SECTION IV GIRLS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: ORTIZ, FRITZEN LEAD WAVERLY TO TEAM TITLE AT HURLEY SMALL SCHOOL INVITATIONAL (18 PHOTOS) (2020-01-24)

Valley Sports Report
CORTLAND — Senior Melina Ortiz was a triple-winner, and her classmate Elizabeth Fritzen was a double-winner to lead Waverly to the team title here Friday night at the Hurley Small School Indoor Track & Field Invitational at SUNY Cortland.

Waverly won team gold with 87 points, well ahead of runner-up Lansing, which tallied 64 points, and third-place Bainbridge-Guilford, which had 55 points.

Ortiz won the 55-meter dash in a time of 7.55 seconds, and freshman Kelsey Ward was 27th in 9.01 seconds. Ortiz also won the 300-meter dash in a time of 44.44 seconds, and Ward was 10th in 50.85 seconds.

Fritzen won the 1,000-meter run, and senior Paige Ackley was second in 3:26.62. Fritzen also finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:32.43.

Ortiz and Fritzen teamed with senior Cora Smith and Ackley to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 11:14.55.

Smith finished second in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 11:11.22, and senior Sheridan Talada was third in 11:18.0.

Senior Alyssa Simonetti finished second in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of  9.79 seconds, and sophomore Emily Tully was 13th in 12.31 seconds.

Senior Marissa Eisenhower finished third in the shot put with a heave of 29-feet, 6 1/2-inches, and sophomore Taylor Hall was 15th at 22-feet, 6 1/2-inches.

Simonetti, Ward, Tully, and senior Zoe Lunduski teamed to finish fourth in a time of 2:08.45.

Senior Rachel Ovedovitz was fifth in the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 10:43.03, while 8th-grader Elizabeth Vaughn finished sixth in the 600-meter run in a time of 2:01.34, and Tully finished eighth in the high jump at 3-feet, 10-inches.

Waverly returns to action Feb. 1 at SUNY Cortland.

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IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Melina Ortiz. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.