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Vote Now: Section 4 Athlete of the Week, Feb. 17-23 (Binghamton) logo (Binghamton) 2/24/2020 Staff report,

Voting for the Athletes of the Week is now live. Be sure to vote before the poll closes on Thursday night for your favorite performance from a Section 4 Athlete.

Here are the boys candidates: 

Carter Anderson, Ithaca, swimming, senior: He was a quadruple winner in the Section 4 Class A championship meet, leading the Little Red to the team title. Anderson won the 200-yard freestyle in a pool-record 1:45.68 and finished 15 seconds faster than the runner-up in the 500 freestyle. He also helped Ithaca to wins in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. All four times eclipsed the state standard.

Eli Lanfear, Chenango Valley, swimming, junior: He won four events in the Section 4 Class C championship meet, with each time under the state standard.  He won the 50 freestyle in 21.81 seconds and the 100 freestyle in a pool-record 46.79. Lanfear also helped Chenango Valley win the 200 medley relay (1:39.69) and 200 freestyle relay (pool record 1:29.37).

Jalen Hardison, Newfield, basketball, freshman: Scored eight points and recorded nine steals, including several in big moments down the stretch, as the Trojans defeated Marathon, 57-54, in the IAC small schools championship game.

Here are the girls candidates: 

Kiara Fisher, Elmira, basketball, senior: Fisher scored 22 points Wednesday in the Express’ 85-71 STAC semifinal win over Maine-Endwell and then scored 19 points in a 74-44 victory over Oneonta on Friday in the STAC final.

Kelly Moravec, Newfield, basketball, junior: She scored a game-high 17 points, hitting four 3-pointers, as Newfield beat Union Springs, 48-37, to earn its first Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament title since 1980 with a win in the conference’s Small School final.

Hannah Ferguson, Newark Valley, basketball, sophomore: Scored a game-high 15 points, nearly matching the point total of her opponents in a 72-16 victory over Whitney Point in the IAC large schools championship game. The Cardinals are 20-0 this season.

The sports staffs of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, Star-Gazette and Ithaca Journal determine the finalists using their findings, reported results and nominations from you. Remember to send your nominations for boys and girls Athletes of the Week to Nominations can be sent any time.

Remember to include the athlete’s name, school, year, and why you think that person should be our Athlete of the Week.

The winners will be announced on our websites every Friday afternoon.

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This article originally appeared on Vote Now: Section 4 Athlete of the Week, Feb. 17-23


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