May 13, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Without allowing for much doubt, both of Jamesville-DeWitt’s track and field teams finished off undefeated runs to their respective OHSL Freedom division regular-season titles.
East Syracuse-Minoa and Chittenango were around for the coronation, as the Red Rams swept past the Spartans and Bears last Tuesday afternoon.
J-D topped ESM 95-42 in the boys meet, holding off Chittenango 93-47 as Bumkoth Jiak and David Salbert each won two events.
Jiak ran 800 meters in 2:00.6 and also took the mile in 4:41.5 as he teamed with Austin Davis, Max Smith and Tim Kendrick to win the 4×800 relay in 8:37.6. In the 4×400, Jiak, Smith, Kendrick and Alex Wilmot won in 3:36.3.
As for Salbert, he unleashed a top triple jump of 41 feet 7 1/2 inches and also held off Chittenango’s Brian Bohne in the 400-meter dash, each of them finishing in 52.4 seconds. Ira Griffin earned first in the 200-meter dash in 23.3 seconds.
In field events, Mychal Weekes cleared 5 feet 10 inches in the high jump, while Pete Andersen took first in the shot put (42 feet 9 1/2 inches) and Michael Paul threw the discus 112 feet 3 inches.
ESM did beat Chittenango 80-57 as Lenny Kerznowski won the long jump, going 19 feet 7 inches, and cleared 10 feet to take the pole vault. He also teamed with Zaid Jinadu, Jaquan Williams and Anthony Ligugil to win the 4×100 relay in 45.7 seconds.
The girls meet proved more lopsided on both fronts, as J-D crushed both ESM (118-23) and Chittenango (108-33), while the Spartans also lost to the Bears 85-56.
Courtney Ellis won both the 100-meter high hurdles (18.1 seconds) and 400 hurdles (1:14.5), while Marae Tearney took the 100-meter dash, edging Chittenango’s Courtney Dyer (both finished in 13.0 seconds) and unleashing a top long jump of 14 feet 5 3/4 inches.
Eileen Cody dominated the distance events, winning the 1,500 (5:14.2) and 3,000 (11:00.1) events as she teamed with Grace Bradshaw, Rebecca Doss and Paige Morrow to run the 4×800 relay in 10:18.3. Morrow won the 800-meter run in 2:35.3.
Linsay Royer, who was first in the 400-meter dash (1:02.6), helped Bradshaw, Liz Pieri and Natalie Mannion as they ran the 4×400 relay in 4:24.2.
Marissa Colavecchio cleared 9 feet in the pole vault, while Maggie Fuller took the high jump by clearing 4 feet 10 inches. Amanda Tan had a top triple jump of 31 feet.