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Track Hornets get sweep; J-D impresses

Having made huge state and national marks in the fall and winter, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field team now has begun its spring work, with much the same ambitions in mind.

The Hornets met Nottingham last Wednesday afternoon and won everywhere in the course of beating the Bulldogs 116-16 on the girls side, 98-34 on the boys side.

In the girls event, Kathryn Fanning won both the 1,500-meter run (4:51) and 3,000-meter run (10:40), while Courtney Chapman needed 2:23.1 to prevail at 800 meters.

Mackenzie Carter, at full strength again, won the 400-meter dash in 1:02.5 and teamed with Audrey Wallace, Hannah Levy and Molly Levy to take the 4x400 relay in 4:26.9. Wallace, on her own, had a top triple jump of 30 feet 4 inches and also won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.3.

As for Molly Levy, she won the 200-meter dash (28.2 seconds) and, with Hannah Lee, Shannon Darin and Katelyn Gualtieri, ran the 4x100 relay in 53.9 seconds.

Jhoville Pommels (shot put, 29 feet 7 inches), Tammy Gould (discus, 77 feet 4 inches), Heather Rougueux (long jump, 13 feet 9 inches) and Alexa Capozzi (high jump, 4 feet 8 inches) helped F-M sweep the field events. And in the 4x800 relay, Hannah Luber, Jillian Fanning, Mary Bucklin and Maggie Malone prevailed in 10:48.8.

Chris Ruggeri set the pace for the F-M boys, as he swept the high jump (6 feet), long jump (18 feet 6 1/2 inches) and triple jump (39 feet 10 inches), then made it four wins by running the 110 high hurdles in 16.6 seconds.

Elsewhere, Ryan Jones had wins in the 100 (11.4 seconds) and 200 (24.5 seconds) sprints as Alex Hatz warmed up with a 50.9-second trip through the 400-meter dash. That left Mark McGurrin (800 meters, 2:11.8), Paul Merriman (mile, 4:35) and Andrew Roache (3,200 meters, 10:09.8) to dominate the distance events.

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