With the last big obstacle out of the way, the stage is clear for the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field team's pair of clashes with Liverpool this week.
In separate events last Wednesday afternoon, the girls Northstars beat Baldwinsville 104-37 at Bragman Stadium, while the CNS boys went to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium and blew out the Bees in a 112-29 decision.
Everywhere at B'ville, the boys Northstars offered highlights, including Andy Kahl earning a clearance of 6 feet 4 inches in the high jump and tying Eric Munoz in the long jump, each going 18 feet 7 inches. Kahl went 40 feet 8 inches in the triple jump to beat Munoz (40 feet 5 inches) by three inches.
Kahl also finished second in the 400-meter dash (52.0 seconds) as teammate Tony Rogers won in 51.6 seconds. Ben Brown edged the Bees' Sean Bernstein in the 100-meter dash in 11.3 seconds as Devin Young, in 23.3 seconds, beat Brown (23.5) in the 200-meter dash.
Young, Brown, Charles Haven and Brandon Marlow combined to take the 4x100 relay in 44.5 seconds, and in the 4x400 CNS had Rogers and Marlow teaming with Shaun Hyde and Jake Whritenour to win in 3:37.3.
In distance running, Nathan MacNabb went 4:31 in the mile to beat B'ville's Seth Jackson by 2.2 seconds, and though Jackson (10:11.9) beat Chris Buchanan (10:13.6) in the 3,200, MacNabb added an 800-meter victory in 2:01.8, holding off Whritenour (2:01.1) to prevail.
Ty Howington needed 15.8 seconds to win the 110-meter high hurdles, as Andy Neumeister tore through the 400 hurdles in 1:00.6 to beat Hyde (1:02.3) in that event.
Craig Barber, in the pole vault, cleared 11 feet 6 inches as Eric Sykora cleared 11 feet. Dan Minahan and Peter Foti each threw the shot put 45 feet 6 inches, while Richie Lickfield.