Every bit of the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field team's talent and determination was required to maintain a league win streak that dates back to 2001.
The Northstars' 41st win in a row, a 73-67 decision over Utica Proctor, was in question most of the way, right up to the closing event, the 4x400 relay.
Brooke Binion, Katie Kennedy, Chelsea Davidson and Nicole Campagna ran the legs, with Campagna holding off Proctor in the last 400 meters as CNS won in 4:20.1 and kept the streak alive.
Already in the meet, the Northstars had swept the distance runs. Katie Laris prevailed at 800 meters (2:39), while Christina Sakowski claimed the 1,500-meter run (5:33) and Michaela Donabella ran 3,000 meters in 12:24. Laris also teamed with Sarah Lounsbury, Lindsay Raulli and Taylor Wendler to take the 4x800 relay (10:55).
Elsewhere, Jasmine Thompson tok the 100-meter high hurdles (15.2 seconds), while Valerie Langevin took the shot put by tossing it 31 feet 5 inches.
Proctor had two different athletes win three individual events. Geanitta McClain prevailed in the 100-meter dash (12.5 seconds), 200-meter dash (26.2 seconds) and long jump (17 feet 5 inches), while Skykiera Hayward took the 400-meter dash (1:03.5), 400 hurdles (1:00.5) and high jump (5 feet 2 inches).
Back home at Bragman Stadium, the CNS boys team had an easier time of it, beating Proctor by a score of 96-45.
Chris Buchanan ran to victory in both the mile (4:42.3) and 3,200-meter run (10:24.2), while Eric Sykora cleared 12 feet in the pole vault, just ahead of teammates Dillon McKee (11 feet 6 inches) and Brendan Ryan (10 feet 6 inches).
In sprints, Mike Fiume took the 200-meter dash (23.1 seconds) and Tony Rogers earned the 400-meter title in 51.1 seconds. Alex Neumeister sped to a win in the 400 hurdles in 59.7 seconds.