Saratoga girls, Shaker boys win Suburban Council meet

Saratoga finished the first day of the Suburban Council meet with 144 team points. Shen was second with 73 points, and Colonie placed third with 46 points, two points ahead of fourth-place Shaker.

Plante led Colonie with victories in the 300-meter dash and the high jump. The sophomore finished with a time of 40.41 seconds in the 300, and she cleared 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump.

Mohonasen's Jessica Ciraulo won the triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 7.75 inches.

On the boys' side, Shaker all but locked up another league title by taking a 43-point lead over Shen. The Blue Bison had 128 points after the first day, while the Plainsmen had 75 points. Bethlehem was third with 70 points.

Shaker pulled away from Shen by winning two of the three relays. The team of Darryl Roberts, Ryben Feinman, Matt Dustin and Matt Conti won the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:38.92, and the quartet of Conti, Dustin, Chris Herman and Brendan Dolan finished first in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:38.47.

Conti and Herman each won individual events for Shaker. Conti claimed the 300-meter dash title with a time of 37.10 seconds, while Herman fended off Bethlehem's Matt Crawford to win the 600-meter race with a time of 1:26.28.

Dan Harris, Stuart Charbonneau and Grant McLeod earned individual titles for Shen. Harris won the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:38.56, while Charbonneau finished first in the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.19 seconds. McLeod took first place in the high jump by clearing the bar at 6 feet.

Ballston Spa also had multiple champions at the league meet. Mike Villano won the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.75 seconds, Devin Bennett finished first in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:26.76 and Max Groves claimed the 3,200-meter title with a time of 9:26.75. The Scotties' 3,200-meter relay team of Jake Flynt, Phillip-Michael Williams, Adam Custer and Ryan Grandeau finished first with a time of 8:26.82.

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