June 18, 2010
First-team spots for local quartet
Four local athletes were named OHSL Freedom Division Tack and Field First-Team All-Stars for the 2010 season. Cortland High senior Eric Reisweber and junior Brian Etz joined Homer Central senior Andrew Gregg as first-team all-stars by virtue of winning events at the Freedom Division Championships.
Trojan junior Bori Tozser was the lone local on the girls’ side to earn first-team status. She did not compete at the league championships, but won every 800-meter and 1,500m run during the Freedom Division dual-meet season and was recognized by the league coaches for that accomplishment.
Reisweber won the pole vault at the league championships by clearing the bar at 12-feet even.
Etz picked up his win in the grueling pentathlon with 2,327 points at the completion of the five events.
Gregg won two individual events, the 110m high hurdles and 400m intermediate hurdles.
Cortland Boys’ Track coach Bob Vidulich comments on his first-team all-stars:
On Eric Reisweber: “Eric was one of our captains this season and one of my most versatile athletes. The first thing that comes to mind in thinking of Eric’s season is his willingness to help the team and how he could earn points for us in different events. Eric ran the 110-meter high hurdles, triple jump, 400-meter intermediate hurdles, relays and of course was first in the pole vault at leagues and at sectionals. Eric is a real coachable young man who wants to grow and develop as an athlete. It was just a real pleasurable experience to see Eric’s success within the last few weeks of the season and to see his growth in the pole vault from 10-6 to 12-4; it was just a real wonderful thing to be a part of. I know Eric has a lot more height in his vaulting ability and I am sure he will be in great hands when he goes on to vault at SUNY Cortland.”
On Brian Etz: “Brian had a great season this spring; it seemed no matter what he tried he did very well at it. In the middle of the season I approached him about training for the Pentathlon. Brian has good jumping ability and good endurance and it seemed that if he gave it a chance that he might do well. He’s a hard worker and came into the training regimen very well. He is one of those guys who sets his sights on the mark and really goes for it. Of the five events, Brian won the first three in the league meet — the 110-meter high hurdles, the long jump and the high jump. He was off to a great start. You could see that the multi-events were really clicking and it seemed like Brian really was psyched. The thrill of the league competition came in the finals of the five-event contest when Brian, who had never competed in the 1500 before, ran a first-place time in 5:02, winning four out of the five events that evening. Brian did a great job and should be very proud of his accomplishments this season.”
Homer coach George Schneider on his first-team all-stars:
On Andrew Gregg: “Andrew won two events and took second in another, breaking two school records in the process. He continued to lower the school record in the 400-meter hurdles and won the 110-meter high hurdles. Andrew also ran the lead off leg of the 1,600-meter relay with the goal of breaking the school record in the event. He failed to disappoint breaking the 29 year-old school record by three-tenths of a second.”
On Bori Tozser: “Bori did not compete in the league meet, but she was the dominant runner in the 800 and 1,500 during the league’s dual meet season. It’s hard to go through that part of the season undefeated, but she did. She faced some very stiff competition in those meets. Bori went on the win the sectional championship in each of those events, along with the 2,000m steeplechase.”
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