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Yaggie Leads Southwestern Boys To Title In Falconer

Southwestern’s Jared Yaggie, third from left, leads the pack en route to winning the 400 meters Friday at the 16th annual Golden Falcon Track & Field Invitational in Falconer. Also pictured are: Silver Creek’s Billy Seiders, far left; Jamestown’s Harrison Monfort, second from left; and Harbor Creek’s Scott Stanyard, far right. P-J photo by Tim Frank

FALCONER — Jared Yaggie was named the Outstanding Boys Track Athlete as he led Southwestern to the boys championship at the 16th annual Golden Falcon Track & Field Invitational, which was limited to nine events due to inclement weather Friday evening.

Yaggie won the 400-meter dash (50.64) and was second in the 100-meter dash (11.47) while Kellen Martin was the Outstanding Boys Field Athlete for Cattaraugus-Little Valley after winning the 110-meter hurdles (16:06) and the long jump (19-5 1/2).

For the girls, Amber Morrison of Falconer/Cassadaga Valley captured the shot put with a toss of 36-5 1/2 and was named the Outstanding Girls Feld Athlete.

Portia Nowosielski was selected the Outstanding Girls Track Athlete by winning the 100-meter hurdles (16.26) and long jump with a distance of 15-10 1/2 as Harbor Creek took the girls team crown.

The Joe Paterniti Sportsmanship Award went to Nate Mogenhan of Southwestern for the boys and Morgan Perkins of Falconer/Cassadaga Valley for the girls.

Maple Grove’s Michael Peppy reacts after winning the 1,600 meters Friday in Falconer. P-J photo by Tim Frank

Kaniya Johnson of Olean set a meet record in the 100-meter dash with time a 12.61 to break the 12.62 mark set in 2013 by Christina Walter of Maple Grove.

Joshua Walsh of Chautauqua Lake won the 100-meter for the boys with a time of 11.43.

Brad Benson of Maple Grove claimed the pole vault for the boys with a vault of 12-0.

Also for Maple Grove, Michael Peppy crossed the finish line first in the boys 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:31.92. Eddie Scroxton of Southwestern was second in 4:36.33.

Kylee Odell of Clymer/Sherman/Panama was first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:58.30, edging Bailey Gostomski of Cattaraugus-Little Valley by less than a second.

Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Kylee Odell, left, pulls ahead of Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Bailey Gostomski to win the 1,500 meters. P-J photo by Tim Frank

Abby Gostomski won the 400 meters in 59.99, just ahead of Maple Grove’s Caroline Walter (1:00.38). Abby Gostomski was also second in the long jump with a 15-6 1/2.

Kylie Schnars of Clymer/Sherman/Panama won the girls high jump at 4-11, with fewer attempts than Holland’s Jayna Galley.


3,200m relay: East Aurora (N/A), Harbor Creek, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley, Randolph, Southwestern. T — 8:15.15.

110m hurdles: Kellen Martin (C-LV), Michael Wolfgang (A-L), Dylan Young (HC), Carson Crist (MG), Noah Pullins (P). T — 16.06.

Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Kellen Martin, second from left, clears a hurdle en route to winning the 110-meter hurdles Friday at the Golden Falcon Track & Field Invitational in Falconer. Also pictured are: Allegany-Limestone’s Michael Wolfgang, far left; Maple Grove’s Carson Crist, second from right; and Jamestown’s Gavin Bowen, far right. P-J photo by Tim Frank

100m: Joshua Walsh (CLa), Jared Yaggie (S), Nate Mogenhan (S), Donovan Gayton (P), Cameron Kane (O). T — 11.43.

1,600m: Michael Peppy (MG), Eddie Scroxton (S), Ryan Starvaggi (HC), John Swabik (C/S/P), John Lyons (EA). T — 4:31.92.

400m relay: Olean (Daunte Jeter, Joey Copella, Cameron Kane, Shemar Turner), Chautauqua Lake, Portville, Southwestern, Fredonia. T — 46.20.

400m: Jared Yaggie (S), Donovan Gayton (P), Billy Seiders (SC), Drew Pownall (Frew), Harrison Monfort (J). T — 50.64.

Discus: Dylan Perlino (H), Patrick Walsh (A-L), Michel Padilla (MG), Sam Wilczynski (HC), Mathew Waugh (P). D — 144-1.

Long jump: Kellen Martin (C-LV), Henry Jakubczak (R), Shemar Turner (O), Seth Gibson (S), Nate McGill (HC). D — 19-5 1/2.

Pole vault: Brad Benson (MG), Zach Carlson (P), Jason Angelo (HC), Wyatt Sluga (R), Cody Pool (J). H — 12-0.


3,200m relay: East Aurora (Molly McLaughlin, Eva Scarpa, Megan McLaughlin, Maisy Webster), Westfield, Holland, Maple Grove, Fredonia. T — 10:00.81.

100m hurdles: Portia Nowosielski (HC), Lydia Lanski (Fred), Katja Kranzo (S), Brooke Weinman (F/CV), Giovanna Calamunci (J). T — 16.26.

100m: Kaniya Johnson (O), Emma Seiders (SC), Laural Erick (Fred), Samantha Gilbert (F/CV), Katie Wall (HC). T — 12.61.

1,500m: Kylee Odell (C/S/P), Bailey Gostomski (C-LV), Jaylah Cossin (SC), Madeline Curtis (HC), Ava Crist (MG). T — 4:58.30.

400m relay: Harbor Creek (Yvonne Nowosielski, Portia Nowosielski, Hope McQueeney, Katie Wall), Jamestown, Fredonia, Olean, Holland. T — 52.40.

400m: Abby Gostomski (C-LV), Caroline Walter (MG), Eva Scarpa (EA), Jillian Lawton (S), Grace DeCapua (A-L). T — 59.99.

Shot put: Amber Morrison (F/CV), Cori Majcharzak (HC), Madison Palmer (EA), Alyssa Steen (MG), Elizabeth Izydorczak (H). D — 36-5 1/2.

Long jump: Portia Nowosielski (HC), Abby Gostomski (C-LV), Lexy Alexander (F/CV), Julia Rak (H), Marisa Schuppenhauer (MG). D — 15-10 1/2.

High jump: Kylie Schnars (C/S/P), Jayna Galley (H), Kaitlyn Bulega (H), Marina Miketish (O), Clarie Stokes (Fred). H — 4-11.