The high school indoor track season in Section V is moving toward sectionals.
Strong performances are expected from the area’s elite athletes, like Webster Schroeder’s Camryn Cole and Corintia Griffith or Victor’s Melody Harloff, during the championship meets Feb. 18-19.
The impact on team scoring from others who are improving and making names for themselves is something to look forward to.
10 breakout athletes in Section V girls indoor track
Reese Cialini: Penfield sophomore is rising toward the top of the 55-meter and 300-meter dash leaderboards, where Victor’s Melody Harloff, Churchville-Chili’s Ayrianna Moore and Webster Schroeder’s Corintia Griffith are.
Elaina Flaitz: Hornell senior cleared 5 feet-4 inches in the long jump Jan. 14 during the Jack Reed Showcase at Nazareth College. That is the second-best this season in the area, behind Webster Schroeder’s Camryn Cole, who set the Section V record at 5-11 Jan. 16.
Alexa Governor: Williamson senior owns the fastest 1,500 racewalk in Section V this season, a 7:13.52 on Jan. 6, putting her ahead of Brockport junior Desilets Dubois, a two-time Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Girls Indoor Track Team member. Governor finished in 7:16.37 Jan. 12 at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jadyn Mullen: Batavia Notre Dame/Alexander senior has Section V’s fastest 600, 1:37.45 during the Jack Reed Showcase Jan. 16. She is behind only state champion Camryn Cole in the 55 hurdles (8.93) and has a top-five 1,500 race walk.
Lauren Murphy: Keep an eye on this sophomore at Fairport who went out to 35-5 1/2 in the triple jump Jan. 14 at Nazareth College, a distant fourth on the season’s leaderboard, but a landmark distance for her.
Kaylee Oswald: Wellsville sophomore is on the rise in the shot put after an area season-best 34-9 1/4 Jan. 13. It was her first distance of more than 34 feet. Her previous career-best was 33-1 1/2. Webster Schroeder senior Mileena Ossman also has produced career bests in recent weeks.
Jayda Solomon: Newark sophomore should be a big contributor during sectionals. She is tied for second on the Section V leaderboard long jump at 17-6 with Webster Schroeder’s Cole and is a competitive sprinter. Solomon advanced to the 55-meter dash elite final at the Jack Reed Showcase, which included athletes from schools of all sizes.
Matilde Spagna: Gates Chili senior moved to the top of Section V’s pole vault leaderboard Jan. 14 at Nazareth College. Spagna and Oakfield-Alabama/Elba sophomore Paige Harding have jumped 10-6.
Morgan Tompkins: Red Creek senior is tied for third on the Section V high jump leaderboard with Hilton junior Emily Richardson (5-3) during a record-breaking season for Cole. Richardson cleared five feet for the first time Dec. 28.
Heidi Tran: Gates Chili sophomore is in a pack of pole vaulters who have jumped 10 feet this season, including Rush-Henrietta senior Rebekah Klossner, Brighton senior Halie Silva and Victor senior Lauren Schrader.
At the top of Section V girls indoor track leaderboards
55-meter dash: Melody Harloff (Victor) 7.24 seconds
300-meter dash: Ay’rianna Moore (Churchville-Chili) 41.64
600-meter dash: Jadyn Mullen (Batavia Notre Dame/Alexander) 1:37.45
1,000-meter run: Zoe Marcus (Fairport) 3:02.35
1,500-meter run: Zoe Marcus (Fairport) 4:47.17
3,000-meter run: Ari Reback (Fairport) 10:25.51
55-meter hurdles: Camryn Cole (Webster Schroeder) 8.43
1,500 race walk: Alexa Governor (Williamson) 7:13.52
High jump: Camryn Cole (Webster Schroeder) 5 feet-11 inches, Section V record
Long jump: Corintia Griffith (Webster Schroeder) 18-9
Triple jump: Corintia Griffith (Webster Schroeder) 40-2
Pole vault: Paige Harding (Oakfield-Alabama/Elba), Matilde Spagna (Gates Chili) 10-6.
Shot put: Kaylee Oswald (Wellsville) 34-9 1/4
Weight throw: Brianna Wickman (Newark) 49-9 1/2