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Westhill, Solvay track splits; J-E prevails

Getting an upper hand in a long-time local rivalry, the Westhill boys track and field team would go to Solvay and beat the Bearcats 79-62 last Wednesday, also topping Skaneateles 102-42 to get off to a 2-0 start in the OHSL Liberty division. Solvay beat the Lakers 84.5-56.5.

Jeff Law led Westhill along. He went 20 feet in the long jump, won the triple jump by going 38 feet 11 inches and helped the 4x100 relay team prevail in 47.6 seconds.

The Warriors also saw Dan Ross, fresh off his state basketball championship heroics, clear 5 feet 10 inches to win the high jump. Kevin Zych took the 3,200-meter run in 10:59.7 as Matt Trendowski needed 24.8 seconds to win the 200-meter dash.

Solvay had a fair share of wins, too, including C.J. Brooks throwing the shot put 51 feet 4 inches and the discus 136 feet 9 1/2 inches. Matt Fedrizzi also prevailed twice, following a fast mile of 4:35.7 by winning the 800-meter run in 2:03.6.

The Bearcats' Xander Nappi was first in the 100-meter dash (12.3 seconds) as Jerry Santoferrara cleared 10 feet 6 inches in the pole vault. John Salvagno was first in the 400-meter dash (53.9 seconds) and teamed with Fedrizzi, Matt Morse and Ed Buczakowski to win the 4x400 relay in 3:41.9.

In a strong step forward, the Solvay girls track team beat Westhill in a 70-58 decision as part of its three-way meet at Skaneateles. Both sides would lose to the Lakers -- the Bearcats 92-48, the Warriors 100-41.

Solvay and Westhill both would manage two individual titles. For the Bearcats, Bre Lioto won the 100-meter high hurdles in 18 seconds flat whiel, in the shot put, Nicole Albrigo threw it 26 feet 8 inches.

Westhill had Lissa DiPaola run 1,500 meters in a top time of 5:27.5 and Erika Christensen take the 400-meter hurdles in 1:16.1. Skaneateles had double winners in Victoria Sakal (100 and 200 meters), Gabby Eckles (high jump, triple jump) and Grace Van DerVen (long jump, 800 meters).

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