Ballston Spa runs well at Warrior Classic

The Ballston Spa girls track team continued its string of strong invitational meet performances with a victory at Saturday's Warrior Classic in Niskayuna.

The Scotties fought off a challenge from Queensbury to claim the girls team title with 148 points. Queensbury was second with 119 points, and Voorheesville placed third with 64 points.

Hurdles proved to be a strong suit for Ballston Spa. Kelcie LaRoche and Krysandra Kverek swept the top two places in the 100-meter hurdles finals, while Erica Brockmann finished first in the 400 intermediate hurdles.

LaRoche claimed the 100 high hurdles title with a time of 17.2 seconds, two-tenths of a second ahead of Kverek. Brockmann won the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 70.8 seconds, while Kverek placed fourth in a time of 76.5 seconds.

Danielle Moriarity had a big day for Ballston Spa in field events. The junior won the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, 6 inches, and she took first place in the shot put with a throw of 31-3.75 in the finals. Moriarity was also fifth in the discus with a throw of 67-5.

Katie Dickman was also a double winner for the Scotties. She won the 1,500 in a time of 5:01.7, and she teamed up with Emily Wanerka, Jenn Stodgell and Carrie Mansir to win the 1,600 relay in a time of 4:21.2. Wanerka and Dickman placed a respective third and fourth in the 800.

Other top-six individual performances for Ballston Spa included the following:

Kerrianne Marin second place, high jump, 4-7

Alexandra Kambourelis third, 100 dash, 13.37 seconds

Michaela Martin " third, pole vault, 7-0

Alisha Thiminar " third, discus, 75-2

Mikayla Gaspary " fourth, 200 dash, 28.1 seconds

Becky Martin " fourth, 3,000, 11:44.4

Linda Webber " fourth, long jump, 14-0.5; fourth, triple jump, 30-0

Ashley Manhey " fourth, discus, 73-11; fifth, shot put, 28-6.75

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