ALBANY COUNTY Colonie’s Jake Johnson and Guilderland’s Xaviir Berry posted individual victories Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Dartmouth Relays in New Hampshire.
Johnson won the boys 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:30.73, while Berry leaped to the high jump title by clearing the bar at 6 feet, 6 inches.
Johnson also ran the anchor leg on Colonie’s winning sprint medley relay team on the meet’s first day Friday, Jan. 7. The team of Johnson, James Newsom, Jeff Cole and Devin Olander finished with a time of 3:36.90.
Christian Brothers Academy’s Kevin LaFleche was second in the boys 800-meter race with a time of 2:00.62. Guilderland’s Clarence Skipped finished third in the seeded triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 3.75 inches, and he placed fifth in the seeded long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 0.75 inches. Berry was sixth in the seeded triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 4.25 inches.
Newsom (400-meter dash), Jeremiah House (55-meter hurdles) and Dustin Yee (unseeded triple jump) added fourth-place performances for the Colonie boys indoor track team.
On the girls’ side, Colonie’s 1,600-meter relay team of Allyson Oertel, Madison Judge, Tola Osiptan and Devanee Baskerville finished first with a time of 4:08.21. The 3,200-meter relay team of Amanda Chambers, Bellame Bower, Carolyn Pellegrini and Noelle Saxe was second in its race with a time of 9:41.43, and the distance medley relay team of Bower, Oertel, Chambers and Marilyn O’Brien placed second with a time of 12:32.72.
O’Brien added a third-place performance for Colonie in the 600-meter dash with a time of 1:39.00. Guilderland’s Bella Bruno finished fifth in the seeded triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 4.25 inches.