By Eli Ruiz
GRAHAMSVILLE Thirteen schools from throughout the Hudson Valley region competed in the Tri-Valley Relays on Saturday at Tri-Valley Central School.
County schools which competed included Eldred, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Sullivan West, Tri-Valley on the overcast day.
The competition was divided into two divisions.
Division I included Clarkstown South, New Paltz, Rondout Valley, Saugerties and Spackenkill.
Division II was comprised of Chapel Field, John A. Coleman, Eldred, Ellenville, Liberty, Livingston Manor and Tri-Valley.
In the boys’ team results, New Paltz finished first with 180 points and Rondout Valley was second with 124.3 points. Among county teams, T-V had the best finish, placing seventh with 143 points. Liberty was eighth (84.5 points), Sullivan West placed ninth (66.5 points) and Eldred was 11th (49 points).
Individual event winners from county schools included: 100 meters Craig Burns, Eldred, 11.3 seconds; 2,000 steeplechase Hunter Proscia, Eldred, 6:25.3; 1,200 intermediate hurdles relay Liberty (Cuellar, Hazelnis, Sauchuk), 3:00.5; Hammer Relay T-V (Ramirez and Tierney), 269-4 1/4; Varsity Shot Put Relay T-V (Tierney and Ramirez), 82-3; F/S Sprint Medley Relay T-V (Woolsey, Greffrath, Winters, Weintraub), 3:54.4; Varsity 400 Relay Liberty (Cueller, Campos, Jaycox and Hazelnis), 46.0; High Jump Relay SW (Paciga and Cardona), 11-6.
Rondout Valley won the girls’ team competition with 181 points. The host T-V Lady Bears finished second with 176 points and New Paltz earned 124.5 points to place third.
The three other county schools participating Eldred, Liberty and SW placed in the top 10. Liberty tied for fourth place with Ellenville as both teams had 90 points. SW finished eighth with 54 points and Eldred was ninth with 44 points.
Individual event winners from county schools included: F/S Sprint Medley Relay T-V (Brooks, Gozza, Sabrena Smith, Bender) 4:36.7; 6400 Relay T-V (Gillette, Rehm, Graham, Sabrena Smith) 24:34.6; 1200 Intermediate Hurdles Relay T-V (Greffrath, Sabrena Smith, Reynolds), 3:42.5; F/S Discus Relay T-V (Jones and Wilsen), 162-3; Hammer Relay T-V (Darby and Furman), 237-8; Varsity Shot Put Relay T-V (Darby and DiMilia), 68-5 1/2; 2000 Steeplechase Autumn Bender, T-V, 7:58.9; 300 Shuttle Hurdles T-V (DiMilia, Tingley, Reynolds), 51.8; Varsity 400 Relay Liberty (Bertholf, Snyder, Harman, Heslop), 52.7; Distance Medley Relay T-V (Bender, Brooks, Smith, Rehm), 14:14.6; Javelin Relay T-V (DiMilia and Furman), 185-9; F/S 1600 Relay T-V (Greffrath, Brooks, Sabrena Smith, Gillette), 4:36; 1500 Walk (non-scoring event) Rachel Deppa, SW, 8:09.4.
When asked about the season so far, T-V boys’ Coach Joe Iatauro said, “Well, we’re looking to be a contender at the May 23 Section IX Championships.
“This last Monday evening, the boys and girls won the Mark Steinhoff Cup at Ellenville under the lights,” added Iatauro, who has been coaching the Bears for 38 years. “It was the first time since 2007 that both the Tri-Valley boys’ and girls’ teams took the Cup. I think we’re looking good.