West Genesee's boys indoor track and field team nearly went to the top during last Wednesday night's CNY Counties League American division championship meet at Manley Field House.
The Wildcats amassed 124 points, beating everyone except Corcoran, who nudged its way out in front by earning 134 points.
Still, there were plenty of victories, including a 1-2 sweep of the 1,000-meter run where Steve Houghmaster won in a time of 2:36.24 and Sam Reedy was second in 2:39.77. Houghmaster, Reedy, Billy Gabriel and John DeLallo dominated the 4x800 relay, winning in 8:22.97, nearly 10 seconds clear of F-M.
Over in the 4x400 relay, Matt Gonnella, Matt Ulrich, Jake Lafaver and Zack Lafaver posted a time of 3:38.40 that beat runner-up Fayetteville-Manlius by more than four seconds.
On his own, Jake Lafaver won the 600-meter run in 1:27.69, edging past Corcoran's Chris Graham (1:28.07), while Ulrich needed 8.37 seconds to edge another Corcoran runner, Antoine Tearney (8.38 seconds), and win the 55-meter hurdles. Ulrich also was fourth in the long jump.
Zack Lafaver was third in the 300-meter dash (38.08 seconds) and fifth in the 55-meter dash (7.12 seconds). In the 4x200 relay, Jake Lafaver joined Jeremy Cantello, Tony Terzolo and Brandon Mills to finish second in 1:38.26.
DeLallo claimed second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:59.32 behind F-M star Alex Hatz (9:08.18), while Matt Serrao (10:36.09) was fourth. Gabriel nearly beat Hatz in the mile, taking second in 4:25.33 behind Hatz (4:24.30) as Martin Leff (4:39.96) finished third.
Kyle Ivers took second in the long jump, going 18 feet 9 1/2 inches, while Terzolo was fourth in the triple jump (35 feet 8 1/2 inches). Cantello cleared 10 feet 6 inches for second place in the pole vault.
Meanwhile, in the OHSL Liberty/Patriot meet, Marcellus, who won the Section III Class B meet a week earlier, finished second (59 points) to Tully, who won with 113 points. Westhill was third (43 points) with Jordan-Elbridge (35 points) and Solvay (30 points) close behind.