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J-D track sweeps to OHSL Freedom titles

Both of Jamesville-DeWitt's track and field teams found their way to the top of the standings during Tuesday's Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meet at Chittenango High School.

The girls Red Rams accumulated 203 points, nearly doubling the total of runner-up Phoenix (106 points) as the host Bears (103 points) finshed third.

J-D swept the relays, taking the 4x100 (52.05 seconds), 4x400 (4:17.98) and 4x800 (10:07.98) relays as Amanda Tan, Marae Tearney, Linsay Royer, Natalie Mannion, Katy Pieri, Liz Pieri, Grace Bradshaw, Paige Morrow, Eileen Cody and Rebecca Doss all took part.

Tearney would win the 100-meter dash, holding off Chittenango's Courtney Dyer, 13.09 seconds to 13.14, and also take third in the 200-meter dash (27.56 seconds) as Tan finished fifth. Tearney later had a second (30 feet 11 1/4 inches) in the shot put.

Morrow beat the field in the 800-meter run, winning in 2:31.43, while Cody sped to victory in the 3,000-meter run in 11:07.8. Ameena Dye was second in the 1,500-meter run (5:08.82) and third in the 3,000 (11:34.96) behind Cody.

Courtney Ellis ran to victory in the 400-meter hurdles (1:15.25), while Royer took second in the 400-meter dash (1:02.99) and Mannion (1:03.78) finished third. Danielle Doss was second in the pentathlon (1,603 points) and Rebecca Bergman got fifth in the 2,000 steeplechase.

The Rams also won three field events. Bradshaw won the triple jump with 32 feet, while Marissa Colavecchio cleared 8 feet 6 inches in the pole vault. Tan finished second in both events. Brianna Young won the discus (87 feet 9 inches) as Liz Pieri (4 feet 11 inches) and Maggie Fuller (4 feet 10 inches) took second and third, respectively, in the high jump.

East Syracuse-Minoa, in fifth place (47 points), saw Meghan Visser win the steeplechase in 7:57.22 after a fourth in the 1,500. Charlotte Visser was third in the pentathlon as the Spartans also claimed third in the 4x100 (53.91 seconds) and 4x800 (10:43.76) relays.

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