Feb 06, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Each of the area’s indoor track and field teams was forced to sit idle on Jan. 28 as winter weather wiped out the John Arcaro Invitational.
But it cleared up eight days later for the runners and jumpers to return to Manley Field House for last Thursday’s George Constantino Invitational, where plenty of good things happened.
In the girls meet, Fayetteville-Manlius finished fifth, with 32 points, while Jamesville-DeWitt got 21 points for seventh place and CBA (14 points) tied for eighth. By a single point, Liverpool (46) edged Cicero-North Syracuse (45) for the top spot.
For the Hornets, more than half the points came from the 1,500-meter run, where Courtney Chapman won in a time of 4:44.65, well clear of Hannah Luber, who was second in 4:54.11.
Jessica Marini got second place in the 800-meter run in 1:41.03, while Alex Seabury (16 feet 3/4 inch) and Kelly Perry (15 feet 7 inches) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the high jump.
J-D saw Eileen Cody claim second place in the 1,000-meter run in 3:12.27 and Marae Tearney sprint to third place in the 55-meter dash in 7.67 seconds. Marissa Colavecchio tied for second in the pole vault (8 feet 6 inches), with teammate Amanda Tan (7 feet 6 inches) in sixth place.
CBA got most of its points when Melissa Zajdel tore to victory in the 600-meter run in 1:37.71, beating Marini by more than three seconds. Rachel Zajdel, Nadine Dosa, Carol Giblin and Edie Douglas were fourth in the 4×200 relay in 1:59.22. Rachel SanGiacomo was sixth in the 55-meter dash (7.82 seconds) and Michaela Gildemeyer sixth (3:15.63) in the 1,000.
Over in the boys meet, J-D did best among the local teams, finishing sixth with 24 points. F-M had 12 points for 10th place and East Syracuse-Minoa got four points. CNS and Corcoran (41 points each) shared top honors.
Adam Tyson produced the Red Rams’ big moment, winning the pole vault as he cleared 12 feet 6 inches. Bumkuth Jiak was second in the 1,000 (2:38.08) behind Marcellus’ Chris Stogsdill, who won in 2:32.38.
In the long jump, David Salbert was third with 20 feet 1 inch as ESM’s Lenny Kerznowski earned all his team’s points with a fourth-place leap of 19 feet 9 1/4 inches.
Alex Hatz arrived for F-M in the mile and dominated that race, the state Class AA cross country individual champion posting a time of 4:18.46 to beat Liverpool’s Colin Savage by more than 10 seconds. Brendan Farrell finished fifth in 4:31.33.
On Monday (girls) and Tuesday (boys), these same athletes will be back at Manley for the Section III championship meets.