The Dryden boys and girls outdoor track and field teams finished in first and second as a team, respectively, at a meet against Whitney Point and Union Springs on April 22.

The boys team scored 141 points to win its meet. The girls team finished just two points behind Union Springs with 68 to place in second.

For the boys team, Kyle Brown won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.46 seconds. Bryant DePaull came in second with a time of 19.34 seconds. Brown and DePaull finished in first and second place, respectively, in the 400 meter hurdles as well. Brown won with a time of 1:06.78, and DePaull placed in second with a time of 1:09.70.

Dylan Spaulding won the third heat of the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.78 seconds. Mason Nash finished in second place with a time of 13.31. Dryden swept the podium in the fourth heat. Zach Willson won the heat with a time of 12.56 seconds. Tavian Harvey crossed the finish line just two one-hundreths of a second behind Willson with a time of 12.58 seconds. Alex Shepard ran the third-best time, clocking in at 12.70 seconds. The Lions also swept the fifth heat. Braedon Libbey topped the field with a time of 11.60 seconds. Aidan Kalousdian came in second with a time of 11.96 seconds. Logan Lancaster sprinted to a third-place finish with a time of 12.07 seconds.

Spencer Strickland finished in first place in the 1,600 meter run, clocking in at 5:10.20. Jackson Crocker crossed the finish line about 11 seconds behind Strickland with a time of 5:21.00. Strickland and Crocker came in first and second, respectively, in the 3,200 meter run, too. Strickland won with a time of 11:11.30. Crocker finished in second place with a time of 12:57.60.

In the 400 meter dash, Bobby Brotherton paced the field with a first-place time of 56.01 seconds. David Yuzvak placed in second, recording a time of 1:00.30.

Yuzvak won the second heat of the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.73 seconds. Kalousdian finished in second place in the third heat of the event with a time of 25.14 seconds.

Dryden swept the podium in the 800 meter run. Jakob Greenwood finished in first place, posting a time of 2:20.90. Miles Couch was second with a time of 2:30.96. Luke Maza came in third with a time of 2:34.56.

Vincent Scott and Libbey were the top two finishers in the long jump. Scott won with a mark of 19’2.5”, and Hackworth placed in second with a leap of 19’0.25”. Scott also won the triple jump with a distance of 40’7.5”.

Bradley Hume was the victor in the high jump with a mark of 5’8”. Steven Morrow finished in third place with a height of 5’4.3”.

For the girls team, Shelly Kehn and Naomi Cator-Szymanski took the top two spots in the 100 meter hurdles. Kehn won with a time of 18.27 seconds, and Cator-Szymanksi ran for a second-place time of 18.84 seconds.

Emma Buttler won the third heat of the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.26 seconds. Holice Finver placed in third with a time of 13.69 seconds. Emma Stahlman came in second in the second heat with a time of 15.34 seconds.

Buttler finished in second place in the second heat of the 200 meter dash, clocking in at 28.31 seconds. Savannah Stockholm took the bronze when she sprinted for a time of 29.76 seconds.

Emily Miller won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 5:19.30. Amanda Jackson finished in second place with a time of 6:24.90. Miller also won the 3,000 meter run, recording a time of 11:34.00. Jackson also came in second in the 800 meter run with a time of 3:02.42.

The Lions swept the podium in the shot put. Teghan Garris won with a toss of 32’9”. Sindy Pinckney took the silver with a mark of 28’8”. Nicole Owens earned the bronze with a distance of 23’6”. Garris also won the discus throw, tallying a mark of 89’9”, 13 feet farther than the second place finisher. Owens posted the third-best toss with a distance of 75’2”.

Finver came in third in the long jump when she leaped for a distance of 12’11”.

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Andrew is the sports editor as well as a news reporter for the Ithaca Times/Finger Lakes Community Newspapers. He also enjoys writing personal essays in his spare time.

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