The Franklinville/Ellicottville boys track and field team won the CCAA Division III championship by the slimmest of margins on Saturday, led by double-winning sprinter Noah Steinbroner.
The Titans won the Division III boys title by one point, 140-139, over runner-up Maple Grove. Steinbroner, a sophomore, won the 100 (:11.56) and 200 (:23.52) at the two-day league championship meet, which included 18 teams split into three divisions. Also for F/E, Tyler Oakes 4th pole vault (11-feet-0). Charles Jennings was eighth in the 3,000 steeplechase (13:27.65). The Titans’ 3,200 relay team (Liam Conroy, Michael Stewart, AJ Shortz, Adrian de Orbe) was sixth at 9:12.09 and F/E’s 400 relay was eighth (:50.47).
For the Salamanca boys, who took fourth out of six teams in Division II with 42 points, Arlen Newark was seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase (13:05.54). The Warriors’ 400 relay team took seventh (:47.71).
Ronan McDonald led the Randolph boys with a pair of second-place finishes in the 800 (1:59.75) and 1,600 (4:31.01). The Cardinals had three of the top seven runners in the 800: McDonald in second, Josh Walters fifth (2:00.56) and Christian Riethmiller seventh (2:05.34). Riethmiller also took third in the 1,600 (4:38.14). Roan Kelly was seventh in the 3,200 (11:02.75). The Cardinals were fourth in the 1,600 relay (3:35.95) and eighth in the 3,200 relay (9:21.89).
Cattaraugus-Little Valley had a pair of eight-place finishers with Xzavier Small in the 400 (:54.57) and Robert Steffy in the discus (112-5).
On the girls side, Mushirah Sheppard led Salamanca to a place finish in Division II with three individual finishes in the top six. Sheppard was second in the long jump (16-1), third in the pole vault (10-6) and sixth in the 100 (:13.58). As a team, the Warriors scored 89 points. Hayli Wilson was eighth in the 2,000 steeplechase (9:20.11) and Jem Yarbour eighth in the 100 hurdles (:18.47).
The F/E girls took third in Division III with 118 points, led by 400 hurdles winner Hayly Fredrickson (1:07.65), who also took fourth in the pole vault (9-0). Her twin sister, Logan Fredrickson, was second in the 100 hurdles (:17.15) and eighth in the long jump (14-6.5).
Alysa Williams was third in the 2,000 steeplechase (8:49.60) and sixth in the 3,000 (12:19.60). Meganne Chapman was fifth in the discus (89-2) and eighth in the shot put (29-3). Zooey Green finished eighth in the 100 (:13.84). The Titans’ 1,600 relay (McKenna Kaleta, Logan Fredrickson, Gabby Milligan, Hayly Fredrickson) was sixth at 4:30.64.
Lauren Eaton led the C-LV girls team, taking second place in the 100 (:12.89) and 200-meter dashes (:26.22). Emma Pocobello also had a second, as the steeplechase runner-up (8:43.99). Aaliyah Small was sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:15.43) while Summer Harper was seventh in the 3,000 (12:31.89) and steeplechase (9:04.07).
For Randolph, fourth in Div. III, Kourtney Leeper was fourth in the discus (93-3). The Cardinals’ 3,200 relay was eighth (11:23.44) and Tyra Clark tied for seventh in the high jump (4-6).