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Springville-GI track team sets several records in Fredonia

SPRINGVILLE — “There were no top finishers this week, but plenty of personal records,” said Springville-Griffith Institute track Coach Joe Marvin, after his boys and girls track team competed in Fredonia on Feb. 9.

Joelle Adamczyk, Sam Peterman and Molly Darling were among the girls who bettered their previous efforts, with record-breaking accomplishments.

Jake Moroge was the sole male competitor who set a personal low time, which he did in two events: the 55-meter dash, with 7.34, and the 300, with 42.0.

Adamczyk ran the 600 in 1.53.5. Darling ran the 300 in 51 seconds. Sam Peterman completed the 1,500 in 5:18.6 but, despite setting a personal best, failed to meet the requirements for sectionals by 0.6, finishing in eighth place. She had another chance to qualify, on Saturday, Feb. 16, during another Fredonia competition.

Lexi Lines did not set a personal best, but she had her fastest race since setting the school record in the 55-hurdles competition at Buffalo State on Dec. 7. Last week, she finished with a time of 9.61, after she was forced to four-step the third hurdle, eliminating her chance to match her record.

The relay teams were also in the record-setting business on Saturday, as two girls groups completed season-best times. The 4-by-800 squad of Jess Wojtkowiak, Peterman, Kalei Brautlacht and McKenzie Maloy earned a time of 10:47, sliding the girls up to ninth place in Western New York.

The 4-by-200 team finished in 2:03.9. That team was comprised of Adamczyk, Lines, Darling and Brautlacht.

This meet was the first of three straight, at Fredonia State College. The second was scheduled for Feb. 16 and the third will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.

The state competitions, for those who qualify, will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Cornell.
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