SCHUYLERVILLE — Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud turned in an incredible performance Wednesday during the Foothills Council championship, posting dominating wins in three events and setting a pair of new school records — including one formerly held by Izaiah Brown — in the process.
Boucaud started his day by winning the long jump with a career-best leap of 23 feet, three inches. That broke his own school record of 22 feet, 9.5 inches — set earlier this year at the Kiwanis Bi-County Invitational, when he broke a record that had stood since 1969. He is the first Amsterdam athlete ever to jump longer than 23 feet, and the mark is the 10th-best in Section II history.
In the 100-meter dash, Boucaud finally conquered Brown’s school record of 10.84 seconds with a winning time of 10.73, which also stands as the second-fastest 100 meters ever run by a Section II competitor, behind only the 10.56 run by Hudson’s Winston Lee in 2013.
Boucaud rounded out his day winning the 200-meter dash in 22.03 seconds, the 21st-fastest time in Section II history in that event.
Marcos Santiago also claimed a title for the Amsterdam boys in the 110-meter hurdles and was third in the 400 hurdles. Mikey Gomez added a runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash.
The Broadalbin-Perth boys were led by Binghamton University-bound senior Jeff Derwin, who dominated the throwing events in a clean sweep of the discus and shot put.
Brenda Santana and Edena Sanchez both earned individual titles to lead the Amsterdam girls, with Santana winning the 200-meter dash and Sanchez claiming the 800-meter run. Amsterdam’s foursome of Sanchez, Santana, Olivia Lazarou and Lauren Santiago added a win in the 4×400-meter relay. The Lady Rams also got runner-up finishes from Santiago in the 400-meter dash and Lazarou in the 1,500-meter run.
The Fonda-Fultonville girls and Canajoharie boys took home team championships in Tuesday’s meet at Fonda-Fultonville High School.
In the girls competition, Fonda-Fultonville finished with 112 team points to easily win the meet, 34 points ahead of runner-up Middleburgh. Canajoharie was third, Fort Plain/OESJ took fourth and Mayfield/Northville was fifth.
The champion Lady Braves earned one-two finishes in both the long jump and triple jump, with Brittany Castelluccio winning both events. Emma Rhodes was second in the long jump and Emilia Vardai-Davidson was the runner-up in the triple jump. Castelluccio also scored points by finishing third in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash.
Also notching wins for Fonda-Fultonville were Rhodes in the 400-meter hurdles and Mariah VanAvery in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.
Jordan Porter was the top performer for the third-place Canajoharie girls with a win in the 400-meter dash and a second-place finish in the 800-meter run. Fort Plain/OESJ got a win from the foursome of Eliza Cechnicki, Lexi Veitch, Madison Richardson and Cheyenne Munson in the 4×800 relay.
Mayfield/Northville eighth-grader Madison Relyea ruled the distance event with wins in the 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs, while M/N’s Hannah Coupas won the high jump and took second in the 400-meter dash.
In the boys competition, Canajoharie racked up 120 team points to win the title ahead of runner-up Galway, which finished with 80.75 points. Among other local squads, Fonda-Fultonville was fourth, Mayfield/Northville was fifth and Fort Plain/OESJ took sixth.
Senior Mike Hartlieb led the way for champion Canajoharie with wins in the shot put and discus throw, with teammate John O’Connor taking third in both events. Andrew Towse won the 400-meter hurdles and was second in the 100 hurdles, while Kevin Mazzarella won the 200-meter dash and was third in the 100-meter dash for the Cougars. Mazzarella also teamted with Hunter Congdon, Andrew Yacobucci and Logan Arduini to win the 4×400 relay.
Jake Restivo had a big day for runner-up Galway with wins in the 100-meter dash and long jump and a runner-up finish in the triple jump. The Golden Eagles also won the 4×100 and 4×800 relays.
Fonda-Fultonville’s Aaron Rodriguez was the lone winner for the hosts, capturing the 400-meter dash.
Fort Plain/OESJ was led by a big performance from Tyler Brado, who broke the WAC Championship meet record in the high jump by clearing six feet, five inches. The prior record of six feet, 4.75 inches, held by Fonda-Fultonville’s Dave O’Brien, had stood since 1983. Brado also won the triple jump and was second in the long jump.
The lone win for the Mayfield/Northville boys came from Dylan Bumpus in the pole vault.
— Staff report