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HEATHER IATAURO OF Tri-Valley runs past her competitors on the way to victory in the 1,500-meter run at the championship meet.

Iatauro Leads the Pack

By Rob Potter
WARWICK — May 20, 2003 – It was a day for season bests and personal records Saturday at the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) track championships.
Tri-Valley junior Heather Iatauro set a school record in winning the girls’ 1,500-meter run. She pulled away from the field after the first lap and finished the race in a time of 4:39.
“I felt really good,” Iatauro said after recording her personal best time. “I went out kind of slow. I wanted to go out in 1:13, but it was more like 1:16. I pulled it out somehow.”
Several of Iatauro’s teammates recorded season bests at the meet.
Travis Wolfe, a sophomore, finished second in the boys’ 3,000 steeplechase in 10:00. Junior Adam Wilson cleared 11 ft. in the pole vault.
On the girls’ side, the T-V 3,200 relay team of Erin Beach, Courtney Roosa, Melissa Fancher and Iatauro placed fifth with a time of 10:21. The Lady Bears’ 1,600 relay team also placed fifth. The squad, consisting of Candace Carroll, Jen Gorman, Iatauro and Colleen Carey, posted a time of 4:11.
Renauld Buck of Liberty placed in the top three in three events. He won the shot put competition with a throw of 47-7, placed second in the discus with a throw of 131-8 and was third in the javelin (143-10).
“I’m kind of surprised I did that well,” said Buck, who noted that he and his teammates had a busy week of meets and practices. “My arm is just dead right now.”
Buck said he is looking forward to the Section IX Class C/D championship meet, which will be held on Friday at Tri-Valley.
“We’ll be ready to go,” he said. “We want that Class C title.”
Katy Schlichtman of Monticello won the girls’ 400 hurdles in a time of 1:01.7 and finished second in the 100 hurdles in 15.3.
Andrea Kavleski of Liberty placed third in the discus with a throw of 107 ft. She was sixth in the javelin with a throw of 80-11.
Teammate Erin Simpson placed fourth in the pentathlon. She totaled 1,884 points in the five-event competition.
Sullivan West’s Jeremy Morgan finished second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57.4 seconds. Fellow SW athlete Ian Parnett was fourth in the 3,200 meter run, completing the course in 9:43.8.
Eldred’s Catlan Sardina and Kyle Anthony placed fifth and sixth, repectively in the pentathlon. Sardina finished with 2,316 points, while Anthony had 2,246.
Patrick Branning of Livingston Manor finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 41-11 1/4.
In the boys’ team results, Liberty finished ninth with 22 points, SW was 12th with 15 points, T-V was 15th with 10 points, Livingston Manor was 16th with eight points and Eldred was 17th with three points.
On the girls’ side, Monticello finished eighth with 20 points and T-V was 10th with 14 points.

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