B-P’s Derwin wins discus, shot put

BALLSTON SPA — Broadalbin-Perth senior Jeff Derwin won two events and was named the boys Athlete of the Meet at the Ballston Spa Throw Off Invitational on Wednesday.

Derwin won the discus with a throw of 164-2, which is the top distance in the state this season. Derwin won the shot put with a throw of 53-11. He also placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 108-0 and was part of the sixth-place 400-meter relay team.

Fonda-Fultonville was second in the 400-meter relay as the team of Leif Morford, Nick Oertel, Chris Yarush and Mike Yarush posted a time of 53.70 seconds.

Chris Yarush (45-2) was fourth in the shot put for FFCS, while Mike Yarush (34-6) was 16th. Broadalbin-Perth’s John Coddington (35-4) was 14th, Johnstown’s Brady VanAernam (33-5 3/4) was 18th and Broadalbin-Perth’s Aidan DeJong (32-10) was 19th.

In the discus, Chris Yarush (109-5) was ninth, DeJong (106-6) was 11th and Johnstown’s Thomas Lizio (100-2) was 12th. Mike Yarush (96-11) was 15th, VanAernam (92-3) was 18th and Coddington (87-2) was 19th.

Chris Yarush also placed eighth in the javelin with a throw of 92-9. DeJong (91-9) was 10th, Coddington (85-6) was 11th, Morford (77-0) was 15th, Lizio (74-9) was 16th, Oertel (74-6) was 17th and Johnstown’s Zachary Ropeter (71-11) was 19th.

Stillwater’s Madison Krochina was named the girls Athlete of Meet after winning the shot put (35-4) and discus (115-0). She also was third in the javelin with a throw of 86-8.

Broadalbin-Perth was fifth in the girls 4 x 100 relay as the team of Allyson Becker, Julie Capito, Brooke McClarren and Meagan Uhlinger posted a time of 1:16.10.

Galway’s Aila Bishop (23-4) was 12th in the shot put, while B-P’s Becker (22-8) was 14th and B-P’s McClarren (21-11 1/2) was 16th.

McClarren (64-5) also was 11th in the discus, while Capito (55-1) was 14th and Becker (53-2) was 15th.

In the javelin, Capito (47-0) was 14th, Bishop (46-8) was 15th, Uhlinger (43-8) was 17th, Becker (40-8) was 18th and McClarren (40-0) was 19th. Galway’s Casey Dunlevy (33-11) was 20th.

By Paul Wager

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