The Broadalbin-Perth track and field team readied itself for Saturday’s Bi-County Meet in Johnstown by storming past Gloversville in a Foothills Council dual meet Thursday, April 4. The boys team defeated Gloversille 135-6, while the girls team downed the Huskies 115-20.
“Today was a good start for us,” said Broadalbin-Perth track coach Jeff Richards. “We showed the depth on the boys’ side that led us to a Sectional championship a year ago. Despite graduating some key pieces from that championship team, we found a way to stay whole as our young athletes showed much potential and actually started to fill that void.
“On the girls’ side, we were just as impressive despite only having 14 girls competing. They showed unselfishness as almost all had to compete in four events in order to ensure we could fill up our line-up.”
Hailey Parrotti (100-meter dash, long jump, triple jump), Ava Tyler (200 dash, 100 high hurdles, pole vault) and Gabby Larsen (800, 1,500 and 400 intermediate hurdles) all won three individual girls events for Broadalbin-Perth. Caitlin Palmateer swept the girls shot put and discus events.
Dylan Travis (100- and 200-meter dashes), A.J. Christopher (800 and 1,600), Niko Mancini (110 high hurdles, high jump) and Sean Meher (long jump, triple jump) led the way for Broadalbin-Perth’s boys team by winning two individual events.
Broadalbin-Perth and Gloversville will be among nine teams competing at the Bi-County Meet at Knox Field in Johnstown. Other schools scheduled to compete are Johnstown, Amsterdam, Northville, Mayfield, Canajoharie, Fonda-Fultonville and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.