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Simply majestic

The Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs pose for a photo after winning the Sullivan County Indoor Track Championship.
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By Richard A Ross
February 18, 2015

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — With assiduous practice, the strongest of will and the ability to overcome adversity may come the rewards of sweet victory. At the Sullivan County Indoor Track Championships, the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs and the Tri-Valley Bears added to this season’s division title glory with impressive county wins.
The Lady Bulldogs amassed an uncanny 104 points to blow by defending champion Liberty (73). The Bears defeated second-place Ellenville 102-90 to wrest the county title from Monticello, which won a year ago. Sullivan West, coached by Joe Seidl took first-place medals in the 55 hurdles with Stephanie Schwab (9.59), the 600 with Erin Sumfleth (2:03.8) and the 1500 with Kelsey Dutton (5:45.15). Dutton is the team’s only senior. Liberty got wins in the 1000 from Daniela Mercado (3:32.7), the 55 via Gabriela Nolan (7.71) and the 4×1 lap relay (1:51.9). The Lady Bears won the 4×4 lap relay (10:44.1), and Monticello’s Laura Doherty captured the high jump (4-8). The Tri-Valley boys, coached by Charles Reim, garnered five gold medals as James Tierney won the 55 (8.39), Nathan Bender captured the 600 (1:38.9), Ian Kurzrock won the 1600 (5:00.7), Mohib Khan won the shot put (41.7-5), and the Bears won the 4×4 lap relay (8:46.2). Monticello’s Sean O’Rourke won the 1000 (2:55), and the Panthers prevailed in the 4×1 lap relay (1:39.2). Liberty’s Shane Black won the high jump (5-6). The full story of the meet entitled “Two-for-Two” can be read at