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Live from the Section VI track & field state qualifier meet

4:08 p.m. -- It's almost time for the final events, the long-distance races in both the boys and girls categories. In other action, Trevor Barber leads the boys Division II pentathlon with 2,072 points through one day, and Seamus Degan (City Honors, Division II) and Kalen Sullivan (West Seneca West, Division I) claimed the 800-meter titles.

3:40 p.m. -- I'm going to have to lessen on the updates because I forgot my phone's #preptalkcharger and my battery is running low. Will South's Devon Patterson just claimed the boys shot put title with a throw just over 61'.

3:33 p.m. -- The girls 400-meter in Division II is complete, and qualifiers are as follows: Brittany Feldman (Southwestern), Julia Grupp (Holland), Julie Barton (Allegany-Limestone), Josette Dawson (Amherst), Shantel McCart (Clymer), Gabie Montalbano (Amherst), Elizabeth Vohlwinkel (JFK), Hannah Hebdon (Springville).

2:59 p.m. -- Here are the qualifiers for the Division I boys 400-meter dash: Matt Schaefer (Will North), Adam Yacos (Starpoint), Justin Petrocy (Iroquois), Tim Dubill (Hamburg), Markus Diehl (Frontier), Adrian Cannon (Frontier), Jamie McQuiller (Hutch Tech), Justin Capuano (Jamestown).

2:25 p.m. -- The boys Division II shot put has gone final. Jason Bunk (Alden) edged out Roman Greco (Allegany-Limestone) to win it. Stephanie Lombardo (Cheektowaga) claimed the girls Division II discus throw with a distance of 123-07.

2:19 p.m. -- The girls are now running the 400-meter preliminaries. Here are the qualifiers from the boys race: Delenci Shannon-Brown (Olmsted), Robert Liebel (Tonawanda), Toddrick Mason (Allegany-Limestone), Aaron Granger (Pioneer), Juan Martinez (Tapestry), Mike Fritz (Lew-Port), AJ Satcher (Cleve Hill), Rashad Graham (Dunkirk).

2:16 p.m. -- Here's a final result from the boys triple jump: Your winner is Matt Civilette (Fredonia) with a jump of 44-00.00.

1:53 p.m. -- My phone clocks it at 81 degrees here, but it sure feels hotter. I've done interviews with prelim first-place finishers Andy Smigiera (West Seneca East), Christina Walter (Maple Grove), Lamont Smith (Amherst) and Josh Beshaw (Lockport), so you can see some of their thoughts in tomorrow's Buffalo News and hear them in a video we'll be putting together later today.

1:38 p.m. -- Here are more qualifiers, starting with the boys 110-meter hurdles in Division I: Kevin Freedman (Grand Island), Adrian Drake (Sweet Home), Kade McGarrity (Lake Shore), Austin Valvo (Iroquois), Bill Kong (Will North), Tyvon Rivers (Sweet Home), Benjamin Larson (Jamestown), Will Greiner (Will North). And here are the girls 100-meter hurdles in Division II: Emily Irish-Ryan (Amherst), Lexi Lines (Springville), McKenna Maycock (Randolph), Tyler Carpenter (City Honors), Eboni Taylor (Albion), Fylicia Barr (Olean), Keyona Dandy (Cheektowaga), Morgan Scarpino (Frewsburg).

1:13 p.m. -- The boys 110-meter Division II qualifiers: Michael-Jordan Morris (Amherst), Kyle Hayes (Depew), Evan Harrington (Salamanca), Jordon Powers (Southwestern), Jason Akin (Akron), Josh Fisher (Falconer), Destin Sweeten (Olean), Chris Kirsch (Eden).

1:10 p.m. -- Here are the early leaders in the girls and boys Division II pentathlon: Hailey Rospierski (Alden) 625, Alex Caputi (Salamanca) 570, Rachel Zimmerman (West Valley/Ellicottville) 567; Trevin Barber (Allegany-Limestone) 687, Bryce Moeller (Barker) 680, Tucker Ruhlen (Roy-Hart) 670.

1:03 p.m. -- The hurdle semifinals are taking place over on the track and I'm in the field area for the shot put finals qualifiers. Alden's Jason Bunk has the early lead in boys Division II with an impressive throw of 49'9".

12:41 p.m. -- The races are in full swing. All field finals will take place today, and qualifiers are commencing right now. The only track finals today are the boys and girls 800-meter and boys and girls 3,200-meter (Divisions I and II).

12:06 p.m. -- The boys 110-meter hurdles as part of the pentathlon is next. The pentathlon involves five events total over today and tomorrow. A cool shade has thankfully appeared, at least for the moment; I don't envy the athletes running in this heat.

12:00 p.m. -- We're underway! The girls pentathlon is the first event, with the 100-meter hurdles as the first section of the race.

11:49 a.m. -- Hello from Pioneer Central School! Aaron Mansfield here from the Section VI Outdoor Track & Field Championship. It's 80 degrees and extremely sunny. This is the qualifier for next week's state meet, which will take place in Middletown Friday-Saturday. There are 169 events scheduled for today with approximately 70 schools represented. Follow this blog for action updates throughout the day and hop in on the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #preptalkscores.

Live from the Section VI track & field state qualifier meet


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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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