CNS, Liverpool track both shine at opening meet

A whole host of important track and field meets are slated for Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium this spring, culminating with the June 11-12 state championships.

But it all started with last Saturday's CNS Relays, where the host Northstars finished second in both divisions -- and Liverpool finished on top of the girls standings.

When all the scores were added up, the girls Warriors had 77.5 points, to CNS's total of 67.5 points. Ithaca was third with 55 points.

Liverpool scattered its points all over the meet, including the 4x100 relay, where Hannah Anthes, Kayla Whalen, Armani Moore and Ashley Twum posted a time of 52.95 seconds to edge Ithaca (53.12 seconds) at the wire. And in the pole vault, Erika Salem and Chelsea Attaway went 1-2 as the Warriors won with total clearances of 16 feet 8 inches.

Armani Moore won the individual long jump, going 15 feet 11 inches as she and Megan Earle finished second (29 feet 8 inches). Liverpool also was fourth in the shot put and triple jump, fifth in the discus and tied CNS for fifth in the high jump.

Trina Bills, Lesley Bowers, Kyla Bills and Farrah Terranova gave Liverpool a second-place finish in the distance medley relay in 13:24.52. In the mile relay, Attaway, Trina Bills, Lesley Bowers and Kyla Bills were second, their times adding up to 22:40.66.

Anthes, Ashlee Spears, Ashley Letteney and Rachel Putman were third in the 1,600 sprint medley (4:33.77), as Katie Rowell, Mary Anne Savage, Brianna Inman and Marina Callisto took third (11:04.23) in the 4x800 relay, with Melissa Riehl and Chenae Sinclair getting third in the 400 hurdles (2:37.95). Liverpool was fifth in both the 100 hurdles and 4x100 relay.

CNS saw Jasmine Thompson (15.52 seconds) and Katie Osborne (15.86 seconds) go 1-2 in the 100 hurdles as the team won with 31.38 seconds. Another win came in the 400 hurdles, where Jessica Wheeler (second) and Chelsea Davidson (fourth) had a top time of 2:33.05.

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