Weekly Feature

2017-04-20 / Sports

Central track takes team title at own annual Warrior Relays


Cheektowaga’s track program won the combined boys and girls championship at its own annual Warrior Relays on April 8, beating out Lancaster by 20 points for the honor. The Warriors’ boys’ squad crushed the Legends by 40 points to claim their title as well, while the girls were edged out by the Lady Legends by 20 points to place third. Cheektowaga’s track program won the combined boys and girls championship at its own annual Warrior Relays on April 8, beating out Lancaster by 20 points for the honor. The Warriors’ boys’ squad crushed the Legends by 40 points to claim their title as well, while the girls were edged out by the Lady Legends by 20 points to place third. Cheektowaga’s track program gave itself a nice boost heading into spring break by winning the overall combined team title at its own fifth annual Warrior Relays.

Cheektowaga’s boys’ team took first place overall with 132 points, while the girls team took third with 64 points, which was good enough for the overall combined team championship via a combined total of 196 points.

On the boys’ side, the shuttle relay team of Eric Bartnik, Andrew Reichert, Lamar Reeves and Rhyan Riggs broke the meet record with their winning time of 1 minute, 7.9 seconds. Bartnik, Seth Conner, Kyle Krzanowicz and Alonzo Rodriguez Spencer also won both the 4x200-meter (1:32.4) and the sprint medley relays (3:45.6), while the freshman sprint medley relay of Imani Reed, Moises Cortijo, Austin Chandler and Logan Riggs won their race in 4:19.8.

Bartnik and Reichert also took first place in the pole vault relay, while Jake Kaminski and Reeves took first place in the high jump relay. Art Jordan and Jon Banks combined efforts for second-place finishes in both the shot and discus relays, while Krzanowicz and Jason Williams took first in the triple jump relay and second in the long jump relay.

On the girls’ side, the shuttle relay team of Jessica Ineson, Mai Le, Jayla Moss and Samantha Stachowiak won their race in 1:20.5, while the Swedish relay of Siara Romanczak, Moss, Torrie Jenkins and Ayana Bursie also won with their time of 2:35.9.

The 4x100 relay of Romanczak, Moss, Le and Bursie finished second in 53.04 seconds, while the 4x800 relay of Jade Rinaldo, Megan Marafino, Chloe Benz, and Mikayla DuBard took fourth place in 11:47. Jessica Ineson and Alli Alvira took third place in the pole vault relay.

After a week of recovery during the break, the Warriors returned to action Wednesday at Pioneer, but information about the squad’s first dual meet of the season was not available at press time. Weather permitting, Cheektowaga will close out its week by traveling to Eden Saturday to take part in the annual Maroon Classic.

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