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Saturday, May 12, 2018: Tuohy sets national record in 3,200 meters

   Leading off today: North Rockland sophomore Katelyn Tuohy has roared into the record books once again.

   Tuohy's time of 9:47.88 in the 3,200-meter run on Friday at the 51st annual Loucks Games broke the U.S. high school record of 9:48.59 set in 1996 by Kim Mortensen of California. Her 9:10.4 mark through 3,000 meters also bettered the state mark at that distance of 9:13.57 by Cornwall's Aisling Cuffe in 2011.

   The North Rockland High School sophomore took in the first 100 meters and never had to look back. Saratoga star Kelsey Chmiel was second in 10:27.23.

   Tuohy's PR in the infrequently contested 3,200 had been 10:08.13 last month. She was pointing toward running 9:40 at Loucks but didn't have the competition that could of pushed her clocking into that territory.

   "I'm just a little disappointed. I just have to work harder," she said.

   Ten boys cracked 9:05 in the boys 3,200 race, with Mason Gatewood of St. Anthony's taking the tape in 8:55.00.

   Record golf streak snapped: Led by senior Jake Domagal's nine-hole score of 2-over-par 38 at Cedar Lake Club, Whitesboro defeated New Hartford 210-212 to end the state's longest winning streak in boys golf at 115 matches.

   "Any time it's Whitesboro vs. New Hartford, no matter what sport, it's always a battle," Domagal said. "It's great to beat them. It was the last time I'm going to play them in any sport, and being the last time, makes it even better."

   Seniors Sean Scarafile and Sam DePasquale shot 40s in blustery weather in the victory for coach Ryan McQueen's team.

   New Hartford had scored a 184-193 victory when the teams faced off earlier in the season.

   "We had six seniors and I knew they were going to be a weathered group with experience," McQueen said. "I knew physically we were capable, my goal was to get them so they were mentally capable. I'm ecstatic for them."

   New Hartford's last loss came in the 2011 opener against Camden. The team surpassed Skaneateles' NYSPHSAA record of 92 with last season's victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

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   Theft record: Frankie Santiago of Rochester Franklin has broken the Section 5 baseball record for career stolen bases, nabbing No. 120 on Thursday. Justin Neu of Dundee has stolen 118 from 2012-15.

   Santiago, a senior infielder who is batting .595, is 25-for-25 in steals this spring. He has a remote shot at the NYSPHSAA-listed record of 135 by Manhasset's Matt Demitroff from 2006-10.

  




   "It's not just my speed," Santiago said. "I learn more every year, how to run the bases. It's not just speed, you need to know when to jump off the bag. I also believe in myself. I never think I will get caught."

   Alumni news: Former St. Lawrence High star Lindsey Thayer broke the NCAA Division III record for career strikeouts on Friday.

   Thayer fanned a season-high 18 batters in a 4-0 victory against Immaculata University in the opening round of the NCAA tournament to raise her career total to 1,473 whiffs.

   The old mark was 1,457 by Coast Guard's Hayley Feindel in 2012, accomplished in 200 more innings than Thayer.

   Thayer led the nation in strikeouts per seven innings the past two seasons.

   Mark your calendar: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has designated Wednesday, May 16, as its first Coaches Appreciation Day, a day athletes are encouraged to thank school coaches who have had an impact in their life or high school career.

   Coaches Appreciation Day was developed by the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Committee to recognize coaches at the modified, JV and varsity levels for all three sports seasons.

   "We encourage student-athletes, school districts and fans to take a moment on May 16th to thank coaches in their schools even if its a simple gesture like a phone call, text message or email," NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas said in a statement from the organization.

   Impressive finale: A high school golfer hit one of the sport's magic numbers on Wednesday. Phoenix (Ariz.) Northwest Christian senior Frankie Capan fired a 59 in his final scholastic match.

   After starting the day one stroke ahead of at the state Division III championship thanks to an opening 70, the University of Alabama recruit posted seven birdies and three eagles in the second round at the Omni Tucson National to finish 11-under for the day and give him a 10-shot victory.

   Capan's record-setting round came from the white tees (5,941 yards) on the Sonoran Course.

   Lacrosse streak ends: The 198-game winning streak -- the longest in U.S. girls lacrosse history -- by Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh ended Friday with a 10-8 loss to Towson Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM A Conference title game in Sparks, Md.

   Notre Dame had been knocking on the door in the rivalry, having taken McDonogh to overtime earlier this season.

   McDonogh's last loss had been to Canandaigua in 2009.


  
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