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CNS track teams sweep West Genny

Turning to field events, Jared Thomson swept through the discus with a throw of 122 feet 7 inches and won the shot put by tossing it 42 feet 5 1/2 inches.

Devin Mertens cleared 6 feet in the high jump, while Dillon McKee surpassed 11 feet in the pole vault and Eric Munoz needed 41 feet 3 inches to win the triple jump.

The work continued on the weekend, as CNS got a preview of this week's first-place duel with Baldwinsville at Friday's New Hartford Invitational, held at Sauquoit Valley because the Spartans' own track is getting replaced.

The Northstars had 69 points -- but the Bees finished with 71 points and gained the top spot.

In the 4x200 relay, Fiume, Marlow, Ben Brown and Zach Brown won in 1:33.82, more than a second ahead of New Hartford (1:34.97). CNS also won the 4x400 as Marlow, Whritenour, Fiume and Zach Brown finished in 3:30.39, more than two seconds ahead of Corcoran. The Northstars were third in the 4x100 and fourth in both the sprint medley and 4x800, meaning it got 34 points out of the relays alone.

Neumeister sped to 58.58 seconds in the 400 hurdles, but finished second to Oneida star Pat McLaughlin (57.22). Buchanan ran to second in the 3,200 in 9:51.33 as B'ville's Shaun Thompson (9:34.96) prevailed.

Dunbar ran to fourth place at 800 meters (2:03.03), as NMunoz took third in the triple jump with 42 feet 1 1/2 inches as Carl Patzer finished fifth.

On Saturday, the CNS girls went to the Rome Invitational at Rome Free Academy Stadium and gained a fair share of wins, too.

Thompson won the 100 hurdles in 15.2 seconds, tying her best time of the season, and went 16 feet to earn first in the long jump. She also had a third (34 feet 10 1/2 inches) in the triple jump. as the Northstars beat the field in the 4x800 in 10:07.4.

Nicole Campagna, in 2:24.6, won the 800 over Whitesboro's Kelsey Peek by 2.6 seconds, and Colburn beat the field in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:44.6 as Schuyler Cary (8:02.7) finished fourth.

Watterud gained second in the 3,000 in 10:51 flat, while Langevin threw the discus 103 feet 5 inches for third place. Gina Campagna was fourth in the high jump and Stacie DeCarr earned 1,978 points in the pentathlon for her own fourth-place finish.

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