Tioga County Sports Report
CORTLAND - Mikayla Worzel broke her own school record in the shot put and Cameron Szabo captured top honors in the 1,000-meter run at the Winter Classic Saturday at SUNY Cortland.
Worzel landed a heave of 34 feet, 6 inches, surpassing the mark she set 13 days earlier by one inch. She placed third in the event.
Szabo had the only first-place finish for the Indians, posting a time of 2:45.41 while teammate Nate Bowers clocked 2:47.22 to finish as the runner-up.
The Indians placed fifth out of nine scoring teams with 45 points, trailing Corning, which cranked out a whopping 128 points, Elmira (59), Clinton (56) and Horseheads (53).
Szabo and Bowers teamed with Eaan Hackett and Derek Sarrge for a second-place showing in the distance medley relay with a tim of 11:31.61 and Augustus Cantella added as second-place effort in the 55 dash with a time of 7.05 seconds.
Gavin Watkins took third in a 1600 with a time of 5:04.47 and James McDonald was fifth in 5:11.42
Owego added a fourth-place showing in the 1600 relay with Hackett, Brandon Worzel, Jaden Buckingham and Gavin Watkins posting a time of 4:28.26.
In the 3200, Gavin Bowers placed sixth with an 11:05.18 and Joel Choynowski was seventh in 11:10.26.
Sarrge added an eight place in the 600, clocking 1:35.31.
Other competitors for the Indians were Brandon Worzel, 12th in the 55 dash (7.51); Justin Hunsinger, 14th in the 600 (1:44.75); Worzel, 16th in the long jump (14-6 1/2); Buckingham, 19th in the long jump (13-10); Dylan Pitcher, 28th in the 300 (48.44); and Logan Mead, 31st in the 300 (55.19).
Joining Worzel in the top 10 ranks were Jenna Hunsinger, Hailey McHugh, Alyssa Stephens, Naydia Birch, Carmen Jorgensen and Lilly Bouton.
Hunsinger took seventh in the 1,000 with a time of 3:40.1 and McHugh placed seventh in the high jump at four feet even, and grouped with Birch, Jorgensen and Bouton for ninth in the 1600 sprint medley relay, clocking 5:41.61. Stephens was ninth in the 3,000 at 13:06.72.
Also participating for Owego were Ella Reig, 12th in the 3,000 (13:52.31); Hunsinger, 14th in the 1500 (5:47.09); Danielle Knapp, 16th in the 2:13.9; Brittany Sanguinito, 17th in the 1500 (6:03.98); Jorgensen, 17th in the long jump (11-5); Danielle Knapp, 18th in the 1,000 (4:15.8); Ella Reig, 19th in the 600 (2:19.75): Kiara Smith, 19th in the shot put; Hunsinger, 20th in the 300 (55.62); and Kiara Smith, 24th in the 300 (1:15.14).
The Indians placed 11th out of 12 scoring teams with six points. Corning won the event, racking 99.33 points to runner-up Elmira's 65.
Owego returns to SUNY Cortland Friday to compete in the Quinney Invitational.
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