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Watson breaks record and Rush-Henrietta sweeps at Section V track championships

Track and field strategy seems simple on one level.

Run faster, jump higher and throw farther than the other athletes and your team will be alright. But there’s more to think about at the Section V Track and Field Championships.

“It’s competitive in Section V so it’s always tough to gauge how many events is too much,” Penfield senior Tyler Senall said Saturday at the Class AA/A meet at Rush-Henrietta.

“You obviously want to score the most points, but if you do four events (the maximum for individuals not in pentathlons), you are at risk of dropping a few points by going into the next race tired.”

The Brockport boys figured out the winning strategy in Class A, including a third consecutive sectional title for the 400-meter relay. Brighton pulled away from a tight battle with Our Lady of Mercy to finish first among the Class A girls teams.

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