Indoor track teams return for Constantino meet

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 4x200 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.

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