Girls & Boys Track & Field
Girls Track & Field Team 2013
Coached by: Bryan Booke & Heather Albenasi
Boys Track & Field Team 2013
Coached by: Jim Carmody & Kevin LeRoy
Boys Track Meet - May 22nd
Yesterday afternoon the boys attended the Buffalo Charter Schools Track Meet hosted at JB Wiley Field. This invite included select events and not all events you would find at a typical meet. Below are the results for the boys. This concludes our 2013 Track and Field Season.
ESDAA Track & Field Championships - Saturday, May 11th:
Girls: St. Mary’s School for the Deaf hosted the annual ESDAA Track & Field championships. There were 8 total girl programs comprised of both Division 1 & Division 2 teams that competed. For some of our Lady Bison’s (Jasmine Hollingsworth, Ta’leah Toney, & Tracy White), it was their first time participating in this tournament. For other members of our Lady Bison’s “family” (Andrea Lewis, Dinahliz Quinones, Rebecca Swiatek, & Emily Murphy) this was the final chapter in their storied ESDAA tournament career.
The overall result of the meet for boys was…
New Jersey 125
Rhode Island 24
New York 21
St. Mary’s 19
Learning Center 0
Boys Track Results
May 11th ESDAA Track and Field Championships
Long Jump Rhoades (14’ 11’)….Spencer (15’ 9 ¼”…PR)
Triple Jump Rhoades (32” 2 ¼” )…….Reh (26’ 8”)
Shot Put Robinson (36’ 9 “… 2nd )…..Rodgers (20 ’ 8”)
Discus Robinson (95’ 1”….4th )….Miazga (39’ 0”)
High Jump Spencer (4’8”…PR)
110 HH Robinson (20.47…4th)
300 IH Robinson (54.21…6th)
100M Rodgers (17.92)
1600M Reh (no time computer error)…..Meyers (no time computer error)
400M Rhoades (1:08.47)
800M Reh (3:02.41)
200M Spencer ( 29.57)
3200M Meyers ( 13:29.51…..PR)
4 x 400 No Team
4 X 200 Spencer, Rhoades, Reh, Rodgers…6th (2:14.33)
4 x 100 Meyers, Rodgers, Cannizzaro, Miazga….6th (1:20.20)
Personal Records (PR) = 3
Robinson 17 points
Meyers ¼ point
Cannizzaro ¼ point
Rhoades ¼ point
Rodgers ½ point
Reh ¼ point
Spencer ¼ point
Miazga ¼ point
Girls Track Meet: May 8th:
In only our 2nd meet of the season and final warm-up before the ESDAA championships this weekend here in Buffalo, NY, our Lady Bison’s went head to head against the Global Concepts Charter School. It was clear that our hard work during practice was paying off with a dominating team victory (46-5) that including many individual stand out performances. Our team’s accomplishments were comprised of 3 personal records set by Tracy White in the 100m dash, Jamilia Torres in the high jump, & Andrea Lewis in the triple jump. The Lady Bison’s also capped off the competeion with seven 1st place finishes.
Tracy White: 1st in 100m
Boys Track Meet: May 8th
Falk 73 St. Mary’s 48 Global Charter 14
Cannizzaro ¾ point
Girls Track Meet: April 25th
Boys Track Meet: April 25th
Long Jump Rhoades (16’ ½”…4TH)….Spencer(15’ 3”)….Meyers(11’ 5”)
Triple Jump Rhoades (32” 6 ½ ”…3rd)…….Reh (28’ 11 ½”….4th)
Shot Put Robinson (35’ 4 ¾ …1st)…..Miazga (18’ 10 ¼ ”)….Rodgers (20 ’ 8 ¾ ”)
Discus Robinson (99’ 17”….1st)
High Jump No entry
100M Reh (14.3…4th)……Rodgers (18.0)
1600M Meyers (6:23.7)
400M Robinson (68.3…3rd)……Rhoades (69.5….4th)
800M Reh (2:56.2….4th)…..Spencer (3:00.8)
200M Miazga( 41.2)….Cannizzaro (43.3)
3200M Meyers ( 15:17.2…..4th)
4 x 400 Reh, Rhoades, Spencer, Robinson…..5:26.8
4 x 100 Spencer, Rodgers, Cannizzaro, Miazga…..1:03.0
Robinson 12 points
Rhoades 4 points
Reh 3 points
Meyers 1 point
Final score: Falk - 78 O'Hara - 39 SMSD - 20
The Girls Track Team won the ESDAA Championship on Saturday May 12th in Maryland! Congratulations to our girls!!
For the first time in the 35 year history of the girls ESDAA track and field championships, our lady bison’s captured the 1st place championship title. We were one of nine teams comprised of both division 1(large schools) & division 2(small schools) in Frederick, Maryland to have competed in this annual tournament. Although our expectations are always high for this squad, we needed to consider that we were only bringing nine athletes, and we were going head to head against many Division I perennial powerhouses. The thought that we could actually upset every one of these teams was beyond any one of our wildest dreams. That being said, you can teach skill but you can’t coach heart! The lady bison’s woke up early for the track meet Saturday morning ready to make a statement! Not only was the message received loud and clear, but we broke some records in the process. The competition consisted of 16 events and we finished in the top 3 in all but three of them (13/16). The lady bison’s racked up; 6 gold medals, 7 silver medals, 3 bronze medals, 1 ESDAA record, & 3 personal records. We finished the afternoon with a grand total of 139 points and beat the 2nd place team (New Jersey School for the Deaf) by 44 points.
As per tradition at the tournament the all around winning team accepts their awards and then takes a victory lap around the track to relish in their triumph. It was a nice ending to a good season and to a fantastic 2011-2012 girls varsity sports campaign. To all of our seniors (Suada Abdulkadir, Sarah Flowers, and Crystle Marion) who competed in their last ESDAA tournament, thank you and good luck. Finally, thanks to all of our supporters, we could not have done it without your help!
Boys Track & Field: May 9th Meet
In the battle against our sister school (St. Mary's of Lancaster) one thing was sure, St. Mary’s was going to prevail! Unfortunately, St. Mary’s for the Deaf came out on the losing end of this match up. We lost by a score of 89-19
Cole Rodgers had a PR in the 200 Meters…43.8
Jacob Rhoades had a Pr in the 800 Meters…2:54.3
William Spencer tied his PR in the High Jump….4’6”
Lu Reh took 2nd place in the 1600 Meters and the 3200 Meters.
Jacob Rhoades took 2nd place in the 800 Meters.
Girls Track & Field: May 9th Meet
In our final tune-up before the ESDAA tournament this weekend, the Lady Bison’s matched up against St. Mary’s of Lancaster. It came down to the final two events(4x400 relay & 4x100 relay) with SMSD in the lead 46-45. St. Mary’s of Lancaster won the 1st relay putting them in the lead by 4 points. With a single event left in the meet, our fate was in our hands. If we win the relay, we win the meet. WE WON THE RELAY! Our girls squeaked out the victory 51-50 and it moved our overall record up to 4-1 for the season. We had one athlete (Shakenya Ward-Brassell) who was a quadruple winner, one athlete(Crystle Marion) who was a double winner, and one athlete(Monica Burger) who for the 3rd consecutive meet was able to break a personal record.
Shakenya Ward-Brassell: High Jump- 1st place/ 4’6”
100m- 1st place/ 14.3 sec.
200m- 1st place/30.0 sec.
4x100m relay- 1st place/1:08.7
Crystle Marion: Shot Put- 1st place/ 35’0”
Discus- 1st place/ 105’ ¾”
Monica Burger: 1600m (1 mile) 7:15.7 (PR)
Lou Pennella Classic - Saturday May 5th - Boys Recap
St. Mary’s beat Rochester and recorded their first win of the season! We won by a score of 81-33. We had 7 Personal Records and 1 tied Personal Record.
Jacob Rhoads took 1st place in the Triple Jump, Long Jump and the Sprint Medley Relay as well as 2nd place in the 800 Meters. He also PR in the Long Jump….14’6 ½”.
Dustin Robinson took 1st in the Discus, Shot Put, 110 HH and the 400 Meters…with a PR in the 110 High Hurdles …..20.2
Mark Morello took 1st in the 4 x 100 Meters and the Sprint Medley Relay as well as 2nd place in the Shot Put(PR….28’ ¾”) and Discus(PR…75’6”).
William Spencer took 1st place in the High Jump, 200 Meters and the 4 x 400 Meters. He also tied his PR in the HIGH Jump…4”6”.
Joshua Meyers took 1st place in the 1600 meters.
Cole Rodgers had a PR in the 100 meters….16.8
Lu Reh had a PR in the 3200 meters….12:45.5
Drew Cannizzaro had a PR in the 100 Meters…18.2
Lou Pennella Classic - Saturday May 5th - Girls Recap
What was supposed to have been three teams participating in the Lou Pennella track classic this weekend, was unfortunately limited to just two teams. The squad from Pennsylvania School for the Deaf ran into some transportation issues and were unable to make the trip up to Western NY. That being said, it turned out to be a beautiful day for a track meet between SMSD vs Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD) and a good opportunity to proceed through all the events that the girls will participate in next weekend at the annual ESDAA tournament in Maryland.
The Rochester girls team is still in the initial “building” phase of their program so there were some events that they were unable to fill. The Lady Bison’s not only filled each event but put forth their best effort and it resulted in a 94-12 victory. We placed 1st in every event except one and had four personal records broken. WAY TO GO GIRLS! We have one more meet before we head off to the tournament, so please continue to support our team.
Personal Records that were broken:
Shakenya Ward Brassell: 100 high hurdles- 20.3 seconds, High Jump- 4’8”
Monica Burger: 1600m (1 mile)- 7:20.6
Jamila Torres: Long Jump- 11’7”
Boys Track & Field: May 3rd
We had great weather with temperatures in the mid 80’s! This was another good meet for us but unfortunately we couldn’t come up with a win. We lost by a score of 72-27. We had 8 PR’s and 2 PR’s tied.
Dustin Robinson had a new PR in the 400 meters with a time of 64.8 sec. and tied his PR in the Discus with 93’3”. Dustin placed 1st in the Shot Put and 2nd in the Discus.
Jacob Rhoades had a PR in the Triple Jump…32’ ¼” and placed first in the triple jump.
Lu Reh had two PR’s …..28’4” in the triple jump……1600 Meters….6:16. Lou Reh placed second in the Triple Jump and 1600m meters.
Joshua Meyers had a PR in the 1600 Meters…6:31.4 and placed second in the 1600 meters.
Mark Morello placed third in the Shot Put
William Spencer tied his PR in the High Jump with 4’6” and had another PR in the 100 Meters with a time of 14.4sec.
Cole Rodgers had 2 PR’s in the Shot Put….18’6” and the 100 Meters…..18.7 sec.
Girls Track & Field: May 3rd
Despite the beautiful weather yesterday and a lot of great individual efforts by the Lady Bison’s, we were unable to come away with a victory over the combined team of Cardinal O’Hara/Nichols. The final score was 63-44, however, the Lady Bison’s placed first in more than ½ the events and we achieved 3 individual personal records throughout the course of the track meet. It should also be noted that rookies, Monica Burger and Jamila Torres really paid their dues yesterday by pushing their bodies to their physical limit and truly gaining the respect of their teammates, coaches, and the team they competed against.
Boys Track & Field: April 26th
This was a Tri-meet in which all three teams compete and score using a 5-4-3-2-1 scoring system. Each school gets 2 participants per event. The weather was awful with down pours and dropping temperatures. St. Mary’s lost but we managed to get 5 Personal Records at this meet!
Dustin Robinson had one PR in the 400 Meters….65.5 sec. He also placed second in the Shot Put.
William Spencer had one PR in the Long Jump …14’7 ½”
Jacob Rhoades had two PR’s ….Long Jump 14”6” ….800 Meters….2:52.2 …..and took third place in the 800 Meters.
Joshua Meyers had one PR in the 1600 Meters….6:43.8
Girls Track & Field: April 26th Meet
Boys Track & Field: April 19th Meet
The boys took on The Falk School who just started up a track team this season. It was a great day with perfect temperatures to run and compete. We lost 86-23 but some really great efforts. We had 7 PR’S(Personal Records) in this meet.
William Spencer had 3 PR’s and finished 2nd in the 400 Meters.
Long Jump….13’5 3/4” High Jump…4’6” 400 M….70.3 sec
Lou Reh had one PR and finished 3rd in the 1600 Meters.
Long Jump….13’ 1 1/2”
Dustin Robinson had two PR’s and finished 1st in the Shot Put and the Discus.
Shot Put…..34’9” Discus….93’3”
Mark Morello took 3RD in the shot and the discus.
Jacob Rhoades took 2nd in the Triple Jump and the 800 Meters.
Jason Meyers took 3rd in the 100 Meters.
Girls Track & Field: April 19th Meet
The Lady Bisons competed in their first track meet of the season yesterday. It was a dual meet with boys that was scored separately against the Falk School. Unfortunately, the Falk School arrived with no female competitors. However, because there were sanctioned track officials at the meet, all times and distances were recorded and counted. That being said, we had some new personal records (PR’s) and a school record that was broken.
Crystle Marion: 41’2”-Shot Put (New School Record)
Andrea Lewis: 13’4” ¼ - Long Jump (Personal Record)
Dinahliz Quinones: 25’ 8”-Shot Put (Personal Record)
58’8”-Discus (Personal Record)
I would also like to send out a special congrats to Vaughntasia Hawkins, Monica Burger, and Jamilia Torres for their effort yesterday during their first competition as a member of the varsity track team. Keep up the good work girls.
Girls Track & Field Team Photo
Boys Track & Field Team Photo