For its third outing of the season, the West Genesee girls indoor track and field team beat the other local sides and earned fifth place in a 21-team field at last Tuesday's George Constantino Memorial Invitational at SUNY-Cortland.
The Wildcats finished with 26 points, a bit removed from Cicero-North Syracuse's winning total of 71 points, but still a solid effort.
Nearly half the points came from winning the 2,000 sprint medley as Amy Hannahan, Allison Iles, Kelly Powell and Laura Leff finished in a time of 5:51.38, the only quartet to break the six-minute mark as Homer (6:02.86) was a distant second, more than 11 seconds behind.
Leff, Hannahan, Powell and eighth-grader Lindsay Weaver took second place in the 4x800 relay in 10:27.43, just behind Fayetteville-Manlius (10:25.37). Emily Iles and Brianna Richardson worked their way to fifth place (21.63 seconds) in the 55-meter hurdles as the Wildcats also were fifth in the 1,500-meter run.
Richardson and Abby Uczen were fourth in the triple jump, going 58 feet 1 /2 inches for the only points earned by WG in a field event.
Marcellus, with combined clearances of 8 feet 6 inches, was third in the high jump, while Solvay finished fourth in the pole vault. Jordan-Elbridge's quartet of Julia Conlan, Brianna Byrnes, Rachel Betts and Rachel Scott were fourth (4:47.45) in the 4x400 relay.
The Mustangs did have the best local boys finish at the Constantino meet, tying for sixth with 22 points as West Genesee (17 points) got ninth place.
Nick Huss and Rob Coon won the pole vault, finishing second and third among individuals and clearing 23 feet between them, easily the best result. Huss and Nick Stogsdill also cleared 10 feet 6 inches in the high jump, two inches behind
Liverpool and good enough for second place. Marcellus also got fourth in the 2,000 sprint medley in 5:01.08.
WG saw John DeLallo win the individual mile in 4:21.41 as he, along with Billy Gabriel (fourth), Martin Leff (fifth) and Matt Byrnes (14th), took the team event in 18:23.99. WG's 4x800 relay team claimed fourth place in 9:06.46 and was sixth in the triple jump, pole vault and 55 hurdles.
For Westhill/Bishop Ludden, Alex Phelan and Mike Herholtz finished second to Huss and Coon in the pole vault, combining to clear 20 feet.