Boys track Wildcats finish third at league meet

the West Genesee boys track and field team made some big noise at Thursday's CNY Counties League National division championships, earning 109.5 points. Baldwinsville (150.5 points) beat Cicero-North Syracuse (145 points) for the top spot.

In its best individual event, WG went 1-2 in the 400-meter hurdles, as Jon Richardson won in 58.18 seconds, edging out teammate Matt Ulrich, who was second in 58.27 seconds. Richardson also got second in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.73 seconds), as Matt Ulrich finished third in 15.85 seconds.

Jeremy Jones soared to a victory in the long jump, going 21 feet 10 3/4 inches, while also taking second in the triple jump with 42 feet 3 1/2 inches. He also had a third in the 100-meter dash in 11.40 seconds.

Jake Lafaver added a victory in the 400-meter dash in 50.21 seconds, beating CNS's Mike Fiume by 0.70 seconds. Ben Zachariah earned fourth in the shot put with a toss of 43 feet 4 1/2 inches.

Richardson, Steve Houghmaster, Jake Lafaver and Zack Lafaver ran to third in the 4x400 relay in 3:30.82. On his own, Houghmaster got third in the 800-meter run in 2:01.98 and also finished third (4:32.06) in the mile.

Zac Karpinski ran to third in the 200-meter dash in 22.97 seconds and fifth in the 100. Jones, Karpinski, Greg Kurtz and Christos Dimkos had a fourth-place time of 44.64 seconds in the 4x100 relay. Tom Hopkins, Andrew Incaudo, Ron Ta and Ethan Wojcik took fourth in the 4x800 relay in 8:41.59.

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