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Indoor track: Shaker boys place third at Suburban Council meet

Nichols, David lead Blue Bison

Shaker's Payton Czupil, right, runs with the leaders early in the girls 3,000-meter race at Saturday's Suburban Council Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany. Czupil finished seventh with a time of 11:09.14.

Shaker's Payton Czupil, right, runs with the leaders early in the girls 3,000-meter race at Saturday's Suburban Council Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany. Czupil finished seventh with a time of 11:09.14. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— The Shaker boys indoor track and field team finished third in Saturday's Suburban Council Championships at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.

The Blue Bison finished with 68 points, four points behind runner-up Shenendehowa. Saratoga Springs breezed to the team title with 121 points.

Jim-Michael David led Shaker's effort with a pair of second-place finishes. Davis was the runner-up in the 55-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.76 seconds, and he placed second in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 11.5 inches. Teammate Nick Phillips was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 10.5 inches.

Paul Nichols was second in the 3,200-meter race with a time of 10:06.60 for Shaker. Daniel Hausamann finished fourth with a time of 10:19.72, and Colonie's Ryan Mulson placed sixth with a time of 10:27.85.

Ronnel Forde had a pair of top-six finishes for Shaker. Forde was second in the triple jump with a distance of 45 feet, 3.5 inches, and he took fourth place in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.98 seconds. Shaker's Brian Guntharp finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 10 inches.

Lloyd Smalling added a third-place finish in the 300-meter dash for Shaker. Smalling finished with a time of 38.14 seconds.

In the relay events, Shaker was third in the 1,600 with a time of 3:43.49 and fifth in the 3,200 with a time of 8:41.53.

Shaker and Colonie had limited success on the girls' side at the league meet. Colonie was sixth in the team standings with 27 points, while Shaker placed eighth with 21 points. Saratoga earned the team title with 119.75 point, 20 points ahead of Shen.

Colonie took first place in the girls 1,600-meter relay. The team of Mikeisha Kelly, Ronke Osipitan, Allyson Oertel and Tia Chaires finished with a time of 4:15.06, .16 seconds ahead of runner-up Bethlehem.

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