CALEDONIA — It’s next stop, states for a number of area track and field standouts.
Section V hosted its state qualifying meet Friday evening at Caledonia-Mumford Central School, with a number of athletes punching their ticket to next week’s state championships in suburban Syracuse. For others, their work earlier this season had already reserved them a spot in the final meet of the season.
For the second straight year, Wellsville is sending a Pettit and a Kinnicutt to the state meet. Emma Kinnicutt is making a return trip, placing third in the discus Friday with a toss of 110-3. She’ll be joined by a Pettit in the pole vault once again, but this time it’s Jordyn advancing to states in place of her brother Kam.
Jordyn placed second in the pole vault Friday, clearing 9-9 for a shot at a state title next week.
Also in girls action, Wayland-Cohocton’s Maggie McAllister hurdled her way to states, cruising to a win in the 400 hurdles (1:05.82) by nearly a second. McAllister also placed third in the 100 hurdles (16.4).
On the boys side, Dansville’s Jacob Wadsworth finished first in the pentathlon, a combination of five events — 110m high hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, and the 1500m run. Wadsworth earned a personal record in all five events. Also, his total points of 3,177 is a new Dansville school record.
Hornell’s Anna Flaitz continued a stellar season, placing second in the 400 at 58.48, trailing only Wayne’s Aubrey Runkle (58.33). Emma Flaitz was fourth in the 400 (59.87). Teammate Carter Browne placed sixth in the 3000 (11:38.62). Hornell’s 4x100 relay was seventh (52.78).
For Wellsville, Kinnicutt also placed seventh in the shot put (29-9.5) with Grace Middaugh eighth (29-3.75). Emily Costello was eighth in the 1500 (5:33.15).
Leading Section V champ Alfred-Almond, Maeve Looney had a solid run in the 800, placing third at 2:25.02. Emelia Enke was fifth in the discus (93-8). A-A’s 3200 relay was fourth (10:20.86), with the 4x400 relay seventh (4:22.37).
For Section V champ Canisteo-Greenwood, Karina Morling placed second in the high jump (5-0). Jaiden Weitzel was third in the long jump (17-6.25) and fourth in the triple jump (36-4).
Danielle Dennis was fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:07.52). C-G’s 4x100 relay was fifth (51.52), as was the 4x400 relay (4:12.02). Allie Smith was seventh in the 400 (1:01.57) for Canisteo-Greenwood.
Dansville’s Maddie Shafer was fourth in the 800 (2:27.92), with Katie Warner fourth in the discus (95-7).
Jasper-Troupsburg’s Allyson Hayes placed eighth the 400 (1:02.22).
Fillmore’s Ada Sylvester was fifth in the 400 hurdles (1:10.54). Sophia Templeton was eighth in the 3000 (12:01.86), and Amanda Burrichter placed eighth in the 2000 steeplechase (8:18.12).
For Cuba-Rushford, the 4x100 relay was sixth (51.63) and the 3200 relay was seventh (10:53.81).
Way-Co’s Emily Schwartz was fifth in the pole vault (8-6). Genesee Valley’s Karah Landries was eighth in the pentathlon (2057).
On the boys side, Way-Co’s Anthony Sarago was second in the discus (14-10). Way-Co’s Ja’mil Horner was fourth in the 800 (2:00.06). The 1600 relay was sixth (3:37.03).
Arkport/Canaseraga senior Jackson Bill placed fourth in the 200 (23.05) and sixth in the 100 (11.36).
Alfred-Almond’s Ethan Hann was fifth in the 800 (2:05.21), while Evan Wood was sixth in the pole vault (11-0), with Chase St. George seventh in the 400 hurdles (59.87). The 1600 really was seventh (3:38.18).
Wellsville’s 3200 relay was sixth (8:32.66).
Avoca’s Hayden Barry placed fifth in the 1600 (4:45.47).
Jasper-Troupsburg’s Parker Groff was fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.56), with Aaron Flint was eighth in the 400 (53.56).
For Bolivar-Richburg, Zack Adams was fifth in the discus (127-09). Mike Burdick was fifth in the 400 hurdles (58.75), and Mauricio Martinez was sixth in the pentathlon.
For Genesee Valley, Tucker Williams was eighth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.5).