Albion boys score special track win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Purple Eagles give retiring coach a perfect gift

Photo by Mike Wertman – Retiring Albion boys track Coach Wayne Wadhams meets here with the Purple Eagles group of pole vaulters prior to the start of this afternoon’s final home meet of the season against Barker. At the right is intern Henry Haines, an Albion graduate who has been working with the pole vaulters this season.

Members of the Albion boys track team gave retiring Coach Wayne Wadhams a perfect farewell gift this afternoon as the Purple Eagles defeated visiting Barker 92-49 on Senior Day to close out the Niagara-Orleans League regular season at 3-3.

Wadhams has guided the Purple Eagles for the past 18 years, a stretch highlighted by a lengthy string of seven straight undefeated N-O championship season from 2004-2010. The Purple Eagles went 43-0 during that title run and have gone 89-25 in N-O competition over the past 18 years.

“We’ve had some real good kids over the years,” said Wadhams who is an Albion grad himself. “All the success we’ve had has been because of the great kids we’ve worked with. The kids have really done the job over the years.”

Eight different athletes scored individual event wins for Albion including Tre Yaskulski (110 hurdles), Kory Reynolds (100), Lamar Chambers (400 hurdles), Nate Trembley (shot-put), Tommy Mattison (long jump), Cody Osborne (200), Preston Flugel (pole vault) and Manwell Taylor (triple jump).

Chambers, Mattison and Osborne also teamed up with Israel Florentino to win the 400 relay. Chambers also combined with Brill Johnson, Nick Reed and Ugene Harrison to capture the 1600 relay.

Barker, which finishes at 0-5-1, had Brent Bachman double in the 1600 and 3200 and Jake Arnold in the 800 and high jump as Brett Holland added a win in the discus.

The Albion girls completed the sweep by topping Barker 97-43 as Mahogany Taylor doubled in the 100 hurdles and high jump, Mariah Elsenheimer in the 100 and 200 and Chanyce Powell in the long jump and triple jump.

Albion finishes the regular season at 4-2 and Barker 2-4.

Newfane sweeps Medina/Lyndonville

The Newfane boys bested visiting Medina/Lyndonville 86-55 to finish at 4-2.

Andrew Boudeman doubled in the long jump and triple jump and Sam Auernhamer in the 1600 and 3200 to lead the way for Newfane.

Jalin Cooper doubled in the 100 and high jump and Chase Pecoraro in the 1110 hurdles and 400 for Medina/Lyndonville which winds up at 2-4.

Dustin Hinkley also won the 400 and Zach Harris the discus for the Mustangs.

The Newfane girls completed the sweep by downing Medina/Lyndonville 84 2/3-55 1/3.

Hannah Levandowski doubled in the shot-put and discus for Newfane which finishes at 4-2.

Martha Gardner won both the 1500 and 3000 for Medina/Lyndonville which falls to 0-6.

The Mustangs also got wins from Holly Heil (400), Olivia Carter (400 hurdles), Emma Gardner (high jump), Maddie Williams (triple jump) and Layna Vilora (100 hurdles).

Akron, Wilson split

The Akron girls completed a 6-0 championship season by downing Wilson 114-27 as Leah Czechowski tripled in the 100, 200 and long jump.

The Lady Tigers also had Henry Jones double in the shot-put and discus, Kylie Schultz in the 1500 and 3000 and Hannah Cummings in the high jump and 400 hurdles.

The Wilson boys likewise completed a 6-0 title campaign by besting Akron 91-50.

The Lakemen were led by a trio of double winners including Trey Rees (400, 1600), Mason Secor (shot-put, discus) and Mark Coder (pole vault, 110 hurdles).