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Sports Archives The Altamont Enterprise, June 11, 2009
Athletes going to state championships
By Jordan J. Michael
Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Voorheesville, and Guilderland will be represented at the track and field state championships in Cicero this weekend.
Josh Glick is the 14th seed in the pole vault competition for BKW and Senaca Gray is the 11th seed in the 100-meter hurdles for Voorheesville. Ernestine Skipper will be running the 100-meter dash for Guilderland.
Tim David, Matt Von Haugg, Josh Glick, Dave Haverly, Zach Krimsky, and James Schager will be representing the Bulldogs as the 4 x 400 meter relay team, after finishing second in the state qualifiers with a time of 3:30.0.
The Blackbirds will send the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Nathan Bub, Conor Cashin, Rolly Lloyd, Ian Powell, and Talyor Treadgold after placing first in the state qualifiers with a time of 8:15.1.
Voorheesville Head Coach Steve Relyea told The Enterprise that the 4 x 400 relay team was second overall in last year’s state final.
“Two members from that team graduated, but hopefully we can match it,” said Relyea. “Going through a whole season in the Colonial Council gets them in shape.”
BKW Head Coach Scott Hannay believes that this is the first boys’ relay team to reach the state finals in the program’s history. The four runners broke the school record by three seconds to qualify.
“Von Haugg and David ran the fastest quarter mile of their lives,” Hannay said. “We looked down at our watches at the end of the race and couldn’t believe it.”
Hannay told The Enterprise that Glick has a legitimate shot at winning the pole vault competition. “Pole vaulting is not set in stone,” he said. “It’s all about who’s having the better day.”
“Everyone’s very pleased with the results this season,” said Relyea. “We’re set and ready to go.”
“We just keep adding more and more milestones this year,” Hannay said. “I’m looking forward to at least one more this weekend.”