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Local Athletes Compete at State Track Meet

KINGSTON — June 12, 2007 — Several outstanding Sullivan County athletes represented their schools and Section IX last Friday and Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Track and Field Championships at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.
Leading the way was Sullivan West senior Alan Ackermann. He medaled for the second straight year in the discus. His best throw in the boys’ Division II (small school) competition was 167 feet, 1 inch. That throw was enough for him to qualify for the Federation meet.
Ackermann also finished fourth in the boys’ Division II shot put event with an effort of 50 feet, 10 inches.
Other county athletes who competed in Kingston included:
Division II boys’ 110-meter hurdles: 5. Sean Messenger, Tri-Valley, 15.45 seconds
Division II 400-meter hurdles: 4. Max Fiedler, T-V, Division II 400 meter hurdles, 56.15 seconds
Division II boys’ discus: 6. Ryan Loughney, T-V, Division II boys’ discus, 153 feet, 2 inches
Boys’ Division II 4X100 meter relay: 6. SW (Donald Cooper, Dan Figueroa, Jon Figueroa, Kienan Garn) 44.17
Boys’ Division II 4X400 meter relay: 8. T-V (Max Fiedler, Michael Kaplan, Gary North, Sean Messenger) 3:32.12
Boys’ 3,200 meter run: 15. Brendan Devine, Monticello, 9:33.81
Boys’ Federation 3,000 meter steeplechase: 24. Colin Seidl, SW, 10:18.06
Boys’ Federation discus throw: 5. Alan Ackermann, SW, 159-6
Boys’ Division II high jump: 6. Donald Cooper, SW,
Boys’ Federation high jump: 14. Donald Cooper, SW, 6-0
Boys’ Division II 800-meter: 12. Max Gunther, Eldred, 2:02.81
Girls’ Division II 200 meter dash: 10. Christina Watts, Eldred, 26.98 seconds
Girls’ Division II shot put: 11. Kanacia James, T-V, 32 feet, 5 1/2 inches
Girls’ Division II discus: 3. Kanacia James, T-V, 118 feet, 4 inches
Girls’ 2,000 meter steeplechase: 19. Courtney Roosa, T-V, 7:27.86
Girls’ Federation Pentathlon: 22. Jasmine Walizedah, Liberty, 1,855 points
Girls’ Division II Pentathlon: 11. Jasmine Walizedah, Liberty, 558 points.

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