The Section IV boys and girls outdoor track and field state qualifier tournament was held on May 29 at Marathon. The top two finishers in each event advanced to the state tournament.

Dryden’s Vincent Scott qualified for the boys 110 meter hurdles with his second-place time of 15.39 seconds. The boys 400 meter relay team of Logan Lancaster, Scott, Braedon Libbey and Aidan Kalousdian also qualified for the state tournament after finishing in second place with a personal-best time of 43.94 seconds. Teghan Garris almost qualified for the girls shot put when she placed in third with a distance of 34’10.5”. Steven Morrow just missed out on qualifying for states in the boys 400 meter run, placing in third with a time of 51.06 seconds.

Lansing’s Ellie Howell qualified for the state tournament in the girls 100 meter hurdles with a second-place time of 16.10 seconds. Sam Panzer qualified for states in the boys 100 meter dash, placing in second with a time of 11.37 seconds. Catalina Zaloj qualified for

states in the girls 400 meter hurdles and the high jump. Zaloj won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.35, and won the high jump with a mark of 5’3”. Ethan Burt qualified for states in the boys pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, which placed him in second. Gwen Gisler qualified for states in the girls pole vault when she won the event with a mark of 11’8”, two feet higher than the second-best height. Catie Eisenhut nearly qualified for states in the girls 1,500 meter run after she placed in third with a time of 4:51.14.

Trumansburg’s Josiah Lopez qualified for states in the boys long jump when he placed in second with a distance of 21’1.5”. Emma Wright almost qualified for states in the girls 400 meter run after finishing in third place with a time of 59.84 seconds. Spencer-Van Etten’s Jenna Squier qualified for states in the girls high jump when she finished in second place with a mark of 5’2”.

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Sports Editor

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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