CCS Wins Titles In Track
Clinton’s boys and girls teams won Center State Conference Division 1 titles in strong fashion last week.
The girls scored 262 points, with second-place Canastota at 99 points. The Warriors boys team scored 270 points, ahead of Herkimer at 106.
All 29 of the 29 Clinton boys who competed scored points in the championship.
CCS boys won eight of the 16 contested Championship events.
Since the inception of Indoor Track league championships in 2002-03, Clinton boys have never lost a league Championship. the year marks 18 in a row.
The Clinton girls have now won 15 of 18 possible league Championships, including the last eight years in a row. Twenty-six girls scored points for CCS towards the Championship. Warriors girls won 10 of the 16 contested Championship events. Sophomore Madison Luke broke the CCS school record in the 600 with a first- place time of 1:40.92. The old record was 1:41.94 set in 2000-01 by Meaghan Dunn.
To tune up for the league contest, the Warriors took part along with 57 other teams in the CNY Elite Invite at Utica College.
Sophomore Madison Luke broke the CCS school record in the 1500 with a time of 4:45.40. The old record 4:51.41 was set by Eva Borton 2016-17.
Luke then anchored the CCS school record breaking 4x800 relay along with freshman Paige Luke and juniors Taylor Harvey and Rebecah Bashant in a time of 10:03.56. The old record of 10:04.18 from 2016-17 was set by Eva Borton, Emma Novak, Gab Dewhurst and Taylor Highers.
Sophomore Claire Barone’s 9’0” Pole Vault and lifetime best High Jump of 4’10” gave her 3 points for the Warriors.
Seniors Matt Gadzia and Matt Lewis went second and third in the Pole Vault with 13’6” and 13’0” respectively.
Senior Andrew Weider scored in the High Jump to continue his consistency in that event.
The boys team also got points from senior Tony Devasto, juniors Rickey Hughes and Morrison Powell and sophomore Cooper Siddon.