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Trudeau breaks school record in 400 hurdles

High school roundup

May 23, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake's Nickie Trudeau went out with a bang in the final home meet of her career on Tuesday at the high school.

The senior etched her name into the school record books with a time of 1:06.0 in the 400-meter hurdles, eclipsing the old mark set by Hannah Sporn.

Trudeau will leave Saranac Lake with three track and field school records: pentathlon, the 100 and now the 400 hurdles. She tied the 100 record last Thursday in Lake Placid with a time of 12.5 seconds.

"Records in these three events show her real talent," said Saranac Lake coach Peter Frenette. "She really wanted the 400 hurdles record at the beginning of the year, and the 100 record was a bonus. She worked very hard to get these records."

Trudeau was a four-time winner Tuesday, taking the 100 in 12.7 seconds and the high jump with a 4-6. She was also part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team that clocked a 4:25.2.

Other winners for the Red Storm girls were Vanessa Salamy with a 16.7 in the 100 hurdles and Regan Kieffer with a throw of 85-2 in the discus.

The Saranac girls lost 79-53 in the team scoring, while the boys lost 65-58.

Jamaal Tuthill was a two-time winner for the boys, taking first in the 800 in 2:12.8 and was part of the 1,600 relay that won in 3:50. Ethan Barge won the 100 and the 200.

Kyle McGrain won the shot put with a throw of 39-6 and Patrick Woodward won the discus with a 108-10.



EKMW 103, Lake Placid 21

Seton Catholic 61, Lake Placid 37


Lake Placid 65, EKMW 57

Lake Placid 92, Seton Catholic 10

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls track and field team closed out the season Tuesday with two dual meet victories that locked up the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II regular season title.

The Blue Bombers girls came away with a 65-57 win over EKMW and a 92-10 win over Seton Catholic to finish the season with a 4-0 CVAC record.

Nina Armstrong won two individual events - the 3,200 (12:06.2) and 800 (2:38.1) - and was part of the winning 3,200-meter relay team. She was joined by Kendra Manning, Rachael Ashley and Gabby Armstrong in the relay that finished in 11:05.6.

Gabby Armstrong was another three-time winner for the Blue Bombers, winning the 1,500 in 5:45.2 and taking part in the winning 1,600 relay team.

Other Lake Placid winners were Esther Munoz with a 28-7 in the triple jump and Briana Munoz with a 59-10 1/2 throw in the discus.

The Lake Placid boys had to settle for two losses, dropping a 103-21 decision against EKMW and 61-37 against Seton Catholic.

Trevor Knapp won the 100 in 11.8 seconds and Corey Detwiler was a winner in the 1,600 in a time of 5:22.



Moriah 6, Lake Placid 4

PORT HENRY - The Lake Placid baseball team was hampered by nine errors in a 6-4 loss to Moriah on Tuesday.

The Blue Bombers struck first with two runs in the top of the first inning, then extended the lead to 3-0 with another in the second. Moriah answered with four runs in the bottom of the second, before pulling away with two in the sixth.

All six of Moriah's runs were unearned. The Blue Bombers outhit the Vikings 13-4.

Shane McNierney went 4-for-4, Ryan Damp had a single and double and Eddie Kane hit a triple to lead Lake Placid offensively. Damp and Ryan Meyer shouldered the pitching duties.

Jeffrey Greenough was credited with the pitching win after throwing one inning in relief.

Lake Placid will bring a 3-13 record into postseason play, which is slated to begin Friday. Moriah is 4-10.


Plattsburgh 6, Saranac Lake 3

PLATTSBURGH - The Saranac Lake baseball team fell behind early and never recovered Tuesday on the way to a 6-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference loss to Plattsburgh.

After the Red Storm jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first, the Hornets posted three runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the second to take control of the game.

"We had a rough start to the game (defensively), giving up five consecutive hits and three runs," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "The team struggled thereafter and had difficulty stringing together runs. We will have to do a better job of keeping strong as a team and remaining upbeat if we are to compete in sectionals."

Nick Bayruns had a big game for Saranac Lake with two singles and three runs scored. Jon McCabe also had two singles, while Dylan Gunther and Matt Phelan each doubled.

Saranac Lake finished the regular season with a 4-10 record. Plattsburgh is 10-8 going into the playoffs.



Lake Placid 5, Northeastern Clinton 4

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid softball team won its final regular season home game of the season Tuesday, downing Northeastern Clinton 5-4.

Senior Dani Balestrini went 3-for-4 and had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a memorable day. She punctuated the victory with a bases-loaded shot that went over the center fielder's head.

Balestrini doubled and drove in two runs in the game, while teammates Brooke Reid and Ayla Thompson had two hits apiece.

Lake Placid finished the regular season with a 6-8 record. Northeastern Clinton is 2-12.



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