Girls track Lakers dominate DiMao Invitational

Even as the indoor track and field format shifted from team relays to individual competitions, the result - a big victory by the Cazenovia Lakers - did not change one bit.

Again, the Lakers proved too much for its opposition during Wednesday's John DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate University, earning 112.33 points to outlast Clinton (87 points) and the rest of the 14-team field.

High placements by Cazenovia athletes dotted most of the events - including the 4x800 relay, where Hollie Marcelle, Emma Wolsey, Margaret Wolsey and Alex Dolbear finished in 10:58.57, the only sub-11 minute clocking as Jamesville-DeWitt (11:15.63) settled for the runner-up spot.

Marcelle, on her own, won the 1,500-meter run in 5:12.27 as Margaret Wolsey took sixth place, while Jeannette Cudney stepped up and won the 1,000-meter run, edging Sherburne-Earlville's Sofeia Eddy, 3:29.09 to 3:29.58. Caroline Marshall (3:31.65) was fourth in the 1,000 as Cudney added her own fourth-place finish in the 600-meter run.

Elsewhere on the track, Jillian Vogl dominated the 300-meter dash, winning in 42.89 seconds as no one else even broke 44 seconds. Vogl also was second (7.81 seconds) to Utica Proctor's Shykiera Hayward (7.77 seconds) in the 55-meter dash, while Paige Biviano powered her way to second place in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.38 seconds.

In the 4x200 relay, Vogl, Audrey Bowers, Piper Gianforte and Jackie O'Sullivan finished second in 1:55.20, just behind Rome Free Academy (1:54.71), as the Lakers also took fourth place (4:53.42) in the 4x400 relay.

Moving to field events, Gianforte cleared 8 feet in the pole vault for yet another second-place effort as Michelle McGinnis took fifth place. Laura Fitch was fourth in the high jump (4 feet 10 inches), with Biviano in sixth after her third-place long jump of 14 feet 3 1/2 inches.

Grace Eberle landed in second place in the weight throw, going 27 feet 5 1/2 inches as she added a sixth in the shot put behind teammates Molly Woodworth (fourth) and Christie Tainter (fifth).

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