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Springville-Griffith Institute track team competes at Clarence Track Classic

STAY STRONG — Shown are the Springville-Griffith Institute champions from the Clarence Track Classic. Pictured, from left: Tom Schweickert, Nate Wolcott and Mitch Bunic. Photos provided by Joseph Bunic.

SPRINGVILLE — Three Springville-Griffith Institute athletes headlined the school track team’s efforts, when it participated in the Clarence Track Classic on May 18, at Clarence High School.

Mitch Bunic, Tom Schweickert and Nate Wolcott all had top 10 finishes.

Freshman Brad Zifra set a season-best, in the 1,600-meter run, in which he finished in 5:35.

MAKING A SPLASH — Mitch Bunic is pictured, competing in the 3,000 steeplechase.

Schweickert had two finishes. He completed the 400-hurdles in 1:02.92, putting him in sixth place. He also competed in the 110-hurdles, finishing in 18.01 seconds, a mark that was good for eighth place.

Wolcott finished in third place, in the pentathlon, where he had a score of 2,378.

OVERCOMING THE COMPETITION — Nate Wolcott competes in the pentathlon.

Teammate Bunic also had a third place finish in the 3,000 steeplechase, but his 10:27.2 time made him an automatic qualifier for sectionals.

The Springville athletes took a break for most of the following week, before heading out to Hamburg High School for the Erie County Interscholastic Conference tournament, on May 24.

That evening began the competitions, which were scheduled to continue the following morning, on May 25.

Sectionals will begin on Friday, May 31, and continue on June 1.


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