JHS?Girls Place First, Boys Second At Invitational

The Jamestown boys and girls track and field teams competed in the Fleet Feet Invitational held at All-High Stadium in Buffalo. The boys team took second place to division rival Clarence behind diverse scorers on a day that saw snow flurries, hail, biting wind and intense cold.

The distance crew had a solid day. Christian Edborg, Ryan Salemme, Jonathan Healy and Jordan Johnson started the meet off with a fourth-place finish in the 3,200-meter relay (9:11.1). Edborg (5:06.3) and Johnson (11:03.9) later took sixth place in the 1,600- and 3,200 meter runs, respectively, while Healy (2:10.4) joined with teammate Patrick Walsh (2:12.7) to take fifth and sixth in the 800 meters.

The bulk of Jamestown’s scoring came from the hurdles, sprints and field events. Steven Nowell (16.3) and Benjamin Larson (16.4) both ran personal bests in the 110 high hurdles and took second and third place. Nowell later took third place in the high jump with a leap of 5-6. Awsten Beaver (17-5) and Deontae Martin (36-8) took sixth place, respectively in the long jump and the triple jump, while teammate Joe Mistretta tossed the Shot 42-9 to take second place.

In the sprints, Daquan Hollingsworth (11.5) took third place in the 100-meter dash while teammates Justin Capuano (53.8) and Derek Washington (56.4) took first and fifth in the 400. The team’s top scorer, Mitchell Moore, had a trio of close second-place finishes, getting barely edged out in the 400 hurdles (58.3), the 200 (23.1) and as the anchor leg of the 400 relay team of Hollingsworth, Capuano and Henry Tapia (46.6).

The girls’ squad had an amazing day, taking first place in its second invitational of the year and setting three meet records. The first record of the day was set by Cienna Simon in the 100 hurdles as she took first place (15.4) while teammate Summer Haight finished in second (16.3).

Kylie Wilson then broke her own meet record of 12.9 with her 12.6 finish in the 100 meters. She (26.9) and teammate Sarah Garvin (27.1) took first and second place in the 200.

Garvin also set a blazing pace to take first in the 400 (1:01.7).

Haight, Mikayla Capestrani, Garvin and Wilson joined with Orianne Simon to take first place in the 400 relay through trials and finals, setting a new meet record of 51.9.

Rachel Oelbrecht (1:14.8) and Haley Ford (1:16.8) closed out the scoring for the sprinters by taking first and third in the 400 hurdles.

Where the sprinters left off, the distance runners took over as the 3,200 relay team of Kimberly Lindquist, Alexandra Perkins, Rebecca Bogdan and Adiana Roehmholdt took third place with a time of 10:45.0.

Lindquist later went on to better the meet record in the 800 meters. She will not be credited with the new record, however, because her stellar time of 2:26.9 earned her a tight second place behind Clarence’s Marissa Saenger (2:26.6).

The Jamestown jumpers flew well. Mikayla Capestrani took second place in the long jump with a leap of 15-5, while teammate Ana Torres (13-10) took sixth. Torres went on to earn fifth place in both the triple jump (30-11) and the high jump (4-6). In that same event, teammate Brielle Edborg took second (4-8) on misses.