Barker sweeps Albion to claim N-O track championships outright

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Medina/Lyndonville splits with Newfane

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Gabby Clare, left, and Albion’s Aleah Foos battle for the lead in the 100 hurdles during today’s key Niagara-Orleans League meet which saw the host Raiders sweep the Purple Eagles to claim both the boys and girls track crowns outright. Foos emerged with a win in the race.

The Barker boys track team capped off a fifth straight undefeated (6-0) Niagara-Orleans League championship season by downing visiting Albion 83-58 this afternoon.

The Barker girls squad completed its first N-O championship campaign at 6-0 by edging Albion 75-66.

The Albion boys and girls teams, which needed wins to earn a share of the title, both finish at 4-2.

Casey Webb was a triple winner in the 110 hurdles (:16.8), 400 hurdles (1:02.9) and long jump (19-5 1/2) and Dominick Snider doubled in the 100 (:11.4) and 200 (:24.0) to lead the way for Barker.

The Raiders also got wins from Sergio Cruz in the 1600 (4:51.9), Jake Arnold in the 800 (2:19), Brent Bachman in the 3200 (11:37.4), Chris Sweeney in the high jump (5-0) and Brett Holland in the discus (114-9).

“It’s just a great win for these guys,” said Barker Coach Jim Jurewicz. “This team really has had to do it more as a team then some of our teams in the past.”

Barker’s Casey Webb heads toward a win over Albion’s Tyler Nashburn in the 110 hurdles.

Albion got individual event wins from Jacob Squicciarini in the 400 (:55.1), Noah Duvall in the pole vault (8-6), Manwell Taylor in the triple jump (37-3) and Nate Trembley in the shot-put (43-2).

The Barker girls clinched the meet and an undefeated season with a win in the day’s final event, the 1600 relay, by the quartet of Gabby Clare, Katrina Clare, Natalie Menz and Lydia Dewart (4:32.5).

“We’re the smallest team in the league so this is really super for the girls,” said Jurewicz.

Gabby Clare was also a double winner in the 400 hurdles (1:13.6) and high jump (4-8) as was Caitlyn Mason in the long jump (16-5) and 400 (1:07.7).

The Lady Raiders also had Dewart win the 800 (2:38.1), Kelsi Flegal the 200 (:26.7), Allison Austin the shot-put (31-2) and Becky Stoloski the discus (87-6).

Caitlyn Mason soars to a win for Barker in the long jump.

Albion had Aleah Foos win the 100 hurdles (:16.2), Mariah Elsenheimer the 100 (:12.5), Madison Coville the 1500 (5:33), Meredith Patterson the 3000 (12:03), Katie Rustay the pole vault (8-0) and Chanyce Powell the triple jump (34-6 1.2).

Medina/Lyndonville, Newfane split

Improving to 4-2, the Medina/Lyndonville boys track team closed out the dual meet portion of the N-O League track season by defeating visiting Newfane 85-.5-46.5 this afternoon.

Matt Cochrane was a triple winner in the high jump (5-2), triple jump (37-10) and 400 (:55.2) for the Mustangs as Chase Pecoraro doubled in the long jump (17-10) and 110 hurdles (:17.4) and Jalin Cooper in the 100 (:11.5) and 200 (:23.9).

Barker’s Thomas Callaghan competes in the high jump.

Medina/Lyndonville also had Derek Donley win the 400 hurdles (1:05.5) and Zach Harris the shot-put (33-9).

Newfane’s Sam Auernharmer doubled in the 1600 (5:06.7) and 3200 (11:11.8).

Newfane earned a split on the day by defeating Medina/Lyndonville 72-60 in the girls meet.

Kayleigh Daniels doubled in the 200 (:28.2) and triple jump (30-0) for Newfane.

Medina/Lyndonville had a pair of double winners as Holly Heil took the 400 (1:05.6) and 800 (2:38.9) and Martha Gardner the 1500 (5:15.4) and 3000 (11:41.0).

Akron 104, Wilson 37

The Akron girls completed a 5-1 N-O season by downing Wilson 104-37 as Leah Czechowski was a triple winner in the 100 (:13.2), 200 (:27.8) and long jump (15-3 1.4).

The Lady Tigers also had Hannah Cummings double in the 400 hurdles (1:13.9) and high jump (4-8) and Margo Henley in the 1500 (5:15) and 3000 (11:06.5).