Apr 23, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
At least for the moment, move the Baldwinsville boys track and field team to the top in the CNY Counties League National division.
The Bees earned a tie with Cicero-North Syracuse for that top spot during last Wednesday’s meet against Liverpool at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, fighting its way past the Warriors 81-60.
Three different times, Sean Bernstein took individual titles. He claimed the 100-meter dash in 10.9 seconds, beating teammate Rudy Sapp by half a second, and also rolled in the 200-meter dash as he won in 22.8 seconds.
Bernstein also cleared 5 feet 8 inches to win the high jump and, in the 4×100 relay, teamed with Sapp, Todd Mitchell and Parker Kiff for a first-place clocking of 45.0 seconds.
As that went on, Kyle Rogers was winning the long jump, going 19 feet 7 inches, as an addition to his winning the 400-meter dash in 52.6 seconds. He also helped the Bees’ 4×400 team post 3:40.9, just behind Liverpool, who won in 3:38.5.
B’ville flourished in field events, where Brian Kane went 39 feet 1 inch in the triple jump, Alan Gribble won the pole vault (8 feet) and Matt Getman tossed the discus 125 feet 2 inches.
In other close calls, Nathan McCabe finished second in the mile (4:34.2), with Adam Pacheck third in both that event and the 3,200. Tim Chambers (2:02.1) nearly beat Liverpool’s Alex Wilke (2:01.8) at 800 meters as Kyle McCaleb finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.9 seconds.
A day earlier, the B’ville girls team met Liverpool and found points difficult to obtain in a 110-31 loss to the Warriors.
Nicole Fecco did sneak in and take first in the 800-meter run in 2:27.7. She joined Jaime Balloni, Ashley Shaheen and Kristina Sprague to take the 4×800 relay in 10:10.
Liverpool won every other event, as stars like Wanetta Rodney (100-meter dash, 12.8 seconds) and Trina Bills (400-meter dash, 1:01.2) stood out.
As a cap to the week, B’ville hosted, on the boys side, the annual John Arcaro Memorial Relays, where it would finish second with 84 points as Cicero-North Syracuse won with 119 points.
In the 4×1,600 relay, the Bees’ quartet of Pacheck, Chambers, McCabe and Shaun Thompson won in 18:53.4. Kane and Bernstein won the high jump, combining to clear 12 feet, while Thompson helped B’ville, take the 3,000 steeplechase in 21:01.5.
B’ville also got second in the 110 high hurdles (33.0 seconds), distance medley relay (10:56.7) and 4×800 relay (8:46.3). Also, the Bees had third-place efforts in the 400 hurdles (2:07.7), sprint medley relay (2:07.0) and 4×100 (44.7 seconds), plus fifth-place efforts in the discus, long jump and triple jump.
Meanwhile, the girls Bees were at the Warrior/Hawk Invitational at Central Square, where Green participated in the five-event pentathlon and won with a total of 2,626 points, beating the field by more than 400 points.
Balloni finished second in the 400 in 1:01.6 and Fecco was second in the 800, her time of 2:22.2 just behind Liverpool’s Miranda McConnell (2:20.4).