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Friday Highlights - The New York State T&F Championships saw many great performances Friday evening, led by a new U.S. #1 performance in the girls 400m hurdles. It was a clash of the titans in the long hurdle event, as Dalilah Muhammad (Benjamin Cardoza, NY) and Elizabeth Mott (New Rochelle, NY)squared off, U.S. #1 and U.S. #3 on the MileSplit national leaderboards.
The race between Muhammad and Mott got out fast as expected, both running stride for stride much of the way. Into the final turn the two athletes came with Muhammad beating Mott over the last hurdle and sprinting to victory in a new U.S. #1 time of 57.81. Mott finished a close second in a U.S. #2 time of 58.01.
In the distance events both Emily Lipari (Roslyn, NY) and Pat DuPont (Fairport, NY) came up big in the girls 3k and boys 3200m races. Lipari beat one of the strongest distance fields found anywhere this year, winning the race in a U.S. #3 time of 9:37.53. DuPont used a strong finish to outdistance himself from the field, winning the race in a fine effort of 9:07.56.
The field events were equally as exciting, as Albert Johnson (Corning, NY) won double gold with his victories in the boys long jump and triple jump. Johnson lept well all day long, leaping a 48-07.50 winning mark in the triple jump and 23-02.75 mark in the long jump. Equally as successful was Brian McGovern (Mt. St. Michael's, NY) in the boys pole vault, which saw the senior barely miss the state record, while earning victory with his 16-00 performance. On the girls side, Jen Clayton (Suffern, NY) won the girls long jump with the best girls field event performance of the day with her 19-01.50.
Clayton also came up big in the girls 4x100m relay, which saw her Suffern (NY) squad nip Boys & Girls (NY) at the line, 47.78-47.79. Clayton was able to hold off sprint star Nadonnia Rodrigues (Boys & Girls, NY) to the line. In other boys action, Will Cole (Hamburg, NY) ran the fastest time of the day in the 400m hurdles, winning the event with a 53.43 time. Cole's time improves his PR on the season by two-tenths of a second and he maintains his spot in the U.S. top ten rankings.