J-D sweeps ESM, gets track league titles

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 4x800 relay in 8:37.6. In the 4x400, 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 4x100 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 4x800 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 4x400 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.

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