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Three advance to state track and field meet

Jonathan Gay earned a trip to the state track and field meet in the 800.

Jonathan Gay earned a trip to the state track and field meet in the 800. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Three boys will continue their track and field season this weekend after claiming victories at the Section VII state qualifier meet May 31 at AuSable Valley High School.

Paul Ford and Garth Benway used the home turf to their advantage, as Ford won the high jump with 6’-2” jump. Benway, who won the sectional shot put title, also advanced to the state meet in the same event with a throw of 49’-11”.

The EKMW boys squad will also send a member to the state meet, with Jonathan Gay winning the 800-meter race in a time of 2:07.04. He was joined by girls team member Haley Snyder of Moriah, who continued her dominance in the 100-meter dash.

The state indoor track and field meet takes place Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, at Middletown High School. Friday events include the Division II triple jump at 12:30 p.m., the Division II shot put at 2 p.m. and the combined 800 championship at 3 p.m. Saturday includes the federation high jump championship at 10 a.m., and the federation championships for shot put and triple jump at 2:30 p.m.

Golf

Connor Marvin shot rounds of 95 and 93 during the NYSPHSAA golf championships, for a total of 188, tying for 91st place. Marvin finished sixth among the Section VII contingent of nine, which totaled a score of 1,236.

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