ADY WILDCATS WIN FINAL RELAY TO EDGE TROY, 76-74; UNBEATEN BOYS WIN BIG

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy Michelle Garrison

 
ADY WILDCATS WIN FINAL RELAY TO EDGE TROY, 76-74; UNBEATEN BOYS WIN BIG
 

TROY — The Lady Wildcats won the meet-closing 400-meter relay to pull out a 76-74 win over Troy, while the unbeaten Athens boys cruised to a 107-42 victory here on a rainy Friday afternoon of NTL track & field action.

GIRLS
Athens 76, Troy 74

Senior Emma Roe, sophomore Emma Bronson, and freshman Mya Thompson were triple-winners to lead the Lady Wildcats, now 7-0-1, to the narrow win over the Lady Trojans (6-2).

Roe, who ran the anchor, and Thompson, who ran the opening leg, teamed with senior Leah Liechty, and junior Hannah Walker to win the 4-x-4 in a time of 4:31.6.

Roe won the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.86 seconds, and Walker was third in 28.84 seconds. Roe also won the 400-meter dash in 1:05.47, and Thompson was second in 1:06.44.

Roe finished second in the 100-meter dash in 13.63 seconds, and Walker was third at 13.81 seconds

Athens held an 18-9 points advantage in the sprints.

Bronson was a big contributor in the win with a sweep of the distances races.

Bronson won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:58.5, and won the 3,200-meter run in 13:05.02. She also won the 800-meter run in 2:38.52.

Thompson won the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 9-inches. She also won the triple jump with an effort of 31-feet, 9 1/4-inches, and Bronson was second at 29-feet, 1-inch.

Walker won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 53.58 seconds.

Freshman Emma Pernaselli won the discus with a toss of 83-feet, 11-inches, and sophomore Meltem VanHelden was third at 63-feet, 1-inch.

Pernaselli also won the javelin with a throw of 70-feet, 4-inches. She was third in the shot put with a heave of 25-feet, 2-inches.

Freshman Emily Henderson was second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.09 seconds

Liechty was second in the high jump at 4-feet, 6-inches, and sophomore Shelby Morris was third at 3-feet, 6-inches.

Junior Emily King finished third in the pole vault at 5-feet, 6-inches

BOYS
Athens 107, Troy 42

The Wildcats won 14 of 18 events, including seven sweeps, to post a convincing 107-42 win over the Trojans.

Junior Kyle Anthony was a triple-winner, and seven of his teammates — senior Asher Ellis, juniors Levi Kuhns, Justin Lynch, Matt Gorsline, and Ryan Thompson, sophomore Jaden Wright, and freshman Ryan LaSusa, were double-winners for Athens, which is now 8-0.

Anthony led a sweep in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:10.46, while jLynch was second in 2:19.59, and sophomore Ethan Denlinger was third in 2:20.22.

Anthony teamed with Lynch, junior Matt Gorsline and senior Connor Dahl to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:27.0.

Anthony and Lynch teamed with junior Ryan Thompson, and LaSusa teamed to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:44.9.

Gorsline led a sweep in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10:42.0, while Dahl was second in 10:46.0, and junior Izaak Hobday was third at 12:16.0.

Levi Kuhns won the 110-meter hurdles in 19.69 seconds, and senior Carter Jones was third in 20.45 seconds. Kuhns finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 48.44 seconds.

Kuhns teamed with senior Joe Toscano, junior Ryan Thompson, and sophomore Jaden Wright to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 47.56 seconds.

Jaden Wright led a sweep in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 25.16 seconds, while freshman Ryan LaSusa was second in 25.33 seconds, and Toscano was third at 25.92 seconds. Wright was second in the 100-meter dash in 12.11 seconds.

LaSusa led a sweep in the 400-meter dash in 55.62 seconds, while Lynch was second in 59.65 seconds, and freshman Korey Miller was third in 1:01.17.

Ellis led a sweep in the shot put with a heave of 47-feet, 4-inches, while senior Ian Wright was second at 36-feet, 3 1/2-inches, and senior Lucas Aquilio was third at 33-feet, 6-inches.

Ellis also led a sweep in the javelin with a throw of 125-feet, 6-inches, while senior Ben Pernaselli was second at 94-feet, 2-inches, and Ian Wright was third at 90-feet, 9-inches.

Ian Wright won the discus with a toss of 107-feet, 3-inches, and Aquilio was second at 102-feet, 4-inches.

Hobday won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:30.27, with Gorsline second in 6:30.52, and junior Sander Bertsch third in 6:30.57.

Denlinger won the high jump at 5-feet. He was second in the pole vault at 8-feet, 6-inches.

Junior Brendan Jones was third in the triple jump at 32-feet, 5-inches.
 

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Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.