Derwin puts up at state track meet

Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin finished third in the Federation in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin finished third in the Federation in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

ENDICOTT — Jeff Derwin blew it out Friday at the state track and field championships, and on Saturday, the Broadalbin-Perth senior weights specialist added a little more hardware to his vast collection.           

Derwin placed third in the Federation shot put and fourth the Federation discus Saturday after reaching his goal to become a New York’s best the day before at Union-Endicott High School.

“That was crazy,” Derwin said of winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division 2 discus title Friday with a personal-best 172-5. “That’s what I came here for. It would have been nice to get the shot put, too, but I’m all right with second.”

Derwin went 55-6 3/4 Friday to take second in the Divison 2 shot put, with Jack Zimmerman of Briarcliff winning that crown (57-10 1/2).

“To see him get a second and first is very sweet,” Broadalbin-Perth throw coach Tom McGivern said of Derwin. “He came here and got what he wanted. Today he was a little tired. He was playing with house money.”

Derwin went 156-7 in the discus and 56-8 in the shot put Saturday. Mikey Hartleib of Canajoharie was fifth in the Federation discus (154-4). 

“I thought I had a little more in me,” Derwin said after finishing up Saturday in the shot put competition. “I wasn’t hitting my finish. I was trying to get one out there.

“I can’t complain. A first, second and two more medals today, I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my high school career.”

Derwin rebounded from his second in the shot put Friday with his state title performance, popping his 172-5 on his fourth discus throw. Zimmerman was a distant second with a 161-10.

“When he got second in the shot put the first thing he said was, ‘Let’s get the discus,’” McGivern said. “He has a great attitude about it.”

Derwin will be attending nearby Binghamton University next school year.

“I’m excited for that,” Derwin said. “Fresh start. Let’s see if I can have the same kind of success I had here.”


Shenendehowa senior Alex Tudor went from the triple jump pit to the track, and with little rest in between, picked up silver and bronze Federation medals.

The junior set a Shenendehowa record with a 39 1/2 in the triple jump, placing second, before running the second leg on the 4×100 relay that took third.

“It’s a lot of mental toughness, moving your mind on to something else,” Tudor said.

Tudor’s day started with a fifth (18-0) in the Federation long jump, one of her six medals from the two-day meet. Her last medal came in Saturday’s 4×100.

“I was a little tired,” Tudor said. “Kelly [Hamlin] was a little tired. To go sub-48 two days in a row [in the 4×100] is very good.”

Shenendehowa set a Section II record in the Div­ision 1 4×100 Friday with a 47.66 and placed third. Melissa Haas started, Emily Schaffer went third after Tudor and Hamlin anchored both days, with the group going 47.88 Saturday.

“This whole weekend has really been emotional for me. I’m so happy,” Schaffer, the group’s lone senor, said. “This is what we wanted to do. Just crush it.”


First-year steeplechase runner Antonio Beltran of Schalmont earned a fifth place in Division 2 with a 9:58.48 over 3,000 meters.

“When I was getting tired, I called on God,” the sophomore said after setting a PR. “I do every race.”

Beltran ran the 3,000 race competitively for only the fourth time Saturday. He won his three previous races at that distance, as well as a 1,500 event at Mohonasen’s invitational for underclassmen.

“Break 10 [minutes] and get to the podium,” Beltran said of the goals he set for his first individual state meet race.


A stutter step before the last hurdle cost Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons sophomore Areyanna Crumble in a big way as she slipped from second place to seventh in the Division 2 100 hurdle final. Crumble recorded the fastest preliminary time Friday (15.34). Ichabod Crane sophomore Ama Boham won the D2 title (15.33).

Emma Willard junior Sharde Johnson placed second in the D2 high jump (5-5).

Saratoga Springs senior Mimi Liebers placed second in the D1 100 hurdles (14.78) and third in the Federation (14.51).

Shenendehowa senior Jillian Shippee placed third in the Federation shot put (43-2 1/2).

Competing with an illness that affected her breating, Saratoga Springs sophomore Kelsey Chmiel placed  fifth in Division 1 and sixth in the Federatoin results (4:31.40) in the 1,500.


3,000 steeplechase — 6. Marty Dolan (Nisk), 9:35.18; 100 — 5. Kevon Boucaud (Amst), 11.21; 1,600 — 5. Noah Tindale (Guild), 4:20.93; 110HH — 5. Nick Michalowski (Shen), 15.19. 4×800 — 10. Guilderland  (Noah Tindale, Arthur Horan, Nicholas Soldevere), 8:20.66; High jump — 8 tie. Jonathan Ray (Shen), 6-2; 10. Liam Giombetti (LSI), 6-2. Pentathlon — 8. Talell McDuffie (Schen), 2,978. 

3,000 steeplechase — 5. Antonio Beltran (Schal), 9:58.48; 1,600 — 6. Francisco Beltran (Schal), 4:25.07; 4×800 — 10. Taconic Hills (Evan Foutch, Jacob Gellert, Max Hanselman, Trey Hotaling), 8:35.72; High jump — 4. Tyler Brado (FP), 6-4. Pentathlon — 4. Noah Summers (Chat), 2,947.

3,000 steeplechase — 7. Marty Dolan (Nisk), 9:35.18; 13. Antonio Beltran (Schal), 9:58.48; 1,600 — 8. Noah Tindale (Guild), 4:20.93; 15. Francisco Beltran (Schal), 4:25.07; 400IH — 7. Easton Reagan (Schal), 57.69; 4×800 — 20. Guilderland, 8:20.66; 24. Taconic Hills, 8:35.72; 4×100 — 8. Shenendehowa (Mingrui Liu, Matthew McLaughlin, David Benson, Nick Michalowski), 43.02; Discus — 4. Jeff Derwin (BP), 156-7; 5. Mikey Hartleib (Canjo), 154-4; 7. James Cocca (AP), 151-0; High jump — 7 tie. Tyler Brado (FP), 6-4; 13 tie. Jonathan Ray (Shen), 6-2; 20 tie. Liam Giombetti (LSI), 6-0; 29 tie. Liam Mooney (RCS), 5-10; Long jump — 6. Nicolas Cavotta (Sara), 21-6 1/2; Shot put — 3. Jeff Derwin (BP), 56-8. Pentathlon — 11. Talell McDuffie (Sch), 2,978; 14. Noah Summers (Chat), 2,947.


2,000 steeplechase — 12. Faith Demars (BSpa), 7:33.60; 1,500 — 5. Kelsey Chmiel (Sara), 4:31.40); 8. Regina Rosati (SGF), 4:38.66; 100HH — 2. Mimi Liebers (Sara), 14.78; 6. Gabby Stanavich (Amst), 15.44; 4×800 — 4. Shenendehowa (Jada Dennis, Olivia Lomascolo, Julia Zachgo, Hannah Reale), 9:07.88; 8. Niskayuna (Erica Wasserbach, Sydney Smith, Abigail Spiers, Amelia Kokernak), 9:19.90; High jump — 18 tie. Caitlyn Zegger (Shak), 5-0. Pentathlon — 3, Eileen Bequette (Alb), 3,192; 7. Sabrina Quintois-McKinney (SGF), 2,934.

2,000 steeplechase — 6. Brynne Wright (Greenw), 7:31.34; 100 — 5. Natalie Ricci (Coh), 12.78; 200 — 4. Natalie Ricci (Coh), 25.72; 7. Areyanna Crumble (BG), 26.50; 1,500 — 12. Olivia Hamm (Midd), 5:05.40; 100HH — 1. Ama Boham (IC), 15.33; Areyanna Crumble (BG), 16.21; 5. Holy Names (Brianna Wagner, Libby Harris, Hannah Loder, Isabel Vogel), 9:40.30; High jump — 2. Sharde Johnson (EW), 5-5; 8 tie. Emma Pearsall (MH), 5-0. Pentathlon — 2. Emily LaPlante (Tam), 2,781; 8. Shannon Gleason (CD), 2,426.

2,000 steeplechase — 21, Brynne Wright (Greenw), 7:31.34; 22. Faith Demars (BSpa), 7:33.60; 1,500 — 6. Kelsey Chmiel (Sara), 4:31.40; 10. Regina Rosati (SGF), 4:38.66; 28. Olivia Hamm (Midd), 5:05.40; 100HH — 3. Mimi Liebers (Sara), 14.51; 4×800 — 5. Shenendehowa, 9:07.88; 10. Niskayuna, 9:19.90; 18. Holy Names, 9:40.30; 4×100 — 3. Shenedehowa (Melissa Haas, Alexandra Tudor, Emily Schaffer, Kelly Hamlin), 47.88; 4×400 — 8. Shenendehowa (Rita Sramek, Ally Arserio, Kelly Hamlin, Jade Dannis), 4:03.22; Long jump — 4. Sharde Johnson (EW), 5-5; 21 tie. Caitlyn Zegger (Shak), 5-0; 21 tie. Emma Pearsall (MH), 5-0; Long jump — 5. Alexandra Tudor (Shen), 18-0; Shot put — 3. Jillian Shippee (Shen), 43-2 1/2; Triple jump — Alexandra Tudor (Shen), 39 1/4. Pentathlon — 4. Eileen Bequette (Alb), 3,192; 8. Sabrina Quintois-McKinney (SGF), 2,934; 14. Emily LaPlante (Tam), 2,781; 24. Shannon Gleason (CD), 2,426.

Reach Gazette Sportswriter Jim Schiltz at 395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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