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A Fine Effort

Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo

RUNNING PARTNERS: Heather Iatauro, right, and Molly Andruszkiewicz of Tri-Valley match strides during the Western Sullivan League track and field championship meet last month. The two runners both qualified for the state track meet, held June 9-10 in a Syracuse suburb. Heather ran in the Class C-D 3000 while Molly took part in the Class C-D 1500.

Locals Do Well at State Level

By Rob Potter
LIVERPOOL — June 27, 2000 -- Chad Washington of Liberty won the Class C-D triple jump with a 45-33¦4 effort at the state track and field meet on June 10 at Liverpool HS outside Syracuse.
Washington, a senior, placed second by two inches in the C-D three-step a year ago and his effort this year was the sixth best overall at the state competition.
Calvin Kirkland of Rochester’s Ben Franklin topped the list with a 48-31¦4.
Washington earned a silver in the 100 dash with an 11.35 clocking, behind Port Jefferson’s (Long Island) John McKeeman (11.15), the winner. He also placed second in the long jump with a 21-53¦4.
Others who placed second included Joe Iatauro of Tri-Valley in the C-D 1600 (4:24.54); Evan Mullen of Liberty in the C-D high jump (6-0); and Clarissa Waterton of Monticello in the B triple jump (36-81¦2).
Monticello’s Allison Benson broke her own school record by clearing 10-3 in the Class B pole vault, placing fifth.
Tri-Valley’s Mike Kowalik was third in the shot put with a 48-101¦4 and teammate Zane Illing was fourtth in the 3000 steeplechase with a personal best 10:05.51.



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