Lansing brought one of its largest groups of qualifying athletes in recent history to compete at the 2020 Section IV State Qualifier Championships: 24 athletes. FOURTEEN athletes earned Section IV All-Star Honors by placing in the top 6. SIX athletes are advancing to the NYSPHSAA Championships. We're very proud of our Bobcats!
Advancing to the State Championships:
Cat Zaloj, Section IV High Jump Champion
Gwen Gisler, Section IV Pole Vault Champion
Kyle Reid, Section IV High Jump Runner-Up
Sam Panzer, Section IV 55m Runner-Up
Kyle Romeo, 3rd Place 1600m
Kiara Tornusciolo, 3rd Place Pole Vault
Also earning All-Star Honors:
Mackenzie Stark, 1000m, 2nd Team All-Star (6th place)
Girls 4x400: Mackenzie Stark, Teresa Garcia, Emmy Jackson, Paige Howard, 2nd Team All-Stars (4th place)
Boys 4x400: Max Austin, Alex Rose, Kyle Romeo, Sam Panzer, 1st Team All-Stars (3rd place)
A tremendous thanks to John Brenner for capturing photos of our team all season!!
The State Qualifier Meet will take place at Barton Hall at Cornell University, 117 Statler Drive, Ithaca.
Bus will leave at 11:00am.
Events begin at 12:30pm.
See previous post for advancement rules. Order of events is below.
CONGRATULATIONS to our athletes who have qualified and will compete in the
State Qualifier Meet:
Sam Panzer, 55M Dash & 4x400 alt
Mackenzie Stark, 1000M Run & 4x400
Alex Rose, 1000M Run & 4x400
Sean Wenzel, 1000M Run, 4x800, 4x400 alt
Tennessee Gooch, 55M Hurdles
Miles Kimball, 55M Hurdles
Emmaline Jackson, 1500M Run & 4x400
Kyle Romeo, 1600M Run & 4x400
Teddy Brenner, 1600M Run & 4x800
Aidan Gallagher, 300M Run & Pole Vault
Logan McDonald, 4x800
Gavin Suwara, 4x800
Caden Michalec, 4x800 alt
Paige Howard, 4x400
Catalina Zaloj, High Jump & 4x400 alt
Ashlyn Tarbert, 4x400 alt
Teresa Garcia, Triple Jump & 4x400
Max Austin, 4x400
Kyle Reid, High Jump & 4x400
Matt Weil, Pole Vault
Sarah O'Callaghan, Pole Vault
Kiara Tornusciolo, Pole Vault
Gwen Gisler, Pole Vault
Sirus Desnoes, High Jump & Long Jump
Order of events:
55M (Sem)-(G)then (B)
1500m Race Walk-(G)
55m Hurdles (Sem)-(G)the (B)
55m Hurdles-(Fin)-(B)then (G)
800M Relay-(G)the (B)
1600M Relay-(G)then (B)
(G) Weight then (B) Weight then
(G) Shot then (B) Shot
(G) Triple then (G) Long
(B) Triple then (B) Long
(G) Pole then (B) Pole
(G) High then (B) High
The updated list of entries as of 2/7/2020 can be found here.
See updated leaderboard as of 2/4/2020, 12pm, here.
The State Qualifier Meet will take place on February 15 at Cornell University.
Only qualified athletes will be invited to compete at the State Qualifier Meet. The top six finishers from the large and small school sectional scoring are automatically invited to compete. In addition, the following standards are used to determine who else will be invited to this meet:
The leaderboard, as of 1/30/2020, can be found here. This leaderboard does not reflect this past weekend's performances. You can refer to the rankings on NY Milesplit here (be aware that this also may not be a complete performance list).
The coaches will be working with athletes this week and next to understand where they stand on the leaderboard and whether they will be invited to compete at the State Qualifier Meet. It is imperative that an athlete let us know ASAP if they are unable to attend the State Qualifier Meet. Athletes should not make assumptions about their chances to be invited and should discuss their standings with the coaches. Particularly in running events, it is not uncommon for athletes from much farther down the leaderboard to be invited depending on the number of athletes who drop from events.
In order to advance to the State Meet/NYSPHSAA Championships (held at Ocean Breeze Complex on Staten Island on March 7), an athlete must finish 1st or 2nd OVERALL at the State Qualifier Meet. A third athlete will be invited to attend from the 300, 600, 1000, and 15/1600 as a member of the intersectional distance medley relay. A third entry also may be admitted if s/he is the next best finisher and has achieved a 3rd competitor standard:
Open Meet to be held on Saturday, 2/1, at the Lusk Field House at SUNY Cortland.
Bus leaves at 2:15pm.
Events begin at 3:45ish.
Order of events:
1500M Race Walk-(G)
55m Hurdles (Sem)-(G)
55m Hurdles (Sem)-(B)
55m Hurdles (Fin)-(B)
55m Hurdles (Fin)-(G)
(G) Long then (G) Triple
(B) Long then (B) Triple
(B) High then (G) High
(G) Shot then (B) Shot
(B) Pole then (G) Pole
Complete results can be found here.
Kudos to Cat Zaloj: her 9.06 in the 55H is the 4th best FAT time run by a Lansing girl and the best FAT time by a Lansing senior girl, and her 5'6" clearance in high jump is the 2nd best all-time in Lansing history.
Also making the top ten lists for their events:
Gwen Gisler (matches 4th best all-time in pole vault clearing 11-6)
Kyle Reid (3rd best all-time in high jump clearing 5-8)