J-D girls roar to Class A track title

Leaving everyone else far behind, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls indoor track and field team dominated Wednesday night's Section III Class A championship meet at Manley Field House.

With a total of 159 points, the Red Rams nearly doubled the total of runner-up Homer, who had 80 points. New Hartford was third with 67 points.

Of the five field events, J-D won four of them, going 1-2 in the triple jump when Natalie Mannion prevailed by going 34 feet 3 inches and Amanda Tan took second place with 32 feet 3 1/4 inches. Tan also was fourth in the long jump (15 feet 2 1/4 inches) as Sierra Vasiliou won, going 16 feet 4 1/4 inches.

In the shot put, Marae Tearney tossed it 34 feet 6 inches, winning as Olivia Costa got third place, going 29 feet 7 1/2 inches. Danielle Doss won the pole vault, clearing 7 feet 6 inches with fewer misses than New Hartford's Cecilee Cashman as Katy Pieri (7 feet) was fourth. Margaret Fuller was second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 10 inches.

Mannion, Tearney, Tan and Linsay Royer teamed up to win the 4x200 relay in 1:53.24, more than three seconds ahead of the field. J-D also won the 4x400 relay as Mannion, Royer, Katy Pieri and Liz Pieri posted a time of 4:13.35 to beat Mexico by more than eight seconds.

Individually on the oval, Liz Pieri won the 300-meter dash in 43.80 seconds, with Royer (45.73 seconds) in third place. Tearney beat the field in the 55-meter dash in 7.69 seconds, just ahead of Vasiliou (7.94 seconds) in third. Eileen Cody earned a victory in the 1,500-meter run in 4:59.82, just ahead of Homer's Bori Toszer (5:00.27).

Cody, Paige Morrow, Rebecca Doss and Rebecca Bergman were second in the 4x800 relay in 10:29.37, as Morrow took second in the 1,000-meter run (3:14.11) and Doss took fourth (1:48.05) in the 600-meter run. Hannah Stefl was third (11:46.97) in the 3,000-meter run.

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