Even though lead concerns have closed the turf at Cicero-North Syracuse High School's Bragman Stadium, the track oval and its surrounding facilities are still open for business.
And the boys Northstars took full advantage of this last Wednesday afternoon, controlling its meet against Henninger as it beat the Black Knights 102-39.
Ty Howington, Andy Kahl and Nathan MacNabb each had two wins. Howington needed just 15.6 seconds to take the 110-meter high hurdles and also won the 400 hurles in 1:00.7.
Kahl cleared 6 feet 4 inches in the high jump, then moved over to the triple jump and won by going 43 feet 11 inches. Kahl was also second (19 feet 8 inches) to teammate Eric Munoz (19 feet 10 inches) in the long jump.
As for MacNabb, he ran 800 meters in 2:10.9 and also prevailed in the mile in 4:50.6. Chris Buchanan completed the distance-running sweep by taking the 3,200-meter run in 9:15.6.
Craig Barber won the pole vault, clearing 12 feet as teammate Eric Sikora (10 feet 6 inches) finished second. Peter Foti tied Henninger's Demetrius Barnes in the shot put, each throwing it 45 feet 11 inches.
Tony Rogers, who beat Jake Whritenour, 51.7 seconds to 52.1, in the 400-meter dash, teamed with Kahl, Brandon Marlow and Shaun Hyde to win the 4x400 relay in 3:36.1. Mike Perkins, Kevin Cusworth, Mike Velasco and John Smith combined to run the 4x800 relay in 9:15.6.
Henninger's Andre Britton would stand out for his side, winning both the 100-meter dash (10.7 seconds) and 200-meter dash (22.4 seconds) and taking second (6 feet) behind Kahl in the high jump. Britton, Greg Spears, Mike Johnson and Shaquille Leggett teamed for a 4x100 relay time of 43.6 seconds to beat the CNS quartet of Brown, Marlow, Devin Young and Charles Haven (44.1 seconds).