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Skaneateles track sweeps J-E, Marcellus

Proving that it could handle both of its neighbors at once, the Skaneateles track and field teams won all sides of Wednesday's three-way meet with Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge.

On the girls end, it proved quite easy, as the Lakers crushed the Mustangs 116-25 and did the same kind of damage to the Eagles 119-21.

In the sprints, Victoria Sakal won the 100-meter dash (12.8 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.8 seconds) on her own, then teamed with Kaela Fiutak, Cassie Berg and Carlie Baulick to take the 4x100 relay in 53.3 seconds.

Rachel Hosie would edge teammate Grace Vanderven, 4:59.9 to 5:00.4, in the 1,500-meter run, and also prevail in the 3,000-meter run (11:55.7) as Vanderven went on to win the long jump, going 14 feet 10 1/2 inches.

Christie Barnett took part in two winning relays in addition to her 400-meter hurdles conquest in 1:11.13. In the 4x800, Barnett helped Amanda Gray, Beatrice Walton and Carly Strods finish in 10:06.4, while the 4x400 saw Sakal and Berg join Barnett and Eileen Ford as they won in a clocking of 4:13.2.

Skaneateles swept the field events, including Caroline Walton taking the shot put (30 feet) and discus (87 feet 8 1/2 inches). Ford won the triple jump, going 32 feet 3 1/2 inches, as Madison Eckles cleared 9 feet in the pole vault and Gabby Eckles won the high jump, clearing 4 feet 10 inches.

Though the boys meet on both sides proved closer, Skaneateles still did enough to beat Marcellus 75-66 and top J-E 92-49.

Brae Kriever had a trio of wins, taking the 100 (11.2 seconds) and 200 (23.0 seconds) sprints before unleashing a top long jump of 20 feet 5 1/2 inches.

Pat Rooney continued his season-long domination of the 400 hurdles, winning in 57.9 seconds before earning a top triple jump of 42 feet 9 inches. Sean Cooper, who was victorious in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.3 seconds), teamed with Rooney, Steve Tucker and Calvin Davis to win the 4x400 realy in 3:38.3.

Drake Hill threw the shot put 47 feet 9 1/2 inches, then added a discus title when he heaved it 115 feet 2 inches. Tim Lewis won the high jump, clearing 6 feet.

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