DHS boys, girls finish third Saturday

ORCHARD PARK – The Dunkirk boys track and field team finished third Saturday at the All Maroon Meet held at Orchard Park.

The Marauders (111.5 points) finished behind meet-winner Cheektowaga (211) and host Orchard Park (164.5), as they received first-place finishes from Nick Barlette, Rashad Graham and Tim Cerrie. The 4×100-meter relay team also finished first, as Miguel Alicea, Jose Morales, Graham and Barlette combined for a time of 44.1 seconds.

“Certainly it was a pleasure to see them get the relay time down,” Dunkirk coach Kurt Warmbrodt said.

Barlette took home first in the 100 in a time of 11.13 seconds, Graham was first in the high jump at 6-feet and Cerrie won the pole vault at 10-feet.

Also for Dunkirk, Ethan Francis was second in the 800 in a time of 2:04.7 while Soto was third in 2:05.6.

“Those were personal-best times,” Warmbrodt said. “It represents a nice time to be peaking for the year.”

Elsewhere, Morales finished fifth in the 100 in 11.44 seconds and the 4×400 relay team of Graham, Soto, Francis and Ray Tarnowski finished third in 3:42.4.

Dunkirk hosts the CCAA meet next Friday and Saturday. Events begin on Friday at Karl Hoeppner at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s start time is 10 a.m.

In the girls events, the Lady Marauders finished with 120 points, 52 behind second-place Cheektowaga (172) and 78 behind meet-winner Orchard Park, which finished with 198.

Savia Moreland finished first in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:13.4 and third in the 100 (17 seconds). Both times were personal bests for Moreland, and both qualified her for the Sectional meet. Also for Dunkirk, Faith Rivera was second in the 400 (1:07.1), Samiya Toomer was second in the 100 (12.8 seconds), Calan Pogorzelski was third in the 2,000 steeplechase and Rachel Rosas took third in the 1,500 (5:31) and third in the 800 (2:41).

Meanwhile, Amanda Michalski was third in the triple jump at 31-5 and third in the pole vault at 6-feet while Toomer, Moreland, Samantha Hemenger and Mariah Esquilin combined to take third in the 4×100 relay in a time of 53.6 seconds. Pogorzelski, Rivera, Rosas and Natalie Nytz teamed to help finish in second place in the 4×800 relay. The quartet finished with a time of 11:12.2.