Liverpool edges CNS to win Christmas Relays

By the tiniest margin possible -- a single point -- the Liverpool girls indoor track and field team beat Cicero-North Syracuse in the Dec. 19 CNY Indoor Track Association Christmas Relays, held at Hamilton College.

The Warriors finished with 76 points, to the Northstars' total of 75. Jamesville-DeWitt was strong, too, taking third place with 66 points.

In such a close contest, the difference could be as minute as what took place in the high jump. Liverpool (Meagan Turner, Megan Earle) and CNS (Jasmine Thompson, Katie Osborne) both cleared 9 feet 8 inches, but the Warriors did so with fewer misses, and took first place with 10 points to the Northstars' eight.

Chelsea Attaway and Trina Bills teamed up to win the 800-meter relay in 5:17.69. Liverpool got to second in the pole vault, where Attaway cleared 8 feet, while Hannah Anthes and Shae Shenandoah got second (1:01.06) in the 200-meter dash.

Nikki Carfi and Megan Earle teamed for second place in the 55-meter hurdles in 20.94 seconds. The Warriors were third in the triple jump (56 feet 4 1/2 inches) and long jump (27 feet 3/4 inch) and fourth in the shot put and 3,000-meter run.

CNS won the shot put as Valerie Langevin and Casey Wilmer (second and third, respectively, among individuals) had combined tosses of 65 feet 9 1/2 inches. In the 600-meter run, Maria Lamontagne (second) and Marissa Colburn (third) earned a victory in 6:29.98.

Taylor Wendler and Nicole Watterud teamed to win the 3,000-meter relay, their times adding up to 22:18.33, while Nicole Campagna and Chelsea Davidson earned victory in the 600-meter run in 3:35.02, ahead of runner-up Liverpool (3:37.58), even though Bills took the individual title in 1:44.60.

The Northstars' tandem of Sarah Shannon and Dana Rinaldi ran to second in the 1,500-meter relay (10:59.89), while CNS also was fourth in the 800 and 400 relays.

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