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F-M girls rise to third at Constantino meet

Again led by its distance runners, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls indoor track and field team seized third place in a large field at last Tuesday's George Constantino Memorial Invitational at SUNY-Cortland.

Overall, the Hornets finished with 35 points, edging Homer (30 points) for that third spot. Cicero-North Syracuse prevailed with 71 points as Liverpool (65 points) took second place.

A close 4x800 relay saw F-M hold off West Genesee as Maggie Malone, Emily McGurrin, Alana Pearl and Leah Monsour finished in 10:25.37, with the Wildcats (10:27.43) right behind.

Jillian Fanning, Isabelle Carapella, Heather Martin and Natalie Zazzara got together and, in the 4x400 relay, won in a time of 4:23.76, more than six seconds clear of runner-up Liverpool (4:30.01).

Proving versatile, Zazzaraa and Carapella also helped Hannah Lee and Jessica Puro claim second place in the 4x200 relay in 2:00.97, only behind Liverpool (1:57.10). Jenna Farrell, Olivia Ryan, Colleen Englert and Christine Lavoie were third in the 1,500 relay (22:12.39) as the Hornets were also sixth in the 55-meter hurdles relay in 22.35 seconds.

F-M's boys team had 22 points to tie for sixth place in its version of the Constantino meet, with Liverpool (70 points) rolling to the top spot.

Mark McGurrin, Andrew Roache, Nick Ryan and Ben Thomas had four of the top 16 times in the mile, and their total clocking of 18:55.39 was second to West Genesee (18:23.99). The Hornets were third in the 4x800 relay in 9:03.17.

Jules Wellner, Bryce Millar, Andrew Veilleux and Tanner Carter got fourth in the 4x400 (3:56.54). Langston Lightcap, Austin Perez, Ryan Jones and A.J. Blitz were fifth in the 2,000 sprint medley (5:08.22), with the same quartet (except for Carter replacing Lightcap) fifth in the 4x200 in 1:43.28.

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