2015 Meet Results
(Click on Competition for Team Results/Summary/Outstanding Performances as they become available)
Westhill-Ludden Spring Break Invitational - 4/9/15
WG vs Henninger - 4/15/15
ESM Invitational - 4/17/15
WG @ Baldwinsville - 4/22/15
Skaneateles-Marcellus Girls Track & Field Invitational - 4/25/15
WG vs Liverpool - 4/29/15
RFA Invitational - 5/2/15
WG @ CNS - 5/6/15
Loucks Games - 5/7-5/9/15
WG vs Nottingham - 5/12/15
Tully Invitational - 5/15/15
CNYCL Nationals Championship - 5/21/15
Meet: Westhill-Ludden Spring Break Invitational - 4/9/15
Score: 2(t) of 6 schools
Meet Summary: The bad weather held off, but the day was raw as select Wildcats got a start on their competitive season in this first annual local invitational. Not a great day for dunking the feet, Elise Dunshee nevertheless made the laps for the 2000 steeplechase, placing 2nd with a personal best. A 3x100hh shuttle relay allowed Val Pirro, Maddy Benson and Anna Chwiejczak to test their steps for a 2nd place relay effort. Carly Benson then logged the section's fastest 1500m with a win in that event. Meg Delia followed suit in capturing the 200m, and Val Pirro testing the 800m distance with a 6th place effort. The 4x400 relay of Maria Matkoski, Meg Delia, Elise Dunshee and Carly Benson went sub-4:20 to take 2nd. Off the track, Delia made herself a double winner with first in the long jump and Abby Uczen returned to the pole vault following rehab all winter with a 2nd place.
Outstanding Performances: Carly Benson(1500)/Meg Delia(200m/Long Jump)/Elise Dunshee(2000SC)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Meg Delia(200-26.9)
Meet: WG vs. Henninger at WG, 4/15/15
Score: WG - 99, Henninger - 40
Dual Meet Record: 1 - 0
Meet Summary: The Wildcats got the dual meet season off right with a solid home victory over a small Henninger squad. The 'cats were able to move athletes around to try new events and give others a first shot at familiar distances/events. The weather cooperated. Tougher meets are down the road.
Outstanding Performances: Maria Matkoski(400/4x400)/Meg Delia(200m)/J'Nazia Anderson(SP)/Abby Uczen(PV)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Maria Matkoski(400-61.2, 4x400-60.7)
Meet: East Syracuse-Minoa Invitational - 4/17/15
Place: 7 of 22
Meet Summary: Despite a skeleton crew of only 14 athletes and entering only half the events, the girls made their presence felt with 7 top-8 performances. This was probably the first time ever at an ESM Invitational where the weather improved as the day wore on. Our later events occurred under clear skies and warming temperatures. Go figure...
Outstanding Performances: Maria Matkoski(800m)/Nicole Paone(400m)/Meg Delia(200m)Sarah Ferranti(4x800)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Maria Matkoski(800m-2:20.75)
Meet: West Genesee at Baldwinsville - 4/22/15
Score: WG - 81, Baldwinsville - 60
Dual Meet Record: 2 - 0
Meet Summary: Hard rain lashed the bus windows on the ride to Baldwinsville--not a good sign. It relented, however, and with the team tents up just in case, the girls challenged Baldwinsville on their home track where a victory would open the door to a winning dual meet season. The 'cats started strong with a victory in the 4x800 and followed with Val Pirro's win in the 400IH, a sub 70 effort and her best of the season. Following a 2-3 finish in the 100m, Carly Benson and Elise Dunshee went 1-3 in the 1500m to begin opening the scoring distance between the Bee's and the Wildcats. The 4x100 relay grabbed a much needed win for the 'cats because they could only take 2nd in the 400m that followed. They then went on a streak, capturing first in the 100hh, the 800m, the 200m, the 3000m and the 4x400. Off the track, they managed only one first place with J'Nazia Anderson's win in the shot put, but the team gathered enough 2nd and 3rd place points in the throws and field events to seal the team victory.
Outstanding Performances: Val Pirro(400IH/100hh)/4x400 Relay
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Val Pirro(400IH-1:09.9, 100hh-17.8)
Meet: Skaneateles-Marcellus Girls Track & Field Invitational, 4/25/15
Place: No Team Scoring
Meet Summary: 65 and sunny would have been nice, but the athletes settled for sun and clouds and temperatures above freezing-the mid-forties to be more specific. With many athletes discovering the warmer micro-climate on the infield synthetic turf, the Wildcats kept things warm on the track, winning the opening 4x800 and following that with 13 top-10 performances. Despite bringing fewer competitors due to Junior Prom, those that got off the bus at Marcellus High School mostly had good days, with several highlight days. Carly Benson and Maria Matkoski teamed in the 1500m to go 1-4. Carly contested a top state leader in Schalmont's Julia Flower, with a previous 4:32 1500m to her credit. Flower set a torrid early race pace, coming through the 800m in under 2:25. Carly trailed but stayed close enough to begin closing a thirty-meter gap late in lap 3. Then, as Flower tired, Carly hit the jets, clocking an equivalent 1:11 last 400 to overtake Flower and win going away in the current NYS #1 time of 4:41.84. Carly later returned to win the 800m with teammate Lindsay Weaver capturing 6th. Carly then stepped into the 4x400 as an alternate due to a runner injury--an impressive day for the freshman. Nicole Paone and Meg Delia both clocked season bests in the 400m as they placed 2nd and 13th. The JV SMR of Carla Bove, Alyssa LaFaver, Shelby Kiteveles and Lynda Croft came from behind to place second in that event. Val Pirro overcame a few weak early hurdles in the 400IH to place 3rd, while the 4x100 of Meg Hannahan, Meg Delia, Nicole Paone and Kelsey Fox made the finals where they placed 4th. In one of the final events, Kendall Dombroske logged her season's best 3000m effort with a 4th place sectional-qualifying time of 11:35.46. The Wildcats put a completely different 4x400 on the track this meet, and Victoria Bove, Carly Benson, Paris Archung and Elise Dunshee placed 5th with their new configuration. In the pole vault area, Abby Uczen continued her come-back from fall injury as she vaulted 9-6 to capture the event. Tough dual and invitational meets await the Wildcats as the weather warms.
Outstanding Performances: Meg Delia(400m); Carly Benson(1500); Paris Archung(4x400); Abby Uczen(PV); Shelby Kiteveles(JV SMR, 200m leg)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Carly Benson(1500-4:41.84/800-2:21.56)
Meet: West Genesee vs. Liverpool @ West Genesee, 4/29/15
Score: Liverpool - 78, West Genesee - 63
Dual Meet Record: 2 - 1
Meet Summary: The Wildcats entered this one with upset potential against one of the section's best teams. The 4x800(Maria Matkoski, Lindsay Weaver, Sarah Ferranti, Carly Benson) confirmed that hope with a 9:58.2 season's best win in the 4x800. Val Pirro then placed 2nd behind the Liverpool's sectional leader in the 400IH and Kelsey Fox and Meg Hannahan went 2-3 in the 100m, all expected performances and a good start for the Wildcats. In the 1500, Carly Benson shook off an early lap blitz by the Liverpool leader, overtaking her in lap 3 and winning, with Elise Dunshee in third. Then the 4x100 relay of Meg Hannahan, Meg Delia, Nicole Paone and Kelsey Fox captured the 4x100 and the Wildcat found themselves leading on the track. Despite a late charge, Maria Matkoski lost by a first place finish in the 400m by .1 seconds but Val Pirro powered to a win in the 100hh, and the team maintained a working track lead over the Warriors after C. Benson and Elise Dunshee raced 1-2 in the 800m. The team battled in field events and in the throws also. Meg Delia popped a 16-0 leap to win the Long Jump, Abby Uczen won a jump-off in the Pole Vault to take first with a 9-6 effort and J'Nazia Anderson captured the Shot Put. But Liverpool swept the Discus, went 1-3 in the High Jump and the 'cats managed only a 3rd in Triple Jump. Back on the track, Liverpool also went 1-3 in the 200m, and then they powered the 3000m with a 1-2 finish before their 4x400 relay, a group that placed 6th at the Indoor Track State Championship, was able to shake WG off in the final leg, sealing their dual meet victory. The Wildcats did, however, enjoy stellar performances from many team members, and their 4:06.5 mark in a losing 4x400 effort was a new school record. The ladies definitely stepped up to this challenge with a solid team effort.
Outstanding Performances: Val Pirro(100hh/4x400); 4x100 Relay; 4x400 Relay; Meg Delia(LJ); Abby Uczen(PV); Sarah Ferranti(4x800/3000); Alissa Mora(400); Carly Benson(4 event effort)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: 4x400 Relay(Maria Matkoski, Meg Delia, Val Pirro, Carly Benson) - School Record, 4:06.5
Meet: RFA Cooper City Invitational, 5/2/15
Place: 6 of 30
Meet Summary: Travelling east with a select squad and a mission, the had their share of ups and downs. This was the team's 'SAT meet,' starting at 2:00pm due to testing in the morning. 8th grader Daniella Kahsay got things off on a positive note with a significant PR in the Novice 1500m where she placed 4th. Lindsay Weaver followed with a third in the 3000m but it would prove costly as she was soon diagnosed with a stress fracture and lost for the season. Maddy Benson next scored for the 'cats with 6th place in the 400IH. One of the major goals for the day was the SMR, the only opportunity the team would have to contest the event this season. From the opening leg by Maria Matkoski, it was obvious they would race unchallenged. Fast legs by Meg Delia and Kelsey Fox followed and Carly Benson took the baton for the closing 800m leg with only herself to beat. She pushed a strong finish and the 'cats powered to a school record, a state top-10 time and a qualifying standard for nationals. They also missed setting the Section III SMR mark held by F-M by a mere .33 seconds. Elise Dunshee followed with a 5th in the 2000m steeplechase, and Val Pirro, Maria Matkoski, Sarah Ferranti and Carly Benson then met goal #4 in achieving the State Qualifier standard in the 4x800 as they won that event. Some athletes enjoyed PR's, some struggled. The team tent also did not fare well, going down in a gust of wind. But they were on the road, headed home by 8:30pm.
Outstanding Performances: SMR(Maria Matkoski, Meg Delia, Kelsey Fox, Carly Benson); Daniella Kahsay(1500)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: SMR(School Record)
Meet: WG at CNS, 5/6/15
Score: CNS - 111, WG - 29
Dual Meet Record: 2 - 2
Meet Summary: Up against one of the section's best and competing in their third meet in eight days, the Wildcat's took a realistic route and reduced events for the overtaxed team scorers. Despite the lopesided score, many recorded excellent efforts. The 4x800 notched their best time of the season despite a loss to CNS. Val Pirro won the 400IH with her fastest time of the season. Kelsey Fox's debut in the 400m resulted in a sectional qualifying standard. The worst moment of the meet came with a warm-up accident in the pole vault by Abby Uczen. Fortunately, it was just an ankle sprain, and she will recover quickly.
Outstanding Performances: Val Pirro(400IH); Kelsey Fox(400); 4x800
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Kelsey Fox(400/100)
Meet: Loucks Games, May 7-9, 2015
Meet Summary: This is the big eastern meet of the weekend. In the predictably tough Louck's event fields, a top-20 finish is a significant achievment--and the Wildcats returned from their White Plains trip with three of those. Five athletes--Maria Matkoski, Elise Dunshee, Carly Benson, Val Pirro and Meg Delia--made the trek for individual and relay events. On Friday, Maria and Elise placed 32nd and 52nd in their 800 meter event. Saturday morning, Meg Delia took 50th in the always powerful 200m field. Carly Benson then followed in the Women's Mile. Though boxed in for three quarters of the first lap, she recovered and, with a very strong fourth lap passed the main field and almost caught the leader of her 2nd heat. Carly's 5:01.52 established a new school record and gave her 11th place in the meet. Val Pirro followed in the 400IH, taking 16th despite a hit hurdle and meeting the State Qualifier standard. As Saturday wound down and the cloudy skies began to break open, Meg, Maria, Val and Carly teamed up for the 4x400, placing 12th and racing close to their school record with a time that also meet the State Qualifier standard. The long miles were worth it.
Outstanding Performances: All contestents.
Meet: West Genesee vs. Nottingham, 5/12/15
Score: WG - 117, Nottingham - 23
Dual Meet Record: 3- 2
Meet Summary: This was Senior Day, with the team bidding farewell to a hardworking and dedicated group of graduates who have meant much to Wildcats T&F: Paris Archung; Elise Dunshee; Hannah Garty; Alyssa Lafaver; Nicole Paone; Valerie Pirro; Kelsey Shanahan; Abby Uczen; Lindsay Weaver. It was also a convincing win and the cap on a winning dual meet season for the Wildcats that earned them 3rd place in their tough league. The team won 15 of 17 events, with the distance squad taking 30 of their possible 32 points. In one meet highlight, racing all alone against only herself and the clock, Carly Benson logged a personal best, and a strong sectional time in winning the 3000m. The athletes apparently enjoyed performing before the home crowd on a weather day reasonable except for wind. PR's and strong performances were plentiful as many closed out their 2015 season. Others with championship standards with soldier on.
Outstanding Performances: J'Nazia Anderson(Discus); Kelsey Fox(200); Sierra Chimene(LJ); Meg Delia(100); Val Pirro(100hh); Shelby Kiteveles(200); Elise Dunshee(800); Maddy Lowry(800); Carly Benson(3000).
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Carly Benson(3000-PR)
Meet: Tully Invitational, 5/15/15
Place: No team scoring
Meet Summary: Some predicted rain dampened this cloudy afternoon/evening, but the lights were hardly needed as things ran quickly with the small field. One of the highlights for the Wildcats came quickly in their DMR second event. Aiming for a nationals qualifying standard, they got it with a 39 second improvement in their school record. Maria Matkoski set the tone with a blistering 1200m opening leg where she ran away from the field, leaving Kelsey Fox, Meg Delia and Carly Benson to race basically alone. It was not the only PR of the evening for this small contingent. Daniella Kahsay lowered her 1500m best as she came close to a Section III Championship standard in placing 2nd for the Novice 1500m. In the following event, Kendall Dombroske found herself at the front of the line in the Varsity 1500m, a place she never relinquished as she won in her seasonal best time and just barely missed the national standard for the Jr. High School mile. In that event with her, Maddy Lowry raced a six second PR as she placed 6th and met the sectional standard. Her season just got longer. Maddy Benson ran aggressively for a 4th in the 400IH and a personal record. Maria later returned to the track with Kendall for the open 400m. Both set personal bests as Maria won the event and Kendall placed 4th. The team was on the bus, headed home before 7:00pm.
Outstanding Performances: SMR(Maria Matkoski, Kelsey Fox, Meg Delia, Carly Benson); Maria Matkoski(400m); Kendall Dombroske(1500/400m); Maddy Benson(400IH)
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Maria Matkoski(1200m-DMR/400mPR)
Meet: CNYCL National Championship, 5/21/2015
Place: 4 of 5
Meet Summary: The team's intent was similar to year's past: provide a first championship experience to some, allow others to achieve sectional championship standards and maintain as much competitiveness as possible. The opening 4x800 certainly proved competitive. Meg Delia, Maria Matkoski and Elise Dunshee provided a huge cushion to closer Sarah Ferranti as the kept the league field at bay and won in 9:46. 39 .Val Pirro next placed 4th in the 100hh with another steady performance. Our young 100m sprinters were unable to break into the scoring for the 'cats, but the even younger Kendall Dombroske showed her mettle as the 8th grader raced to 3rd in the 1500m with an all-time PR of 5:03.43, meeting the State Qualifier standard. The 4x100 of Meg Hannahan, Meg Delia, Nicole Paone and Kelsey Fox prepped for sectionals with a third place finish. Val Pirro then returned to the track to notch her all-time PR in the 400IH as she captured 3rd. Carly Benson then took over and, despite getting caught in first lap traffic, cleared herself and raced away from the field the following lap to capture the 800 meter event. Meg Delia chipped in a third place in the 200m, the 4x400 relay of Matkoski, Dombroske, Alycia Sakron and Benson took 3rd in the 4x400 and Maddy Lowry tackled her very first 2000 meter steeplechase in finishing 6th. Off the track, Delia captured 4th in the high jump, Michela Kahsay leapt to 4th in the high jump and Hannah Garty matched her all-time PR in the pole vault as she placed 5th. To round out the 'cats scoring, J'Nazia Anderson demonstrated good power and speed as she won the Shot Put with her second best toss ever. The team shrinks a little further as those with qualifying standards or relay spots prepare for next week's sectional championship.
Outstanding Performances: Kendall Dombroske(1500)m; Val Pirro(400IH); J'Nazia Anderson(SP); Elise Dunshee(4x800/3000m); Val Mattice(SP).
Athlete-of-the-Meet: Elise Dunshee(800-PR; 3000-PR)