BY MICHAEL KELLY
NISKAYUNA — Heading into Wednesday’s Section II Group 1 Championships, the Niskayuna track and field teams had strong performances at the May 19-20 Suburban Council Championships.
The Silver Warriors boys’ entry in the 4×100-meter relay was the program’s only champion at the championships. The foursome of Xavier Harris, Soja Moore, Mateo Parzych, ad Jacob Wick won with a time of 44.56 seconds.
The squad’s relays at 1,600 and 3,200 meters also did well, finishing in third and second place, respectively.
Individually, Matt McDermott had the top finish for the Silver Warriors, finishing in second place in the 3,200-meter run at 9:39.76. Teammate Charlie Ragone was fourth in that event with a time of 9:48.60.
Also for the Niskayuna boys, Ryan Azer came in fourth place in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles with times of 16.00 and 60.65 seconds, respectively. He also was fifth in the triple jump at 40 feet, 9.00 inches.
In addition, Angelo Cavallaro came in fourth place in the boys’ shot put at 44 feet, 3.25 inches.
Leading the way for the Niskayuna girls were Abigail Spiers and Julia Wagner. Competing in the 3,000-meter run, Spiers took 10:23.75 to finish in third place, while Julia Wagner recorded a fourth-place finish in the high jump at 5 feet.
As a team, the Niskayuna boys came in fifth place and the girls were 10th. Saratoga Springs won the boys’ championships, while Shenendehowa won the female title.