DHS,?FHS compete at Fredonia State

OBSERVER Staff Report

Dunkirk’s Calan Pogorzelski qualified for Sectionals Saturday at Fredonia State, after finishing second in the 600-meter event in a time of 1:46.8, during girls high school indoor track and field action.

Pogorzelski also helped the 4×200 relay team finish third. Joining Pogorzelski were Yvette Hernandez, Lisa Dunbar and Emilee Hanlon.

Amanda Michalski finished the 55 hurdles in a time of :10.03, setting a new Lady Marauder record, which was last set by Hailey Griewisch (:10.14) in 2011. Michalski was also sixth in the triple jump at 30-feet, 6 1/2-inches.

Meanwhile, Hanlon finished fourth in the 55, crossing the finish line in a time of :8.15. Samantha Heminger took seventh in the triple jump with her leap of 29-9 1/2.

In the boys’ events, the 4×800 relay team of Ray Tarnowski, Ethan Francis, Kevin Morales and Javier Soto took second in a time of 8:59.3.

Morales was also fifth in the 600 in a time of 1:33.3. Soto (1:33.4) was sixth in the same event. Francis was seventh in the 1,000 in time of 2:55.8 while the 4×200 relay team of Nick Stolinski, Morales, Verek Nixon and Nick Barlette was third in a time of 1:43.1.

Barlette also finished fifth in the 55 in a time of :7.07. Alex Williams was fourth in the shot put for the Marauders with his toss of 40-8 1/2 and Tim Cerrie finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 8-6.

Meanwhile, Rashad Graham took fifth in the long jump at 17-9 1/4.

For Fredonia, the girls’ 4×400 relay team shattered the previous school record by 48 seconds, as it finished third in a time of 4:40. On the team were Ally Cobb, Emily Wan, Nicole Woleben and Devin Kowalewski, who also finished third in the 55 hurdles (:09.63) and fifth in the triple jump at 30-10 1/4.

Woleben was fourth in the 55 hurdles at :09.67 and fourth in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 14-8 1/2. Cobb set a personal best in the 300 with her time of :46.4 while Wan was fifth in the 600 (1:55).

Elsewhere, Jillian Kowalski was third and sixth in the 1,500 and 1,000, respectively, crossing the finish line in times of 5:45 and 3:21. Miranda Warner was third in the high jump (4-8), Dana Wirojratana was fourth (4-6), and Courtney Styborski was sixth in the shot put with her toss of 28-11.

In the boys’ events, Garet Johnson set a personal-best distance in the triple jump, finishing sixth with his leap of 36-5. Zac Dake, also set a personal best in the triple jump after his leap of 34-8 1/2.

Both Dunkirk and Fredonia will compete Monday at Fredonia State during a jayvee meet.