Dunkirk boys, Fredonia girls win rivalry meet
Rashad Graham was a quadruple winner on Monday and helped lead the Dunkirk Marauders’ boys track squad (1-1) to a 102.5 to 37.5 victory over the Fredonia Hillbillies.
Graham won the high jump with a leap of 5-foot-8-inches, the long jump at 19-1 1/4 and the 400 in 59.6 seconds.
His final win came as a part of the 4×100 meter relay with teammates Miguel Alicea, Jose Morales and Nick Barlette in a time of 45.2 seconds.
Barlette also won the 100 in 11.3 seconds and the 200 in a time of 45.2 to give him three victories on the day.
Tim Cerrie was a double winner in the 100 hurdles (19 seconds) and the pole vault in 10-6.
Ethan Francis also took home two first place finishes with victories in the 800 (2:06) and the 4×800 relay (3:55.5) with Ray Tarnowski, Alec Tomaszewski and Javier Soto.
Dunkirk’s Julio Cheverez, Tomaszewski, Francis and Soto took first in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:55.5.
Rounding out the Marauder boys’ victories was Dominick Hitchcock in the shot put with a toss of 36-5.
Fredonia’s Max Payne won the discus at 113-10 1/2 and Mike Meredith took first in the 3,200 (11:33.6) to earn the Hillbillies’ only victories of the day.
In the girls’ meet, Fredonia’s Lauren Reyda and Devin Kowalewski shined in leading the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies to a 75-57 victory over the Lady Marauders.
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Reyda took first place in the 1,500 with a time of 5:14. She also won the 800 in 2:33 and the 3,000 in 11:45. She was also a member of the winning 4×800 relay team, which also consisted of Qwenn Stokes, Ally Cobb and Emily Wan. Their winning time was 11:28.
Kowalewski placed first in the 100 hurdles at 16.0. she also won the triple jump and the long jump with leaps of 32-9 3/4 and 16-5 1/4, respectively. She was also a member of the winning 4×400 relay team. That team consisted of Cobb, Wan and Kate Fiorella as they won with a time of 4:42.
I was real happy with the girls’ performance,” Fredonia coach Mike Marshall said. “It’s the first time they really ran in good weather. We are looking forward to Wednesday at SW to see what happens. Lauren had a day for herself and so did Devin.”
Dunkirk’s lone double winner was Samiyha Toomer, as she won the 100 (12.8) and the 200 (27.6).
“This meet was much closer than the score represents,” Dunkirk coach AJ Burnside said. “Essentially the meet came down to them winning two relays and earning a first and second in the 800. If we win one more relay and are able to take first in the 800, we could have edged them out. The Fredonia team we faced is built to compete for the league title this year and they showed their depth. Coach Rosas and I couldn’t be prouder of the effort we got from our team in a loss.”