Madalayne Smith wins state title in 100-meter hurdles

Saratoga Springs' Madalayne Smith repeated as the girls Division 1 (large school) and Federation 100-meter high hurdles champion at last weekend's New York State Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Smith won impressively in last Friday's Division 1 finals with a time of 13.88 seconds. Williamsville South's Kailyn Arcury was second in a time of 14.23 seconds. Smith then bettered her time in last Saturday's Federation final, winning with a time of 13.80 seconds over Arcury.

Smith added a fourth-place finish in the Division 1 long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 10.5 inches and ran with Melinda Boyce, Kelley Fredette and Hannah Reeves on Saratoga's 400-meter relay team, which finished 13th with a time of 50.10 seconds. Smith was sixth in the Federation long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1.75 inches.

Another Saratoga runner, Keelin Hollowood, made a strong debut at the state meet. The eighth grader placed fifth both among large school runners and overall in the Federation 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:33.02.

Shenendehowa's 3,200-meter relay team picked up Division 1 and Federation titles with a time of 9:01.00. The team consisted Danika Simonson, Alex Burtnick, Cara Janeczko and Lizzie Predmore. Saratoga's team of Hollowood, Brianne Bellon, Amanda Borroughs and Cassie Goutos was third with a time of 9:09.49.

Saratoga's Haley Franco had top-10 finishes in the shot put and discus. Franco was ninth in the discus with a throw of 116 feet, 6 inches, and she placed 10th in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 0.75 inches.

Predmore and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's Samantha Roecker had top-six finishes in the Federation 3,000-meter race. Roecker was third in a time of 9:47.54, and Predmore placed fifth in a time of 9:49.58.

Meaghan Gregory concluded her stellar BH-BL career with a third-place finish in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. The senior finished with a time of 6:52.72. Suffern's Shelby Greany won the Federation title with a time of 6:36.90.

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