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Patriots Track Team Will Compete in Section IV Class A Championship

Binghamton's boys' track team spirited defense of their 2016 STAC Track and Field team title fell just short at Windsor last Friday. Despite a new school record in the 400 meters, a sparkling performance in the 400 meter relay, and a raft of personal and seasonal best performances, the Patriots lost to heavy favorite Corning by the slimmest of margins, scoring 75.5 points to the Hawks 76. The Pats were led in the field by Egypt Page, who took first in the long jump and second in the triple jump, and on the track by Sincere Williamson, who placed second in the 100 and 200 meters. Jeremiah Hines placed third in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump, and tied for fifth in the high jump. Antonio Daniels finally took down the school record he has been pursuing for the past two seasons, clocking 50.45 seconds to take second in the 400 meters. Daniels, Christian Buckland, Raymond Johnson and Dante Haynes nabbed second place in the 1600 meter relay. And the team of Williamson, Page, Daniels and Brandon Morris timed out at 43.09 seconds in a semi-final heat of the 400 meter relay, a time that moves them to fifth place on the state list. The team of Williamson, Hines, Daniels and Page took the final in 43.28 seconds.

Binghamton's girls placed fifth in the 17 team field behind the 22 point performance of Grace Perna. Perna won the triple jump to take the first STAC title of her career, and also finished second in the high jump and fourth in the long jump. Trenashia Johnson, entering the meet as the fourteenth seed in the 400 meter hurdles,dropped her personal best time by nearly five seconds to finish third, only 38 one hundredths of a second out of first. Johnson and Perna teamed with Dynayjah Gadson and Katerina Salcedo to take fifth in the 400 meter relay, and Johnson, Gadson and Salcedo joined with Kaziah Ross for a fifth place finish in the 1600 meter relay. Genna Bomysoad rounded out Binghamton's scoring with a fourth place finish in the pole vault.

The Patriots are at Ithaca Thursday for the Section IV Class A Championship.