Provided | Batavia held its first track meet at the newly constructed Van Detta Stadium this weekend.

BATAVIA — It had been a long time coming for the Batavia track and field program, who hadn’t hosted a meet in three years before their home opener this past Saturday.

The Blue Devils began their 2021 campaign with a friendly invitational between local squads Alexander and Oakfield-Alabama/Elba.

Batavia’s Abby Moore won four individual events, the 100 hurdles (18.9), 100 meter run (13.6), 200 meters (28.7), and triple jump (30’3.25”). Campbell Riley won two individual events for the Blue Devils, the 1500 meter run and 800 meter run (2:47) and was also a member of the winning 4 x 800 meter relay team that finished with a time of 11:57.

Nicole Hume from Alexander was a double winner in the throws, winning both the shot put (30’9.5”) and the discus (106’3”). Shannon Schmeider won the long jump for Alexander (14’9.5”) and Jadyn Mullen won the 400 meter hurdles (1:15.2).

Oakfield-Alabama/Elba had three winners,Mackenna Johnson in the 400 meter run (1:02.9), Kayla Harding in the 3200 meters (13:35.7) and Paige Harding in the pole vault (6’6”). The O-A/E 4 x 400 meter relay team also picked up a win with a time of 4:51.

On the boys’ side, Batavia’s Fabian Vasquez had a day, winning the 110 meter hurdles (15.5) and the 400 meter hurdles (59.7), while Jamarion Richardson was a triple-winner in the 400 meter run (56.9), 200 meter run (22.7) and the long jump (20’6”). Richardson and Vasquez were also members of the Blue Devils’ winning 4 x 100 meter relay team. Batavia swept the relays, as the team of Kameron Kulszlyk, Ifran Armstrong, Cody Harloff and Nathan Canale won the 4 x 400 meter relay in 4:07, and Donovan Solis, Noah Pickard, Dominic Grillo and Cooper Konieczny won the 4 x 800 meter hurdles.

Batavia’s Noah Burke won the pole vault with a leap of 10’3”, while Luke Geiger won the discus throw with a toss of 98’4”.

Oakfield-Alabama/Elba also saw several winners on the boys’ side, including Zach Hall who won the 1600 meter run (4:40.7) and 800 meter run (2:06.0).

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