The Batavia boys and girls indoor track teams defended their titles Saturday at the Section 5 Class C Indoor Track Meet at Hobart. And the boys barely got it.
It was a second consecutive championship for the boys and it came right down to the last event as the Blue Devils needed the 4x200 meter relay to get at least sixth place.
Well, Ryan Wood, Devonte Rolle, Ray Williams and Francisco Martinez came in sixth and scored one point and Batavia edged Bath 71-70 for the title.
The only event winner for Batavia was Greg Kryman, who won the high jump with a jump of 6-feet. He was also on the second place 4x400 relay team with Rich Baird, Rolle and Adam Pierce.
The girls won a seventh straight championship, crushing second place Palmyra-Macedon 192-63.
Angela Jarvela had a dominant performance in winning the 1500 and 3000 while taking second in the 600.
Jordan Mancuso won the 1000 and triple jump with Samantha Yager taking first in the shot put. Batavia also won the 4x200 relay as Tessa Williams, Erica Williams, Cady Hume and Shannon Shmitt won in a photo finish.
The Le Roy boys track team scored 127 points to blow out second place Oakfield-Alabama in Class D, as the Hornets scored 51 points. Alexander was fourth (50) and Byron-Bergen (12) was 11th.
Alonzo Wilson won the 55 meter dash with Jake Krautwurst winning the 1600 and 3200 for the Oatkan Knights.
Joe Schwab won the pole vault and Ethan Belcher won the triple jump. Le Roy also won the 4x200 meter and 4x800 meter relays.
Cody Dieterle won the 300 and 600 while Kevin Grazioplane took the 1000 for O-A.
Alexander had a 1-2 finish in the long jump as Tim McGreevy was first and Steve Shaffer was second.
The Alexander and Le Roy girls tied for fourth overall in Class D with Oakfield-Alabama taking sixth and Byron-Bergen finishing seventh.
Le Roy's Jasmine Poles was a triple winner, taking the top spot in the 55 and 300 meter dashes as well as the long jump.
O-A's Kim Mills took first in the 600 and the Byron-Bergen girls won the 4x800 relay.
Complete results from the championships can be found here.
(Thanks to Mary Jo Hume for the photos)