Track & Field Canandaigua Academy Braves

Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight

Ethan Cobos

Pole Vault

Future Plans: Attend Tufts University, studying Physics and diving

Favorite Memory: Watching my sister win (a lot)

Draven Cruz

Pole Vault, High Jump, 100m

Future Plans: Attending SUNY Cortland

Favorite CA Track Memory: Qualifying for Sectionals my first year pole vaulting

Kevin Dennis


Future Plans: Rochester Institute of Technology to study engineering

Favorite CA Memory: Chillin with the boys in Cross Country

Abbie Dutcher

800 m

Future Plans: Attending St. Bonaventure University to study Adolescence Education & English

Favorite memory: Long runs with friends. Parting thoughts: I’ll miss the long distance coaches and my track buddies.

Josiah Dutcher


Future Plans: Attending RIT for Mechanical Engineering

Favorite CA Track Memory: Longer runs, particularly towns runs and the runs this year in preparation for track

Carly Elliott

Triple Jump

Future Plans: Attend SUNY Fredonia to major in Biology

Favorite CA Track Memory: Meeting people from other schools helped me make a lot of new friends

Gabe Erickson

Pentathlon, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump

Future Plans: Undecided

Favorite CA Track Memory: Winning Sectionals in the Pentathlon Sophomore Year and in the 110 hurdles junior year

Alexi Farnes

Triple Jump

Future Plans: Attend Syracuse University to study Psychology and Political Science

Favorite CA Track Memory: Watching Coach Sedita jump rope

Ryan Hough

400m, 800m, 4 x 800 relay

Future Plans: Attend Nazareth College, majoring in physical therapy and swimming on the men's swim team

Dinya Hughes

100m, 200m, Long Jump, 4 x 100 relay

Future Plans: Attend College

Favorite CA Track Memory: Getting closer with my teammates

Kyla Linzy-Richardson


Future Plans: Attend College

Favorite CA Track Memory: Meeting new people

Matthew McMullen

1600m, 3200m, Steeplechase

Future Plans: Attend Villanova University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering

Favorite CA Track Memory: Steeple practices with Molly

Kitty Messina

Shot put & Discus

Future Plans: Attend SUNY Delhi for welding, playing softball & indoor track & field

Favorite CA Track Memory: Making new friends

Molly O'Neill


Future Plans: Attend Gettysburg College, majoring in Mathematics and running corss country and track

Favorite CA Track Memory: Getting to teach others how to do steeplechase and share my passion for the event with people who had never gotten to try it before

Alexa Rizzo

100 m hurdles, 4 x 100 relay, Triple Jump

Future Plans: Attend Nazareth College and joining the track & field team

Favorite CA Track Memory: Participating in state qualifiers

Aidan Russell

100m, 200m, 400 m, 4 x 100 relay

Future Plans: Attend the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in economics and international relations, on a pre-law track

Favorite CA Track Memory: It’s been an amazing experience spending 4 years in this program and building relationships with friends and coaches.

Michaela Simpson

800m, Long Jump, Pole Vault

Future Plans: Attending Finger Lakes Community College, focusing on animal science

Favorite CA Track Memory: Spending time with the team, hanging out at meets, and cheering on my teammates during their events. Also, working on pole vault at practice.

Sarah Stratton

Shot Put, Discus, 100m

Future Plans: College, Undecided, but hopes to play volleyball & run track

Favorite CA Track Memory: Every meet being cold & raining, and making it to the state qualifiers

Emma VanGorder

400m, 800m

Future Plans: Attend Hobart & William Smith Collegews to mjor in dance and recieve my teaching certification, while also running cross country

Favorite CA Track Memory: My absolute favorite memory was when the whole team circled around Draven when the home meet was over and instead of leaving every single teammate stayed to cheer him on.

Alena Von Rhedey

Shot put, Discus, 800m

Future Plans: Attend the University of Vermont, pre-med track with a major in biochemistry

Favorite CA Track Memory: Hanging out and joking around with friends during practice, and aggression Wednesdays

Lilly Von Rhedey


Future Plans: Attend SUNY Oneonta, majoring in Environmental Studies

Favorite CA Track Memory: Going on long runs with the girls

Natalie Wall

High Jump, Triple Jump

Future Plans: Attend SUNY Geneseo to study geology

Favorite CA Track Memory: Spending everyday with the high jumpers, and going to state qualifiers. Parting thoughts: Enjoy every moment you have with your friends on the team because it goes by really fast! And a big shutout to all the amazing coaches that pushed us to be the best possible versions of ourselves!

Maria Williams

Shot Put, Discus

Future Plans: Attend College & Major in Early Childhood Education

Favorite CA Track Memory: I'm going to miss making jokes with Coach Sutter, and being able to goof off with everyone.

Once a Brave, Always a Brave


Margie Wall