CLINTONVILLE - The decision between AuSable Valley and EKMW girls in their CVAC track meet came down to a tiebreaker May 19.
The Patriots finished with eight first place finishes against the Emus' seven to claim the win in a 58-58 tie, denying EKMW its first victory in a two-team meet this season.
Sidney Flint took four firsts for AuSable Valley with explosive form in all three jumps and the shot put. Rachel Agoney performed well in the throwing events and Rachel Knapp won a close race in the 800.
Jessica Caner and Lindsay LaBarge were both key for EKMW with LaBarge taking wins in the 200, 400, and sprinting relays. Caner anchored the 400 relay, grabbed a win in the 100, and finished just behind Flint in the long and triple jumps.
Delaney Sears also helped EKMW to several points with a leg in all three relays and a second place finish in the 100.
On the boys side, things were substantially more one-sided with the Patriots claiming wins in all but one event. Sprinters Josh Ashline and James Montefusco combined to sweep the 100, 200, 800, and help AVCS to a win in all three relay events.
Joe Lincoln set a personal best with a high jump of 5-8 and also won in the triple jump. Jonathan Bouyea took wins in the shot put and long jump.
Junior Zach Allott won in the 110 hurdles for th Emus.
Girls- AVCS 58, EKMW 58 (AuSable Valley wins by firsts 8-7)
3,200 relay- EKMW (Gifaldo, Sears, Pellerin, Ostroski), 13:06. 100 hurdles- Slater (AVC), 19.9. 100- Caner (EKMW), 13.9. 1,500- Pellerin (EKMW), 6:53.0. 400 relay- EKMW (LaBarge, Sears, Morris, Caner), 57.8. 400- LaBarge (EKMW), 1:06.0. 400 hurdles- uncontested. 800- Knapp (AVC), 2:54.9. 200- LaBarge (EKMW), 29.0. 3,000- Nelkin (AVC), 17:54.4. 1,600 relay- EKMW (LaBarge, Sears, Pellerin, Pepe), 4:48.9. high jump- Flint (AVC), 4-4. long jump- Flint (AVC), 15-4 1/2. triple jump- Flint (AVC), 32-10. discus- Agoney (AVC), 73-9 1/2. shot put- Flint (AVC), 24-7.
Boys- AVCS 114, EKMW 14
3,200 relay- AuSable (Therrien, Rock, Giddings, Ashline), 10:17.3. 110 hurdles- Allott (EKMW), 18.5. 100- Montefusco (AVC), 11.7. 1,600- Giddings (AVC), 5:33. 400 relay- AuSable (Prentiss, Ashline, Montefusco, Davis) 46.6. 400- Davis (AVC), 55.7. 400 hurdles- Rock (AVC), 1:15.6. 800- Ashline (AVC), 2:24.7. 200- Montefusco (AVC), 23.8. 3,200- Therrien (AVC), 12:55.6. 1,600 relay- AuSable (Davis, Prentiss, Ashline, Montefusco), 3:49.9. long jump- Bouyea (AVC), 17-11. triple jump- Lincoln (AVC), 38-10. high jump- Lincoln (AVC), 5-8. shot put- Bouyea (AVC), 34-11 1/2. discus- Nate Crowningshield (AVC), 78-6.