Both of the West Genesee track and field teams took a swing at Cicero-North Syracuse last Wednesday afternoon -- and both would miss.
In the case of the boys Wildcats, even being on its home track in Camillus could not keep the Northstars from winning its 20th straight league meet in a 93-48 decision.
Still, there were plenty of individual highlights. Steve Houghmaster beat all the CNS distance runners, taking the mile in a swift 4:25.6 and also claiming the 800-meter run in 2:03 flat.
Meanwhile, Zac Karpinski (10.9 seconds) and Jeremy Jones (11.0 seconds) went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash. Karpinski also prevailed in the 200-meter dash in 22.5 seconds as Jones won the long jump, going 21 feet 8 1/4 inches.
Karpinski, Jones, Greg Kurtz and Christos Dimkos teamed up to win the 4x100 relay in 44.8 seconds, while Jon Richardson came close in both the 110 high hurdles (16.0 seconds) and 400 hurdles, where he finished in 58.7 seconds as Alex Neumeister (58.4 seconds) won.
Up at Bragman Stadium, WG's girls team lost to CNS 98-43 as it couldn't keep that group of Northstars from its 43rd straight league win.
Katie Bott and Carly Graham still won five events between them. Bott took the 400-meter dash (1:01.8), beat the field in the 200-meter dash (26.7 seconds) and added a top time of 1:09.8 in the 400 hurdles.
Graham, for her part, ran 1,500 meters in 4:48.9 and also won the 800-meter run in 2:26.2. Brianna McGraw contributed a victory in the 100-meter dash in 13.2 seconds.
Back on April 25, Graham had blazed to a split of 2:21.5 as she helped Graham, Colleen Smith and Kristin Waters take the 4x800 relay at the Warrior/Hawk Invitational at Central Square in a time of 10:05.1.
Both of WG's teams participated in Friday meets -- the boys going to the New Hartford Invitational, the girls to the Coaches Association Invitational at Chittenango.