Oswego junior Cory Keefe, placed first in the 110 meter hurdles at Thursday’s Section 3 State Meet Open Qualifier, to earn a berth in the New York State Track and Field Championships, to be held on Friday and Saturday, at the Richard Nastasi Track and Field Complex, at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Keefe, who won the state title in the 55 meter hurdles this past indoor season, placed first in the 110 meter hurdles, with a winning time of 14.71, to earn his second trip to the outdoor finals.
“Cory is having a terrific year,” said Oswego coach Jim McCaul. “He is an outstanding competitor, who has developed the focus and confidence to run with the leaders, and gets faster and faster as the level of competition improves.”
Senior standout Whitney Ford, closed out a fine track career for the Lady Bucs, running a personal best time of 26.82 in the 200 meter dash, to place 4th among the section’s elite.
“Whitney has played a key role in the success of our track program,” said McCaul “She is a leader by example and has earned the respect of all she comes in contact with. She is an outstanding young lady, whose hard work and dedication can only lead to continued success. I wish her the best as she continues her running career at Cortland State.”
Junior Ben Harrington, placed 4th for Oswego in the 5 event pentathlon, with a fine total of 2584 points, earning bests in the 110 meter hurdles and the shot put.
“Ben has gained valuable championship meet experience in the pentathlon this season,” noted McCaul ” His strong work ethic, enthusiasm. and competitive spirit, should enable him to challenge the leaders next spring.”