OLEAN - Brittany Feldman and McKenna Maycock further cemented their status as two of the area's top athletes following their performances on the second day of competition during the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Track & Field Championships at Olean Middle School.
Feldman led all competitors - both boys and girls - by winning three events. The senior, who on Friday won the high jump when she cleared 5-feet, finished up her stellar meet by capturing the 200 (27.78) and, with the lone sub-minute time, the 400 (59.26).
Thanks to Feldman's efforts, Southwestern clinched the Division 1 crown with 139 points while Fredonia and Olean rounded out the top three with 97 and 75 points, respectively.
Southwestern’s Brittany Feldman, center, sprints to the finish line in the 200-meter final at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association track and field championships at the Olean Middle School.
Photo by Tim Frank
Randolph’s Taylor Dechow captures the 100 meters at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association track and field championships at the Olean Middle School.
Photo by Tim Frank
Clockwise, from top left, are Frewsburg’s Alex Elderkin, who was second in the high jump; Randolph’s McKenna Maycock, who was first in the 400 intermediate and 100 hurdles; Southwestern’s Jordan Powers, who was first in the 400 intermediate hurdles; and Falconer’s Mackenzie Wright, who was first in the triple jump.
Photos by Tim Frank
Maycock, meanwhile, dominated both the girls hurdles events, taking the 100 in 15.85 and the 400 in 1:04.49. Those victories, along with the contributions of teammate Taylor Decow (who won the 100 in 13.13), guided Randolph to the Division 2 title ahead of Salamanca, 160-124.
Allegany-Limestone was third in Division 2 with 112 points.
Another double winner, Anna O'Neal, was critical in leading Franklinville to the Division 3 crown. O'Neal, who on Friday placed first in the discus (100-9), came back on Saturday with a win in the shot put (34-0) as the Lady Panthers edged Maple Grove, 128-124.
Maple Grove's solid finish was facilitated by Megan Marsh's two victories (she won the 800 in 2:19.13 and the 1,500 in 4:53.07). Marsh also anchored the Lady Red Dragons' winning 3,200-meter relay squad with Caroline Benson, Hope Pietrocarlo and Taylor Norris.
On the boys side, Josh Juenamann raced to a first-place finish in the 100 (11.26) and the 200 (23.48) for Cattaraugus-Little Valley; Maple Grove's Corey Wefing, after winning the 800 on Friday in 1:59.51, won the 1,600 meters on Saturday in 4:29.15; and Adam Pecherzewski led Olean to the Division 1 title behind wins in the triple jump (43-5) and the long jump (20-10).
Trailing Olean was runner-up Dunkirk with 97 points while Southwestern, which got a victory from Jordan Powers in the 400 hurdles (57.76), was third with 83.
Despite securing only one victory - the 1,600 relay squad of Alex Shiperd, Zachary Jackson, Jordon Dowiasz and Sam Jacobi crossed the finish line first in 3:37.39 - Randolph clinched the Division 2 title by a hefty margin, 173-100, over Allegany-Limestone.
On Saturday, Toddrick Mason (400 dash, 52.73), Nate Flick (discus, 125-4) and Trevin Barber (high jump, 6-2) helped Allegany-Limestone to its solid finish.
Evan Harrington won the 110 hurdles in 15.41 for third-place finishing Salamanca.
Portville won Division 3 with 155 points, just ahead of Maple Grove's 131 and Frewsburg's 83.
In addition to Wefing's strong showing, the 3,200 relay team (Nick Zuroski, Matt Nelson, Colin Green and Wefing) also picked up a victory with a time of 8:36.11.
Other winners for the girls include Kirsten Holmberg of Falconer, who captured the 2,000 steeplechase in 7:53.89; Holmberg's teammate Mackenzie Wright, who won the triple jump when she traveled 35 feet, 3 inches; and Alyssa Coustenis of Salamanca, who cleared 9-6 in the pole vault.
For the boys, Josh Odell won the 3,000 steeplechase for Clymer-Sherman-Panama (10:28.50).
Southwestern 139, Fredonia 97, Olean 75, Silver Creek 72, Dunkirk 71, Clymer 57, Gowanda 42.
Randolph 160, Salamanca 124, Allegany-Limestone 112, Falconer 95, West Valley 54, Cattaraugus-Little Valley 9.
Franklinville 128, Maple Grove 124, Chautauqua Lake 82, Portville 79, Frewsburg 74, Westfield 60.
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400 relay: Falconer, Randolph, Olean, Salamanca T - 52.04.
100 hurdles: McKenna Maycock (R), Hannah Seiders (SC), Taylor Dechow (R), Devin Kowalewski (Fred) T - 15.85.
100: Dechow (R), Aleeya Clemons (O), Samiyha Toomer (D), Heidi Mueller (SW) T - 13.13.
400: Brittany Feldman (SW), Shantel McCart (Cly), Ally Saar (MG), Makenzie Evans (R) T - 59.26.
200: Feldman (SW), Caroline Walter (MG), Clemons (O), McCart (Cly) T - 26.78.
400 hurdles: Maycock (R), Seiders (SC), Jessica Makuch (SC), Ally Cobb (Fred) T - 1:04.49.
3200 relay: Maple Grove (Benson, Hope Pietrocarlo, Taylor Norris, Megan Marsh), Allegany-Limestone, Gowanda, Southwestern T - 9:55.15.
1500: Marsh (MG), Lauren Reyda (Fred), Rebecca King (Cly), Benson (MG) T - 4:53.07.
2000 steeplechase: Kirsten Holmberg (Fal), Rachel Rosas (D), Megan Steward (R), Kelsey Brown (Frank) T - 7:53.89.
1600 relay: Allegany-Limestone (Julie Barton, Sarah DeCapua, Brenna Gelen, Cortnie Vaughn), Randolph, Southwestern, Maple Grove T - 4:18.97.
triple jump: Mackenzie Wright (Fal), Evans (R), Ryane Yehl (Sal), Kowalewski (Fred) D - 35-3.
shot put: Anna O'Neal (Frank), Kaitlyn Snayczuk (WV-Eville), Alyssa Brooks (Fal), Agape Berakah (D) D - 34-0.
pole vault: Alyssa Coustenis (Sal), Emily Harford (SC), Brenna McDonald (R), Taylor Brown (Sal) H - 9-6.
Olean 162, Dunkirk 91, Southwestern 83, Clymer 81, Silver Creek 63, Fredonia 41, Gowanda 35.
Randolph 173, Allegany-Limestone 100, Salamanca 99, Falconer 89, Cattaraugus-Little Valley 83, West Valley 12, Cassadaga Valley 2.
Portville 155, Maple Grove 131, Frewsburg 83, Franklinville 57, Westfield 45, Chautauqua Lake 25.
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400 relay: Salamanca, Falconer, Randolph, Cattaraugus-Little Valley T - 45.50.
110 hurdles: Evan Harrington (Sal), Trevin Barber (AL), Josh Fisher (Fal), Destin Sweeten (O) T - 15.41.
100: Josh Juenemann (CLV), Nick Barlette (D), Tanner John (Sal), Tyler Bain (SC) T - 11.26.
400: Toddrick Mason (AL), Damion Taylor (Sal), Sam Jacobi (R), James Feldman (SC) T - 52.73.
200: Juenemann (CLV), Josh Robinson (O), Tareek Hannold (Fal), Joe Peace (Port) T - 23.48.
400 hurdles: Jordan Powers (SW), Pat McCarthy (Fred), Micah Kehoe (R), Caleb Makuch (SC) T - 57.76.
3200 relay: Maple Grove (Nick Zuroski, Matt Nelson, Collin Green, Corey Wefing), Dunkirk, Randolph, Olean T - 8:36.11.
1600: Wefing (MG), John Panus (O), Zachary Jackson (R), Owen Barber (AL) T - 4:29.15.
3000 steeplechase: Josh Odell (Cly), Gil Keenen (CLV), Matt Bacher (Frank), Skyler Schapp (R) T - 10:28.50.
1600 relay: Randolph (Alex Shiperd, Jackson, Jordon Dowiasz, Jacobi), Salamanca, Olean, Gowanda T - 3:37.39.
long jump: Adam Pecherzewski (O), Max Portlow (O), Chris Cockram (W), Jared Pitchford (R) D - 20-10.
discus: Nate Flick (AL), Michael Bowers (R), Evan Wilber (P), Mike Earle (Fal) D - 125-4.
high jump: Trevin Barber (AL), Alex Elderkin (Frew), Taylor (Sal), Bain (SC) H - 6-2.