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Potsdam, N-N track teams notch NAC sweeps


POTSDAM - The Potsdam Central boys and girls track teams closed out the NAC regular season by gaining a sweep at home over Massena Central on Thursday.


The Sandstoners boys won all but two events in posting a 153-83 decision over the visiting Raiders.

Ethan Vinson and Joe Bartlett scored two individual wins each for Potsdam with Vinson pacing the 800 in 2:05.8 and the 3,200 in 11:21.8 and Bartlett claiming high jump honors at 5’6” and triple jump honors at 37’3”.

Also placing first for the Sandstoners were; Tyler Belleau in the 100 (12.0 seconds), Oden Robertson in the 200 (25.5 seconds), Ebuka Ononye in the 400 (56.8 seconds), Taylor Prosper in the 110 hurdles (17.6 seconds), Peter Clark in the 400 hurdles (1:02.2), Ifem Ononye in the shot put (37’1”) and Aaron Chandler in the discus (107’4”).

The foursome of Belleau, Robertson, Ifem Ononye and Tom Hobbs led the 400 relay in 46.5 seconds. Belleau, Robertson and Bartlett combined with Ethan Kelly to win the 1,600 relay in 3:49.8. Hobbs also teamed up with Sam Lee, Nick Cincinnati and Joe Baxter to paced the 3,200 relay in 10:05.5.

Zach Fregoe led the 1,600 in 5:22.1 and Andrew Brush won the long jump at 18’8.5” to account for the two Raider wins.


The Lady Sandstoners built a commanding lead through the first 12 events before Massena scored wins in four of the last five events in claiming the 177-141 decision.

Maddie Dreschel led the way with three individual wins for Potsdam, the 100 in13.5 seconds, the 200 in 29.1 seconds and the long jump at 14’7” while Madi Dow scored a pair of firsts after pacing the 800 in 2:29.9 and the 3,000 in 12:02.5.

Other solo winners for the Lady Sandstoners were Kallie Bartlett in the 400 (1:06.2), Christina Firl in the 1,500 (5:10.3), Tara Evans in the 100 hurdles (18.4 seconds), Bonnie Smyth in the 400 hurdles (1:21.3).

Bartlett, Dow, Dreschel and Firl combined to win the 400 relay in 55.8 seconds. Firl also teamed up with Kate Hildreth, Sarah Marie Choong and Tiffani Love to win the 1,600 relay in 4:48.6. Choong, Love, Marie Amell and Erika Dillon led the 3,200 relay in 11:23.4.

Amber Cunningham swept the weight events in leading the Massena effort, claiming shot put honors at 26’4” and the discus at 79’1”. Katie Bronchetti earned triple jump honors at 29’8” to account for the other Lady Raider first.


In Tupper Lake, Norwood-Norfolk gained a sweep over the host Lumberjacks and Salmon River in both the boys and girls meets.

The Flyer boys beat Tupper Lake 180-40 and Salmon River 187-34. Jacob Wellings led N-N with three wins, the 100 in 12.08 seconds, the long jump at 16’4.5” and the triple jump at 35’8”. Connor Levison won both the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles in respective times of 17.04 seconds and 1:06.11 and Nick King paced both the 400 in 58.55 seconds and the 200 in 25.08 seconds. Gaining solo firsts for the Flyers were Brock Simons in the 1,600 with a time of 5:21.81, Josh Eng in the 3,200 with a time of 11:04.23, Preston Mason in the discus at 112’3” and Barrett Thomas in the shot put at 38’6.25”. William Schiavone tied for first at 5’.

Levison, King and Wellings combined with Charlie White to win the 400 relay in 50.88 seconds. Levison, King and White also teamed up with Robert Fenton to lead the 1,600 relay in 4:09.17. The foursome of Eng, Simons, Travis Hall and Deven Grant to win the 3,200 relay in 11:04.

The Lady Flyers won their meets 212-71 over Salmon River and 178-92 over Tupper Lake.

Kaycie Saucier led the way for N-N with wins in the 1,500 with a time of 5:55 and the 3,000 in 12:22.1. Also posting first-place efforts were Amber Schwartz in the 100 hurdles (20.39 seconds), Brianna Hayes in the 400 (1:05.57), Cadence Hunkins in the 400 hurdles (1:17.01), Desiree Palmer in the shot put (27’10”) and Arianna Colbert in the discus (70’5”).

Saucier and Hunkins also combined with Hannah Seguin and Leah Livernois to lead the 3,200 relay in 11:28.3. The quartet of Seguin, Madison Stewart, Skylar Fetter and Alyssa Senecal won the 1,600 relay in 5:06.24.

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