Track Wildcats sweep Henninger

Closing out its CNY Counties League National division regular-season slate, the West Genesee track and field teams completed a sweep of Henninger last Tuesday afternoon, beating the Black Knights 117-24 on the boys side and 91-48 on the girls side.

As some of the Wildcats' top boys athletes rested, others stepped up, including Tom Hopkins. He ran to victory in the 3,200-meter run (10:31) and helped Ron Ta, Andrew Incaudo and John Delallo claim the 4x800 relay in 9:18.2.

Incaudo, on his own, took the 800-meter run (2:08.5) as Tom Brogan won the mile in 5:02.8. Jon Richardson tore through the 400-meter hurdles in 58.9 seconds as Jake Lafever won the 400-meter dash in 51.8 seconds. Richardson, Sam Reedy, Jake Lafever and Zach Lafever earned a 4x400 win in 3:45.9.

Jeremy Jones highlighted a sweep of the field events, going 22 feet 5 inches in the long jump and also winning the triple jump with 42 feet 1 inch.

In the pole vault, Jeremy Cantello cleared 10 feet as Alex Young (5 feet 6 inches) won the high jump. Ben Zachariah threw the shot put 41 feet 1 inch as Brandon Valerino won the discus with a toss of 114 feet 2 inches.

The closer girls meet featured Katie Bott winning both the 200-meter dash (27.0 seconds) and 400-meter hurdles (1:08.3). Brianna McGraw won the 100-meter dash (13.0 seconds) as she, along with Paige Copeland, Jamy Blisss and Ali Rachubka, took the 4x100 relay in 53.5 seconds.

WG also swept the distance races as Alex Incaudo prevailed in the 800 (2:28.9), Colleen Smith took the 1,500 (5:25.6) and Carly Graham needed 10:36.9 to win at 3,000 meters. In the 4x800, Smith, Graham, Kristin Waters and Kayla Murphy posted a time of 11:16.6.

Kelly Powell powered her way to a 400-meter victory in 1:06.3 as Jessica Andrianos threw the discus 122 feet 1 inch, one of the best in Section III this season. Rachel Hefti (6 feet) took first in the pole vault.

Both West Genesee teams will go to Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium Wednesday for the CNYCL National division championship meet.

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