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TEAMMATES RACHEL BOWENS, left, and Kayla Gager run side by side in the girls’ 3,000-meter race.

Panther Tracksters
Put on the Speed

By Rob Potter
MONTICELLO — April 16, 2004 – The Monticello girls’ track team picked up its first two wins of the 2004 season on Wednesday afternoon at Monticello High School.
Amid the cool, cloudy conditions, the Lady Panthers (2-0) defeated Chapel Field (0-1), 64-37, and edged Goshen (0-1), 63-60.
In the boys’ competition, Monticello (1-1) topped Chapel Field (0-2) by a final score of 64-48, but fell to Goshen (2-0), 107-33.
Leading the Lady Panthers to their wins were Rachel Bowens, Erica Kalber, Tiffany Washington and Te’neshia Washington.
Bowens won the 1,500-meter race in 6 minutes, 9.6 seconds and earned second place finishes in the 800 (3:09.3) and 3,000 (14:43.1). Kalber took first place in both the discus and shot put events. Her winning discus throw was 86 feet, 9 inches and she put the shot a distance of 31-2.
Tiffany Washington won the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.4. Te’neshia Washington prevailed in both the 200 (29.2) and 400 (1:09.0).
In addition, Monticello’s Kayla Gager finished second in the 1,500 (6:10.0) and third in the 800 (3:09.4). Teammate Vicki Carter also placed in two events. Carter was second in the 100 (14.5) and third in the 200 (30.9).
Vasana deAlmada was second in the 100 hurdles in 21.3 and Roslyn Gray was third in the discus (59-3 1/2).
The Lady Panther 400 relay team took first place in that event, posting a time of 56.5.
In the boys’ events, Monticello’s Rob Macedonio and Dan McCarthy earned victories. Macedonio won the pole vault with a vault of 7 feet, while McCarthy prevailed in the discus with a toss of 110-8.
Macedonio also placed in the 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles and long jump. He finished second in the 400 hurdles (1:10.8), third in the 110 hurdles (19.2) and third in the long jump (15-10).
McCarthy earned third place in the shot put (33-9 1/4).
Brad Cooper and Eric Shulman each placed in a trio of events for the Panthers. Cooper was second in the long jump (17-1 1/4), third in the 100 (12.4) and third in the high jump (4-10). Shulman was second in the 1,600 (5:26.7) and 800 (2:23.6) and third in the 3,200 (12:29.2).

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