Girls track Lakers win Madison County meet

Everywhere one looked during last Friday's Ryan Wells Memorial Madison County Championships at Canastota High School, the Cazenovia girls track and field team was racking up points.

In the end, the Lakers had 221 points, more than enough to prevail in the 28th edition of this spring classic as the host Raiders took second with 138 points. Oneida (114 points) was in third place.

Paige Biviano won three times for the Lakers' cause. She dominated the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.8 seconds, then went 15 feet 7 inches in the long jump and threw the javelin 72 feet 1 inch for yet another title.

Audrey Bowers ruled in the sprints. She won the 100-meter dash in 13.8 seconds and took the 200-meter dash in 27.9 seconds, both times holding off Morrisville-Eaton's Emily Sherwood.

Also, Bowers helped Cazenovia's 4x100 relay team prevail in 54.7 seconds, along with Katie Woodworth, who was third in both the 100 and 200 behind Bowers. Bowers got third place in the long jump (14 feet) behind Biviano.

Meghen Liddell rolled to victory in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:37.3 and also got second place in the 400 hurdles in 1:16.6. Rae Toby ran to second in the 3,000-meter run (12:39.2), watching as Canastota's Allison Lasnicki (10:39.3) set a meet record.

Holly Marcelle joined in, beating the field in the 800-meter run with a clocking of 2:32.5 and also finishing third (5:28.1) at 1,500 meters. Meghen Morrow was third in the 100 hurdles in 19.1 seconds, and the Lakers got second in the 4x400 (4:33.6), 4x800 (11:35.5) and 4x1,600 (26:47.7) relays.

As a cap to this big day, Laura Fitch dominated the five-event pentathlon, earning 1,323 points as her teammate, Patrice Gonzalez, took second with 589 points.Also, Piper Gianforte earned a win in the pole vault when she cleared 8 feet.

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