WILLIAMSVILLE—Even with conflicting functions, the girls track team had depth that led them to a three-way tie for seventh at the Erie County Interscholastic Competition at Williamsville South High School May 25-26.
Hannah Goetz and Sonya Krezmien recorded four of the five top-11 finishes for Springville with Corrin Sacilowski securing the other for the Griffins.
The team’s best overall finish came from Goetz in the 2,000 meter steeplechase at fourth overall with a time of 7:44.42. The time set a new Springville girls track record and replaced one set earlier in the year by Krezmien.
The next best finish happened to be in the very same race with Krezmien finishing sixth with a time of 7:54.09. The duo pushed one another by running side-by-side for most of the race.
The duo of Goetz and Krezmien didn’t end there, with both recording the team’s next best finishes in different long distance running events.
Goetz had the team’s next best finish at seventh in the 1,500 meter run (5:09.22), while Krezmien finished 11th in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 11:30.57.
Sacilowski also had an 11th place finish, but at the five-event outdoor pentathlon. The decorated race-walker had her best finish in the 800 meter run at fifth (2:47.60) that got her 489 of her 1,592 overall points.
Sacilowski finished between 10th and 15th in the remaining four events with her next-best finish at 10th in the shot put (5.80 meters). She took 11th in the 100 meter hurdles (20.26), 12th in the long jump (4.07 meters) and 15th in the high jump (1.12 meters).
Rounding out the track events for Springville was Allison Emmick in the 100 meter dash preliminaries with a 14.47 time. Emmick was also one of five girls to take part in non-pentathlon field events with a 4-feet-8 high jump that was good enough for 15th overall.
The best finish in the field came from Brooke Walker at the pole vault when she cleared 8 feet for a 13th place finish. Alyssa Greaves competed in three events for the Griffs in the field recording marks in both the long and triple jumps.
Of the two, she had a better finish in the long jump with a leap of 13-feet-9, while also recording a 29-feet-2.5 distance in the triple jump with both in the field’s top-40.
Mackenzie Engel had a pair of top-30 finishes in the discus throw and shot put. She had throws of 72-feet-2 in discus and 27-feet-6.75 in shot put. Also competing in the shot put was Marinna Heichberger with a toss of 27-feet-3.
Iroquois won the small school competition that Springville participated in with 107 points, while Orchard park took the large school title with 115 points.
With two competitions remaining most will see their final action of the 2018 season next weekend at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Section VI Championships at Niagara Falls High School June 1-2 with a 12 p.m. start for both days. The following weekend the top athletes from the state will gather at a chance to be crowned New York State champions in the Syracuse area June 8-9.
Eligible for sectional competition from the girls team are: Chloe Chamberlin, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash; Payton Rowe, 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles; Elle Russell, 3,000 meters; Krezmien, 2,000 meter steeplechase; Goetz, 2,000 meter steeplechase and 1,500 meter run; Emmick, high jump; Engel, discus throw; Walker, pole vault; Nyah Solly, pole vault and three relay teams, 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800.