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Track teams fall to Ticonderoga

May 18, 2011
By MIKE LYNCH, News Sports Writer
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys and girls track and field teams fell to Ticonderoga in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference meet Tuesday, May 17.

The girls lost 71-54, while the boys fell by a score of 95-11.

Despite the loss, several Blue Bombers had strong days. Among those was sophomore Kendra Manning, who took first place in the 100-meter dash and the 200. It was the first time she had ran the 200 this season.

“I kind of started out a little slow because it’s the first time,” Manning said. “Then I realized I had to kick it.”

Once Manning kicked it into gear, she cruised to the win over Courtney Shaner and Nicole Trudeau, both of Ticonderoga.

Manning had a time of 29.3 seconds while Shaner finished in 30.0 and Trudeau crossed the finish line in 32.6.

Manning was also part of the 3,200 relay team that took first place in an uncontested race. She was joined by teammates Marthalyn Sweet, Alexa Angelopoulos and Tatiana Kobe.

Sweet also took first place in the triple jump with a leap of 24 feet, 7 inches. She was followed by Angelopoulos with a jump of 23-5.

Blue Bomber Rachel Ashley also had a strong day, finishing first in the 400 with a time of 1:08.7. That put her well ahead of Sweet (1:17.2) and teammate Kate Gallagher (1:19.7).

For the Lake Placid boys, Trevor Knapp had a second place finish in the 100, coming in behind Ticonderoga’s Jesse Perkins. Knapp also took third in the 200.

“The boys team is very small as a team so it’s very hard to compete, but individually I think everyone did really good today,” Lake Placid coach Jenni Keegan said.

While Lake Placid is limited by numbers, the Ticonderoga boys have a deep team this season. It is hoping to compete for the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference title this season.

“Unfortunately I don’t think Lake Placid has a very big team,” said Ticonderoga coach Walter Thorne. “So this is a meet we took it a little easy in terms of the events we put guys in. We are actually looking towards Peru.”

The Sentinels improved to 5-0 with the win.

Article Photos

Mike Lynch/Lake Placid News
Kendra Manning, left, takes first place in the 100-meter dash against Ticonderoga. She also won the 200.



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