CNS track teams rip Baldwinsville

Calling on every bit of its depth and talent, the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field teams took care of Baldwinsville in two different locales on a wet Wednesday afternoon.

In the boys meet at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, the Northstars had more than enough for a 91.5-49.5 victory over the Bees.

The basis for this win was a great mark in field events. Andy Kahl cleared 6 feet 4 inches in the high jump, as Craig Barber (11 feet) and Mike Fischer (10 feet 6 inches) went 1-2 in the pole vault.

Jeff Crooks won the discus with a throw of 112 feet, as teammates Richie Lickfield and Dan Minahan each tossed the shot put 42 feet 2 inches.

Many of the races were tight. For example, in the 110-meter high hurdles, Ty Howington edged out teammate Andy Neumeister, though both hit the line in 16.2 seconds. Nick Orlando lost by an inch to B'ville's Tyler Massaro in the 100-meter dash, each of them finishing in 11.7 seconds.

It was true in longer races, too, as Nathan MacNabb, in a time of 4:46.5, held off Ben Ludovici (4:46.8) for a one-two finish in the mile, the lone distance race where CNS would prevail.

One rout took place in the 400-meter hurdles, where James Thurn tore through the lap in 56.4 seconds, a top time in Section III this spring.

CNS also won two of the three relays. Ludovici, MacNabb, Jake Whritenour and Kevin Cusworth combined to take the 4x800 (8:18.8), while Thurn and Whritenour helped Jeff Azzoto and Zach Marchese prevail in the 4x400 in a clocking of 3:32.8.

Back at Bragman Stadium, CNS was dominating a three-way girls meet, beating Baldwinsville 102-39 and dumping West Genesee 125-16.

Katie Duerr won twice, holding off Lauren Slocum to take the 800 (2:29.5) and running the 1,500 in 4:58.3 as Lindsay Raulli (5:00.3) was second. Alicia Finger (10:55.3) and Taylor Wendler (10:58.4) went 1-2 in the 3,000.

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