Area athletes post solid showings at state meet

From left, Binghamton's Matthew McLaughlin, Amsterdam's Kevon Boucaud and McQuaid's Noah Williams race during the Division I 100-meter preliminaries Friday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Union-Endicott High School in Endicott. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

ENDICOTT — Several area athletes were among those competing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Union-Endicott High School.

Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud finished fifth in the 100-meter finals with a time of 11.21 seconds in the Division I (large-school) meet, while Amsterdam’s Gabby Stanavich was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.44 seconds. Both Boucaud and Stanavich failed to advance to the Federation finals, which included competitors from Division II, Division II, private and parochial schools.

Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville’s Tyler Brado was fourth in the Division II (small-school) high jump with a leap of 6-4. The height also tied him for seventh in the Federation meet.

After winning the Division II title on Friday in the discus with a personal-best throw of 172-5, Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin placed fourth in the Federation meet Saturday with a throw of 156-7. Canajoharie’s Mikey Hartlieb placed fifth in the Federation meet with a throw of 154-4 after placing fifth in the Division II meet Friday with a personal-best throw of 157-7. Lancaster’s Paul Kemsley won the Federation title with a throw of 175-3.

Derwin also placed third place in the shot put in Saturday’s Federation meet with a throw of 56-8. Briarcliff’s Jack Zimmerman won with a throw of 61-2 3/4. Derwin placed second in the shot put in Friday’s Division II meet with a throw of 55-6 3/4.

On Friday, the Broadalbin-Perth 4×100-meter relay team of Chris Wagner, Jacob Bunker, Zach Johnson and Ivan Roberts placed second in their qualifying heat with a school-record time of 44.38. The time held up to place the Patriots eighth overall in the event won by UPrep of Rochester with a time of 43.17.

Boucaud and Stanavich advanced to Saturday’s finals through Friday’s preliminary round.

Boucaud placed second in his preliminary in the Division I 100-meter dash with a time of 11.11 second and was seeded fifth in today’s final.

Stanavich finished third in her preliminary for the Division I 100-meter hurdles, missing the automatic berth in the championships.

She did post the eighth-fastest time of 15.18 seconds to earn the final berth in the finals.

Boucaud also competed in the Division I long jump Friday, posting a best jump of 22-1 to finish eighth.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio qualified for the Division II long jump and placed ninth overall Friday with her best leap of 16-3.

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