Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo
Jahrling of Wurtsboro placed fourth in the
mens open decathlon
Our Athletes Did At
The Empire State Games
By Frank Rizzo
BINGHAMTON August 25, 2000 Heres a
roundup of how the Sullivan County contingent did at last
months Empire State Games in Binghamton.
Weve already taken a look at womens open
javelin gold medal winner Carrie Gorton, formerly of
Roscoe; Allison Benson of Wurtsboro, third in the open
womens pole vault; Kyle Fried of Rock Hill, fifth
in the scholastic freestyle wrestling 48-kg class; the
Waterton family of Monticello; and Herbert Alvarado of
Roscoe, multiple-medal winner in masters swimming.
mens open track
Robert Jahrling of Wurtsboro competed in his
seventh straight open mens decathlon, finishing
fourth with 5,795 points.
Jahrling, 26, a 1992 Monticello HS grad, won the silver
in 1999 with 6,147 points but was hobbled this year after
being struck by a hit-and-run driver two weeks before the
ESG. He suffered two broken ribs in the incident, which
ironically occurred on his first training run a month
after being involved in an auto accident.
Jahrling won the silver medal in 1997 and the bronze in
1998. His personal record in the ESG decathlon is 6.395
points. His 2000 performances:
100 dash: 1. Mario Wilson (LI) 11.36; 10. Jahrling, 12.20
long jump: 1. Wilson (LI) 6.86 meters (22-61¦2); 3.
Jahrling 6.47 meters (21-23¦4)
shot put: 1. Ryan Williams (CN) 13.32 meters (43-81¦2);
12. Jahrling 8.75 meters (28-81¦2 )
high jump: 1. Jahrling 1.96 meters (6-5)
400 dash: 1. Wilson (LI) 51.39; 9. Jahrling 54.31
first day totals: 1. Wilson (LI) 3,491 pts.; 6. Jahrling
110 hurdles: 1. Eddison Toby (NY) 15.74; 8. Jahrling
discus: 1. Williams (CN) 39.34 meters (129-1); 10.
Jahrling 27.52 meters (90-3)
pole vault: 1. Jahrling 4.40 meters (14-51¦4)
javelin: 1. Jeff Moulton (HV) 47.20 meters (154-10); 4.
Jahrling 43.26 meters(141-11)
1500 run: 1. Mike Weller (WN) 4:42.8; 2. Jahrling 5:02.6
second day totals: 1. Williams (CN) 2,879 points; 3.
Jahrling 2,687 pts.
overall: 1. Wilson (LI) 6,298; 2. Williams (CN) 6,267; 3.
Moulton (HV) 5,959; 4. Jahrling 5,795
scholastic womens diving
Kelsey Ward of Bloomingburg placed ninth in both
the preliminary and the final one-meter dive. Ward scored
149.15 points in the preliminaries and 312.65 in the
final. The winner, with 421.05 points, was Lacey Feduke
open mens wrestling
Joseph Sanders of Bloomingburg did not advance past
the preliminaries in his 59-kg (132-lb.) freestyle
division. He lost a 14-3 technical fall decision to Joe
McFarlane of the Adirondack region, then was pinned at
2:15 by Tenkoran Agyeman of New York City.
scholastic mens wrestling
David Lyons of Bloomingburg competed in the
greco-roman wrestling 54-kg (143-lb.) class. Lyons lost
both decisions in his preliminary round and did not
advance. He was first decisioned 8-2 by Chris Horning of
the Central region, then dropped a 5-2 contest to Jason
Layton of Long Island. Horning went on to win the gold
mens open shooting
Richard Baum of Monticello competed in two events.
He was 11th in the rapid fire pistol finals with 378
points. Bruno Dirico of Vestal (Central) won the gold
with 636. Baum also took part in the air pistol
individual match, taking 10th with 541 points. The gold
medalist in this event was Igor Zolotarev of Port
Washington (LI) with 665.6.
mens masters track
Merton Lockhart of Grahamsville usually takes to
the pool in competitive masters swimming. This year, he
opted for track and field and came away with two medals
in his 70-74 age group. He won the gold medal in the long
jump with a 3.67-meter (12-1¦2) effort. Lockhart also
won a medal in the shot put, taking third with a
8.75-meter (25-81¦2) heave. Richard Thomas of nearby
Endicott won the gold with a 9.75-meter (32-0) effort.