Sanchez, relay teams, set new school and meet marks at Queensbury Invitational

Amsterdam’s Edena Sanchez, and both the AHS girls and boys 4×400 meter relay teams were among the top performances at Saturday’s Queensbury Inviational at Queensbury High School, so good in fact, that Amsterdam will have to rewrite its record books.

Sanchez was involved in the record breakers in both the girls 800 meter run, and the girls 4×400 meter relay event. The Amsterdam junior took first place in the 800 meter with a blistering two minutes, and 18.87 seconds for a new school record. She also joined teammates Brenda Santana, Olivia Lazarou, and Lauren Santiago for a new school and meet record time of 4:05.26 in the 4×400 meter relay. The Amsterdam Lady Rams varsity track and field team scored 20 of it’s 42.33 points in those two events and overall finished sixth out of 23 teams.

The Amsterdam boys 4×400 meter relay team put their names in the record books as well. The team of Kevon Boucaud, Omahri Sturdivant, Mikey Gomez, and Gabe Fernandez set a new meet record clocking in at 3:26.52, only fractions of a second better than Smithtown West. The win was crucial in that it determined the overall winner of the boys meet. The Amsterdam boys won with a total of 89 points. Smithtown West and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake tied for second place with 88 points each.

Also scoring for the Amsterdam girls were Brenda Santana – 3rd-100 meter dash (12.98 seconds), Lauren Santiago – 4th- 400 meter run (1:00.51), Olivia Lazarou – 8th- 1500 meter run (4:59.33), Gabby Stanavich – 5th- 100 meter hurdles (16.35), Alyssa Kuchis – 8th- high jump (4′ 6”), Emma Gomez – 7th- long jump (15′,1.25”), and the 4×100 meter relay team; Alyssa Kuchis, Brenda Santana, Edena Sanchez, Lauren Santiago, – 5th- (52.02).

Also competing for the Lady Rams; Alyssa Kuchis (19th-100 meter dash), Emma Gomez (14th- 400 meter run, 25th- triple jump), Olivia Lazarou (12th- 800 meter run), Emma Patrei (15th- 800 meter run, 17th- triple jump), Kayla Sondrup (21st- 1500 meter run), Kayla Dzikowicz (28th- 100 meter hurdles, 26th- 400 meter hurdles), Gabby Stanavich (15th- 400 meter hurdles), and Kaitlyn Devine (9th- long jump, 12th- pole vault).

Saratoga Springs won the girls meet with 149.50 points. Amsterdam finished ahead of Foothills Council rivals Schuylerville, Glens Falls, and Hudson Falls.

Also scoring for the Amsterdam boys were Boucaud, who took first place in both the 100 meter and 200 meter runs, and finished second to Sturdivant in the long jump. Sturdivant also took first in the 400 meter run and the triple jump. Gabe Fernandez finished second in the 800 meter run, Luis Rodriguez was seventh in the 100 meter run, Marcos Santiago was eighth in the 110 meter hurdles, Gehrig Garner placed fifth in the high jump, and the 4×800 meter relay team of Michael Johnson, Timmy Kline, John Companion, and Ryan Kamanu finished third.

Also competing for the Rams were Angel Sanchez (26th- 100 meter run), Rodriguez (10th- 200 meter run), Kamanu (9th- 800 meter run), Alezey Rivera (37- 200 meter run, 19th- triple jump), Kline (29th- 1 mile run), Trevor Dzikowicz (40th- 1 mile run), Santiago (15th- 400 meter hurdles), Johnson (19th- 110 meter hurdles, 17th- 400 meter hurdles), Jah’leel Muhammed (11th- discus throw, 22nd- shot put), Edgar Maldonado (40th- discus throw), and Jon Knack (12th- pentathlon),

Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud was named Outstanding Track Athlete of the meet, and Omahri Sturdivant was named Outstanding Field Athlete of the meet.

Amsterdam girls vs. South Glens Falls pole vault update;

The South Glens Falls Lady Bulldogs pole vault team of Mackenzie Mylott, Mackenzie Collier, and Kionah Thomas took the top three spots in their competition with the Lady Rams. The trio scored a total of nine points completing last Tuesday’s meet, and gave the Lady Bulldogs a 71-70 win over AHS. Amsterdam’s Kaitlyn Devine finished with a height of 6’6”.

Both the Amsterdam Rams and Lady Rams track and field teams return to action in the Foothills Council Championships on Wednesday at Schuylerville High School. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm.

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.