J-E track splits with Westhill, sweeps CBA

Taking a big step right into the heated OHSL Liberty division race, the Jordan-Elbridge girls track and field team knocked off Westhill as part of a three-way meet last Wednesday that also involved Christian Brothers Academy.

The Eagles defeated the Warriors 77-58, just as it was topping the Brothers 81-56. Westhill, for its part, beat CBA 77-62.

This leaves J-E and Westhill both 3-1 in league meets, tied for second with Cazenovia, one point behind 4-0 Skaneateles.

With CBA's Melissa Zajdel sweeping all three sprints (including a swift 400-meter dash of 58.7 seconds), J-E managed to pick up a few more remaining contests to go in front.

Katie Darling won twice for the Eagles, unleashing a long jump of 15 feet 10 inches and a triple jump of 33 feet 6 1/2 inches. Nicole Darling prevailed in the 800-meter run (2:34.2), while Lyndsay Hollis ran the 400 hurdles in 1:09.9. Eloise Rogers won the shot put, tossing it 27 feet 9 inches.

J-E also prevented Westhill from a relay sweep when Hollis, Katie Darling, Kim Foltz and Maggie Nuber got together and took the 4x400 in a time of 4:25.3.

For its part, the Warriors won three times in field events. Paula Sanz had a rare double, taking the pole vault (7 feet) and throwing the discus 73 feet 3 inches. Kathyrn Christensen cleared 4 feet 4 inches in the high jump.

Abby Lee worked on the oval and won the 100-meter hurdles (16.9 seconds) as Heather Clancy, Kate Powers, Katie Lenkiewicz and Catherine Coon took the 4x800 relay in 10:50.7. Cathy Butler, Liz Sheridan, Alyssa Cywilko and Sarah Daily gave Westhill a 4x100 relay title in a clocking of 1:01.3.

While all this was going on, Westhill would sweep both sides of the boys meet, improving to 4-0 in league competition as it beat J-E 102.5-38.5 and handled CBA 100-40. The Eagles beat the Brothers 89-52.

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