Saturday evening sat the 2013 Hilton Cadet, a number of Trojans walked away with medals and personal record (PR) performances:
- Senior Brian Smith ran a Section V best 21.23 in the 200m dash, just missing the record of 20.7 seconds, set in 1971 by Gates Chili’s Bill O’Connell. Smith returned later in the evening to easily win the seeded 100 meter dash in a meet record time of 10.86. Senior Treyvond Jones medaled by placing placing seventh overall.
- Junior Victoire Kothor won the seeded Girls Shot Put with a throw of 40-08.00. Victoire is currently seeded number 1 in all of Section V with a season best of 41-01.00. Earlier in the day, Victoire also placed seventh in the Girls Discus Throw.
- Odyssey freshman Megan Muscato ran a blazing 64.55 in the Girls 400 meter dash to place seventh overall in her first Hilton Runnin’ Cadet Invite. Athena sophomore Janelle Handley also PR’d in the same heat coming in at 65.47.
- Senior Gaby Hernandez ran a season best 5:11.13 in the 1500 meter run, following her first 2000 meter steeplechase of the year earlier in the day. She placed sixth overall in the steeplechase running an excellent 8:21.71.
- Athena’s hurdling duo of senior Tommy Love II and Alex Wiegand continue to have a tremendous season placing fifth and sixth respectively in the 110 meter hurdles finishing within thousandths of a second of one another! Both hurdlers also PR’d in the 400 meter Intermediate Hurdles placing third and fourth. Not surprisingly, both Tommy and Alex have automatically qualified in both events for Class AA Sectional competition later this season.
- For many, the Runnin’ Cadet’s highlight was the final event of the evening under the ligths. Going off at about 10:00 p.m. the 4x 400 meter relay consisted of two of the best teams in New York State competing with a tired Trojan relay consisting of Smith, Wiegand, Calvary Rogers and Keith Pease–who had (literally) minutes earlier finished the grueling Glavin 3200 meter run. Despite amazing competition and a long meet, the Trojans pulled out a win thanks to a breathtaking 400 meter anchor leg supplied by Brian Smith. The crowd audibly gasped when Brian caught Aquinas middle distance expert Josh Hannah on the back stretch and proceeded to pull away for the win. The Boys relay put together an amazing time of 3:26.59 overtaking Aquinas of the Section V leader board.
- All official results for Saturday’s invitational can be found here.
The Boys team has one meet remaining. Intended as “crossover” meet with Division 3 and 4 champions, this will not be the case, as Division 4 has yet to have a champion (co-leaders Arcadia and Olympia meet May 13). The outcome of tomorrow’s “friendly” has no bearing on division championships, and as such will be used as an opportunity to let JV athletes compete in the events they are most capable of qualifying for country competition and give Varsity members the chance to run fresh in open events.
Athena Girls will run Wednesday at East Irondequoit Eastridge.