By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 11, 2021 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Senior Asher Ellis, junior Kyle Anthony, and sophomore Jaden Wright were triple-winners to lead Athens to a regular-season championship-clinching, 80-69, win over Williamson in NTL boys track & field action at Alumni Stadium.

Junior Justin Lynch and freshman Ryan LaSusa were double-winners for the Wildcats, who finish the season at 9-0. Williamson falls to 8-1.

Ellis led a sweep in the shot put with a heave of 45-feet, 1/4-inch, while senior Ian Wright was second at 38-feet, 11 3/4-inches, and senior Lucas Aquilio was third at 35-feet, 11 1/2-inches.

Ellis led a sweep in the discus with a toss of 125 feet, 7-inches, while Aquilio was second at 115-feet, 1-inch, and Ian Wright was third at 106-feet, 6-inches.

Ellis won the javelin with a throw of 149-feet, 1-inch, and senior Zach Stafursky was second at 122-feet, 7-inches.

Jaden Wright won the 100-meter dash in 12.14 seconds. Wright also won the 200-meter dash in 24.33 seconds, and senior Joe Toscano was third in 25.19 seconds.

Wright teamed with junior Levi Kuhn, Toscano, and junior Ryan Thompson to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 47.59 seconds.

Anthony teamed with Justin Lynch, junior Matt Gorsline, and senior Connor Dahl to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 10:26.0.

Lynch, Thompson, Anthony, and LaSusa teamed to win the 1,600-meter relay in a tie of 3:43.67.

Anthony won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:06.86, and Lynch was third in 2:12.44.

LaSusa won the 400-meter dash in a time of 55.25 seconds, and Anthony was third in 55.69 seconds.

Kuhns finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in 19.29 seconds.

Gorsline finished second in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10:36.31, and Dahl was third in 10:59.79.

Sophomore Ethan Denlinger finished second in the high jump at 5-feet. He also finished second in the pole vault at 8-feet, 6-inches.

Dahl finished third in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:50.15.

Connor Brown finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17-feet, 1/2-inch. He also finished third in the triple jump at 34-feet, 6-inches.

Athens hosts the NTL Championships Friday at 1:30 p.m.


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Tim Birney

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).