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More of the best from the 2017 Bi-County Meet

Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin and Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio were named Outstanding Field Athletes of the Meet at the 2017 Kiwanis Bi-County Track and Field Meet held on Saturday at Amsterdam High School. Teams from Fulton and Montgomery County high schools including Amsterdam, Brodalbin-Perth, Johnstown, and Gloversville out of the Foothills Council, and Fonda- Fultonville, Canajoharie, Mayfield-Northville, and Fort Plain-Oppeneheim-Ephratah-Saint Johnsville from the Western Athletic Conference competed in the day long event, setting new meet and school records along the way. Here are some of Saturday’s best.

Broadalbin-Perth

Jeff Derwin set a new record in the shot put with a distance of 57 feet to take the top spot in the boys event. The new mark was four inches better than the previous best put up by Fonda-Fultonville’s Shane Smith back in 2010. Derwin was also second in the discus throw, and won his second straight Oustanding Field Athlete of the Meet Award.

Chris Wagner and Joey Vitalis picked up the other first place finishes for BPHS. Wagner came out on top in the pole vault, and Vitalis bested the field in the 1600 meter run. Wagner also turned in a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles, while Vitalis turned in a fourth place effort in the 800 meter run. Ivan Roberts was second in the 100 meter run, Preston Taylor was third in the same race. Sean Meyer was second in the triple jump for the BPHS boys, Jeffrey Shlomovich was third in the pole vault, James Mosher placed fifth in both the pole vault and the 3200 meter run, and the BPHS boys 1600 meter rely team also placed second.

Madison Fariello and Victoria Laurange helped the Lady Patriots with second place finishes. Fariello was runner up in the pole vault, and Laurange was second best in the long jump. Gabby Larsen had a busy day finishing third in the 400 meter hurdles, sixth in the 1500 meter run, and was part of the fourth place BPHS girls 1600 meter relay team. Hailey Parrotti turned in a fifth place effort in the triple jump, and Tesa Brody reached the semi’s of the 200 meter run, competed in the high jump, and was part of the fourth place BPHS 4×400 meter relay team with Larsen, Jordyn DeNeuville, and Meghan O’ Connor, in her first Bi-County meet.

Fonda- Fultonville

Brittany Castelluccio had the busiest day of any athlete at the meet. Catstelluccio placed first in both the long jump and triple jump, was second in the 100 meter run, third in the 200 meter run, and also competed in the hurdles. Castelluccio also earned the Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet Award in 2016.

Ryleigh Hesch picked up the other first place effort for FFHS topping the field in the girls pole vault. Avery Cook helped the Lady Braves cause with a third place finish in the 400 meter run, and ran the anchor leg of the Lady Braves second place 3200 meter relay team. Sierra Grant placed second in the shot put, and fourth in the discus, Emilia Vardai- Davidson took third in the triple jump, Alyson Shirley was fourth in the high jump, and sixth in the long jump, and Mariah Van Avery (800 meter), Katie Dunham (1500m, 3000m), and Meghan MacDougal (discus), all post fifth place efforts.

Claine Newcomer (3200 meter), Aaron Rodrigues (400m), and Chris Yarush (shot put), all led the Braves with second place finishes. Rodrigues was also fourth in the long jump, and Yarush was sixth in the discus. Mike Yarush was third in the 110 meter hurdles, fifth in the 400 meter hurdles, and sixth in the shot put. Aidan Zenzen place third in the 800 meter run, Travis Geniti was sixth in the 3200 meter, and Anthony Gatto was sixth in the pole vault for FFHS.

Gloversville

The Gloversville girls got first place efforts from Sierra Fancher in the high jump and Breana Wooster in the shot put. Briana Port placed third in the long jump, Hailey Bugaj-Dunlap was third in the 400 meter run, and in the 1500 meter run, and Rhea Winter placed sixth in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.

William Galster led the Gloversville boys with a second place finish in the 200 meter run. Galster placed fifth in the 100 meter event. The GHS boys 400 meter relay team also placed second, Skyler Reed was third in the 3200 meter run, and fifth in the 1600 meter run, Robert Ward was fifth in the 200 meter, Aidan Barnhill took fourth in the high jump and Sam Poulin placed fourth in the triple jump.

Johnstown

Brandon Mraz and Erik Frank brought home first place spots for the Sir Bills. Mraz bested the field in the 3200 meter run, and was also second in the 1600 meter. Frank tied for first with Amsterdam’s Marcos Santiago in the 400 meter high hurdles. Nick Frasier earned a second place in the high jump, as did the JHS boys 3200 meter relay team. Frasier also placed third in the triple jump. Sebastian Mills was fourth in the pole vault, and Zach Ropeter placed fifth in the 800 meter.

Aylene Newman (300 meter run), Molly Sear (400 meter hurdles, triple jump), and Jordan Rose (100 meter hurdles) led the Lady Bills with second place finishes. Briana Dean placed in the top six in four events, placing third in the 100 meter hurdles, and in the high jump, fourth in the long jump, and sixth in the triple jump. The JHS girls 1600 meter relay team also took home second place, and the 3200 meter relay team placed third.

Canajoharie

Andrew Yacobucci topped the field in the boys 800 meter run, and was third in the high jump. Mike Hartlieb also took home first in the discus, and placed third in the shot put for the Canajoharie boys. Chris Shariff placed third in the long jump, and John O’ Connor was third in the discus.

Jordan Porter led the Canajoharie girls with a second place run in the 400 meter, and a fourth place effort in the 800 meter. Sierra Hill earned a pair of third place finishes in the shot put and discus, and Abigail Smith took third in the pole vault.

Mayfield-Northville

Madison Relyea was best in the girls 3000 meter run. Relyea has also been a cross country standout and qualified for the state meet this past fall. Samantha Kent scored a second place finish in the discus throw for the Mayfield- Northville girls. Carter Ivancic (200 meter), and Dylan Bumpus (pole vault) turned in second place efforts for the boys team. Tyler Newkirk was fourth in the 1600 meter run.

Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah-Saint Johnsville

Tyler Brado finished atop the triple jump and high jump standings for the boys, and was second in the long jump to Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud, who set a meet record in the event. On the girls side; Michaela Stockwell was third in the 100 meter dash, and Eliza Cechnicki placed third in the 3000 meter run.

About Scott Mulford

Scott Mulford has been covering local sports for over 20 years. He previously wrote for the Amsterdam Star and The Free Press of the Mohawk Valley.

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