CANTON - With Malone and Indian River snowed in, the Potsdam and OFA Boys and Girls Track-Field teams stepped up in the second Northern Conference Indoor Track-Field Meet of the season on Friday at the St. Lawrence University Newell Field House.
In a high-scoring duel to absorb the points vacated by the Huskies and Warriors, the Potsdam Boys outscored OFA 135-117 and the Potsdam Girls tallied 104.5 points to place second behind the latest in long line of Canton victories at 146 points.
OFA enjoyed a prolific third with 84 points.
The Stoner Boys were led to meet honors by multiple medalists in Chris Stone who ran on the victorious 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams and paced the high jump.; Ebuka Ononye who led the 600 run and ran on the 4x400 relay, Peter Clark who placed the 55 dash and ran on the 4x400 relay and Ethan Vinson who ran on the 4x400 relay and posted a distance double over 1600 and 1000 meters.
Sam Lee and James Merrill rounded out the 4x800 foursome and the foursome of Dan Cruickshank, Stephen Lewis, and Adam Lewis and 55 meter dash runner-up ODen Robertson combined to win the 4x200 relay.
Laura Pierce, Gemma DelRossi and Lindsay Proulx resumed their well-established positions as the pace-setters for the diverse and dominant scoring capabilities of the Canton Girls.
Pierce and DelRossi combined for 1-2 finish in the 1500 and later shared a 4x400 relay victory with Cassidy Scott and Katie Lapinski. Pierce also paced the 1000 run while DelRossi combined with Mackenzie Knowlden, Abby Hampton and Paige Hamilton on the winning 4x800 relay team.
Proulx combined with Carly Whiteford for a 1-2 in the 55 hurdles and took second in the shot put. Austin Scott took second in the 1000 for the Canton Boys.
Other top three finishes for the Lady Bears came from Emma Collins (3rd 55), Claire Bennett (2nd 600), Whiteford (3rd 600), a third from the 4x200 relay team of Katie Lapinski, Emma Collins, Carly Whiteford and Claire Olin and Morgan Rosser (2nd TJ).
Leading the Potsdam Girls to second place was triple medalist Maddie Drechsel who led the 55 dash and high jump and combined with Hannah Drechsel, Kalli Bartlett and Madi Dow for a 4x200 relay victory. Clare Brownell led the 3200 run.
STRONG OFA SHOWING
The OFA boys and girls enjoyed their best combined scoring meet in several years led by four medalists.
Taylor Bouchard placed first in the triple jump, second in the high jump and third in the long. Jacob Sias led the 300 dash, took third in the 55 dash and combined with Andrew Colburn, Donovan Smith and Austin Van Gorden for second place in the 4x400 relay. Deven Compo secured a first place in the shot put.
Kurstyn Macaulay staged a come-from-behind win in 600, took seventh in the 1000 and combined with Sarah Mitchell, Ellen Miller and Danielle Steenkamer for a second place in the 4x400 relay.
Colburn also placed third in the 600 and combined with Colin Sovie, Ben Hammond and Joe Grizzuto for a second place in the 4x800 relay. Grizzuto went on to place second in the 3200 and fourth in the high jump.
Sebastian Quintilliani took fourth in the 1000 and third in the high jump, Nick Vielhauer and Seth Montpelier ran sixth and eighth over 3200 meters, Smith placed fourth in the 55 dash and the 4x200 relay team of Chris Axtell, Nate Stowe, Garret Dennis and Donovan Berry took sixth
Coach Diane Jeneaults Lady Devils featured several multiple scorers along with Macauley in: Nikki Duprey (4th 55, 6th 4x200R), Danielle Steenkamer (4th 600, 2nd 4x400R), 5th 1000) and Sarah Mitchell (2nd 4x400R, 8th 600, 8th 1000).
Mary Burns ran second in the 3200, Kayla Tolman and Charlotte Miller took third and fourth in the triple jump, Taylor Fisher, Chelsea Montroy and Shawna Rickett took third, fifth and sixth in the shot put; and Markie Wllard, Brittany Barr and Zoe Martin ioined Duprey on the sixth place 4x200 relay.
Rounding out the circle of meet medalists were Massena performers in Andrew Brush who led the 55 dash and long jump and Jacalyn Lamica in the 300 dash, Jake Erdman of Gouverneur who led the 3200 run and took second in thr 1600, Samantha Ormsby of Tupper Lake in the triple jump and Arianna Colbert of Norwood-Norfolk in the shot put.