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Sweet Home's Gordon makes a name for himself

He's got a lot of races ahead of him, but Saturday's Carl Roesch might someday be looked at as Wayne Gordon's coming-out party in high school track circles. The Sweet Home sophomore earned MVP honors at the prestigious boys track meet held at Clarence.

Competing against a field of 27 teams, Gordon swept the sprints winning the 100 meets in 11.13 and the 200 in 22.65.

This is just his second outdoor season. Sweet Home coach Brian Lombardo said watching Gordon mature from when he first started working with him last November to now had been pretty impressive.

"Anything over 100 meters he was afraid of at the start of the year," he said. "He's gained a lot of strength, he's seemed to develop a different gear now. For a while he wouldn't run a curve on a 200 and [today] he ran that curve and pretty much had a lead coming off the curve. He's starting to deal with every single phase of a race. You hear a lot of 100-meters runners who say I'm never running a 400, and now he's starting to discuss the possibility of running a 400."

---Mary Jo Monnin


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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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