Liverpool track teams battle past B'ville

Depth and versatility were the traits that helped the Liverpool girls track and field team control last Wednesday's meet against Baldwinsville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.

Even without winning any of the three relay contests, the Warriors still beat the Bees by a comfortable 92-49 margin.

And it did so with just one multiple winner -- Janeeka Benson, who roared through the 100-meter high hurdles in 15.2 seconds and added a title in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.4.

Wanetta Rodney added a 100-meter dash title in 12.4 seconds, while Trina Bills got a victory in the 400-meter dash in a clocking of 1:02.4.

As part of a sweep of three distance running events, Miranda McConnell claimed first in the 800-meter run in 2:30.7, while Brigid Heenan needed 5:08.2 to prevail at 1,500 meters and Brigid Heenan got a win in the 3,000-meter run in 11:28.9.

In field events, Harmony Cross cleared 4 feet 10 inches in the high jump, as Emily Chen won the pole vault by surpassing 7 feet 6 inches. Tyler Ash threw the shot put 31 feet 4 inches as Savannah Forrell gained a victory in the discus, tossing it 83 feet 8 inches.

Liverpool kept it up a day later, when the boys Warriors took its turn at Baldwinsville and knocked off the Bees 90-51, a number nearly identical to the girls meet.

T.J. Davis had a big day. He ran the 100-meter dash in 11.1 seconds, then went 21 feet 5 1/2 inches in the long jump and took the 200-meter dash in 22.8 seconds.

Ethan Hickey, for his part, needed 4:34.4 to tear through the mile, then held off B'ville's Seth Jackson for a winning time of 10:00.2 in the 3,200-meter run. Pat Single swept through the shot put (47 3 3/4 inches) and discus (112 feet 6 inches) throwing events.

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