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LaPierre Shines for Yorktown at County Track Meet

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Yorktown’s Alexa LaPierre flies to the long jump pit as she finished second in the pentathlon. Credits: Vic McGee
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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.— Yorktown senior Alexa LaPierre had something to prove as she competed in the pentathlon in the Westchester County track and field championships over the past weekend at Mount Vernon High.

After a disappointing finish at the Loucks Games, LaPierre was out to show what she could do as she competed against the best from Westchester County in the five events of the pentathlon competition that started on Friday and ended on Saturday.

The result was a personal best as she compiled 2,555 points to finish second overall in the pentathlon. LaPierre was the highlight of the meet for Yorktown, but she was not the only Husker girl turning in a big performance as Kaila Boyer shined in the 400-meter hurdles with a sixth-place finish, and sophomore Alyssa Pelkey was eighth in the 100 hurdles.

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“Alexa was a little off at Loucks so she really wanted to have a good meet and that was her highest score ever,” Yorktown coach Keith Smith said of LaPierre. “Kaila ran a tough race in the hurdles. Alyssa is only a sophomore and she is really coming on. It was a surprise she ran that fast in the finals — a half second off her personal record — so she really nailed it.”

In addition to LaPierre taking second, Samantha Silverman was eighth in the pentathlon for Yorktown.

Boyer took sixth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:08.84, with teammate Grace Cooney close behind in ninth place.

Pelkey was eighth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.97. Marlee Pincus was ninth for the Huskers in the 1,500-meter racewalk, and Carrie Kinui was 13th in the long jump.

For the Yorktown boys, Dylan Mariuzza was eighth in the 1,600-meter run.

Cameron Thompson had a big meet to lead the Lakeland/Panas boys’ team as he placed in three events. Thompson won the hammer throw with a first-place heave of 211 feet, eight inches. He was second in the discus with a toss of 139-05 and he was sixth in the shot put with a best of 42-03 3/4.

Ian Tumulty also had a big day as he finished fifth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.91. In the 400 hurdles, Rebel Michael Nardelli was sixth with a time of 1:00.71, while Tumulty finished eighth.

Matt Sayre earned a couple of seventh-place finishes for the Rebels in the distance races. He was seventh in the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.

Josias Luctamar was sixth in the high jump for the Rebels as he cleared the bar at 5-06.

Jacob Celestine was eighth for the Rebels in the triple jump with a leap of 39-09 3/4. Other place finishers for the Rebels were Kendall Wright with a 10th place finish in the 400-meter race, and Avalon Garrick was 11th in the 100-meter dash.

Grace Bugara led the Lakeland/Panas girls with a pair of sixth-place finishes. Bugara was sixth in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:46.27, with teammate Claire Smith in the top 15 with a 13th-place finish. Bugara was also sixth in the 3,200-meter run.

Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown will both compete in the Section 1 Class A championship meet this Saturday, May 28 in Suffern.

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