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WG track opens, sweeps Auburn

With the temperatures ideal and rain holding off, the West Genesee girls track and field team took charge of its opening meet of the 2010 spring campaign, putting together a 76.5-64.5 victory over the Auburn Maroons.

At the heart of the Wildcats' effort was its sweep of distance running, and everyone contributed, including Katie Bott, who started by winning the 400-meter dash in 1:00.3.

Eighth-grader Laura Leff was victorious in the 800-meter run (2:31.4), while Abby Kastick neded 5:30.8 to prevail at 1,500 meters. In a close 3,000-meter event, Amy Hannahan, in a clocking of 12:12 flat, held off Auburn's Meghan Guzewicz (12:12.9) at the wire.

Hannahan and Leff joined Kelly Powell and Emily Barriere to take the 4x800 relay in 10:26.8, while Bott, Barriere, Powell and Alex Incaudo covered the 4x400 relay in 4:21.4. Brianna McGraw won the 100-meter dash (13.1 seconds) and Nicole Baz took the 200-meter dash in 26.6 seconds.

In field events, WG broke through with Erica Fitch throwing the discus 89 feet 6 inches and Maureen McInerney taking the triple jump, going 28 feet 11 inches.

When the boys Wildcats took its turn against Auburn, it also had a successful result as it beat the Maroons by a score of 82-59.

Matt Ulrich and Jake Lafaver each won twice. Ulrich ran the 110 high hurdles in 16.4 seconds and also claiming the 400 hurdles in 1:02.4, while Lafaver sprinted to first in the 200 (23.4 seconds) and needed 53.6 seconds to win the 400-meter dash.

In distance running, Sam Reedy took the 800 (2:07.9), Billy Gabriel prevailed in the mile (4:57.3) and John Delallo needed 10:32.3 to win at 3,200 meters. Gabriel, Reedy, Jake Lafaver and Zach Lafaver teamed up in the 4x400 (3:48.8) as Delallo, Matt Gonnella, Martin Leff and

Matt Serrao ran the 4x800 in 8:49.0.

For the most part, Auburn dominated the field events, but Jeremy Cantello provided a Wildcat exception, clearing 10 feet 6 inches to win the pole vault.

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