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THE SPORTS REPORTS: CORNING'S GREGORSKI NAMED BOYS ALL-REGION 'TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF YEAR;' TROY'S HAGIN, CORNING'S BANGE, WAVERLY'S BECHY, WILLIAMSON COACHES, CORNING RELAY ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2022-06-30)

The Sports Reports
There wasn’t much Corning’s Jack Gregorski didn’t accomplish this spring. But he wasn’t the only standout athlete in the Twin Tiers.

Gregorski, The Sports Reports’ 2022 All-Region Boys “Track and Field Athlete of the Year,” won the 3200 state title in 8:53.92, breaking the Section IV record along the way.

He also ran a 1:55.48 anchor leg to help their 4x800 relay to a state title in 7:49.70.

And, Gregorski ran 4:12.80 at the state qualifiers in the 1600 to win the title.

Troy’s Dustin Hagin had a strong senior year as well. Hagin took fourth in the state in the triple jump at 45-feet, while winning a district title in the event. Hagin also took third at districts in the long jump, just missing the state qualifying mark.

On the track, he was seventh in the state in the 110 hurdles, while earning a district medal in the 300 hurdles. All of that makes him the “Field Athlete of the Year.”

Corning’s Ashton Bange is no stranger to success on the track. He was a state medalist in the 1600, taking sixth in Division 1 at 4:14.78. He also ran a 1:56.89 leg of their state title winning 4x800 relay. HIs success there makes him the “Track Athlete of the Year.”

Waverly’s Kayleb Bechy took the sprinting world by storm, winning the 100 at the Class C Championships and the State Qualifier, and taking second in the 200 at the IAC Championships. He was also part of Waverly’s state qualifying 4x100 relay. That makes him the “Newcomer of the Year.”

Corning’s 4x800 relay of Gregorski, Bange, Tevin McLaren, and Gabe Cornfield won the state title in 7:49.70, beating every team in New York State, Division 1 and Division 2. That makes them the “Relay of the Year.”


Williamson’s coaching staff brought home their first NTL title in school history this spring. A combined effort between Williamson and CV, it is CV’s first league title this century, and their first title as a combined entity. That makes them the “Coaching Staff of the Year.”

The other first team selections are Corning’s Gyassi Ruffin, Gabe Cornfield, Tevin McLaren and Matt Gensell, Williamson’s Kristian Mizdail and Owen Cummings, NEB’s Dan Seeley, Wyalusing’s Kashawn Cameron, Waverly’s Micah Chandler, SVE’s Elliott Walter, Notre Dame’s Tyler Simpson, and Horseheads’ Axl Andrus. 


Along with the Corning 4x800 relay, Williamson’s 4x800 relay of Cummings, Mizdail, Nathaniel Welch, and Duncan Kerr are also on the first team.


2022 ALL-REGION BOYS TRACK & FIELD
FIRST TEAM
Jack Gregorski, Corning: See Above.


Dustin Hagin, Troy: See Above.


Ashton Bange, Corning: See Above.

Kayleb Bechy, Waverly: See Above.

Gyassi Ruffin, Corning: He was a state qualifier in the 400 in 50.16 and was part of Corning’s 4x400 relay that qualified for states.

Gabe Cornfield, Corning: He was part of the state championship 4x800 relay, running his leg in 1:58.59. He was also part of their 4x400 relay that qualified for states.

Tevin McLaren, Corning: McLaren ran a 1:58.76 leg as part of Corning’s 4x800 state championship relay.

Matt Gensel, Corning:
Gensel was a state qualifier in the 3200, running it in 9:26.59. He won the 3200 at the state qualifier meet.

Kristian Mizdail, Williamson: Mizdail was a state qualifier in the 1600 and 3200 this year, while also being a part of their 4x800 relay that took second at states. Mizdail had a personal best 4:25.99 in the mile at states, while running a personal best 9:36.38 at districts to qualify for states.

Owen Cummings, Williamson: Cummings was a state qualifier in the 1600, while anchoring the Williamson 4x800 relay that took second at states this year. He had a personal best 4:23.17 in the mile at states.

Dan Seeley, NEB: Seeley was a state medalist in the discus, taking seventh in 151-feet, while also earning a district title in the event. He was a district medalist in the shot put.

Kashawn Cameron, Wyalusing:
Cameron was fourth in the long jump at the state championships with a season best 22-feet, 1 3/4-inches. He took second at districts in the event.

Micah Chandler, Waverly: Chandler won the 400 hurdles at the Section IV state qualifier, while taking fifth in the event at the state meet to earn a medal. He also ran on their 4x100 and 4x400 relays that won at the state qualifier.

Elliott Walter, SVE:
Walter was fourth at states in the discus for Division 2, and sixth for the Federation, winning the Section IV state qualifier in the event. He was second in the shot put at the state qualifier. Walter had personal bests of 150-feet, 1-inch in the discus (a school record), and 47-feet, 4 1/2-inches in the shot put.

Tyler Simpson, Notre Dame: Simpson was a state qualifier in the 1600 in 4:30.87, winning the Division 2 title at the meet. He was second at the state qualifier in the 800. He ran a personal-best 4:27.90 at the state meet.

Axl Andrus, Horseheads: He ran the fastest 800 in the Twin Tiers this year in 1:56.66, while taking second in the event at the state qualifier.

Corning’s 4x800 Relay: See Above.

Williamson’s 4x800 Relay (Owen Cummings, Kristian Mizdail, Nathaniel Welch, Duncan Kerr): They took second in the state in 8:10.86, and also took second at districts.

SECOND TEAM
Nathaniel Welch, Williamson
Duncan Kerr, Williamson
Elias Kaufmann, Williamson
Mitchell Mosier, Towanda
Mason Imbt, Troy
Jaden Wright, Athens
Grady Cobb, Wyalusing
Noah Ruffer, Horseheads
Jonny Sherwood, Newark Valley
D.J. Cornfield, Corning
Brady Hughes, Corning
Mason Hughey, Sayre
Ethan Finch, Northeast Bradford
John Hursh, Corning
Max Flesher, Newark Valley
Zuri Ruffin, Corning
Corning’s 4x400 Relay (Gyassi Ruffin, Gabe Cornfield, Lennart Jensen, Hector Mayolet)
Waverly’s 4x100 Relay (Kayleb Bechy, Micah Chandler, Sam VanDyke, Jerrell Sacket, Trenton Moore)


THIRD TEAM
Kyle Anthony, Athens
Austin Kithcart, Northeast Bradford
Colin Loveland, Troy
Logan Lambert, Towanda
Noah Shedden, North Penn-Mansfield
Seth Wilsoncroft, Horseheads
Ben Allen, Elmira
Cody Lucero, Edison
Ben Dizer, Candor
Jace Stuart, Owego
Aden Hollenbeck, Newark Valley
Bradock Salisbury, Horseheads
Hugo Mazzali, Corning
Kyle Kapichok, Canton
Derek Simpson, Notre Dame
Jack Poirier, Wellsboro
Horseheads’ 4x400 Relay (Axl Andrus, Ace Andrus, Seth Wilsoncroft, Bradock Salisbury)
Waverly’s 4x400 Relay (Trenton Moore, Jerrell Sacket, Sam VanDyke, Kaden Wheeler)

ALL-REGION 
NEWCOMERS
Kayleb Bechy, Waverly
Zuri Ruffin, Corning
Mason Imbt, Troy
Cameron Squier, Owego
Shakei Smith, Northeast Bradford
Kolsen Keathley, Athens
Brandon Kuhn, Northeast Bradford
John Hursh, Corning
Caleb Hogue, Corning
Ethan Finch, Northeast Bradford
Fletcher Good, Williamson
Aiden Gehman, Wellsboro
Gavin Albrecht, Tioga
Andrew Earley, Tioga

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