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Marcellus beats Clinton for indoor track title

Though each of the local indoor track and field teams had strong showings during Tuesday night's Section III Class B championship meet at Manley Field House, Marcellus would really stick out.

With 90 points, the Mustangs earned the team title, outlasting Clinton, who was second with 83 points. Solvay was third (39 points) and Westhill fourth (34 points), with Jordan-Elbridge sliding into seventh place with 27 points.

Mike Quercia was one of the night's biggest stars, winning three times. He tore to first place in the 300-meter dash in 36.21 seconds, best time of the night, and also won the 600-meter run in 1:26.24. And to cap it off, Quercia went to the 1,000-meter run and, in a time of 2:46.40, beat the field by more than four seconds, with teammate Tom Riccardi (2:52.42) taking third place.

Jesse Garn prevailed in the mile in 4:30.28, where J-E's Greg Bader (4:39.44) finished fourth. Garn also helped Riccardi, Mike Fallon and Ryan Manahan win the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:39.84. J-E's quartet of Bader, Cody Stanton, Mike Marrero and Steve Slonosky was third (8:56.99) and Solvay was sixth.

Nick Huss won his pole-vault duel with Solvay's Jerry Santoferrara, Huss clearing 12 feet as Santoferrara (11 feet 6 inches) took second place and J-E's Dylan Kirk (10 feet) finished third. The Mustangs' Rob Coon cleared 9 feet 6 inches for fifth place.

Huss also got to third place in the high jump (5 feet 6 inches), with Nick Stogsdill (5 feet 2 inches) claiming fifth place. Nate Waite was fifth in the long jump, going 17 feet 5 3/4 inches, and sixth in the 55-meter dash.

Westhill won the 4x200 relay as Ryan Brennan, Sal Valenti, Pete Clark and Christian St. Amour posted a time of 1:40.93, edging Solvay, which had Taylor Delperuto, John Salvagno, Ed Buczakowski and DeShawn Procks get second place in 1:41.09. J-E and Marcellus were fifth and sixth, respectively.

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