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Westhill girls earn OHSL indoor track title

Westhill's girls indoor track and field team would rise and earn first place during last Monday night's Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot division championship meet at Manley Field House.

Overall, the Warriors had 93 points, just ahead of Cazenovia (81 points) as Section III Class B champion Skaneateles fell to third place with 73 points. Among other local sides, Marcellus had 35 points for fifth place, while Jordan-Elbridge had 19 points for eighth place.

Katie Powers gave Westhill a victory in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 11:32.92, with teammate Susan Lopez (12:00.33) in third place and Bishop Ludden/Grimes' Taylor Parry (11:47.52) right between them in second place. In the 4x800 relay, Powers teamed with Lissa DiPaola, Catherine Coon and Katie Lenkiewicz to win in 10:37.65.

Paula Sanz prevailed in the pole vault, the only one to clear 7 feet 6 inches, as Morgan Roach won the shot put with a toss of 32 feet 4 1/2 inches. Mary Bailey was third in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 6 inches.Brenna Rainone nearly won the 55-meter dash, her time of 7.71 seconds just inches behind Skaneateles star Victoria Sakal, who won in 7.70 seconds. It was the same in the 300-meter dash, with Rainone (43.58 seconds) as Sakal prevailed in 43.50 seconds.

Caroline Buonocore was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 10.14 seconds. DiPaola took third in the 1,000-meter run (3:21.34), as Kristen Schoenborn finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run.

The Warriors were also fourth in the 4x400 relay (4:30.51) as J-E's quartet of Brianna Byrnes, Julia Conlan, Rachel Scott and Kim Foltz finished third in 4:27.31. Westhill added a third (1:55.22) in the 4x200 rleay.

Marcellus saw Laura Quercia finish second in the 600-meter run in 1:42.34. Lizzie Dean was second in the 1,500 in 5:04.72 as Maggie Dunn (5:09.84) ran to third.

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