Accent is on youth for Kendall track teams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 April 2019 at 10:02 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Leading the Kendall girls track team will be, in front, Madison Jacob, Brianna Wakefield, T’Mia Kitchings and Emma Allen. In back are Jenna Regan, Kirsten Rodas, Kailie Regan and Alezya Brown.

Underclassmen dominate the key members of the Kendall track teams which are prepping for the Genesee Region League opener at home against Lyndonville on Wednesday.

Sophomore Brianna Wakefield, who won the 1500 and placed third in the 3000 at last year’s Section V Class D championships, sophomore Madison Jacob, who took third in the 400 Hurdles, and senior Jenna Regan, who placed fourth in the Shotput, head the Lady Eagles squad which also includes four promising freshmen, Alezya Brown (Shotput, Triple Jump, Sprints), Emma Allen (400, 800 and 1500), Kiersten Rodas, T’Mia Kitchings and Kailie Regan.

The Kendall boys squad is led by the quartet of sophomore veterans Ethan Kuhn (Hurdles, Sprints, Pentathlon) and Joseph Nettles (400, 800 and 1600) along with newcomers junior Dale Steffen (Hurdles, Sprints, Pentathlon) and sophomore Derek Edick (Long Jump, Triple Jump, Sprints). Kuhn won the G-R Pentathlon last spring.

April: 3 – Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; 10 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; 24 – Notre Dame and Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; 26 – at Brighton Invit.
May: 2 – at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; 4 – at Hilton; 8 – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 4:30 p.m.; 10 – at Eastridge Invit.; 13 – at Holley, 4:30 p.m.

The Eagles boys track team is led by this quartet of Ethan Kuhn Joey Nettles, Dale Steffen and Derek Edick.