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SECTION IV TRACK & FIELD: DOUBLE-WINNER ROSSI, EARLEY, ALBRECHT LEAD TIOGA TO CLASS D TEAM TITLE (24 PHOTOS) (2023-05-24)

Valley Sports Report
MARATHON — Junior Valentino Rossi was a double-winner, and sophomore Andrew Earley and freshman Gavin Albrecht each won one event to lead the Tioga boys to a team title here Tuesday afternoon at the Section IV, Class D Track & Field Championships.

Rossi and Earley also added second-place finishes for the Tigers, who claimed the team title with 66 points, while Newfield was second with 53 points, Oxford was third at 46 points, and B-G and Edmeston / Morris tied for fourth at 40 points.

Valentino Rossi won the 100-meter dash in 11.66 seconds. He also won the triple jump at 41-feet, 7 1/2-inches

Earley won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:01.81, and freshman James Miller placed fourth in 1:06.07.

Albrecht won the pole vault with a personal-best of 12-feet, 7-inches, while sophomore Isaiah Fore was fifth at 9-feet, 6-inches, and sophomore Ryan Chamberlain was sixth at 9-feet.

Valentino Rossi placed second in the long jump at 19-feet, 7 3/4-inches, and Albrecht was eighth at 17-feet, 4 1/2-inches.

Earley placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 16.3 seconds, and Chamberlain was sixth in 19.02 seconds.

Senior Thomas Hurd placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11:54.06, and freshman Talon Wood was seventh in 12:19.20.

Tioga’s 400-meter relay foursome finished eighth in a time of 50.64 seconds.

Hurd was 15th in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:21.06, while Wood was 17th in the 1,600-meter run in 5:30.14, and Fore was 17th int he high jump at 5-feet.

GIRLS
Freshman Abbie Engelbert had the best individual finish of the day — third-place in the pole vault — for the Lady Tigers, who also got a third-place finish from its 400-meter relay.

Unadilla Valley won the team title with 80 points, with O-M second at 71 points, and B0-G third with 63 points. Tioga was 15th in the 24-team field with 14.33 points.

Engelbert placed third in the pole vault at 6-feet, 6-inches, and freshman Alyson Chamberlain was fifth at 6-feet.

The foursome of junior Elyse Haney, freshmen Mia Hall, and Ava Smolinsky, and 7th-grader Vida Rossi placed third in the 400-meter relay in a time of 53.43 seconds.

Junior Emma Jaye placed sixth in the high jump at 4-feet, 6-inches, and Hall was ninth at the same height.

Vida Rossi finished seventh in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.96 seconds, and Haney was ninth in 13.77 seconds. Rossi also placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 8-inches, and Smolinsky was 13th at 13-feet, 10-inches.

Hall finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.21 seconds. She also placed seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:15.94.

Chamberlain was 14th in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:55.51, and junior Allie Creller was 17th in the shot put with a heave of 24-feet, 4-inches.

Tioga returns to action next week at the Section IV Championships.

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IN PHOTO 1: Tioga’s Valentino Rossi. … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.

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