Ready For States

Stormer Headlines 19 CCAA Athletes Competing In Middletown

Frewsburg’s Landon Stormer, middle, is the No. 1 Division 2 runner for the 200 meters going into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track & Field Championships today and tomorrow at Middletown High School. P-J photo by Tim Frank

The photo, taken last weekend by photographer Tim Frank, showed Landon Stormer after he won the 200 meters at the Section VI Track & Field Championships at West Seneca West High School.

The Frewsburg junior had his arms raised and a huge smile covered his face.

After what he accomplished, it was understandable. His performance — a 21.22-second clocking — was a Section VI record.

Stormer would like to have a repeat — or better — when he begins competition today in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships at Middletown High School.

The headliner among 19 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association athletes who will compete in Division 2, Stormer is No. 1 in the 200 meters and tied for third in the 100 meters (10.80), according to the NYSPHSAA performance list.

Randolph’s Corinne Inkley is one of six Cardinals competing this weekend. P-J photo by Tim Frank

It’s been that kind of spring season for Stormer.

“It amazes me what he can accomplish when he puts his mind and body into it,” Bears coach Adam Loftus said last week. “He’s the most driven person I’ve seen in my life.”

Plenty of other local athletes have been driven to reach the states this weekend, too.

Allegany-Limestone senior Angelina Napoleon, the girls national record holder in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (6:19.75), has the top time in that event, and is second in the 800 meters (2:06.95) and tied for fourth in the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches).

Randolph has six athletes competing. Roan Kelly is the owner of the second-best time in the boys 1,600 meters (4:14.09), while Cardinals teammates Jaiden Huntington, Talon Rowland, Caden Inkley and Carson Conley are fourth in the discus (155-10), 10th in the 400 meters (49.71), 12th in the pole vault (14-0) and 15th in the pentathlon (2,929 points) respectively. Meanwhile, Corinne Inkley is tied for 13th on the performance list in the girls pole vault (11-3).

Chautauqua Lake’s Jada Cole will compete in the high jump at the NYSPHSAA track & field championships this weekend at Middletown High School. P-J photo by Tim Frank

Another Cattaraugus County athlete, Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Tyyetta Herman, will compete in three events — the 100 meters (12.45, 13th); the 200 meters (25.17, fifth); and the 400 meters (57.43, fifth).

The remaining area boys competing in Middletown this weekend are Michael Butterfield of Southwestern in the 400 meters (22.25, eighth); Michael Hanlon of Dunkirk in the 400-meter hurdles (57.76, 14th) and the 1,600-meter relay (3:28.22, 12th) where he will be joined by Jordan Lockett, Johnee Thomas and Lucas Lawrie; Cody Kent of Frewsburg in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:46.70, 16th); and Nick Jacobson of Chautauqua Lake in the high jump (6-4, tied for 11th).

The remaining area girls competing in eastern New York this weekend are Leighanne Swan of Clymer/Sherman/Panama in the pentathlon (2,937, 11th); Emma Lewis of Southwestern in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (7:17.81, 12th); and Jada Cole of Chautauqua Lake in the high jump (5-3, tied for 29th seed).

Southwestern’s Emma Lewis is competing in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. P-J photo by Tim Frank


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