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Medals galore for Queens natives in Empire State Games

Richard Jones of St. Albans won a silver medal with a time of 41.83 seconds in the 4x100 relay. Jones also won a silver in the 4x400 relay final with a time of 3:16.24. For the women, Jamaica's Idara Inokon took silver in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.06, and won gold in the 4x400 relay final, finishing in 3:48.87. Loretta Schuellein, raised in Queens, won the 10K racewalk in 55.49, while Rosalind Adams, formerly of Townsend Harris, came in second in 56.31. Schuellein took silver in the 20K racewalk with a time of 2:01:12Canoe In the mens and womens canoe single 500 meters, Julian Bednarek of Queens took silver with a time of 2:21.06, and took bronze in the canoe 200 meter final with a time of 53.75. DivingLong Island City's Hugo Salazar Jr. won bronze in the one-meter-optional dive with a score of 478.85. Salazar also won bronze in the three-meter-optional with a 433.65 score, and took gold along with Sunnyside's Julian Acevedo in the mens and women synchronized final with a score of 412.60.JudoIosef Sadykov of Kew Gardens won silver in the 132-pound division, while his coach, Arkadiy Aronov took the bronze in the open weight class. SwimmingBrian Koralewski of Queens took home the bronze in the open mens 400 meter freestyle relay with a time of 4:00.21.WeightliftingIn the mens middlweight division, Vadim Savchuk of Forest Hills won a bronze with a result of 240, while in the women's mid-heavyweight division. Denise Gray of Jamaica won gold with a score of 150.VolleyballOpen mens team won the silver medal.Scholastic DivisionArcheryIn the mens all-around overall event, Matthew Miller of Glendale won a silver medal with a score of 1544.Track and FieldAshlei Alexander of Springfield Gardens took bronze in the women's shot-put with 10.70 meters.DivingSunnyside's Julian Acevedo won gold in the men's one-meter-optional-dive with a score of 564.60, and also took gold in the three-meter-optional-dive with a score of 485.35.SwimmingIn the mens 1500 meter freestyle final, James Pickel of Queens took home the bronze with a time of 18:32.80. Masters DivisionGolfTerry Cannon of Flushing won silver in the 18 hole final 45-54 with a score of 69.Reach reporter Mitch Abramson by e-mail at or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 130.

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