CNS girls track streak ended by Liverpool

Even with Jasmine Thompson's quartet of victories, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls track and field team could not prevent the end of its eight-year, 44-meet win streak.

Liverpool, the last team to beat the Northstars back in 2001, did so once more last Wednesday at Bragman Stadium, covering a lot of ground in an 82-59 decision.

By stark contrast, when the two boys rivals met a day later, CNS overwhelmed Liverpool, winning 109-32 to run its own streak to 22 and secure the league crown.

That boys meet featured a complete domination of field events and relays. Jordan Thompson set the tone by winning both the shot put (47 feet 11 inches) and discus (131 feet 9 inches), with Jared Thomson and Anthony Guldetti second and third, respectively, in the shot put.

Carl Patzer emerged to take the high jump, clearing 6 feet, as he also beat out Kevin McCarthy in the triple jump, going 41 feet 8 inches. McCarthy did win the long jump with 18 feet 11 inches, edging Patzer by 2 1/2 inches.

Dillon McKee and Eric Sykora dueled in the pole vault, each of them clearing 12 feet, but McKee won because he had fewer misses. Brendan Ryan cleared 10 feet.

As for the relays, Jared Walther, Wes Kufel, Nick Dunbar and Jake Whritenour went first, dominating the 4x800 in 8:49.65. Ben Brown, Vince St. James, Chuck Haven and Malik Merritt joined in as they won the 4x100 in 44.64 seconds.

In the toughest of the relays, the 4x400, Whritenour, Zach Brown, Alex Neumeister and Shaun Hyde won a close battle with Liverpool, 3:34.31 to 3:35 flat.

St. James, on his own, took the 100-meter dash in 12.1 seconds, while Neumeister held off Hyde to win the 400 hurdles in 1:00.47.

Chris Buchanan, second in the mile (4:36.9) to Liverpool's Colin Savage (4:34.34), did beat the Warriors' Anthony Brais in the 3,200-meter run with a clocking of 10:07.82. Brandon Marlow took the 200-meter dash (25.2 seconds) as Mike Fiume won the 400-meter dash in 51.86 seconds.

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