High School Sports

June 7, 2013

Section VII gears up for state track and field meet

MIDDLETOWN — Many local athletes are competing in the weekend’s New York State Track and Field Championships begin today in Middletown.

Ticonderoga’s Jay Hebert is seeking his second straight Division II state title in the 110-meter hurdles and his first in the 400-meter relay. Hebert took the federation title in the 110-meter hurdles last year. A Federation race consists of the eight fastest runners regardless of school size or division.

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Hebert ran a 14.33 division time and a 14.41 federation time last year. He owns the Section VII 110-meter hurdles record at 14.07.

The Sentinals will send Marcus Moser, Justyn Granger, Coleman Granger, Shawn Silliman and Nikolas Theiss with Hebert to make up a four-man relay team to be decided at the meet. The team’s 45.54 qualifying time was good enough for the 14th seed of the event.

Saranac will send 11 athletes to the meet with Conner Christopherson participating in three events. His 15.24 110-meter hurdle time was good for a sixth seed, while his 57.24 placed him 10th in the 400-meter hurdles.

Christopherson may get a chance to run the 400 relay with teammates Dustin Durgan, Ty Tedford, Sabaan Ayub, Lance Hackett or Justin Liechty. The team is seeded fifth with a qualifying time of 3:26.69.

Ayub will also run the 200 meter and Tedford will try his speed in the 400-meter run.

Liechty and Hackett will also be on hand to run the 800 relay with teammates Sean Tyrell, Ben Strack, Nick Dormann or Zach Lepage.

Jeremy Bullis will be the Chiefs only hope in the discus as his 153 foot, 2 inch throw was good for a sixth-seed placement.

Beekmantown’s Nathan Foster will be on hand to run the 100-meter. He is seeded 19th with a time of 11.34.

Northeastern Clinton’s Rodney Grimshaw will run the 100-meter dash as a 24th seed (11.54) and follow that up with a seventh-seed placement in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 8 inches.

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