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Red Storm track sweeps Lake Placid

May 18, 2012
By LOU REUTER - Senior Sports Writer , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Saranac Lake track and field teams claimed a road sweep Thursday against Lake Placid.

Led by Nikkie Trudeau's school record-tying effort in the 100 meter dash, the Red Storm girls earned an 86-43 win over the Blue Bombers. In the boys meet, Saranac Lake won every event to notch an 85-16 triumph against a shorthanded Lake Placid boys squad.

Trudeau and Vanessa Salamy each won four events to pace Saranac Lake's girls. The Red Storm took firsts in 11 of the 16 events in the meet, including a sweep of the field competitions for their fifth Champlain Valley Athletic Conference win.

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Saranac Lake senior Nikkie Trudeau nears the finish line during her school record-tying run in the 100 meter dash in Thursday’s meet at Lake Placid. She equalled the school record after finishing in 12.5 seconds.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Trudeau kicked off her day by equalling Saranac Lake's school record in the 100 with a finish time of 12.5 seconds. She went on to win the 400 hurdles with a personal best 1:06.8, took first in the high jump with a 4 feet, 8 inches effort, and joined Salamy, Samantha Martin and Annie Frenette on the Red Storm's winning 1,600 relay that finished in 4:42.

In addition to her relay win, Salamy posted three individual victories, taking the 100 hurdles in a personal-best 16.5, the 200 in 27.5 and the triple jump with a 31-2 result.

Martin posted Saranac Lake's other win on the track, taking top honors in the 800 meters in 2:35.6.

In the field, Blair Moody won the long jump with a leap of 16-6.5, Selena Bailargeon took the top spot in the shot put with a 28-4 throw and Regan Kieffer won the discus with a throw of 84-7, which was her best effort of the season.

The Blue Bombers girls also had some strong performances, including three wins each posted by Rachel Ashley and Gabby Armstrong. Nina Armstrong was a two-time winner.

Ashley won the 400 in 1:06.6 and claimed a pair of relay victories. She joined the Armstrongs and Kendra Manning as the Blue Bombers took first in the 3,200 relay with an 11:05 finish time, and ran with Gabby Armstrong, Manning and Esther Munoz to get the win for Lake Placid in the 400 relay in 56.1.

Gabby Armstrong won the 3,000 in 13:11 and Nina Armstrong took the top spot in the 1,500 meters in 5:33.

Senior Ethan Barge led the way with four first-place results as Saranac Lake's boys evened their meet record at 3-3. He won the 100 meters in 11.9 seconds and the 200 in 22.9. He also ran in two relays, joining Anthony Lascavio, Mike Tuthill and Cole Hyde to win the 4x100 in 48.3; and teamed up with Hyde, Jamaal Tuthill and Craig Leahy on the 1,600 relay, which won in 4:03.

Leahy swept the hurdles, winning the 110 race in 19.7 and the 400 in 1:03.3. Also on the track, Lascavio took first in the 1,600 in 5:17 and Jamaal Tuthill won the 400 in 54.1 and the 800 in 2:25.7.

The Red Storm won four of the five field events with the high jump being uncontested. Hyde won the long jump with a 16-10 result and Lascavio took the triple jump with a 33-0 effort. In the throwing events, Kyle McGrain won the shot put with a toss of 37-10 and Pat Woodward was first in the discus with a 109-7 throw.

The 3,200 relay and the 3,200 run were also uncontested in the boys meet.



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