Concord travels to Pittsford


Madisyn Barrett

Tylend Allen competing in the 4×100

This past Saturday the Concord high school track team traveled to Pittsford for the Ralph Crume invitational.

Track coach and global current events teacher Mr. Jurasek shares his thoughts about the meet and what their goal for the season is: “We performed very well. We limited our entries because of the weather. We had a couple of State leading times despite the weather. We are really trying to get ready for league competition and win the Big 8 conference title.”

The Concord boys’ team worked their hardest coming in third with a score of 70. For the running part of the event, Concord did not let anyone down. In the 100-meter dash, junior Javion Taylor came in third with freshman Tylend Allen not far behind in seventh. Junior Tyreke Brown came in third in the 200-meter dash and senior Connor Keefer was fifth with a PR of 56.19 in the 400-meter dash. Senior Adair Artis won the 800-meter dash and set a new PR for himself at 2:00.35. For the 1600 Freshman Cole Bates placed fourth overall, and he also placed third in the 3200. Easterwood placed fifth and freshman Maddox Hutchinson was thirteenth with a new PR of 57.08 in the 300-meter hurdles. Concord’s 4×100 team took first with a time of 45.39 the team consisted of Allen, senior Malachi Boyd, junior Mekhi Wingfield, and Taylor. Concord also won the 4×200 with a time of 1:33.91. The team included Taylor, Boyd, Tyreke Brown, and Keefer.For the final relay, Concord competed in, the boys’ also won the 4×400 with a time of 3:44.01 and consisted of Artis, Wingfield, freshman Trenton Frazer, and Keefer.

In the field events, the boys’ also did an outstanding job. In shot put, junior Austin Bradley leads the team by placing eleventh with a 34-06.50 PR. Junior Alex Winters lead the way for Concord in the discus event placing seventh overall.

On the girls’ side of the event they also did an outstanding job, they placed twelfth overall with a score of 15. Junior Maria Stevens does the long jump, high jump, 4×400, and 400.  Stevens says, “Overall I think the team did really well in the running events and everyone worked as a team and got the outcome we hoped for.”

In the 100-meter dash, freshman Saniya Newton placed nineteenth with a time of 15.99 and sophomore Savanah Smith placed twenty-sixth with a time of 16.95. In the 200-meter dash, freshman, Lilieana Vandenburgh placed twelfth with a new PR of 33.65. Junior Rylee Sinden also ran the 200 and placed twenty-second with a time of 37.81. Junior Stevens placed twentieth in the 400 with a time of 1:25.81 and senior Luce Macchiavelli placed twenty-second with a PR of 1:31.69. Freshman Cieara Barrett won the 800-meter dash with a PR of 2:40.32. Junior Riley Adams placed twelfth in the 800 with a new PR time of 3:02.79.  Barrett placed fourth in the 1600 with a PR time of 5:46.53 and Adams in eleventh with a PR time of 6:37.93. In the girls’ 4×100 relay, Concord placed sixteenth with a time of 1:04.99, the team consisted of, junior Lily Helms, freshman Gabriella Herzberg, Newton, and freshman Macy Sinden. Concord placed eighth in the 4×200 relay with a time of 2:12.14. The team consisted of Freshman Emma Burbo, Lilianna McCabe, Rylee Sinden, and Herzberg. Concord placed sixth in the 4×400 relay with a time of 5:19.27. The team included Adams, Barrett, Stevens, and M.Sinden.

In the field events the girls’ competed with all they had. In shot put, Sophmore Grace Thorrez placed tenth with a score of 28-00.50. McCabe placed fourteenth with a score of 26-03.50 In discus, Helms placed twenty-second with a score of 59-09.

Both Stevens and Herzberg competed in the high jump and tied for thirteenth with a height of 4-00.00 Stevens competed in the long jump and placed twentieth with a distance of 11-02.

Congratulations to the Concord varsity track team for how far they have come.  We hope to see more achievements in their future. Their next home track meet is on May 10, 2023.