Syracuse NY - Day 1 was hot, Day 2 was not. Such is the story of most meets up in Section 3, but the Outdoor State Meet managed to gather some of the Nations best athletes to prove whose fastest and furthest. While Day 2 was not as conducive to fast times, it didn't stop the meet from being the ultra competitive showdown New York spectators have come to expect. And in the wake of the action, we have emerged with numerous state leading performances, high ranking national marks, and one new State Record.
Click on the Corresponding Picture Below To Check Out The Meet Recap for Each Gender. But before you head on over, check out some of the best photos that didn't make the cut, as we throw out 20 "Best-of-the-Rest". Plus, you can find the full results, plus full photo galleries of every event, over on the meet page, by clicking here. We've got nearly 2,000 pictures, so you're sure to be there. All photos are sorted by event and gender. Meet Page Click Here.
"Best of the Rest"
1. Our cover photo for Day 2 of states, Mike Brunoforte of St. Anthony's clear his final height of in-season pole vault.
2. Jessica Gelibert drives through the line, as she secures her win in the 400mIH
3. All eyes go to the scoreboard after the 4x400's cross the line, but the FAT doesn't lie. Talk about close!
4. Giana Frontera of Newburgh manages to cross the line in third, after losing her shoe in the first half of the race.
5. Jay Hebert faces his toughest competition in the semi's, as the runner to his left is only .01 off Hebert's PR.
6. Lancaster's Jen Thill gets a bird's eye view of the competition as she clear the early heights in the vault.
7. Collegiate celebrates across the line, as they know their last surge has secured them the win.
8. Kyle Plante gets the baton behind in the semis of the 4x400, but unleashes a 53.5 to regain the lead.
9. State Leaders Boys and Girls look good in the early rounds, but Mt. Vernon is always nipping on their heels.
10. Colonie underclassman Kara Snyder clears the bar with inches to spare.
11. The Medgar Evers 4x100 relay remains cool before their final race of the day.
12. Poles line the runway, as warmups begin at the vault
13. Runners on the line for the 3000 meter run are on the line, trying to stay loose. The tight start proved to require some momentum to get out quick.
14. No one doubts the steeple is a tiring event, and it seems these 'chasers are feeling it.
15. Taylor Hennig rejoices after she crosses the line in first, as her teammates watch on field, with the time up on the scoreboard.
16. Mt. Vernon sticks to their tradition, but keeps a careful ear out for final call.
17. The officials watch the toeboard very precisely, as they are responsible for calling fouls for every jump.
18. Ryan Manahan of Marcellus was right behind Nick Ryan in the 3200m as was Watkins in the 1600m, proving Section 3 is a distance powerhouse, regardless of division.
19. The blocks at CNS were decorated with multi-color paint, to give the runners an extra bit of flair.
20. Watkins shakes Brian Crimmins hand after the 800m, after what may have been an unexpectedly close race for the Liverpool senior.
Courtesy of Marnie Carter