the number one runner in the state in the 400 meter hurdles and 110 meter hurdles. He's the first BHS track team member to qualify in four state events (those two, plus 100-yard dash and he's a member of one of the relay teams).

Mazurkiewicz will be at the state championship as well, working as a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is being increasingly recognized as important by athletes, Mazurkiewicz said, because joint restriction and muscle imbalance can impede performance and increase the chance of injury. It's become a part of the training routine for NFL and Olympic athletes, he said.

Egeli will attend Freedonia next year and then maybe move up to a Division I university.

May 27, 2014 - 9:38am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, Le Roy, track and field.

Batavia High School girls track team won the Section V Class B championship in a meet in Lyons on Saturday.

With 97.50 points, BHS topped Honeoye Falls-Lima at 82.50 and Wayne Central at 76 in a field with 14 teams competing.

Event winners include:

  • Marissa Dispenza, 100 meter hurdles, 15.87
  • Kaylee Cassidy, Alexis Kindig, Emma Eastridge and Claire Zickl, 4x800 relay, 10:02
  • Krystyn Mott, pole vault, 2.81m
  • Celia Flynn, shot put, 9.30m

Le Roy boys won the Class CC championship, with 94 points, topping Williamson Central at 88 and Wellsville at 85.

Event winners include:

  • Rubin Owens, high jump, 1.98m
  • Rubin Owens, long jump, 7.14m
  • Rubin Owens, triple jump, 14.75m
February 16, 2014 - 10:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, Le Roy, track and field.

Both the boys and girls track teams from Batavia High School won Class C Section V championships in a meet at RIT last night.

Le Roy boys won the Class D title and the Le Roy girls came in second.

Batavia boys finished with 117.50, edging out Aquinas Institute, 74.50. The girls had 113 points and Wayland-Cohocton came in second with 110.

Le Roy boys beat UPrep Rochester 86-79, while the girls came in behind Marion, 71-60.

Individual event winners from Genesee County:

  • Kimmy Lovett, Byron-Bergen, girls 600 meter run
  • Batavia girls, 4x800 meter relay
  • Kristyn Mott, Batavia, girls pole vault
  • Julianna Lauricella, Le Roy, girls 600 meter run
  • Becca Schwan, Le Roy, girls 1000 meter run
  • Raelynn Moskal, Alexander, girls 1500 meter run
  • Le Roy girls, 4x400 meter relay
  • Le Roy girls, 4x800 meter relay
  • Alex Egeli, Batavia, boys 55 meter dash
  • Alex Egeli, Batavia, boys 55 meter hurdles
  • Batavia boys, 4x200 meter relay
  • Batavia boys, 4x400 meter relay
  • Devon Koepp, Batavia, boys shot put
  • Ryan McQuillen, Le Roy, boys 55 meter dash
  • John Woordworth, Le Roy, boys 1000 meter run
  • D.J. Ohlson, Alexander, boys 55 meter hurdles
  • Le Roy boys, 4x800 meter relay
  • D.J. Ohlson, Alexander, boys high jump
  • Ryan McQuillen, Le Roy, boys long jump
  • Ryan McQuillen, Le Roy, boys triple jump

Photos submitted by Nicholas Burk

February 7, 2014 - 10:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, high school sports, Le Roy, track and field.

Le Roy track and field standout Ruben Owens, front row center, signed a national letter of intent yesterday to attend the University of Arkansas on a full scholarship.

Owens has won Section V titles in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. In all, for both winter and spring seasons, Owens holds 11 Section V titles.

He holds the school records in the high, long and triple jump.

Information and photo submitted by Tim McArdle.

June 18, 2013 - 10:46pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track and field, Byron-Bergen High School.

Chiropractor Thomas Mazurkiewicz invited me over to his office this afternoon to meet Nick and Josh Guarino.

The twins are graduates of Byron-Bergen High School and will compete this weekend in the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

They qualified in a meet Saturday -- the last chance to qualify -- by running their personal best times in the 800 meter. Nick won the race with a time of 1:47.13 and Josh was third at 1:47.35.

At the U.S. Championships, there is a field of 37 runners competing for three spots on the U.S. team that will compete in Moscow at the world championships. There are 14 runners who qualified with faster times than Nick. The fastest qualifying time is Duane Solomon at 1:42.82.

"I probably don't have a shot at that (going to Moscow)," Nick said. "But my dream is to make the Olympic team or world championship team."

Mazurkiewicz is doing what he can to help. Mazurkiewicz explained that a slight hip misalignment can cost a world-class runner vital 10ths of a second, which can be the difference between winning a medal or being an also-ran.

Misalignment, he said, can also lead to injury.

There will be dozens of chiropractors tending to runners at the U.S. Championship, Josh said, but they were at Mazurkiewicz's office today for their pre-race treatment.

"Treating athletes is like fine tuning a car," Mazurkiewicz said. "Chiropractic adjustments give athletes a winning edge by giving them proper bio-mechanics, structure, increased range of motion along with proper posture and balance."

June 9, 2013 - 11:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, Notre Dame, track and field.

Local athletes competed in the state finals in track and field. Photos by Bare Antolos.

For complete results, click here.

Above, Batavia's Alec Egeli, 110m Hurdles.

Notre Dame's Meghan Duell, Discus.

Notre Dame's Jeffrey Antolos, 3200m.

May 28, 2013 - 9:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, high school sports, Alabama, track and field.

Chelsea Cleveland of Oakfield-Alabama won the Section V Class C triple jump title with this winning jump Saturday.

Photo and info submitted by Chris Covel.

May 26, 2013 - 9:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Notre Dame, track and field.

Notre Dame's track team picked up eight titles in yesterday's Section V meet at Wheatland-Chili.

Front Row -- The girls 4x800 championship team: Abby Bleier, Shelby McGinnis, Anna Warner and Emily McCracken and discus champ Meghan Duell.

Back Row -- The boys 4x800 team Brad Misiak, Arron Carlson (also won the 400m hurdles), Jeffrey Antolos (also a 3x individual winner -- 3000m steeplechase, 1600m and 3200m) and shotput champ Rui Han.

For full meet results, click here.

Photo and info submitted by Bare Antolos.

May 6, 2013 - 11:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, track and field.

Two Batavia-area athletes competing for Fredonia State made strong showings this past week at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track & Field championship meet at SUNY Cortland.

Eric Williams won the 110-meter high hurdle title and Max Radley finished second in the men's hammer throw.

Williams, a freshman, won with a time of 14.70 seconds.

Radley's best toss measured 52.34 meters. Radley is a senior.

Fredonia is a Division III NCAA school.

May 27, 2012 - 10:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track and field.

The Blue Devils are Class B Section V outdoor track champions for the second season in a row, crushing the competition Saturday in Marion with 131 points.

Second place Aquinas had 72 points.

Individual event winners were:

Eric Williams, pole vault with a 12-foot jump, and 400 hurdles with a new school record of 57.5 seconds.

The boys 4x100 relay was won by Brandon Stevenson, Andrew Budlong, Mitch Noble and Alex Egeli with a time of 45.18.

Damion Reeves won shot put with a throw of 45' 7".

Ty Demmer won the 3,200-meter run with time of 10:15.

T.T. Martinez won pentathlon with 2,611 points.

This is the team's 4th outdoor title, and with a title in indoor track this winter, the Blue Devils now have 18 total track championships in the program's history.

Photos and information submitted by Steve Ognibene.

Coach Nick Burk with Section V track officials.

April 29, 2012 - 8:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, track and field.

Saturday, athletes from throughout the region converged on Batavia HS to compete in the annual invitational track and field event. These photos were submitted by Bare Antolos.

Here's a link to the results.

May 1, 2011 - 9:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track and field.

Student athletes from high schools throughout Western New York converged on Van Detta Stadium late Saturday afternoon for a regional track meet.

Here are a few pictures from the competition.

More pictures after the jump:

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