Boys and Girls Varsity Track Competes at State Quals, Has a Strong Showing
Six members of the Whitesboro Girls Varsity Track team and four members of the Boys Varsity Track team competed at the State Qualifier Meet on June 5 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Although no one advanced to the State Meet, Whitesboro still had a strong showing and came close to sending a couple of individuals to states.
Girls Varsity Track Team:
The 4x400m relay team, consisting of freshmen Marissa Burke and Cailyn Onate and juniors Taylor Klosek and Halia Todd, finished in 4th place with a time of 4:14.47 - - less than half a second off of the school record.
Marissa Burke also competed in the high jump and came in 3rd place thanks to a jump that cleared five feet.
Emilie Mull finished in 7th place in shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 4.75 inches.
Justyna Wilkinson finished in 2nd place in the 2,000m steeplechase with a time of 7:12.38. She finished in 7th place in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:35.91.
Boys Varsity Track Team:
Derrick Sica finished in 2nd place - - just three points shy of 1st - - in the pentathlon with 2,726 points.
Nick Ashton broke the two minute barrier in the 800m run with a time of 1:59.78.
Aaron Burke finished in 3rd place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.01.
Tyler Sutton finished in 9th place in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:41.01.