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Blue Bombers thrive in cold, snowy conditions

May 10, 2017
By LOU REUTER - Senior Sports Writer (lreuter@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Tuesday was a cold, wet and at times, quite a snowy day on the track in Lake Placid. But it was also a very good day for the Blue Bombers boys and girls, as they notched close victories over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

Lake Placid's boys benefited from the return of sprinter Carter Grady and its usual strong distance crew to get past the Sentinels 70-60, while the Blue Bombers girls squeaked one out, edging Ticonderoga 62-59.

Both Lake Placid teams improved to 2-2 in the CVAC and 2-0 in Division II.

Article Photos

Carter Grady of Lake Placid heads toward the finish line during his winning effort in the 100-meter dash in Tuesday’s high school track meet against Ticonderoga.
(News photo — Lou Reuter)

After missing Lake Placid's first three meets, Grady brought his speed back to the track and won the 100 in 11.8 seconds and took first in the 200 with a 24.2 result.

"Our distance guys are as good as anybody in the league, but we were getting beat up good in the sprints and always in the throwing," Blue Bombers coach Bill Frazer said of his boys' squad. "It was nice to have Carter back. He was big for us today."

Lake Placid's boys won nine events in the meet, and Trent White led the way with three individual victories and ran a leg on the Blue Bombers' winning 4x400 relay. The senior took first in the 400 and 800 meters and the long jump. Also posting individual wins for Lake Placid were Henry McGrew in the 1,600 and Mikey Skutt in the 3,200. The Blue Bombers also took first in the 4x800 relay with Stuart Baird, Birk Albert, James Flanigan and Scott Schulz getting the job done.

Senior Grace McGrew paced Lake Placid's girls with three individual victories, winning the 100 and 200 and the long jump. She also teamed up with Sara-Rose McCandlish, Bea Hollander and Anya Morgan on the Blue Bombers winning 4x400 relay.

Lake Placid's girls swept all three relays and posted seven individual wins, with Sara Rose McCandlish taking the 800, Anne Rose McCandlish winning the 3,000 and Graci Daby topping the triple jump field.

"We're super happy with the way our kids competed today," Frazer said. "Looking at numbers, we weren't even sure if the girls were going to win, and they pulled it out. We're really proud of the team. Even with the cold weather, the kids never complained and competed well."

Lake Placid's boys and girls have three more meets remaining before they host the Section VII championships on May 20. Two of those meets will be next week against Division II opponents Seton Catholic and EKMW. The Blue Bombers will start that run at home Thursday against Beekmantown.

"It's usually Ti and us battling for the Division II title," Frazer said. "Today was a big meet for us. We were hoping we could beat Ti to have a chance at another banner, and we got that done.

"The kids were having fun for sure today," Frazer added. "They were enjoying themselves despite the weather. They have a good time, but they also work hard, and they can really turn it on when they want to compete."

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Tuesday's Results

Boys

Lake Placid 70, Ticonderoga 60

3,200 relay- Lake Placid (Baird, Albert, Flanigan, Schultz), 9:39. 110 hurdles- Bresett (T), 16.2. 100- Grady (L), 11.8. 1,600- McGrew (L), 5:16. 400 relay- Ticonderoga (Plumadore, Hughes, Scholgl, Granger), 48.1. 400- White (L), 56.1. 400 hurdles- Bresett (T), 1:11.1. 800- White (L), 2:25. 200- Grady (L), 24.2 3,200- Skutt (L), 12:03. 1,600 relay- Lake Placid (Baird, White, Schulz, Frantz), 4:07. High jump- Bresett (T), 5'4". Long jump- White (L), 19'0.5". Triple jump- Granger (T), 32'6". Shot put- Plumadore (T), 40'6". Discus- Joiner (T), 96'9".

Girls

Lake Placid 62, Ticonderoga 59

3,200 relay- Lake Placid (S. Rose-McCandlish, A. Rose-McCandlish, B. Hollander, L. Flanigan), 14:28. 100 hurdles- McDonald (T), 19.5. 100 dash- G. McGrew (L), 14.0 1,500- S. Rose-McCandlish (L), 5:40. 400 relay- Ticonderoga (no names provided), 60.1. 400- Hughes (T), 66.0. 400 hurdles- McDonald (T), 82.6. 800- S. Rose-McCandlish (L), 3:06. 200- G. McGrew (L), 28.5. 3,000- A. Rose-McCandlish (L), 12:46.1. 1,600 relay- Lake Placid (Grace McGrew, Sara Rose-McCandlish, Bea Hollander, Anya Morgan), 4:46. High jump- McDonald (T), no distance provided. Long jump- G. McGrew (L), 13'4". Triple jump- G. Daby (L), 25'4". Shot put- Kidder (T), 24'8". Discus- E. Kidder (T), no distance provided.

 
 

 

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