CNS, Liverpool track both win at Cortland

In the last indoor track meet of 2009, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool indoor track and field teams both snagged wins during the CNY Indoor Track Association gathering last Tuesday at SUNY-Corltand's Lusk Field House.

CNS won on the girls side, picking up 72 points to edge out Liverpool, who earned 62 points. Mexico was a distant third with 41 points.

Jasmine Thompson, Nicole Campagna, Sarah Dean and Maria Lamontagne dominated the 1,600 distance medley, the Northstars winning in 4:25.96, more than half a minute ahead of the field. Thompson (9.03 seconds) and Jessica Wheeler (9.77 seconds) had the top two individual times in the 55-meter hurdles, too, as Liverpool got third in 23.08 seconds.

Campagna also joined Katie Laris, Jamie Ryan and Chelsea Davidson as CNS won the 4x400 relay in 4:26.66. Liverpool was fourth in 4:40.96.

CNS and Liverpool went 1-2 in the 2,000 distance medley. Marissa Colburn, Brooke Binion, Dajia Delee and Jacqlynn Halstead led the Northstars to victory in 6:01.27 as Jessica Attaway, Laura Patrick, Trina Bills and Carly Bonzerato helped Liverpool get second place in 6:21.54.

Katie Osborne and Brooke Binion both made clearances in the high jump (8 feet 8 inches total), helping CNS prevail as Liverpool's Meagan Turner finished second among individuals and third overall.

Sometimes, the Warriors came out on top, as in the 4x800 relay, where Bills, Lesley Bowers, Chelsea Attaway and Rachel Putman prevailed in 10:04.84 and CNS (10:29.76) had to settle for second place.

Tatiana Gladney won the individual shot put (32 feet 3 inches), as she and Liverpool teammate Evelyn White took the team crown with 58 feet 1 1/2 inches. Valerie Langevin and Heather Huff helped CNS (57 feet 8 3/4 inches) earn second place. Chelsea Attaway cleared 8 feet and won the pole vault, with the Warriors also fifth in the triple jump.

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