track Trackpie1(Left to right): Mike LaPar, Sam Panzer, and Ryan Bennett-Hamm taking off out of the starting blocks. Photo by Steve Kuramoto 

The Lansing track and field teams traveled to Newark Valley last Saturday where the Ladycats were undeterred by low temperatures and gusting winds, securing the overall team title over 20 other teams.

Senior Emma Dhimitri won both the 100M hurdles and the 400M hurdles and took second in the triple jump. She also joined Sam Mauser, Catalina Zaloj, and Catie Eisenhut as the anchor of the winning 4x400M relay team that set a new meet record. These performances would earn Dhimitri the title of co-MVP for the track meet, an honor she shared with top Newark Valley sprinter Courtney Maule who won the 100M and 200M sprints as well as anchoring the Cardinals' winning 4x100M relay.

track EM LJEmily Gallagher setting the new Lansing school record in the long jump. Photo by Steve Kuramoto

Also earning big points for the Lansing girls were freshman Eisenhut (runner-up in both the 1500M and 800M run in addition to being a 4x400M relay member) and the members of the third-place 4x100M team: junior Meghan Matheny (runner-up in pole vault), sophomore Destiny Little (fourth place in the high jump), freshman Gwen Gisler (third place in pole vault), and senior Emily Gallagher (winner of pole vault and runner-up in long jump).

Newark Valley's Kiera Malarkey was the girls field MVP, winning the high jump with a new stadium record jump of 5'3". Ithaca's Addison Wolf set new meet and stadium records with her 114'00" throw in the discus.

Ithaca boys won the overall invitational title while Trumansburg boys placed seventh overall and first in the small schools category. Zack Race of Norwich was the boys track MVP, winning the 100M and 200M sprints and setting new invitational and stadium records in the 100M sprint. Collin Carl of Sideny was the field MVP, winning both discus and shot put. Climbing on the awards podium for the Lansing boys was junior Xavier Gell who finished fourth in the pole vault behind Ithaca winner John Nick and Trumansburg's Jack Murphy and Dominic Mikula.

track teamwinsGirls team atop the awards podium with their champions plaque at the Red, White, Blue, and Gold Invitational. Photoby Becca Lovenheim

Full results from the RWBG Invitational can be viewed by clicking here.

The Bobcats next travelled to Moravia for a double dual meet against the Blue Devils and the teams from Groton. Lansing boys and girls won against both opponents, sweeping all of the relays and winning most events. Senior Emily Gallagher set a new school record of 17'4" in the long jump, besting Caitlin Wright's record of 16'6.5" set in 2006.