Patriots combine for 3rd at Queensbury Invitational

Monday May 13, 2013


QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys and girls track teams combined to third out of 21 teams competing at the Queensbury Invitational on Saturday.

Host Queensbury topped the boys and girls fields. Mount Anthony took second on the girls side (79.5 points) while the boys, led by firsts from Andrew Brandmeyer, Jon Polen and the 4x400 relay, were third (76 points).

Polen won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.98 seconds. Brandmeyer ran a 2:03.29 in the 800 to win by just over a second. And the relay team of Andy Seward, Brandmeyer, Brad Myers and Ben Seward secured first by just 0.01 seconds, their time of 3:32.04 edging Scotia-Glenville.

Andy Seward (400) and Marc Brandmeyer (Quinton Howe Mile) took second, as did the 4x800 relay squad (A. Seward, A. Brandmeyer, PJ Seward, M. Brandmeyer). Ben Seward (200) and the 4x100 relay (Polen, B. B. Seward, Abdul Sumaila, Mark Winslow) were third.

Winslow added a sixth- (100) and seventh-place finish (triple jump). Nathaniel Durfee was sixth in the 110 hurdles and Tucker Nicklien was seventh in the discus.

The 4x800 relay team -- Shelby Whitman, Kate Ahearn, Grace Page, Erin Anderson -- was victorious to lead the Patriot girls, who also notched four seconds and three thirds.

Runners-up included Page (400), Leniesha Williams (100; fifth in 200) and two relays. The 4x100 (Taylor Gruber, Raheemah Madany, Chelsea Corrow, Williams) and the 4x400 teams (Whitman, Asuka Kosaki, Sam Mears, Page) also claimed second.

Whitman (800), Madany (100) and Taylor Haynes (shot put) notched thirds. Gruber (100; sixth in 200) and Mears (pole vault) were fourth. Sierra Dickie was sixth in the 400.

Zemianek Bennington Road Race results

BENNINGTON --Results for each age group and the top overall male and female finishers in the 35th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race are available in the "Scoreboard" section on page 2B.

The results are broken down for the 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races. The top three overall finishers, male and female, are listed, followed by the top five finishers in each age group for divisions that had five or more entries.

Tim Van Orden and Sarah Harris were the top man and woman, respectively, in the 5K, while Donald Pacher and Kelly Aulfeld claimed the honors in the 10K.

Panthers fall on Friday

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The inaugural varsity campaign Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team came to an end Friday night in a 14-6 loss to Greenwich in a sectional play-in contest.

Greenwich led 5-4 at halftime before pulling away late.

Jordyn Haynes and Keri Wilkins each scored twice for the Panthers (3-10), while Rachel Green and Destiny Keyes each added a goal.

BLR scholarship

BENNINGTON -- The Blue Lollipop Road scholarship due date is coming on May 15. The scholarship is for girls in 9th through 11th grade that play soccer at Mount Anthony Union High School.

The BLR Play It Forward event is July 13 with a Welcome Back party the night before at Madison’s Brewery on Main Street.

For more information, call Diane Peacock at 804-339-6514.

MALA camp returns

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.

Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m. Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 AM to 3 PM. Equipment is available. Email Chris Shea at Heyshea100@gmail, call 802-779-4837 or go to for more information.

Bennington Basketball School

BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email

Catamount Bow Hunters

SHAFTSBURY -- The Catamount Bow Hunters is hosting a 3-D archery competition called ‘Shooting for a Cure’ on Saturday, May 11. All registration fees will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Registration will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $10 for anyone 13 and older. Members and non-members are welcome.

The competition will be held on Fuller Road in Bennington. For more info, call 802-442-3667.

Shires marathon

BENNINGTON -- The third annual ‘Shires of Vermont Marathon,’ a classic point-to-point 26.2 mile road race connecting the southern Vermont towns of Bennington and Manchester, is accepting registrations for the race on May 19. Race applications and online registration are available at

Runners from about 30 different states and foreign countries love the course, which will be the same this year as before. It starts at The Bennington Center for the Arts and finishes at Hildene Meadows in Manchester.

For information on registering, volunteering or sponsoring the race, contact Robert Pini, race director, at or 802 442-5491, x281.

World class soccer school starts in July

SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.

The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.

At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.

Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.

The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit or call 803-777-1353.

Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching. They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Benn Horseshoe club

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club is looking for players for leagues that start in May. The club plays every Monday night at 6 p.m. at Willow Park.

The cost is $3 each or $6 for a team. Sign-ups will start on Saturday at 1 p.m. after a club meeting at 11 a.m. Upcoming tournaments include the Leon O’Dell Classic on June 23. For more information, call Tournament Director David Dickinson at 802-430-4852.


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