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B-P boys, Jake Coveney win big at Cherry Valley

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Updated: 8:41 AM

CHERRY VALLEY -- The Broadalbin-Perth boys outdoor track and field team turned in a dominant performance Friday night at the Kyle "Toot" Hysack Invitational.

The Patriots won the team portion of the contest with 171 points, easily topping No. 2 Dolgeville's 109. Canajoharie finished in third place with 100.5 points.

Leading the way for the Patriots was junior Jake Coveney, who shared Overall Athlete of the Meet honors with Duanesburg's Adetola Lawal. Coveney won the 110-meter hurdles (15.1 seconds), 400-meter hurdles (57.5 seconds) and long jump (20 feet, 10 inches), and the junior set meet records in each of those events.

B-P's Mike Visco also set a meet record, recording a mark of 42 feet, 10 inches in winning the triple jump. Visco shared the Field Athlete of the Meet award with teammate Pierre LaPort, who won both the shot put (44 feet, 5 inches) and discus throw (121 feet, 8 inches).

Visco also came in second place in the long jump to Coveney, as the senior had a leap of 20 feet, 5.5 inches.

Also adding a win for the Patriots was Ryan Charland, who took the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 57.37 seconds. Charland topped teammate Greg Bogdan, who finished in second place with a time of 10 minutes, 58.34 seconds.

Canajoharie received one victory at the meet, as Soren Hudyncia cleared 10 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault. The Cougars also received a second-place finish from Logan Sala in the 800-meter run; the senior needed 2 minutes, 12.7 seconds to finish.

-- Michael Kelly

     

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