This past weekend Cheektowaga Central sent 9 athletes to the NYS Indoor Track and Field meet in Staten Island NY at the Ocean Breeze Sports Complex. After a postponement of the meet due to treacherous weather conditions, along with many schools and spectators having near life threatening travel experiences, the meet went on as planned – and here are the highlights of the Central athletes:
Ally Alvira – finished 9th out of 28 girls in the TJ – posting a 36’ 2” jump – missing finals by ¾”
The boys 4 x 400 relay – of Noah Williams, Robert Bragg, Seth Fonda, and Seth Conner - ran the 2nd best time of the season – finishing 15th out of 20 teams overall posting a time of 3:32.77.
Andrew Reichert – finished 20th out of 25 in the PV – clearing 13’ along with finishing 21st out of 29 in the 55 M Hurdles – with a time of 8.04
Jake Kaminski – finished 21st out of 25 in the HJ – clearing 5’ 9”
Art Jordan – finished 23rd out of 27 in the Shot with a heave of 42’ 4”
The Indoor season comes to an end and the Outdoor season will start this Tuesday 3/6 and the teams will now turn their attention and focus on winning the Division III titles.
The 6th annual Warriors Relays – which kicks off the outdoor season invites, will take place on Saturday, April 14th – starting at 10:00 am – at Cheektowaga Central.
Unfortunately, the season ended for the Warriors last night in the sectional semifinals at Buff State. After getting off to a slow start, the Warriors rebounded and cut the lead to 5 with under a minute left in the first half. After a missed shot, South park made a 3 pointer at the buzzer to go up 8 at halftime. After some back and forth early in the 3rd, South Park went on a run and the Warriors never were able to threaten losing the game 69-46. Senior Co-captain Alekzander Bryant led the way for the Warriors scoring 16 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Senior Co-captain Rudy Bragg had 12 points and fellow senior Davon Downtown Brown had 5 points and 5 rebounds. A special thanks to these 3 seniors who have been playing since 7th grade and have helped to establish our program here at Central. These guys, along with the other 6 seniors will be missed. The Warriors finish the season 12-10 and have some young talent back ready to make another run next season.
Andrew Reichert – is heading to the State meet in the PV after taking 1st place in a jump off – clearing 12’ 6” as well as in the 55 M Hurdles – finishing in 2nd place overall with a time of 8.12 as well as a 7th place finish in the TJ 40’ 1.25”
Jake Kaminski –is heading to States by taking 1st place in the HJ – he also broke his own school record in the event clearing 6’ 2” as well as finishing with a PB in the TJ – leaping 39’ 11.5” and finishing 8th
Seth Conner – is heading to States in the 300 M – by finishing in 3rd place – hitting the state standard and breaking his own school with a time of 36.43
Art Jordan – is heading to the state meet by finishing 3rd in the Shot after hitting the state standard earlier in the season with a heave of 49’ 11” – he also finished 5th in the Weight throw – 50’ 7.5”
The 4 x 400 relay – of Seth Fonda, Seth Conner, Robert Bragg, and Noah Williams – will also be heading to the State meet as a result of finishing in 2nd place with a time of 3:32.42 and hitting the State standard (3:32.44) making it one of the best races of the day – making it by .02 seconds
Jon Banks – broke the school record in the Weight throw with a toss of 52’ as well as finishing 7th in the Shot with a toss of 43’ 9.5”
Jaden DuBard – had a huge PB in the Weight throw – tossing it 46’ 9.5” – finishing 8th as well an 8th place finish in the Shot 42’ 2”
Seth Fonda – had a PB in the 1000 and finished 6th with a time of 2:42.26
Alex Bryant – had a 3rd place finish in the 55 M Hurdles – with a new PB time of 8.12
The 4 x 200 relay - of CJ Krzanowicz, Keon White, Lamar Reeves, and Alek Bryant – took 4th place honors with a time 1:37.8
Rhyan Riggs – also had PB in the 55 M Hurdles – with a time of 8.88.
STATES - The athletes who are heading to the State Meet – will be leaving Thursday for the Competition which will be held at The Ocean Breeze Sports Complex in Staten Island, NY on Saturday March 3rd
2018 Sectionals Meet – State Qualifier 2/23/18
This past weekend the Cheektowaga Central Indoor track team sent 35 athletes to the State Qualifier meet held at Houghton College – which started off with Coach McCracken and Coach Bridenbaker being named small schools Girls and Boys Coaches of the Year respectively, which was followed up by some incredible performances by many of the athletes – resulting in 8 athletes heading to the Ocean Breeze Sports Complex in Staten Island to compete in 7 different events. Here are some of the highlights:
Ally Alvira – is heading States in the TJ after breaking her own school record by leaping 38’ 1” and finishing 2nd overall – as well as finishing 4th in the 55 M Hurdles – also breaking the school record posting an 8.87 – also finished 4th in the LJ – with a 16’ 6.25” jump.
Jayla Moss – finished 4th in the 55 M dash breaking her own school record in the event 2x – once in semi’s (7.31) to follow it up with a 7.28 – missing going to the State meet by .02 seconds
Torrie Jenkins – had personal bests in the LJ – 15’ 11.75” and TJ – 34’ 7.25” and finishing 6th in both events
Kayleigh Rote – had her best throw of the season in the Shot – 31’ 4.5” and finished 8th overall
The 4 x 00 relay – of Mikayla DuBard, Bella Nguyen, Lily Williams, and Jade Rinaldo dropped 18 seconds off their season best time and finished with a time of 11:40.6
The Warriors hosted Pioneer in a Sectional quarterfinal match-up, and the last game at home would be a memorable one for the graduating seniors. After a pretty even 1st half, the Warriors dominated the 2nd
half in route to a 55-43 victory. Co-Captain Rudy Bragg led the scoring with 16 while fellow senior big man, Davon Downtown Brown chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds and was a force all night in the paint. Co-Captain Alekzander Bryant has 6 points 5 rebounds & 2 blocks while fellow seniors Jaquan Pugh and Tyreek Gibson played quality minutes to help ensure the Warriors season would continue.
Juniors Jason Saloman 13 points (3 threes) and Armondez Cleague 10 points, 8 rebounds & 6 assists rounding out
the scoring as the Warriors now advance to the sectional semifinals on Tuesday night to face South Park High School @Buffalo State College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:45 Tuesday night, so get there early and be ready to get loud and root on your Warriors. The Warriors would like to thank all of their fans who made the home court a true advantage this season and ask that you continue to show them love down at Buffalo State, remember tip-off 6:45 Tuesday, GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!