Albion boys track team has good nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2017 at 8:07 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Veteran members of the Albion boys track team include, in front, Kory Reynolds, Tre Yaskulski, Preston Flugel and Ugene Harrison. In back are Payton Lake, Lamar Chambers, Nick Reed, Bailey Maier and Briliance Johnson.

Anchored by a good nucleus of retuning All-League meet place finishers and with new Coach Ocie Bennett at the helm, the Albion boys track team is prepping for the Niagara-Orleans home opening meet against Akron on April 20.

That Purple Eagles veteran contingent of All-League meet place finishers  includes seniors Kory Reynolds (1st in Discus, 3rd in 100 and 4th in Shotput), Tommy Mattison (1st in Long Jump), Lamar Chambers (3rd in 400 Hurdles) and Nick Reed (7th in 400) along with junior Preston Flugel (3rd in Pole Vault) and sophomores Tre Yaskulski (2nd in Pentathlon) and Payton Lake (6th in Triple Jump).

Other key members of the Purple Eagles 53 members squad include senior Bailey Maier, sophomore Ugene Harrison (sprints) and freshman Briliance Johnson (sprints).

The Purple Eagles went 3-3 in N-O competition last spring.

April: 20 – Akron, 4:15 p.m.; 25 – Newfane, 4:15 p.m.; 27 – Medina, 4:15 p.m..
May: 4 – at Wilson, 4:15 p.m.; 6 – at Batavia Invitational; 9 – Roy-Hart, 4:15 p.m.; 11 – at Barker, 4:15 p.m.; 13 – at Rush-Henrietta Invitational; 17 and 18 – at All-League meet at Akron, 4 p.m.