SCHENECTADY — Five local runners took home Suburban Council Indoor Track Championships in their respective events at the Suburban Council Championship Meet at Union College on Saturday.
Saratoga’s Emily Bush won the Suburban Council Girls’ Championship in the 1500-meter run, while McKinley Wheeler won the league title 3000-meter run. Genevieve Duchaussee took home the crown in the shot put, and Amelia McBain earned the league title in the pole vault.
Ballston Spa’s Isaiah Hannah won the Suburban Council Boys’ Championship in the 45-meter dash and the 50-meter hurdles.
As a team, the Saratoga girls’ squad placed second, with the boys’ team in 14th. The Ballston Spa girls’ team placed ninth, while the boys’ team finished 5th.
See below for top 10 finishers from local schools:
Saratoga girls (2nd place, 86 points)
Emily Bush won the 1500-meter run (4:49.59), and also placed second in the 3000-meter run (10:32.39). McKinley Wheeler won the 3000-meter (10:16.39). Genevieve Duchaussee won the shot put (32’ 5”), placed second in the 300-meter dash (43.59), and sixth in the 45-meter hurdles (7.98).
Anya Belisle placed second in both the 1000-meter run (3:08.34) and the 1500-meter run (4:51.32). Amelia McBain won the pole vault (11’ 6”), with Claire Braxton in third. McBain also placed eighth in the 45-meter hurdles (8.27) and 10th in the 45-meter dash (6.74).
Leah Harden took third in the high jump (4’ 8”) and was also a member of the 4 x 200 relay team that placed fifth (Lily Collins, Annabelle Schuck, Harden, and Tess Shields recorded a time of 2:04.74). Collins also placed seventh in the 300-meter dash (47.49), while Schuck took eighth in the 45-meter dash (6.71).
Saratoga boys (14th place, 4 points)
Michael Briscoe placed fourth in the pole vault (9’ 0”). In the 1600-meter run, Othmane Kerroum (4:59.21) took seventh, while Walker Chapman (5:00.42) placed eighth.
The team of Ian Hancock, Gianangelo Lanza, Alex Lansford, and Gurkaran Singh finished seventh in the 4 x 400 relay (4:13.23). The team of Briscoe, Matt Salway, Parker Wilcox, and Orion Lansing placed 10th in the 4 x 200 relay (1:52.45). Billy Thobae finished 10th in the shot put (38’ 5”).
Ballston Spa girls (9th place, 10 points)
Petrina Zborovsky placed fourth in the 45-meter dash (6.53), while Gabrielle Bozeth finished fourth in the 300-meter dash (45.62) and seventh in the 45-meter (6.57). Zborovsky and Bozeth, along with Anna Zito and Candace Warlikowski, placed seventh in the 4 x 200 relay (2:05.24).
Madalyn Wilson took sixth in the 3000-meter run (11:38.39). Wilson was also part of the 4 x 800 relay team, along with Kate Taylor, Lee McKinley, and Ashley Beck, placing sixth (11:31.76). Beck also placed ninth in the long jump (13’ 7.5”), while Olivia Winters took ninth in the weight throw (21’ 1.5”).
Ballston Spa boys (5th place, 44 points)
Isaiah Hannah won the 45-meter dash (5.77) and the 50-meter hurdles (7.41). Hannah was also a member of the 4 x 200 relay team, along with Zachary Simmons, Kala’l Makanani, and Michael Stamper, taking third place (1:45.96).
Makanani placed second in the 300-meter dash (40.09), and fifth in the long jump (17’ 9.5”). Joseph Fodera took third place in the 3200-meter run (10:29.60), with Evan Wattie eighth (11:10.22). Wattie, along with Andrew Peet, Michael Miller, and Matthew Meerdink, placed seventh in the 4 x 800 relay (9:49.17).
Brandon Russell took sixth in the weight throw (40’ 7.5”), while Joseph Sabatino took seventh in the high jump (4’ 9”). Silas Bashant was sixth in the 600-meter run (1:36.49), with Jacob Armer seventh (1:38.79). Armer, Wattie, Zachary Simmons, and Miller placed 10th in the 4 x 400 relay (4:23.27).
Simmons also placed 10th in the 300-meter dash (42.19). Michael Stamper finished 10th in the 45-meter dash (6.09).