Saratoga Springs senior Aidan Tooker cut back in distance Tuesday and helped lead the Blue Streaks to the Suburban Council boys’ track championship at Troy High School.
Tooker, the top runner in Section II at 3,200 meters, dropped back to the 800 and churned out an area-best 1:53.80 to beat Noah Carey of Gulderland by a full second.
The Blue Streaks piled up 108 points, easily outdistancing Guilderland, which was the runner-up with 84.
Despite windy conditions, the meet produced a number of area season bests, including Tom Conboy’s winning vault of 14-3 in the pole vault, helping add to Saratoga’s point total.
Also moving to the top of the Section II outdoor leaderboard were Sakim McNeil of Schenectady (22.20 in the 200), who also won the 100 meters; Jeremiah House of Colonie (400 hurdles, 56.86), Marquis Chisom of Guilderland (discus, 151-6), Schenectady’s 400 relay team of Deyker Edwards, Trebor Davis, Troy Dickson and McNeil (43.43) and Guilderland’s 1,600 relay team of Zaviir Berry, Patrick Ghyll, Sean Murphy and Alfredo Salazar (3:24.82.
The best race of the day was the 1,600, where Noah Tindale (4:14.98) of Guilderland leaned at the tape to nip Ahmed Maazin of Schenectady (4:14.99).
The Suburban Council girls will hold their meet today at Mohonasen High School.