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Live from state track Friday: Kurzdorfer, Eldridge win discus titles

CICERO -- It was a Section VI sweep in the discus today with Lancaster's Melissa Kurzdorfer (158 feet, 1 inch) taking first in Division I and Cleveland Hill's Taylor Eldridge (131-7) winning gold in Division II at the track and field state championships at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Kurzdorfer has bigger fish to fry Saturday where she'll gun for the state record in the shot put. Her coach said she has been throwing over 50 feet in practice. The state mark is 49-8 1/2 set by Cheryl Klein of Bellport in 1984.

In other action today:

-Amherst's Ashley Fields set a Section VI record in the qualifying round of the 200 meters at
23.88 seconds. She is seeded first for Saturday's final.

-Williamsville East's Kala Allen took third in the 400 with a time of 54.61.

-Maryvale's Mikayla Pearce placed fifth in the long jump (38-10 3/4).

Our list of locals and their results are posted here.

For the complete breakdown of the state meet, go to the results page at

---Tyler Dunne


Cleveland Hill | Lancaster | Track & field
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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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