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CNS track survives B'ville challenge

Each of the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field win streaks against the CNY Counties League National division remains alive.

For the boys Northstars, a serious challenge got averted Wednesday at Bragman Stadium as it beat Baldwinsville by a score of 77-64 and ran its win streak to 21 straight meets.

It came from depth in some contests and wins in other head-to-head battles against the Bees' best athletes.

For example, in the 3,200-meter run, Chris Buchanan got away from Shaun Thompson, winning in a time of 9:49.2, nearly seven seconds clear of Thompson. Buchanan also won the mile in 4:27.9 as B'ville's Andres Roman (4:36.1) took a distant second.

Over in the 800-meter run, Jared Walther won in 2:02.7, a second ahead of the Bees' Tim Chambers, while Alex Neumeister needed 59.2 seconds to beat B'ville's Andrew Hoover (1:00.7) in the 400 hurdeles.

Mike Fiume led a 1-2-3 sweep of the 400-meter dash, winning in 51.2 seconds as Zach Brown was second and Brandon Marlow third. Fiume was also second in the 200-meter dash as Vince St. James got second to Sean Bernstein in the 100-meter dash.

St James got together with Chuck Haven, Ben Brown and Malik Merritt to win the 4x100 relay in 44.3 seconds. Neumeister, Brandon Marlow, Jake Whritenour and Zach Brown won the 4x400 (3:34.5) as CNS took a close second (8:16.3) to B'ville (8:14.4) in the 4x800 relay.

B'ville had many wins in field events, but Dillon McKee (11 feet 6 inches) and Brendan Ryan (10 feet) went 1-2 in the pole vault. Eric Munoz (41 feet 3 inches) edged Karl Patzer (41 feet 2 1/2 inches) in the triple jump. Jordan Thompson (47 feet 10 inches) won the shot put as Jared Thomson and Anthony Guldetti completed a 1-2-3 sweep.

Meanwhile, in the girls meet at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, CNS made it 44 straight league meet wins as it handled B'ville 85-56.

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