By Rob Potter
MONTICELLOApril 29, 2002 Sullivan Wests Jen Ackermann won two individual events and helped the Lady Bulldogs 1,600 meter relay team to a first place finish at Saturdays Monticello Games.
Jen Ackermann won the 800 in a time of 2:29.5 and took first place in the 400 with a time of 1:02.3. In the 1,600 relay, she teamed with Erin Bose, Kelly Mullally and April Ackermann to capture that race. The team finished the relay in 4:23.
For her efforts, Jen Ackermann was named the girls outstanding track performer at the event, which was held at Monticello High School. The girls outstanding field performer was Kristen Callan of Monroe-Woodbury. A pair of Sidney athletes, Josh Dumond and Adam Ferrell, were named boys outstanding track and outstanding field performer, respectively.
Both the SW girls and SW boys teams finished in third place among the Class C and D schools. The Bulldogs finished with 28 points, behind Liberty (51 points) and first-place Sidney (151). The Lady Bulldogs scored 59 points, finshing behind Tri-Valley (100 points) and Sidney (130).
In the boys Class C and D team standings, Livingston Manor took fifth place (23 points), T-V was sixth (12) and Eldred placed seventh (10).
On the girls side in the Class C and D results, Liberty finished fourth (46 points), Eldred was fifth (13.5) and Livingston Manor was sixth (9).
In the team standings for Class A and B schools, the Monticello boys finished 10th (9 points) and the Monticello girls were fifth (46 points).
Monticellos Katy Schlichtman and Tiffany Washington and T-Vs Tracy Taylor were among the county athletes who excelled in individual events. Schlichtman set a meet record in winning the 400 hurdles, posting a time of 1:04.1. She also took second place in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.5 seconds.
Washington was second in the 100 with a time of 13.4. She finished third in the 200 (27.8.)
Taylor took second place in the 1,000 steeplechase (3:52.1) and third in the pole vault (7 ft.-9 inches).
Monticellos Meaghan Garry won the javelin event with a throw of 92-3.
Stephanie Biddescombe of Liberty took third place in the shot put (28-4 1/4) and teammate Andrea Kavleski finished third in the discus (83-2).
The T-V girls finished among the top three teams in a trio of relay events. The Lady Bears were second in the 1,600 (4:28), third in the 800 (1:58.5) and second in the 3,200 (12:02.9).
On the boys side, Libertys Matt Manzi won two events and finished in the top three in two other events. He won the 1,600 with a time of 4:41.2 and took first place in the 800 (2:07.6). Manzi was second in the 400 (53.5) and third in the 3,000 steeplechase (11.07).
Teammate Jessie Dinnerstein took third place in the pole vault (10-6).
SWs Kevin Mullally finished third in the 200 with a time of 24.5.