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Hamburg track and field post bests in Brockport

Hamburg’s indoor track and field team traveled to Section V in Rochester for the Trent Jackson/Cedric Walker Invitational at Brockport State. The meet featured 50 teams from as far away as Ballston Spa in Section II. The Bulldogs used the excellent surface and 200-meter track to record numerous personal bests.

Leading the girls, Samantha Ruszczek set a school record in the 200 hurdles in a time of 31.67, while finishing seventh overall, and Leah Covelli set a personal-best triple jump with a 33-11.5, good for fourth. Covelli also had a best in the long jump (15’4.25) and qualified for Sectionals. Rene Meinhold had a personal-best triple jump (31-8). Molly Kabza qualified for Sectionals in the 1,000-meters (3:19.66). Alicia Giles had a personal best in the shot put (23-8.25). Gabby LaRosa had a personal best in the 600 (1:51.29), as did Caroline Heeter in the 1500 (6:20.69). Cassie Tabor dropped her Sectional qualifying time in the racewalk by 30 seconds. Lexi Kinsman had a personal best in the 200 (29.1), as did Hannah Fredriksen in the 3,000 (12:31.91). Meinhold, Lenaya Walter Kinsman and Meghan Haggerty ran the Bulldogs’ best time in the 1,600 relay. Kabsa, LaRosa, Fredriksen and Covelli ran a strong 3200 relay.

The boys posted similarly strong results. Jake Wojnicki ran an exceptionally strong 3,200 in a time of 10:14.90. Pete Rindfuss dropped his personal best in the 1,600 by eight seconds (4:39.19). Matt Hess had a personal best in the 1,000 (3:02.31). Sharyel Santiago just missed the Sectional standard in the 600 with a personal-best 1:35.88. Aric Huber had a best in the high jump (5-2) and Aaron Wojnicki equaled his best pole vault (9-feet). Christian Kostowniak had his best 300 (41.33). Will Reczek, Doug Pierce, and Jeremy herrington also recorded good efforts. In the relays, the boys recorded best times of the year in every event. Chris Janak, Huber, Santiago and Connor Smail ran a 1:42.37 in the 800. The Wojnickis, along with Hess and Huber had a 3200-meters best (9:26.34). Liam Oconnor, Kostowniak, Pat Ryan and Jesse Stevens ran the Bulldogs best 1,600 relay (4:06.52).

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