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Ithaca boys win TVC by point on final event, Foster sets school record as girls win third straight

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Talk about coming down to the wire?

On Wednesday afternoon at home the Ithaca High School boys track team claimed its second-straight Tri-Valley West Conference crown as it edged Ovid-Elsie by one point, winning 157 to 156.

The Jackets needed to finished in third place or better in the final event of the day - the 1,600 relay - and they did exactly that as the team of Zach Bartnik, Jason Derry, Judson Gallagher and Ethan Schauer were third with a time of 3:40.27.

The Jackets won four events on the boys side as Jacob Allen won the 300 hurdles (42.87) and long jump (19-3.5). Alex VanDeWeghe also won the discus (147-2) and shot put (55-9).

St. Louis finished third with 89 points with star runner Evan Goodell winning the 800 (2:05.77), 1,600 (4:29.97) and 3,200 (9:59.5).

On the girls side the Jackets won a third-straight TVC West title as they won eight events and tallied 141.5 points. St. Louis was second with 93.

Emily Foster had a day for the Jackets as she set the school record in the 300 hurdles. She won the event in 46.68, besting her previous standard of 46.85.

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She also won the 100 hurdles (17.18) while Courtney Allen won the 800 (2:31.12) and 1,600 (5:49.63).

Taryn Ostrander also won the shot put (34-9) while the Jackets raced to victory in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays.

Jayden Robinson also won the pole vault (7-0) for the Sharks.

Last Updated: 5/24/2017 9:39:04 PM EST