The Lady Braves surprise the Class A field with some outstanding performances to claim the first Section 5 girls track and field championship in school history.
Canandaigua Academy swept the top three places in the girls 3,000-meter run to propel the Lady Braves to their first-ever Section 5 Class A girls track and field championship on Saturday at Penfield High School.
CA amassed 121 points in winning its first sectional track and field championship in school history.
The McCormick twin sisters, seniors Meghan and Kathleen, finished 1-2 in the 3,000 with Meghan taking first in 10:25.78 and Kathleen second in 10:28.81. Sophomore teammate Kennedy Jensen came in third in 10:29.10.
CA junior Christine Lyttle won the 100 hurdles in 15.65 seconds.
Canandaigua captured the team title with 121 points. Pittsford Mendon placed second with 99 points, as Victor came in seventh with 35 points.
Canandaigua junior Sam Harding won the boys pole vault as he cleared 13-feet, 6-inches, and Braves senior Jarrett Osterhout took first in the boys Pentathlon with 3,019 points.
Victor senior M.J. Erb placed first in the boys 3000 steeplechase, with a time of 9:58.0. Blue Devils teammate, senior Ben Mertens, won the 800-meter run in 2:01.78.
In the 2000 steeplechase, Shannon Miller of Pittsford Mendon won despite falling over the second-to-last hurdle. Miller was trailing Katie McCormick of Canandaigua when she fell, dropped to third behind Hannah Cole of Honeoye Falls-Lima (HF-L), but picked herself up and caught McCormick around the final turn, and pulled away to win in 7:15.
In the 4x100 relays, the Pittsford Sutherland girls took first in 50.94 seconds, and the East High boys won in 42.65 seconds.
In the 4x400 relays, Mercy won the girls race in 4:05.58, and HF-L took first in the boys race in 3:29.82.
Junior Georgia Tuttle of Irondequoit won the girls 1500-meter run in 4:40.69.
Spencerport junior Madeline Kopp won the girls 100 in 12.48 seconds with Lyttle taking second. The Lady Ranger won her second event by taking first in the 400 in 56.82 seconds.
In the girls 400 hurdles, senior Kylie Ryan of Pittsford Mendon took first place in 1:07.57.
Senior Ruth Steinke of HF-L won the girls 800 run in 2:17.48.
In the boys competition, Greece Olympia won the Class A championship with 118 points.
Spartan Desmond Mobley placed first in four events for Olympia as he won two field events and two running events. The junior finished first in the boys high jump (6-2), long jump (23-03.25), boys 200 (22.52) and 100 (10.83).
Olympia freshman Carnell Noble placed first in the boys 400 in 51.38 seconds. Spartan teammate, junior Craig Hardgers, captured the triple jump (44-02.50).
East High senior Sachar Williams placed first in the 110 hurdles (15.51) and in the 400 hurdles (56.67).
Pittsford Sutherland senior Mike Anvelt won the 3200 race in 9:50.58.
Sophomore Jack Wesley of Pittsford Mendon took first in the 1600-meters in 4:20.88.
In the field events, freshman Emem Ikpot of Mercy won the girls long jump with a leap of 15-feet-07.5 inches.
Page 2 of 2 - HF-L junior Sydney Kurtic won the girls discus with a throw of 124-feet, 10 inches. Lady Cougar teammate Christine Goodrum won the girls pole vault as the junior cleared 9-feet.
Irondequoit junior Ryan Cribbin took first in the boys shot put with a toss of 51-feet, 1.25-inches. The Eagle won his second event by taking first in the discus with a throw of 151-feet, 2-inches.
Pittsford Mendon junior Natalie Meyer placed first in the girls high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 3-inches.
Pittsford Sutherland sophomore Davida Hawkes took first in the girls triple jump (36-3.25).
East High senior Tyra Jones won the girls shot put (36-2.5).
In the girls Pentathlon event, Pittsford Mendon senior Jennifer Riley placed first with 2,506 points.
In the final 4x800 relays, the HF-L girls won in 9:38.83, and the Brighton boys won in 8:09.58.
The girls team standings: Canandaigua-121, Pittsford Mendon-99, Honeoye Falls-Lima-84, Mercy-67, Pittsford Sutherland-52, Spencerport-51, Victor-35, Irondequoit-26, East high-16, Brighton-12, Wayne-9, Greece Arcadia-8, East Irondequoit Eastridge-8, Greece Olympia-1.
The boys standings: Greece Olympia-118, Victor-72.5, Honeoye Falls-Lima-68, Irondequoit-63, East High-62, Pittsford Sutherland-48, Canandaigua-40, Pittsford Mendon-38, Brighton-31, Spencerport-25, Wayne-20.5, East Irondequoit Eastridge-2, Greece Arcadia-1.