LITTLE FALLS — Freshman Miles James (Rochester, N.Y./Churchville-Chili) claimed an NJCAA Region III championship in the 400 meters, and sophomore Luke Shively (Medina, Ohio) won a regional championship in the pole vault for the Finger Lakes Community College men's track and field team during this weekend's regional championships at Little Falls High School.
James won the 400 meters in a time of 51.54 seconds, trimming 0.16 off his preliminary time to win the crown by 1.12 seconds. He also placed second in the 200 meters (23.45).
Shively won the pole vault (14 feet, 3.25 inches), and was second in both the javelin (126 feet, four inches), and the decathlon (5,138 points) as the Laker men placed fourth with 75 points.
Freshman Jake Bailey placed second in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:50.7), while classmate Jayson Lane was fifth in both the 100 (11.75) and 200 (24.27).
FLCC's 400-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter relay teams each placed third at regionals. The 400 meter relay team of Lane, James, and freshman Sam Voak and Jesse Smith ran in 47.35; the 1,600 meter relay team of Bailey, Voak, James, and freshman Zach Vaughn ran in 3:44.17; and the 3,200 relay team of Bailey, Voak, James, and freshman Jacob Blanchard ran in 9:15.5.