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Sentinel thinclads appear strong this season

Ticonderoga has 19 track athletes returning

Shawn Silliman, who will compete in both the hurdles and middle distance events, returns to the Ticonderoga boys track team this season.

Shawn Silliman, who will compete in both the hurdles and middle distance events, returns to the Ticonderoga boys track team this season. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Bartlett and Tierney will also throw for the Sentinels. Joining them in the shot and discus will be Steven Bussey, Cody Shaner, Zechariah McLaughlin and Taylor Coffin.

Ti will also boast a strong middle and distance corps. Silliman will join Javeed Nazir, Kody Parrott, Ryan Price, Cody O’Hara, John Cook, Martin Glazer, Brandon Charboneau, Milo Thurban and Aaron Russell. most of them ran on Ti’s conference and section championship cross country team last fall that took fifth place at the state championship race.

“I expect our boys team to be competitive in the section this season, Thorne said. “Attitude, team balance with 19 returning athletes from last year’s outdoor team and six new members will be our main strength.

“The distance team will be led by Javeed Nazir, Kody Quigley, Shawn Silliman, Ryan Price, who had a very good indoor season,” he added. “Our sprinters will be led by Jay Hebert, state champion in the 55-meter hurdles, Coleman Granger, a member of the 4x200-meter state qualifying relay team with emergent eighth grade sprinter Justyn Granger.

“Our throwers, led by senior Steven Bussey along with Cody Shaner and Zack McLaughlin, should provide much needed points in the shot put,” he said.

Assisting Thorne this season with the coaching duties are Phil Knellor, who tutors the throwers, and Michelle Stahl, who will work with distance athletes.

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