Ithaca, Corning boys tie for team title at Dan Fravil Ithaca Relays

Ithaca, Corning boys tie for team title at Dan Fravil Ithaca Relays


Ithaca, Corning boys tie for team title at Dan Fravil Ithaca Relays


Ithaca High and Corning tied for the boys’ team title — a first in meet history — on Friday night at the annual Dan Fravil Ithaca Relays track & field meet at Bredbenner Field.

Both the Little Red and the Hawks scored 100 points, finishing well ahead of third-place Elmira (70) in the 16-team meet. Ithaca’s Jordan Hackworth was named track MVP and teammate Mande Semon was chosen as field MVP to lead the Little Red.

Hackworth and Semon teamed up to win the long jump relay, the pair combining for a distance of 43 feet, 1¾ inches, missing the meet record by a half-inch. The pair also teamed with Derren Smith and Dion Dean to win the 400 relay (44.26 seconds) and place second in the 800 relay (1:32.46).

The meet came down to the latter relay, with Corning finishing in fourth and the schools winding up tied for the team championship.

Ithaca’s girls’ team placed fifth with 45 points, behind Corning (83), Elmira (64), Vestal (62) and Binghamton (54). Ithaca’s team of Sylvia Franck, Yolore Airewele, Sylvie Studier and Lauren Trumble won the distance-medley relay in 4:17.40, and the Little Red quartet of Airewele, Franck, Trumble and Charlotte Williams won the 1,600 relay in 4:13.00.

Katie Butler of Corning was voted track MVP after leading the Hawks to victories in the steeplechase and 6,400 relays. And Kari Stromhaug of Vestal was field MVP, after leading the Golden Bears to victories in the triple jump and pole vault relays.

IAC baseball

Tioga 12, Spencer-Van Etten 0: At Spencer, Dakota Skinner tossed a one-hitter as the Tigers remained undefeated at 7-0.

STAC softball

Ithaca 4, Johnson City 3: At Johnson City, the Little Red scored the winning run in the seventh inning from a walk, a stolen base, and a wild pitch.

Union-Endicott 13, Ithaca 0: Alexis Eastman pitched a perfect game and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs for the Tigers in their STAC victory at the Mary Testa Tournament. Danielle Pasquale added three hits, three RBIs, and scored three runs for the winners.

IAC golf

Trumansburg 219, Union Springs 230, Groton 322: On Friday at Indian Head Golf Course, Trumansburg sophomore Danny Lapp had a 3-over 39 to grab medalist honors and lead the Blue Raiders to victory in the three-team match.

Cole Bowen had a 40 for the host Wolves, while Will Stoughton shot 59 for Groton.


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