Scholastic track and field
Beacon’s Rayvon Grey claimed the meet long jump record at 23-4 ¾. and also won the boys 100 meters (11.29), the boys 220 (22.40) and the triple jump (43-5) at the Section 1 Class B championships in Pearl River.
Host Pearl River edged Beacon 96-92 to capture the Section 1 Class B championship. It marked the second straight year the Pirates won the Class B title.
Beacon’s David Adams took first in the 400 high hurdles (55.46) and second in the 100 hurdles (15.15). Adams teamed up with Tony KaiKai, Brandon Booker and Justice Telesco for the 1,600 relay. The quartet placed second in a time of 3:29.2.
Booker also ran the 3,200 relay with Ryan Horsford, Colin Battersby and Richard Kish, placing third (8:37.59).
Paige Baisley highlighted the Bulldogs girls squad, winning the pentathlon with 2,411 points.
Jummi Akinwunmi took second in the high jump (5-0) while Addisen Rutkoske took third in the discus throw (87-3).
Caroline Timm from Our Lady of Lourdes won the 1,500 meters (4:46.82).
Harrison, with 109 points, won the girls Section 1 Class B title.
Poughkeepsie High School’s girls lightweight quad finished second and its boys lightweight quad placed fifth at the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships on Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey.
Collecting the silver medal in 5:45.691, the quartet of Eden Ciferri, Anna O’Shea, Rose Spuhler and Allysia Yanez finished nine seconds behind the first place boat.
“The girls just rowed a great race,” Poughkeepsie coach Mike Smith said. “They peaked at the right time of the season for nationals.”
Chris Cassidy, Brian Panzer, Seth Carty and Stefan Mckain — the boys lightweight quad — beat out the Niskayuna boat which they lost to at the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association championship in Saratoga Springs on May 11. They finished with a time of 5:19.918.
“They bumped up a place,” Smith said of his boys lightweight quad. “It’s quite an accomplishment for a small school to go up against a lot of larger schools.”
The Pioneers’ girls junior quad of Devin Tully, Fiona Mauer, Rita Reza and Sam Donahue placed sixth (5:48.230). Poughkeepsie’s junior double of Makenzie Lewis and Ariel DelCastillo also placed sixth (6:21.628).
Bryan Acala struck out nine in six innings to lead third-seeded Lincoln 4-3 over No. 11 Beacon in a Section 1 Class A baseball quarterfinal in Yonkers.
Xavier Warren’s RBI double gave Lincoln a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning.
Anthony Thompson was 3 for 3 with a walk and a RBI, Ryan Frost went 2 for 4, and Declan Costello drove in a run for Beacon (13-9-1). Brendon Malouf allowed eight hits and three earned runs and struck out six in five innings for the Bulldogs.
“Our guys played hard and left it on the field, but we just came up a little bit short,” Beacon coach Bob Atwell said. “We’re going to return 16 players next year and we have a great nucleus here. We’re absolutely optimistic going forward.”