The Red Jacket girls track and field team needed to get used to the new Wayne-Finger Lakes League and a new sectional class having moved up from Class D to C this season.



After completing an undefeated season in the league last week, the Indians finished their year with a Section 5 title Saturday at Marion High School.



“It was actually really unexpected this year because we did move up to Class C and we weren’t sure how we were going to do,” Red Jacket star Sarah Coon said. “We knew Geneseo had it for like 14 years. It’s great, we worked really hard for it.”

The Red Jacket girls track and field team needed to get used to the new Wayne-Finger Lakes League and a new sectional class having moved up from Class D to C this season.

After completing an undefeated season in the league last week, the Indians finished their year with a Section 5 title Saturday at Marion High School.

“It was actually really unexpected this year because we did move up to Class C and we weren’t sure how we were going to do,” Red Jacket star Sarah Coon said. “We knew Geneseo had it for like 14 years. It’s great, we worked really hard for it.”

Coon had yet another sensational sectional performance with first-place finishes in the steeplechase (7:30.52) and 3,000-meter run (11:15.78) and second-place finishes in the 1,500 (5:02.46) and 800 (2:25.66). Teammate Sam Tuefel won the shot put (32 feet, 8.5 inches) and took second in discus (91-01). Samantha Turner recorded second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (16.53), 100 (12.93) and shot put (32-7.5). Shealyn Doody took second in the steeplechase (7:39.13), second in the 3,000 (11:15.99) and third in the 1,500 (5:03.31).

“We all did amazing,” Turner said. “We all were there to cheer each other on in every single event. No matter what place they got, every point counted.”

Red Jacket won Class D titles the past two outdoor seasons.

Batavia’s boys and Bath-Haverling’s girls won Class B titles. Letchworth’s boys won Class C. The Palmyra-Macedon boys took fourth place in Class B and the girls took fifth place. Marion’s boys took fourth in Class C.

Midlakes junior Kori Hughes took first place in the pentathlon with 2,685 points.

“Last year I was ranked second in pentathlon and I should’ve done it, but I didn’t, so this year I told myself I’m going to do it. I’ve been determined all year to get to my best,” Hughes said. “I’m just really excited.”
Fellow Screaming Eagle Colby Landschoot took second in the long jump (19-11).

Palmyra-Macedon’s Seth Bailey won the high jump (6-3). Teammate Quinton Jones took second in the steeplechase.

The Red Raiders’ girls 4x100 relay team of Valerie VanHoesen, Josie McMullin, Shelby Hutton and Allison Phillips took first place in 51.3. VanHoesen took second in the 100 hurdles. Phillips also finished third in the 200 (25.80). Phillips, second-place finisher Camaria Long of Aquinas (25.78) and winner Jocelyn Acor of Hornell (25.48) all broke the old meet record in the race.

Marion’s Cody Engelson won the 400 (51.56) and 200 (23.56). Teammate Brandon VanderBrook won the 100 (11.33). The Black Knights’ 4x400 relay team of VanderBrook, Broderick Walker, Tallon Rood and Engelson took first (3:31.6). Ian Gillens won the shot put (48-1) and discus (151-10). Both throws were personal bests. Gillens credited his success to weight training.

Marion’s Mackenzie Sturtz won the high jump (5-1).

Newark’s Jeremy Hassett won the 1,600 (4:33.97), 800 (1:59.16) and anchored the winning 4x800 relay (8:34.98).

“I’m definitely very happy about this,” Hassett said. “I know sectional titles are really significant and these are the first couple I’ve gotten.”

Aquinas’ Jahmahl Pardner won the 110 hurdles (14.08), 100 (11.16), 200 (22.35) and long jump (21-2.75).