As the area high school indoor track and field season got underway, Liverpool managed to snag both portions of Saturday's Jack Morse Relays at SUNY-Cortland by close margins.
The Warriors prevailed on the girls side with 55 points, just ahead of Cicero-North Syracuse, who took second with 50 points. Fayetteville-Manilus was third with 45 points.
Liverpool was first in the 4x200 relay as Jessica Attaway, Connie Torres, Armani Moore and Tammy Brodie posted a time of 1:57.81. In the sprint medley relay, Leah Dixon, Ashley Letteney, Kristen Jevis and Shanice Leach held off Auburn, 4:43.90 to 4:44.18, for another title.
Attaway and Torres also helped Shae Shenandoah and Farrah Terranova finish second in the 4x400 relay in 4:37.44, while Rachel Putman, Kyla Bills, Ali Whiting and Brianna Inman took third in the mile relay in 24:22.85.
Moving to field events, Shenandoah and Breanna Burns both made clearances in the pole vault (14 feet 6 inches overall) to help Liverpool prevail. The Warriors were fourth in both the long jump (26 feet 3/4 inch) and shot put (56 feet 2 3/4 inches), fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the high jump.
CNS saw Maria LaMontagne post a 5:13.11 mile as she, Nicole Watterud, Jackie Halstead and Jessica Jelfo took the mile relay in 22:44.76. Jessica Wheeler and Justine Seliger team up to win the 55-meter hurdles in 20.30 seconds.
Katie Osborne and Maria Allen combined to clear 9 feet in the high jump for second place. Maria Thomson and Janae Price got third place (56 feet 3 1/4 inches) in the shot put. The Northstars also claimed third place in the 4x400 (4:42.79) and fourth in the 4x200 (2:03.06), plus fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the sprint medley.
Moving to the boys edition of the Morse relays, Liverpool held off Baldwinsville, 44 points to 41, for the championship as CNS, with 39 points, grabbed third place.