Edison, Penfield win Class A track titles

Democrat and Chronicle

(February 25, 2001) -- Julias Gerald led Edison to the Section V Class A boys indoor track and field title yesterday at Hobert and William Smith College, placing first in the 300-meter (35.1 seconds) and the 600-meter (1:23.6).

Penfield took the girls Class A Championship title with 109 points led by Vanessa Love-McCarthy's first-place finishes in the 1000 (3:04) and the 1500 (4:49.8). Charrisse Everett finished first place in the 55 (7.1), the 55 hurdles (8.6) and placed second in the shot put (31-9 1/2) for Edison.

Newark took the Class B boys title with 106 points. Jesse Contario led the Reds with first place finishes in the 1600 (4:37.2) and the 3200 (9:52.9). Walter Davis finished first in the 55 (6.4), the 300 (36.3) and the long jump (20-7 1/2) for Franklin. Mike Mellas placed first in the 600 (1:26.8), the 1000 (2:45.1) and the triple jump (40-8).

Victor took the Class B girls title with 118 points earned by strong finishes across the board. Christina Mattice, the only class B multiple winner, finished first in the 55 hurdles and the long jump (16-6 1/2) for Brighton.

In Section V Class C on Friday, Hornell boys took its first Championship title leading the field with 90 points. Byron-Bergen took the girls Class C title finishing with 116 points.