Winters paces track team with top three finishes

Morgan Winters finished in a tie for first place in the girls 100 meter dash at a recent track meet held in Whitehall.

Morgan Winters finished in a tie for first place in the girls 100 meter dash at a recent track meet held in Whitehall.

Before the season began, Justin Culligan, Whitehall’s track coach, talked about the competitive drive of Morgan Winters. Last Tuesday, members of the Wasaren League witnessed that drive first hand. 

The eighth grader finished in a tie for first place in the girls’ 100 meter dash and was part of a 4×100 relay team that finished second in a home meet against Waldorf, Greenwich and Cambridge.

Winters ran the 100 meters in a time of 13.7 seconds, besting athletes several years her senior. She also ran the anchor leg of the 4×100 meter relay helping Whitehall finish in a time of 1:00.09.

Winters also had a successful afternoon in the field events. She placed third in the girls’ long jump, clearing 13 feet, 6 inches and just missed the podium in the triple jump, finishing fourth with a jump of 28 feet, 10 inches.

Rebecca Lavin had a strong afternoon a pair of second place finishes in the girls long and triple jumps as well as a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters.

Caitlyn Sandford finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump and Ashley Millett finished third in the girls shot put.

The boys were led by David Greenough, Tyler Sweenor, and Brandon Steves, each of whom reached the podium in multiple events.

Greenough won the high jump and finished second in the triple jump , Tyler Sweenor won the pole vault and finished third in the triple jump and Brandon Steves was second in the long jump and third in the shot put.

Jason Morrill also reached the podium for Whitehall, finishing third in the discus.

Whitehall’s track team had several strong individual performances at the Luciano Invitational in Hudson Falls on Saturday.

Competing against athletes from 22 teams, Lavin was the only Railroader to reach the podium, finishing third in the girls’ long jump.

Sandford finished in a seven-way tie in the high jump event, clearing six-and-a-half feet.

Sweenor finished fourth in the pole value, Greenough seventh in the triple jump and Steves finished tenth in the javelin thrown.

The team next competes at the George Muse Relays Saturday in Glens Falls.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rain stops, the park rocks

Magill and Macri 3 cover

By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

don

By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

Canal Trail

By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

Brodus Clay

By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to […]

Teen drivers learn lessons

By Joshua Bassett and Christina Scanlon Brooke Perry let out a shriek and Justin Nardone got an orange safety cone […]