SWR’s Udvadia seeded 2nd in 3,200 for state championship

06/04/2014 2:00 PM |
Competing at states this weekend are Ryan Udvadia (left), Madison Blom and Julianna Cintron. (Credit: Daniel De Mato & Robert O'Rourk)

Competing at states this weekend are Ryan Udvadia (left), Madison Blom and Julianna Cintron. (Credit: Daniel De Mato & Robert O’Rourk)

The New York State Track and Field Championships kick off Friday morning at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Athletes from Riverhead, Shoreham-Wading River and McGann-Mercy all qualified based on their performance last weekend.

The top-ranked athlete is Shoreham-Wading River’s Ryan Udvadia, who’ seeded second in the 3,200 behind a fellow Suffolk County runner, Tim McGowan of Northport. Udvadia’s seed time of 9 minutes 4.24 seconds came at the Loucks Games in early May. Udvadia finished sixth in that race; four runners were under nine minutes in that race. McGowan’s seed time also came in that race.

Here are the where all the local athletes rank up against competition heading into states. For complete listings, click here: boys, girls.

POLE VAULT
5. Charles Villa, Riverhead, 15 feet 1 inch

3,200
2. Ryan Udvadia, SWR, 9:04.24

1,600
7. Ryan Udvadia, SWR, 4:14.34

3,000 Steeplechase
5. Keith Steinbrecher, SWR, 9:30.34

SHOT PUT
9. Madison Blom, Riverhead, 40-7

200-Dash (Division II)
13. Danisha Carter, Mercy, 25.77

800 (Division II)
17. Meg Tuthill, 2:15.71

1,500 (Division II)
24. Meg Tuthill 4:53.7

2,000 Steeplechase (Division II)
25. Delina Auciello, 7:41.59

4 x 100 Relay (Division II)
10. Mercy (Julianna Cintron, Adafih Blackburn, Delaney Macchirole, Danisha Carter), 50.82