The Trumansburg boys and Elmira Notre Dame girls rose to the top, capturing Large School titles at the Interscholastic Athletic Conference track and field championships on Saturday at Dryden High School.
Tioga and Odessa-Montour were the boys and girls champions, respectively, in the Small School championships.
Trumansburg’s boys scored 163 points to finish ahead of Lansing (90) and the host Purple Lions (83) in the eight-team Large School event. The Blue Raiders scored victories in the 400-meter and 3,200-meter relays, and got big points with a 1-2 finish in the 400 hurdles by Kyle Carr and Jacob Cozzarin. Tyler Sutherland picked up T-burg’s other victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Double winners in the boys’ meet included Ben Rourke of Lansing (110 hurdles, high jump), Liam Joyce of Dryden (100, 200), Evan DeGraw of Union Springs (400, 800) and Anders Presthus of Lansing (shot put, discus).
On the girls’ side, Notre Dame picked up four individual wins in the second day for a total of nine victories. The Crusaders outdistanced runner-up Dryden, 172-98 for their second consecutive IAC title. Waverly was third with 90 points. O-M topped runner-up Tioga, 109.5-91, in the Small School meet.
Dryden’s Abbey Yatsko won the 200 and 400 meters, and ran a leg on the Purple Lions’ winning 400 relay. Teammate MacKenzie Todd took the triple jump and also ran a leg on the relay.
Tioga’s Charlsie Bowen scored a unique double, winning the 100 hurdles and the pole vault, clearing 11 feet to edge Lansing’s Hayley Wigsten by a foot.
Section 4 Medalist Tournament: Susquehanna Valley freshman D.J. Griffiths carded a final-round 76 to finish at 8-over 150 and win the tournament at Cornell’s Robert Trent Jones Course.
Griffiths finished six shots better than Trumansburg sophomore Danny Lapp, who finished with an 80 on Saturday.
The top nine finishers advance to the NYSPHSAA Championship, scheduled for June 1-2 at Robert Trent Jones. Griffiths placed ninth in last year’s tournament; Lapp finished 13th after finishing third as an eighth-grader.
Joining Griffiths and Lapp at states will be Nate Wrighter and Matt Ploutz of Windsor, along with Vestal’s Ryan Mihok and Nick Barney, Norwich’s Corey Johnson and Ryan Johnson, and Chenango Forks’ Kyle Norton.