Skaneateles track sweeps Caz, Hannibal

Moving to 3-1 in the OHSL Liberty division, the Skaneateles girls track and field team went to Buckley-Volo Field last Wednesday and dominated against Cazenovia and Homer, beating those other Lakers 100-41 and handling the Warriors 125-15.

Victoria Sakal needed 13.0 seconds to take the 100-meter dash and 27.5 seconds to beat the field in the 200-meter dash. She also teamed with Cassie Berg, Carley Baulick and Kaela Fiutak to win the 4x100 realy in 53.1 seconds.

Eileen Ford, who was first in the 400-meter dash (1:03.4), helped Amanda Gray, Alex Dembs and Kelsey Eishelman as Skaneateles won the 4x800 relay in 10:17.2.

In other distance races, Beatrice Walton covered 800 meters in 2:30.3 and Blair Gage took the 3,000-meter run in 12:34.4. Christie Barnett ran the 400 hurdles in 1:09 flat and helped Walton, Gray and Carly Strods win the 4x100 relay in 4:21.

In field events, Caroline Walton swept the discus (96 feet 9 1/2 inches) and shot put (31 feet 2 inches), while Madison Eckles cleared 9 feet in the pole vault to beat Cazenovia's Piper Gianforte (8 feet 6 inches). Gabby Eckles won the high jump, clearing 4 feet 10 inches.

As this was going on, the Skaneateles boys team was earning its own sweep, beating Cazenovia 75-66 and rolling past Homer 94-43.

Brae Kriever and Patrick Rooney both won twice. Kriever swept to titles in the 100 (11.4 seconds) and 200 (24.0 seconds), while Rooney unleashed a triple jump of 41 feet 7 1/4 inches and tore through the 400 hurdles in 58 seconds flat.

In the 400-meter dash, Calvin Davis prevailed in 53.7 seconds, while Tim Lewis cleared 5 feet 8 inches in the high jump and Drake Hill threw the shot put 44 feet 2 inches.

Skaneateles gained its margin through sweeping the 4x100 (48.4 seconds), 4x400 (3:34.9) and 4x800 (8:47.7) relays. Davis, Lewis, Rooney, Kriever, Xander Edwards, Ethan LaPort, Kevin Gregg, John Turose, Steven Tucker, Mark Cannuciari and Eric Stucker all took part.

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