Three Members Of JHS Indoor Track Teams Earn State Berths

FREDONIA – The Jamestown indoor track teams competed in the Section 6 state qualifier on Thursday at Fredonia State. The top two in each event, and top three if the athlete hit the state qualifying mark, earned a trip to next week’s state championships and the Red Raiders ended up with three athletes going to states.

Mikayla Capestrani, Kylie Wilson and Da’Quan Hollingsworth will all move on to compete at the state championships held at Cornell University on March 1.

Capestrani’s third place in the long jump was good enough to earn her a trip to the state meet, as she met the state standard at last week’s team championships.

Capestrani hit a personal best and set a new JHS record with her 10-foot-3 effort in the pole vault. The old record was 10-0, set by Olivia Sinatra in 2012.

Wilson will also go to the state meet as she took second in the 300 in 43.62.

Hollingsworth earned a trip to states with his second-place finish in the 55 in 6.72.

Capestrani, Haight and Wilson joined up with Sarah Garvin to take third in the girls 800 relay with a 1:52.55 effort.

One of the biggest triumphs of the day was by Summer Haight. Throughout the trials, semifinals and finals she continually ran personal bests to earn a third-place patch with her personal-best performance of 8.89 in the 55-meter hurdles.

Her top-seeded teammate, Cienna Simon. could not compete due to a hamstring injury and Summer carried her honor well.

Kimberly Lindquist was sixth in the 1,000 in 3:14.73. She then went on to join her 3,200 relay teammates Olivia Zabrodsky, Rebecca Bogdan and Rachel Johnson to take fourth in 10:28.79.

Brielle Edborg was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Anna Torres, one of the biggest surprises of the day, had a huge personal-best by close to 2 feet with her 34-3 triple jump which was good for fifth.

Mitchell Moore set a new school record (8.29) while finishing fourth in the 55.

Hollingsworth and Moore joined teammates Justin Capuano and Henry Tapia to take third in the 800 relay with a 1:39.91.

The boys 3,200 relay team of Michael Capestrani, Jordan Johnson, Jonathan Healy and Patrick Walsh finished fifth with a 8:50.34.

The 1,600 relay team of Nick Lombardo, Austen Johnson, Steven Nowell and Christian Edborg was sixth in 3:55.62.

Nowell also went on to finish fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Sophomore Awsten Beaver finished in a third-place tie in the pole vault by clearing 11-6.