We’re getting back into the swing of indoor track meets again with our second meet of the year. Attendance was up, with 145 runners, including 7 teams, who completed a total of 338 efforts. Although we didn’t have a professional photographer at this meet, several people have uploaded their photos already, and if you took some, we’d love to see them too. It’s really easy to upload to the public album—give it a try! Scroll down below the write-up for full results.
Although the 5000m race, our first event, didn’t compare in size to our February 2020 meet, when we had 86 registrants and 71 finishers across 3 heats, we still ended up with 24 runners, enough for a box start to separate the crowd. Lucas Baker took the lead in the 25-lap race early and kept it all the way to the finish in a solid 16:39, holding off Jordan Varano in 17:04. Liz Hartman won for the women in a personal best of 20:16, ahead of Olivia Zeigler of Northwestern Elementary School in 21:32.
Moving from longest to shortest, we switched gears for the 60m sprints, where we had 10 heats. In the final heat, Braddock Salisbury ran 7.28 seconds for the win, edging out Noah Bosket in 7.53 and Karim Nimaga of Morrisville State College in 7.58. Matti Johnston of Corning was the fastest woman in 8.39 seconds, followed by Madelyn Weeks of the Groton Project Track Club in 9.60 seconds.
The mile was our most popular race of the day, with 62 finishers across 5 heats. After top seed Lucas Baker scratched, the race became incredibly tight, with a five-man pack running close together the entire race. Charles McCurdy stayed at the head of the pack for the win in 4:49, holding off the hard-charging Dan Timmerman in 4:50 and Scott Weeks of the Groton Project in 4:51. Our first woman was Heather Webster of GVH, who ran a strong 5:49, and Olivia Zeigler of Northwestern Elementary claimed her second silver of the day in 6:07, just ahead of Abigail Wagner of the SOAR Running Club in 6:13.
Our final individual event was the 200m, where Zuri Ruffin took the win in a blistering 23.85, outpacing Corning’s Brady Hughes in 24.57. Mattison Lucey of the Groton Project repeated her January win, breaking the tape in 27.91, which was 0.6 seconds faster than last month. This time, however, she had close competition with Matti Johnston of Corning just a half-second behind in 28.43.
Throughout the meet, Brett Shelton and Steve Wagner of the SOAR Running Club managed the high jump and long jump. Those events proved popular again, particularly with the GIAC Navigators and SOAR Running Club kids—33 competed in the high jump and 43 in the long jump. In the high jump, Noah Ruffer cleared 6 feet for the win, with Connor Trimber, Brady Hughes, and Matthew Gonzalez tying for second with jumps of 5 feet, 6 inches. Matti Johnston of Corning was the top woman with a jump of 4 feet, 10 inches, and Molly Doran of SOAR was second with 3 feet, 6 inches. In the long jump, Noah Ruffer took home another win by leaping 19 feet, 2.75 inches, ahead of Connor Trimber’s second-place jump of 17 feet, 8.75 inches. Tess Eisner won for the women with a jump of 17 feet 3.75 inches, with Samantha Oakes second thanks to a 14-foot, 4-inch leap.
The final event of the day was the 4x200m relay, where 15 teams ran across three heats. Only three teams broke 2:00 this month—some of the Ithaca High sprinters from last month were volunteering at this meet—with the win going to Morrisville State College in 1:45, just ahead of an unattached team in 1:47 and a High Noon & Friends team in 1:59.
As always, the meet was made possible by the highly amiable and capable efforts of 28 members of our track volunteer team. Ronke Ilegbusi and Crosby Woods showed up early to help us set up. Carl Franck once again served as head timer and master of the PA system, Tom Rishel helped train David Rossiter as starter, and Patrick Boyle and Heather Cobb kept everyone lining up on schedule. Jesse Koenecke managed Meet Manager with help from Ronke Ilegbusi and Moss Dengler. Tonya Engst and Rebecca Lambert held down the bib pickup table, recruited for the relays, and answered runner questions. Molly Doruska recorded bibs for the longer races with help from Kaleb Smith, Katie Gannon handled backup timing, and Izzy Silbert counted laps, and they teamed with Amalia Skilton, Sandy Gregorich, Anne Shakespeare, Ayoub Oulida, Diana Hackett, Max Sheehan, and Clara Bennett to time the sprints. Bethany Schiller and Aya Oulida assisted Brett Shelton with the long jump, and Elodie Fey helped Steve Wagner with the high jump. Special thanks to Brett and Steve of the SOAR Running Club for making the jumps possible!
See you again on March 12!
|3||Karim Nimaga||M||Morrisville State College||7.58|
|4||Alex Tchiprout||M19||Ithaca College Running Club||7.87|
|13||Gavin White||M||Ithaca Youth Bureau||8.88|
|14||Logan Russo||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||8.89|
|15||Ben Hazlett||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||9.25|
|17||Madelyn Weeks||W||Groton Project TC||9.60|
|18||Connor Harrington||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||9.86|
|19||Sylas Ruza||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||9.89|
|20||Theodore Weeks||M||Groton Project TC||10.11|
|21||Jerod Baptist||M10||GIAC Navigators||10.12|
|22||Hayden Stewart||W11||GIAC Navigators||10.18|
|23||Emily Polanish||W20||Ithaca College Running Club||10.31|
|26||Carter LeShore||M10||GIAC Navigators||10.51|
|27||Joaquin Baptist||M7||GIAC Navigators||10.59|
|28||Nattalie Lombardi||W||Groton Project TC||10.64|
|29||Ava Sierra||W9||GIAC Navigators||10.72|
|31||Johnny Lucena||M8||GIAC Navigators||10.81|
|31||Amari Morrone||W7||GIAC Navigators||10.81|
|33||Joharra Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||10.88|
|35||Henry Mosher||M9||Southern Tier SOAR||10.98|
|36||Jerome Baptist||M10||GIAC Navigators||10.99|
|37||Gary Stump||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||11.01|
|38||Elias Nichols||M8||Southern Tier SOAR||11.09|
|39||Colton Worley||M10||Southern Tier SOAR||11.11|
|40||Reis Smith||W9||Southern Tier SOAR||11.20|
|41||Janaiyah Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||11.22|
|43||Elliana Russo||W7||Southern Tier SOAR||11.57|
|44||Elijah Cleveland||M10||GIAC Navigators||11.88|
|45||Yekaterina Mugamb-Loanide||W7||GIAC Navigators||12.06|
|46||Taytum Rose||W8||Southern Tier SOAR||12.12|
|47||Xavier Campbell||M9||GIAC Navigators||12.31|
|48||Jocelyn Baptist||W7||GIAC Navigators||12.35|
|49||Ysenia Ashton||W8||GIAC Navigators||12.63|
|50||Somaya Haynes||W10||GIAC Navigators||12.73|
|51||Oliver Moll||M||Groton Project TC||13.06|
|52||Nicholas Justice||M||Groton Project TC||13.37|
|53||Journey Baptist||W4||GIAC Navigators||14.00|
|54||Zamara Butler||W7||GIAC Navigators||16.47|
|55||Jayvyn Mahoney||M7||Southern Tier SOAR||18.10|
|4||Karim Nimaga||M||Morrisville State College||25.36|
|6||Nasir King||M||Morrisville State College||26.21|
|7||Alex Tchiprout||M19||Ithaca College Running Club||26.98|
|9||Mattison Lucey||W||Groton Project TC||27.91|
|14||Logan Russo||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||30.26|
|17||Jacob Jandrokovic||M||Groton Project TC||31.95|
|20||Connor Harrington||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||32.92|
|21||Gavin White||M||Ithaca Youth Bureau||32.94|
|22||Abigail Wagner||W12||Southern Tier SOAR||33.71|
|23||Ben Hazlett||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||34.52|
|24||Molly Doran||W11||Southern Tier SOAR||34.73|
|25||Sylas Ruza||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||35.79|
|27||Ava Sierra||W9||GIAC Navigators||36.96|
|28||Gary Stump||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||37.39|
|29||Janaiyah Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||38.06|
|30||Theodore Weeks||M||Groton Project TC||38.41|
|32||Amari Morrone||W7||GIAC Navigators||39.01|
|33||Carter LeShore||M10||GIAC Navigators||39.49|
|34||Colton Worley||M10||Southern Tier SOAR||39.54|
|35||Anthony Justice||M||Groton Project TC||39.94|
|37||Johnny Lucena||M8||GIAC Navigators||41.03|
|38||Tesla White||W||Northwestern Elementary School||41.32|
|39||Joharra Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||41.35|
|40||Nattalie Lombardi||W||Groton Project TC||41.50|
|42||Joaquin Baptist||M7||GIAC Navigators||42.46|
|43||Taytum Rose||W8||Southern Tier SOAR||42.57|
|44||Reis Smith||W9||Southern Tier SOAR||42.59|
|45||Elias Nichols||M8||Southern Tier SOAR||42.65|
|46||Elliana Russo||W7||Southern Tier SOAR||42.79|
|47||Yekaterina Mugamb-Loanide||W7||GIAC Navigators||44.49|
|48||Xavier Campbell||M9||GIAC Navigators||45.77|
|49||Elijah Cleveland||M10||GIAC Navigators||46.42|
|50||Jayvyn Mahoney||M7||Southern Tier SOAR||47.01|
|51||Hayden Stewart||W11||GIAC Navigators||47.70|
|52||Ryan Plumeau||M||Groton Project TC||48.57|
|53||Zamara Butler||W7||GIAC Navigators||49.54|
|54||Jocelyn Baptist||W7||GIAC Navigators||51.14|
|55||Ysenia Ashton||W8||GIAC Navigators||51.74|
|56||Nicholas Justice||M||Groton Project TC||52.63|
|57||Somaya Haynes||W10||GIAC Navigators||1:02.50|
|58||Journey Baptist||W4||GIAC Navigators||1:03.06|
1 MILE RESULTS
|3||Scott Weeks||M||Groton Project TC||4:51|
|4||Nasir King||M||Morrisville State College||4:54|
|15||Nate Dziedzic||M||Morrisville State College||5:17|
|20||Derek Powers||M||Morrisville State College||5:43|
|24||Keith Eggleston||M||Groton Project TC||5:50|
|29||Zoltan Lampman||M18||GIAC Navigators||6:01|
|31||Olivia Zeigler||W||Northwestern Elementary School||6:07|
|33||Abigail Wagner||W12||Southern Tier SOAR||6:13|
|34||Charlie Wukovitz||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||6:13|
|46||Matthew Mahmet||M21||Ithaca College Running Club||6:45|
|47||Molly Doran||W11||Southern Tier SOAR||6:47|
|48||Alison Belcher||W||Groton Project TC||6:48|
|50||Renee Madcharo||W21||Ithaca College Running Club||6:49|
|53||Lexi Strobel||W12||Southern Tier SOAR||7:08|
|56||Tesla White||W||Northwestern Elementary School||7:14|
|58||Monica Moll||W||Groton Project TC||7:48|
|59||Lauren Belcher||W||Groton Project TC||7:57|
|5||Andrew Woodruff||M19||Ithaca College Running Club||17:48|
|7||Jake Roman||M||Morrisville State College||19:07|
|12||Dylan Reisch||M21||Ithaca College Running Club||20:37|
|14||Olivia Zeigler||W||Northwestern Elementary School||21:32|
|16||Caleb Turner||M||Morrisville State College||23:05|
|18||Aria Logan||W||Northwestern Elementary School||24:25|
|20||Jen Lombardi||W||Groton Project TC||25:58|
|21||Charles W Strobel III||M||Unattached||26:09|
|23||Matthew Mahmet||M21||Ithaca College Running Club||27:23|
|24||Nicole Belcher||W||Groton Project TC||31:09|
4x200m RELAY RESULTS
|1||Anchor Namiga||Morrisville State College||1:45|
|3||Anchor Hayden||High Noon & Friends||1:59|
|7||Anchor Golden||Golden Family||2:19|
|8||Anchor Hazlett||Southern Tier SOAR||2:21|
|8||Anchor Weeks||Groton Project TC||2:21|
|10||Anchor Wagner||Southern Tier SOAR||2:23|
|11||Anchor Howard||Team May/Howard||2:34|
|12||Anchor Lucey||Groton Project TC||2:45|
|13||Anchor Belcher||Belcher Family||2:46|
|14||Anchor Ruza||Southern Tier SOAR||2:55|
|15||Anchor Nichols||Southern Tier SOAR||3:03|
|8||Molly Doran||W11||Southern Tier SOAR||3-06.00|
|10||Ysenia Ashton||W8||GIAC Navigators||3-03.00|
|10||Charlie Wukovitz||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||3-03.00|
|14||Ava Sierra||W9||GIAC Navigators||3-00.00|
|14||Janaiyah Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||3-00.00|
|14||Jocelyn Baptist||W7||GIAC Navigators||3-00.00|
|14||Violet Miller||W10||Southern Tier SOAR||3-00.00|
|14||Amari Morrone||W7||GIAC Navigators||3-00.00|
|6||Jacob Jandrokovic||M||Groton Project TC||12-09.50|
|8||Connor Harrington||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||11-08.25|
|9||Logan Russo||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||10-10.50|
|11||Sylas Ruza||M11||Southern Tier SOAR||10-09.00|
|12||Jerod Baptist||M10||GIAC Navigators||10-02.00|
|13||Theodore Weeks||M||Groton Project TC||10-00.00|
|14||Madelyn Weeks||W||Groton Project TC||9-10.00|
|15||Ben Hazlett||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||9-07.75|
|16||Abigail Wagner||W12||Southern Tier SOAR||9-05.50|
|17||Henry Mosher||M9||Southern Tier SOAR||9-04.00|
|18||Joaquin Baptist||M7||GIAC Navigators||8-09.00|
|18||Janaiyah Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||8-09.00|
|20||Anthony Justice||M||Groton Project TC||8-06.75|
|21||Jerome Baptist||M10||GIAC Navigators||8-04.25|
|22||Joharra Lucena||W9||GIAC Navigators||8-03.75|
|23||Gavin White||M||Ithaca Youth Bureau||8-03.00|
|23||Colton Worley||M10||Southern Tier SOAR||8-03.00|
|23||Carter LeShore||M10||GIAC Navigators||8-03.00|
|26||Gary Stump||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||8-02.00|
|27||Reis Smith||W9||Southern Tier SOAR||7-09.00|
|28||Yekaterina Mugamb-Loanide||W7||GIAC Navigators||7-08.00|
|29||Nattalie Lombardi||W||Groton Project TC||7-07.25|
|31||Johnny Lucena||M8||GIAC Navigators||7-05.25|
|32||Amari Morrone||W7||GIAC Navigators||7-00.75|
|33||Hayden Stewart||W11||GIAC Navigators||6-11.50|
|34||Ava Sierra||W9||GIAC Navigators||6-07.50|
|35||Ysenia Ashton||W8||GIAC Navigators||6-06.75|
|36||Elias Nichols||M8||Southern Tier SOAR||6-05.00|
|36||Somaya Haynes||W10||GIAC Navigators||6-05.00|
|38||Zamara Butler||W7||GIAC Navigators||6-04.00|
|39||Ryan Plumeau||M||Groton Project TC||6-00.00|
|40||Jocelyn Baptist||W7||GIAC Navigators||5-02.25|
|41||Xavier Campbell||M9||GIAC Navigators||4-09.25|
|42||Journey Baptist||W4||GIAC Navigators||4-06.00|
|43||Jayvyn Mahoney||M7||Southern Tier SOAR||3-11.00|
Looking for a break from the cold, wet, lonely days of winter running? Come run FLRC’s winter track meets at Cornell University’s Barton Hall, where it’s always warm and dry, and where you can test your fitness on Cornell’s state-of-the-art 200-meter rubberized track. All ages (seriously!) and abilities (really!) are welcome, and when you’re not running, you can enjoy watching some of the area’s best runners compete. Join the fun!
If you’ve never run a track meet before, check out our First-Timers FAQs for Track Meets.
February’s events will be run in this order, with each event’s heats running slow to fast (time estimates are for 2023—check seed sheets for details):
- 5000m (1 heats, 9:00am-9:30am)
- 60m (10+ heats, 9:30am–10:00am)
- 1 mile (5 heats, 10:00am-10:50am)
- 200m (16+ heats, 10:50am–12:00pm)
- 4x200m relay (Fill out relay card)
- High Jump/Long Jump throughout
With help from the SOAR Running Club, we’ve added the long jump and high jump for the first time. The competitions will be low-key and are a great opportunity for kids who want to do more than run. Bear with us as we figure out how field events integrate into our meets!
Use a mapping service or GPS to find Barton Hall at Cornell University. Free parking is available in the Crescent lot at Schoellkopf Field, the parking garage across from Teagle Hall, and adjacent lots as noted on signs.
Bib pickup opens at 8:00 AM. All runners in the first event should have picked up their bibs by 8:45 AM. If you’re running only a late event, you may pick up your bib during the meet, but please check in at least 45 minutes before your heat.
The first event starts at 9:00 AM. Meets generally go until 1:00–2:00 PM.
Online registration is required and is open until 6:00 PM the day before the meet.
If you have trouble registering, email meet director Adam Engst with your name, age, and event seed times before 6:00 PM the day before the meet.
We recommend that you read our quick-and-dirty documentation for MileSplit—it will save you some confusion. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Look for the green Register Online Now button in the upper-right corner.
- Individuals should read/watch How do I enter an individual in a meet?
- Club coaches should read/watch How do I enter my team into a meet?
- If you need help, contact MileSplit support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All individuals register as Unattached; teams are only for clubs or schools attending as a group. (In other words, don’t try to register as FLRC or High Noon.)
- Families should register as individuals; please do not create a team for your family.
- Parents can add multiple kids to their account, rather than creating separate accounts.
- MileSplit is school-focused, but you can ignore the High School and College fields when creating athletes.
- Choose a division based on what you’ll be paying: Non-FLRC Member if you aren’t a club member, FLRC Member if you are, and Financial Aid if a fee would prevent you from participating. The gender of the division doesn’t matter because we combine everything.
- When entering seed (projected finish) times, leave the Meet Name field blank.
- You can always log in again to change your seed times or events.
Fees for 2023 are:
- Non-FLRC member: $10 (save money if you join the club)
- FLRC member: $5 (thanks for supporting running in the area)
- Financial Aid: $0 (we don’t want anyone skipping the meet due to cost)
- Team or Club: $2 per runner (this is for schools and clubs, not families))
- Spikes are allowed, but please use only pin spikes.
- Registration for relays is available only at the meet; fill out and submit a relay card at the registration table.
- Please predict realistic finish times when registering so we can seed you in an appropriate heat.
- Events run in the order listed, with seeded heats running slow to fast. The number of heats and estimated start times will be emailed to registrants the night before.
- Timing is done by hand, with a Time Machine, not a camera-based fully automatic timing (FAT) system.
- The meets are not USATF-sanctioned, so performances cannot be used as World Championship or Olympic qualifiers.
- For remaining questions, or to register manually if you can’t use MileSplit for some reason, contact meet director Adam Engst and provide name, sex, age, events, and seed times.