Monday, May 3, 2010

Croton Harmon Relays on 4/24/2010

Getting back into the track videos for the Eagles, there are two compiled clips from the Croton Harmon Girls Relay. The Eagles 3x1600 team that got a 1st in Class C with Sarah King, Shanna Yue, and Rebecca Wiersma running together is the first clip. Coach K's spirited battle in the Coaches' Mile versus mainly some Somers and Alexander Hamilton coaches is shown second.

Class C 3x1600 Relay

Coaches Mile Race

Monday, December 21, 2009

Frosh / Soph Meet #2 at Rockland Community College

The Eagles' younger squad competed on Friday, December 18th at the Section 1 Freshman-Sophomore Meet and came away with two firsts and a third as Sofia Maluf captured the 1500m Racewalk, Sarah King won the 1500m run, and Brendan Wortner got down to 4:48 in the 1600m for third. About 18 Eagles were in action, and there are videos of the last 100m of a couple of the races.

1500 Racewalk (Sofia Maluf takes gold)

Boys 1000 with Keith Hickey

Girls 1000, Rebecca Wiersma and Liz Quintero

Girls 600 with Sofia Maluf

Girls 600 with Liz Quintero

Boys 1600 with Brendan Wortner medaling

Boys 1600 with Grant Sheely

Girls 1500 with Sarah King taking 1st

Girls 1500 with Shanna Yue winning heat, and Mary Constant

Girls 300 with Krishna Pandya

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Section 1 Indoor Track Kickoff

The indoor track season got underway for the Eagles at the Armory on Sunday morning December 13. Caught some of the races on video in segments, including Lauren Hanley's 6th place medal run and the girls 4x800 medal effort. Missed the first leg of the boys 4x800 completely, but otherwise the relays are covered.

Boys 1000, 2nd heat (Pat and Brendan Wortner)

Boys 1000, 3rd heat (George Epstein)

Girls 1000, 2nd heat (Lauren Hanley, Sarah King)

Girls 1000, 3rd heat (Joanne Mumbey, Shanna Yue, Rebecca Wiersma, Mary Constant)

Girls 1500, (Brx's Mary Cain edges Mamrck's Gina Talt, no Eagles)

Boys 4x800, (George and Brendan)

Boys 4x800 (Brendan and Tommy Ruff)

Girls High Jump, (Irvngtn's Megan Talay making attempt at 5'4"

Girls 4x800 (Lauren)

Girls 4x800 (Shanna)

Girls 4x800 (Joanne)

Girls 4x800, (Sarah King)

Girls 4x200 (Stevie Lane, Mary Constant, Krishna Pandya, Sarah Koenigsberg)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ECAC Women's University Race -- Binghamton Bearcats including Paulina Nunez

College teams at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday, Nov. 21, on a gorgeous day, for once a weekend race without mud. Paulina's Bearcat squad ran in the second women's race, the University race. The course was three loops on the Freshman Hill section with the finish at the Tortoise and Hare. The four sequences are from the entrance to the Cowpath, then a little ways up on the HS finish section, then from a ways down from the woods downslope, and lastly about 1/4 mile from the finish on the west side path.

Entrance to Cowpath, 1/4 mile from start

About 1 1/4 miles in, on east Flats path

About 2 mile mark, on east Flats path a little south of woods slope exit

About 3 mile mark, around 300 yards from finish

Monday, November 16, 2009

State Meet at Plattsburgh

The NY XC State Meet at Plattsburgh on November 14 was run in the rain and mud of course during a season of mucky Saturday meets. The girls races were run after the boys, so they got the worst of it, and of course the Class C races were last. On the boys side, Brendan Wortner finished at 21st and Pat Wortner got 22nd, and their Section 1 team was 2nd. Sarah King ran to a personal best to get 9th as her Section 1 team finished 1st and Bronxville won another State team title.

All but one of the segments are from the Class C races, though I couldn't get back from the midway point to the finish for the boys race, which came down to the best duel of the day with Pawling's Brandon Freyer beating reigning champ Max Straneva of Chenango Valley with the 2nd best time of the day behind North Rockland's Nick Hughes in the AA race. Have added three segments from the historic Girls AA race with Fayetteville-Manlius sweep of top 5 spots, and there is also a segment near the beginning of the girls B race at the bottom of the page.

Boys Class C

Pep talk and prep work at starting line

About 1/4 mile into race

Halfway through race

About 3/4 miles to go

Girls Class C


About 1/4 mile in


About 3/4 miles to go

About 700 yards to go

Near finish

About 400 yards to go

Girls Class AA (the perfect FM 15)

About 1 mile in

About 2 mile mark

About 600 yards from finish

Girls Class B

About 400 yards from start

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sectional XC Races

Eagles took 4th in the boys Section 1 Class C race with Patrick and Brendan Wortner earning State title berths in 2nd and 4th and George Epstein taking 10th as Dobbs was the only team to place three runners in the top 10. Pawling won the title and Julian Saliani of Irvington was first.

The Dobbs girls earned their best Sectional place with a 3rd behind Bronxville and Irvington. Sarah King finished 3rd to earn a State title berth and Lauren Hanley broke into the top 20 in her swan song for the Eagles. Caitlin Jelinek of Pawling won the individual title.

Most of the videos are of the Class C races and the JV race, but their are also ones for near the finish of the Class B races and the boys AA race. Apologies for the problem with girls Class C finish as the video storage ran out as Lauren Hanley was approaching the finish and I couldn't get the card restored until just before Rebecca Wiersma approached.

Boys Class C

Eagle guys prerace pep talk

Boys Class C race start

Boys Class C race on snake

Boys Class C race on uphill

Boys Class C race at top of hill

Boys Class C race, back field, 1/2 mile to go

Boys Class C race finish, part 1

Boys Class C race finish, part 2

Girls Class C

Eagle Girls prerace pep talk

Girls Class C race start

Girls Class C race on snake

Girls Class C race on uphill

Girls Class C race on top of hill

Girls Class C race, 1/2 mile to finish

Girls Class C race finish, part 1

Girls Class C race finish, part 2

JV Race

JV Girls Race

JV Girls Race on snake

JV Girls Race on uphill

JV Girls Race on top of hill

JV Girls Race finish, but lighting is way too bright

Other Races

Class B Boys race near finish

Class B Girls near finish

Class AA Boys race near finish

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Westchester County Meet at Somers on Halloween

On another soggy course, this time at Somers for the Westchester County XC meet on October 31, the Eagles ran well enough to win six medals in four races in a prep for the Sectionals on November 6. Pat Wortner had another early race tumble but recovered enough to finish 7th overall with Brendan Wortner close behind in 8th. Sarah King got 7th on the girls side, and Chloe Wang lost a shoe in the muck but still socked it up and finished. Grant Sheely sprinted in 8th in the boys freshman race, and Lila Walsh got the Eagles' top place of the day as she got 2nd on the girls side while teammate Rebecca Wiersma finished 9th.

Due to traffic congestion squeezing through the bottleneck to the finish, the boys varsity race only begins as Pat Wortner is crossing the finish with many heads in way.

Boys Race

Varsity boys near start

Varsity boys, crowd scene early going uphill

Varsity boys, going downhill midway

Varsity boys, on big field loop

Varsity boys, finish, part 1 with a bit of Pat, Brendan and then George.

Varsity boys, finish part 2


Girls Races

Varsity girls, 200 yards from start

Varsity girls, going uphill early

Varsity girls, about midway on muddy path in woods

Varsity girls, out on path in woods

Varsity girls, uphill 1/4 mile from finish

Varsity girls, finish, part 1

Varsity girls finish, part 2

Varsity girls finish, part 3

Freshmen girls, on start loop

Freshmen girls, trail in woods

Freshmen girls, 1/4 mile to finish

Freshmen girls finish