CICERO - Local athletes competed well at the New York Public High School Athletic Association state meet in day one of the two-day event at Cicero-North Syracuse High School Friday.

For Corning, Lindsey Butler and Quinn Nicholson of Corning each posted second-place finishes.

Butler cruised to a win in her heat in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.17, but was edged by Rush Henrietta’s Haley Riorden, the 20th-seeded runner, who ran to a time of 2:09.86 in another heat.

“I was really expecting some better competition in the last heat,” said Butler. “I’m a little upset about that, but it’s a personal record, so I can’t be too upset.”

For Nicholson, he set a Corning school record and a personal best time of 9:10.62 in the 3,200-meter finals. Shea Weilbaker of Saratoga Springs took first with a time of 9:07.26.

“I’m not too upset with how I did,” said the senior. “I kinda went into it not feeling as great I did in indoor, but I gave it my best effort. I was hobbling the last 50 meters, I gave it everything I had.”

Others competing for Corning included Jayla Skeete, who finished 14th in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:01.17. Dan Gahagan ran to a 16th-place finish in the boys 800-meter in 1:56.62. Otto Sutton finished 15th in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.77 and Litia Werner took 16th in the discus (102-3). Isaac Cornfield finished 14th in the 400-meter dash preliminary round (51.32) and Alex Spicer took 19th in the preliminary round of the 100-meter dash (11.3). The girls 4x400 relay of Skeete, Elora Ferrie, Butler and Cleo Baker finished 10th with a time of 4:00.85 and the boys 4x400 relay of Jack Larson, Harrison Lynch, Cornfield and Alex Spicer finished eighth in 3:24.81.

Overall, Corning head coach Joe Melanson thought the day was a mixed bag.

“We had some highs and some lows,” he said. “Some things we were happy with and some things we could have done better.”

Other local finishes on day one included Madison Klein of Horseheads, who finished 17th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:29.26; Elmira’s Dan Fedor took seventh in the discus (148-7); Odessa-Montour’s Zach Elliot was fifth in Division II discus (140-7); and Elmira Notre Dame’s Alyssa Walker finished 28th in the 800-meter run (2:19.32).

Day two of the state meet will start today at 10 a.m.

Bryce Derrick (3,000-meter steeplechase) and Corning’s relays of Claire Mason, Skeete, Alivia Collins, Butler, Baker and Grace Bicker will run in the 4x800-meter relay and the team of Derrick, Nicholson, Sutton, John Cleary, Gahagan and Torrey Jacobson-Evans will run in the boys 4x800-meter relay.