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TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
Tri-Valley’s Garrett Grey gets set to release the discus for a meet-winning throw of 148-1 feet at the OCIAA championships on May 24. Throwers were hampered by strong winds, as they were on May 23, when Grey won the non-scoring javelin throw with a mark of 162-2. He finished second in the shot put with a heave of 49-8. Cornwall’s Andrew Barton won the event in 50-7.5.

Track

Windy wonders

Strong winds factor into results in OCIAA championships; Pine Bush’s Rozario breaks Iatauro’s 2004 steeplechase record

By RICHARD A. ROSS

WARWICK, NY - Mother Nature played a game of give and take with this year’s OCIAA track and field championships on May 23 and 24. She offered up the gift of glorious blue skies and pleasant temperatures on May 24, and she doled up a hefty outlay of wind gusts, particularly on May 23, which severely affected the outcome of a number of events.

While the winds abated on day two, they were still a factor for some competitors, depending on when their events were staged and in what direction and strength the prevailing winds blew, as each athlete faced his or her moments of challenge on one of the season’s biggest stages, the perennially colorful and dramatic league meet.

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Golf

The comeback kid

By RICHARD A. ROSS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Life lessons abound in sports, things to be learned that can prove valuable for years to come. For Liberty senior Josh Goldstein, whose remarkable comeback performance from a five-stroke deficit prior to round two of the Section Nine golf championships at Casperkill Country Club on May 21 brought him his first-ever tournament win, several of those lessons can be summed up thusly.

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Golf

Medina and Fife advance

Monticello’s Gabby Medina shot a 48-42-90 to finish fifth in the first round of the Section Nine girls golf championships at West Point Golf Course. Sullivan West’s Jillian Fife also qualified by shooting 57-61-118 to finish in 15th place. The top 19 golfers advanced to the final round on May 26 at the Orange County Golf Club in Middletown, NY.

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