Albion sweeps Medina/Lyndonville in key N-O track meet
Staying in the thick of the title chase, Albion swept to a doubleheader victory over visiting Medina/Lyndonville this afternoon in a key Niagara-Orleans League track meet.
Albion downed Medina 75-66 in the boys meet and 93-47 in the girls competition as both Purple Eagle squads improve to 4-1.
Leading by a narrow 70-66 margin, the Albion boys claimed the victory by scoring a narrow wn in the day’s final event, the 1600 relay, as the quartet of Hayden Pecoraro, Nick Reed, Lamar Chambers and Jacob Squicciarini teamed up for a winning time of 3:40.3.
“It was close,” said Albion Coach Wayne Wadhams of the decisive final relay. “The kids were really focused today. They really stepped up.”
Aaron Chen was a double winner in the 800 (2:14) and 1600 (5:10.2) for Albion as was Manwell Taylor in the long jump (17 2 1/4) and triple jump (37-10).
The Purple Eagles also had Chambers win the 400 hurdles (1:02.3) and Tyler Nashburn the shot-put (37-8).
Chambers and Squicciarini also teamed up with Tom Mattison and Cody Osborne to win the 400 relay (:50.7).
The Purple Eagles also took the 3200 relay in 9:21.7 with the foursome of Brad Sanford, Chen, Chase Vasquez and Reed.
Medina/Lyndonville had a trio of individual event double winners as Jalin Cooper took the 100 (:11.4) and 200 (:23.3), Matt Cochrane the 400 (:54.5) and high jump (5-8) and Chase Pecoraro the 100 hurdles (:17.4) and pole vault (9-0).
The Mustangs also had Austin Heil win the 3200 (11:02) and Zach Harris the discus (89-4).
Medina/Lyndonville is now 3-2.
Mariah Elsenheimer doubled in the 100 (:13.0) and 200 (:27.9) and Mahogany Taylor in the high jump (4-8) and triple jump (32-4) to lead the Albion girls squad.
The Purple Eagles also had Aleah Foos win the 100 hurdles (:16.6), Sarah Metzler the shot-put (29-1), Adryan Cheeseboro the discus (77-7), Chanyce Powell the long jump (14-11) and Karisa Stark the pole vault (7-0).
Elsenheimer, Stark, Powell and Emily Blanchard also teamed up to win the 400 relay (:53.5).
Holly Heil doubled in the 400 (1:01.7) and 800 (2:38) and Martha Gardner in the 1500 (5:18) and 3000 (11:29) for Medina/Lyndonville which also had Chelsea Donley win the 400 hurdles (1:05.6).
Medina/Lyndonville is now 1-4.