Fredonia boys, girls sweep Gowanda in Division 1

GOWANDA – Fredonia’s Pat and Matt McCarthy helped lead Fredonia (1-0) to an 88-52 CCAA Division 1 win over Gowanda on Wednesday, during boys’ track and field action.

“The McCarthy brothers scored a lot of points for us,” Fredonia boys’ coach Bob Ball said of Pat and Matt, who won three events each. “We had a bye last week and we had two scrimmages canceled, so this was our first meet and the weather made it miserable. But all things considered, I thought our guys did really well.”

Pat won the 100-meter (:11.5), 400 hurdles (1:02.3) and the 200 (:24.5) while Matt won the 110 hurdles (:17.0), high jump (5-feet, 4-inches) and the pole vault (7-6).

Also for the Hillbillies, Jacob Brown won the 1,600 (5:19) and the 3,200 (11:24) while Matt Civilette took the top spot in both the long jump (19-11-1/2) and the triple jump (40-3).

“Matt Civilette, in the jumping events, continued his success from the indoor season,” Ball noted. “We were pretty even on the track with (Gowanda), but in the field is where we got the distance that we needed.”

Lucas Brawdy won in the 800 (2:15) while Ben Myzel was first in the 400 (:57.3).

In the girls’ meet, Fredonia (1-0) ran past Gowanda (0-2), 99.5-32.5, as Lauren Reyda won three events and Shadaily Alaimo and Devon Kowalewski two.

“We’re competitive on the track and weak in the field events,” Gowanda girls’ coach Pete Palmer said. “And that’s what holds us back a little bit.”

Reyda was first in the 800 (2:55.6), 1,500 (5:48.2) and the 3,000 (13:08.4) while Alaimo was the top runner in the 100 (:13.4) and 200 (:30). Kowalewski was first in the 100 hurdles in a time of 17.2 seconds and the triple jump with her leap of 29-9.

Taylor Kickbush was first in the 400 for the Lady Panthers, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:08. Also for Gowanda, Sarah Grubbs, Hunter Samuelson, Kickbush and Hannah Brawdy won the 4×400 relay in a time of 4:47.6 while Colleen Steward, Samuelson, Kickbush and Grubbs won the 4×800 relay in a time of 10:50.8.