WG track earns sweep of Central Square

Though it had to wait until the last girls relay event, the West Genesee track and field teams did pull off a pair of wins over Central Square in last Tuesday's winter-like conditions.

The girls Wildcats' 72-69 victory over the Wildcats hung on the 4x400 relay, the last event on the track. Kelly Powell, Paige Copeland, Alyssa Zeman and Katie Bott worked together to win the race in a time of 4:25.6.

Already in the meet, Bott had won the 400-meter dash (1:01.6) and tore to first place in the 200-meter dash in 27.2 seconds. Powell chipped in by going 800 meters in 2:35.5 to win that event, while Copeland claimed the 400-meter hurdles in 1:14.5.

Laura Leff swept the distance races, as the eighth-grader ran 1,500 meters in 5:20.6, took first in the 3,000-meter run (10:53.5) and helped Zeman, Powell and Abby Kastick take the 4x800 relay in 10:53.5.

In the 4x100, Bott, Copeland, Brianna McGraw and Kate Corbett prevailed in 53.8 seconds, completing the relay sweep. Central Square won every field event except the pole vault, where WG's Allie Miedaner cleared 7 feet.

The boys meet was not as close, with WG handling Central Square 96-45. It included Matt Ulrich taking the 110 high hurdles (15.3 seconds) and 400 hurdles (1:02.7), while Jake Lafaver won the 200-meter dash (23.1 seconds) and claimed the 400-meter dash in 52.9 seconds.

Steve Houghmaster, who won the 3,200-meter run (9:25.8), teamed with John Delallo, Matt Gonnella and Matt Serrao as the Wildcats won the 4x800 in 9:01.3. Delallo was victorious in the mile in 4:43.4 as Sam Reedy sped to victory in the 800 in 2:00.4 and Jeremy Cantello cleared 10 feet 6 inches in the pole vault.

Sean Howard needed 11.4 seconds to prevail in the 100 before helping Kesean Sparks, Luke Potash and Zander Petosa win the 4x100 (46.6 seconds). To complete the relay sweep, Delallo, Jake Lafaver, Zach Lafaver and John Alden claimed the 4x400 in 3:43.1.

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