Elmira ND, McQuaid athletes earn state individual titles - Catholic Courier

Elmira ND, McQuaid athletes earn state individual titles

When it comes to winning high-school state titles, once is apparently not enough for Olivia Weeks or Dominic Bozzelli.
 
Weeks, a senior track star from Elmira Notre Dame, is again New York’s best in the triple jump. She recorded a distance of 40 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the NYSPHSAA girls’ final on June 13 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, one day after she won the Division 2 (small schools) crown for the second straight year by going 40 feet, 5 1/2 inches. Weeks also won the state’s overall indoor triple-jump title this past winter.
 
Meanwhile, McQuaid Jesuit’s Bozzelli successfully repeated his state golf championship by shooting 71 and 69 — a four-under-par total of 140 — on May 31 and June 1 at Cornell University. Bozzelli, a senior, is the first Section 5 golfer to ever win back-to-back state titles. He triumphed by a convincing five strokes, while Knight teammate Andrew Lane tied for third place at 146 after shooting 73 both days.
 
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* Another strong showing on the state level came for McQuaid’s Tomarris Bell, who tied for second overall in the boys’ pentathlon.
 
* First-place winners at the Section 5 championships were Aquinas Institute’s Brianna Cromartie (Class A girls’ 400, 100 and 200); Bell (Class AA boys’ high jump and long jump); Our Lady of Mercy’s Jamiee McClary (Class A girls’ 100 hurdles); Bishop Kearney’s Joseph Baillargeon (Class CC boys’ high jump); Aquinas’ Jahmahl Pardner (Class A boys’ pentathlon); and the Aquinas Class A girls’ 400 relay.
 
* Elmira Notre Dame won the Section 4 Class D girls’ track title on May 28 as Weeks captured the triple jump, 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. ND also got firsts from Andrea Remec in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and pentathlon; Kelsie Foster in the 800 and high jump; Cat Lambert in the 400; and Foster, Lambert, Remec and Hannah Brackley in the 1,600 relay.
 
* Notre Dame captured the Section 4 Class D boys’ golf championship on May 21 with a total of 380 strokes as Crusader golfers captured five of the top seven spots, including a one-two finish from Joel Wetmore (73) and Kevin Burke (74).
 
* McQuaid’s golf team finished second in team scoring at the Section 5 Class A tournament on May 28, as Bozzelli earned comedalist honors by shooting a 70.
 
* Elmira Notre Dame’s Dan Freeman qualified for the state boys’ tennis meet by placing third at the Section 4 state qualifier on May 23. This marked Freeman’s second straight trip to the states, where he was eliminated in the first round.
 
* McQuaid boys’ tennis, seeded third in Section 5 Class A, reached the final with a 4-3 victory over No. 2 Irondequoit on May 20. The Knights lost 5-2 to Brighton in the May 22 final, finishing with a 13-5 record.

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