Chittenango girls track earns league split

Chittenango's girls track and field team came within a few points of sweeping Homer and Fowler in last Wednesday's OHSL Freedom division opener.

The Bears did beat the Falcons 97-43, but dropped a close 72-68 decision to the Trojans, despite a handful of strong individual efforts.

Courtney Dyer won the 100-meter dash in 12.9 seconds, then took the 200-meter dash in 27.2 seconds and helped Meredith Furtado, Theresa Parascondola and Alyssa Giarosso win the 4x100 relay in 54.8 seconds.

Elsewhere, in field events, Brittney Tirabassi won the pole vault, clearing 7 feet, while Alyssa Endres took the discus (81 feet 4 1/2 inches) and Katrina Karbowniczak prevailed in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 8 inches. To lead Homer, Bori Toszer won the 800 and 1,500-meter runs and helped the Trojans take the 4x800 relay, too.

On the boys side, Chittenango would lose to both Fowler (76-65) and Homer (91.5-49.5), but still claim some individual events.

John Durfee ran to first place in the mile in 4:57.1 as John LaPlante ran 3,200-meters in 11:03 to win there. Durfee, Bill Buck, Tyler Howd and Kevin Carr helped the Bears win the 4x800 relay in 9:03.3. Bruce Gondeck claimed first in the high jump by clearing 5 feet 8 inches. Homer would sweep here, too, as Andrew Gregg won the 200, 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles and 4x100 relay.

Meanwhile, Canastota's girls track team took a 121-19 loss to powerful Sauquoit Valley, only getting wins when Allison Lasnicki took the 1,500-meter run (5:05.8) and 3,000-meter run (10:26.1).

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