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Clark helps Warriors defend Section 3 Class A title in boys track

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FULTON — Rayshan Clark scored 34 points, including a win in the long jump, to help lead the Indian River boys track and field team to its second consecutive Section 3 Class A title on Friday at Fulton High School.

Indian River finished with 110 points, while Jamesville-DeWitt tallied 105 points for second place out of 14 schools. It was the third year the meet came down to those two teams, according to Indian River assistant coach Bob Kuba.

This time the meet hinged on the last event, the triple jump, during which Clark’s second-place finish and Darrius Bryant’s third place elevated the Warriors to victory.

The two teams shook hands after the team winner was revealed, which is a rare occurrence in track and field.

“Both programs have a lot of respect for each other,” Kuba said.

Clark also took second in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. Bryant finished second in the 100, sixth in the long jump and ran on the Warriors’ second-place 400 relay.

Ryan Williams captured the 200, placed fourth in the 100 and anchored Indian River’s 400 relay. Will Moran earned third place in both the 400 hurdles and high jump and fifth in the 110 hurdles.

Shawn Schafer was second in the 200 and ran on the 400 relay and the third-place 1,600 relay, while Felix Garcia was second in the 400 and contributed to the 1,600 relay for Indian River.

For Carthage, which scored 10 points to finish 12th, Quinn Braithwaite finished sixth in the 200 and contributed to the Comets’ third-place 400 relay, and Nick Anderson took fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase.

TYLER WINS DISTANCE RACE

Nicholas Tyler captured the 3,200-meter run and placed fourth in the 1,600 for South Jefferson at the Class B-1 championship meet at Canastota.

South Jefferson scored 41 points to finish sixth out of nine teams, while Solvay earned the team title with 112 points.

Trevor Cowles was second in the pentathlon, while Hollis Harrington took third in the long jump and contributed to the Spartans’ fourth-place 1,600 relay. Andrew Rockefeller placed fifth in the triple jump, anchored the 1,600 relay and contributed to the sixth-place 3,200 relay, while Matt Mundt was third in the pole vault and ran on the 1,600 relay for South Jefferson.

CARUSONE SHINES FOR A-P-W

Joseph Carusone claimed the long jump and triple jump and placed fourth in the 100 dash for Altmar-Parish-Williamstown at the Class B-2 championships at Canastota.

A-P-W scored 29 points to place sixth out of eight teams. Christian Brothers Academy easily claimed the team title with 200 points.

Jon Phoenix was fourth in the high jump, and Andy Mosher took sixth in the pole vault for A-P-W.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

ROBERTS SETS SCHOOL MARK

Ellory Roberts set a school record during Thursday’s Section 3 Class B-2 meet at Marcellus.

The Lowville sophomore captured the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 8 inches, breaking Rebecca Dunckel King’s 15-year-old record of 31-10.

Lowville placed third in the team standings with 85 points.

COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD

SAINTS’ BELL PLACES 11th

St. Lawrence University’s Eliza Bell finished 11th in the women’s high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 5 3/4 inches at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Chanpionship meet at Claremont, Calif.

Carly Stine had a 16th-place finish in the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Thursday and SLU’s Jarell Roberts ran a 10.93 to finish 20th in the men’s 100 dash.

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