Albion competes in Class B track meet

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 May 2022 at 9:25 am

Newfane takes girls team title at competition in Falconer

Photos by Tom Rivers: Jahmeek Riley (left) carries the baton on the second leg of Albion’s winning 4 by 100 meter relay team. Albion was first in 45.46 seconds, followed by Falconer/Cassadaga Valley in 45.57. Kwame Riley competes in the triple jump for Albion. The freshman was 13th at 35 feet, 2 inches, the second best jump for a ninth-grader. He is Jahmeek’s younger brother.

Leah Siegmann of Newfane pushes on the last stretch of the girls 3,000 meter race. A major downpour was unleashed on about the final lap of the event. The rain and then two different lightning strikes delayed the last few events.

Albion had a trio of individual event top three place finishers at the Section VI Class B track championships held Friday at Falconer.

The Purple Eagles had Jahmeek Riley place second in the High Jump, Brendan LeBaron second in the Shotput and Cincere Lowe third in the Long Jump.

Albion also won the 400 Relay.

Newfane’s Max Czekaj won the 110 Hurdles and Simon Lingle placed second in the Discus as did Akrn’s Will Chubb in the 3200.

Albion was fourth in the boys team standings with 51.75 points. That was behind Falconer/Cassadaga Valley with 134.75 points, Alden with 94 points and Lake Shore with 65.75. Fredonia was fifth with 48.

The Newfane girls scored wins in four individual events as Kylie Bowman took the 3000, Leah Siegmann the Steeplechase, Melanie Meyers the Triple Jump and Shelby Nerber the Pole Vault.

Newfane won the girls competition with 151 points, followed by Springville with 98, Akron with 81, City Honors with 58 and Falconer/Cassadaga Valley and Lakeshore, both with 38.


Lauren Wagner of Akron walks in driving rain after finishing the 3,000 meter race. She came in second, behind Kylie Bowman of Newfane.