Corning's McCarthy takes third in steeplechase at nationals

Corning's McCarthy takes third in steeplechase at nationals

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Corning's McCarthy takes third in steeplechase at nationals

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Corning senior John McCarthy finished third in the boys 2,000-meter steeplechase at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals track and field invitational in Greensboro, N.C.

The meet was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at North Carolina A&T University.

McCarthy, the runner-up in the 3,000 steeplechase at the New York state championship meet, finished Saturday’s race in 5 minutes, 55.15 seconds. Bailey Roth of Colorado Springs won in 5:41.67. Corning’s Brian Bates took 18th in 6:22.20.

Elmira Notre Dame’s team of Victoria Schutrum, Jenny Smithers, Deborah Diarra and Chase Yoder finished in 4:15.70 in the 1,600 sprint medley relay for a third-place finish in the emerging elite division.

Corning runners Morgan Gallagher, Michelle Crook, Madeline Ustanik and Jessica Lawson finished ninth in the 3,200 relay (9:10.59). That team won the New York state title.

In the girls 4 x 1 mile, Ustanik, Natalie Rogus, Katie Butler and Lawson finished 10th in 20:44.23. A team of Elmira Express runners Khiere Ashley, Mackenzie Tubbs, Abbey Wheeler and Jessica Thatcher placed 14th in 20:58.99.

Corning’s boys 3,200 relay of Thomas Moshier, Ben Mertus, McCarthy and Jay Fyfe finished 16th (7:51.28).

Elmira’s team of Jalasia Demember, Amari Hadlock, Miah Hunkele and Cathi Mewes took 20th in the 1,600 sprint medley relay (4:13.62).

Notre Dame’s 3,200 relay of Allegra Dawes, Emma Booth, Payton Yoder and Chase Yoder finished 40th in the emerging elite division (9:56.41).

Also for Corning, Sam Chauvin finished 17th in the boys 5,000 (15:10) and Butler placed 20th in the girls 2,000 steeplechase (7:24.51).

Elmira’s Jerry McPeak placed 15th in the emerging elite division in the long jump with a top leap of 6.34 meters. Also for Elmira, Tubbs placed 15th in the girls freshman 2 mile (11:39.23) and Thatcher finished 30th in the girls 5,000 (18:21.70).

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