CNS holds off F-M, wins Constantino meet

Those days where the Cicero-North Syracuse boys indoor track and field team flew far away from the field in weekly meets might be gone.

Still, the Northstars are winning, and did so again last Wednesday night in the George Constantino Invitational at Manley Field House.

CNS finished with 68 points, still clear of everyone. Fayetteville-Manlius was second, with 57 points, while Baldwinsville (39 points) lay claim to third place.

And the Northstars pulled this out while winning just one event -- the 55-meter hurdles, where Ty Howington prevailed by inches over Rome Free Academy's Santino Emmanuele, both finishing in 8.35 seconds.

Andy Kahl had dominated the high jump all season, but he had to settle for second as he cleared 6 feet 4 inches, the same as Josey Witter (Skaneateles), but had more misses than Witter.

Jeff Azzoto ran to second in the 300-meter dash in 37.48 seconds, while Nathan MacNabb needed 4:29.36 to claim the runner-up spot in the mile behind Westhill's Greg Pallotta (4:26.52).

In yet another second-place effort, Zach Marchese, Nick Orlando, Mike Fischer and Devin Young combined for a time of 1:35.91 in the 4x200 relay, a number only B'ville (1:34.89) could top.

Ben Ludovici could only manage fourth place in the 1,000-meter run (2:39.61), as Kevin Cusworth got fifth place in the 3,200-meter run in 10:19.03. Cusworth and Ludovici joined Matt Perkins and Joe Losito for a fourth-place clocking of 8:43.64 in the 4x800 relay.

In field events outside of the high jump, Dan Minahan grabbed third place in the shot put (46 feet 1 3/4 inches), Craig Barber took fourth in the pole vault by clearing 11 feet 6 inches, and Andy Neumeister had a fifth-place triple jump of 40 feet 1 inch.

F-M, meanwhile, had a lot of its own success, especially in the sprints.

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