Jan 05, 2010 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
As the Section III indoor track scene shifted back to Manley Field House at the start of January, both Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse stayed in front of the growing pack.
Despite the fact that 21 different boys teams earned points at Monday’s Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Relays, Liverpool picked up 53 points to finish well out in front. Tully was second (34 points), with CNS (26.33 points) falling back to fifth place.
Chris Clemons, Colin Savage, Alex Wilke and Zavon Watkins dominated the 4×800 relay, winning in a time of 8:07.96, nearly 40 seconds ahead of runner-up Jamesville-DeWitt as CNS got third place in 9:06.90.
In the 1,600 sprint medley, Watkins returned to help LaQuan Kitchen, Keewan Rondinello and Tony Shuler prevail in 3:42.77, just ahead of Tully (3:43.51). Joseph Lona and Joe Alvarado won the pole vault with total clearances of 19 feet 6 inches, with fewer misses than Marcellus. CNS (11 feet) tied for fourth.
Elsewhere for Liverpoool, Joe Spernyak won the individual 55-meter hurdles over CNS’s Keenan Williams, 8.24 seconds to 8.26. Spernyak and Rondinello won the team event in 17.21 seconds as the Northstars (18.85 seconds) finished fourth. Liverpool was also fifth in the 4×200 relay (1:41.46), fifth in the high jump and sixth in the long jump.
CNS did top Liverpool in the shot put, as Jared Thomson and Tawone Williams had combined tosses of 87 feet 7 1/2 inches, just ahead of the Warriors’ Jason Osborne and Vince Tesoriero (87 feet 5 inches), who were second.
In a close race for the girls championship, CNS, with 47.5 points, won a close battle over J-D (45 points) as Liverpool took third, edging Fayetteville-Manlius, 42.5 points to 42.
They dueled in the shot put, the Northstars prevailing with Casey Wilmer getting the individual title (31 feet 8 inches) and combining with Mariah Thomson to throw 59 feet 1/2 inch, with the Liverpool tandem of Tatiana Gladney and Evelyn White second (57 feet 11 inches).
Jasmine Thompson won two individual events. She beat the field in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.69 seconds and, with Katie Osborne second (8.95 seconds), the Northstars prevailed in 17.64 seconds. Liverpool was fourth in 20.47 seconds.
Thompson also won the individual long jump, going 16 feet 2 1/4 inches as she and Osborne took second in the team event with 29 feet 9 3/4 inches and Liverpool was sixth. The Warriors and Northstars tied for fifth in the pole vault.
CNS ran to second in the mile, four times adding up to 21:14.27, while Liverpool took third in 23:28.66. Sarah Shannon, Chelsea Davidson, Katie Laris and Nicole Campagna claimed second place in the 4×800 relay in 10:08.31.
Liverpool saw Meagan Turner and Megan Earle get second in the high jump, clearing a total 9 feet 6 inches. The Warriors were third in the 1,600 sprint medley (4:32.05) and fourth in both the 4×400 relay (4:28.21) and 4×200 (1:57.91).
Both teams were back at Manley Thursday for the Bob Grieve Invitational, where the CNS girls would settle for second place with 57 points to J-D, who won with 61 points.
Again, Thompson (8.73 seconds) and Katie Osborne (8.82 seconds) would go 1-2 in the 55 hurdles, as Nicole Watterud earned third place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:55.45. Brooke Binion, Sarah Hotaling, Laura Tolbert and Justine Selinger were fourth in the 4×400 relay in 4:39.16.
Valerie Langevin returned for CNS, winning the shot put with a toss of 32 feet 9 inches as Heather Huff (28 feet 3 inches) took fifth. Thompson got second in the triple jump, going 35 feet 3 3/4 inches. Jessica Wheeler took third in the pole vault (7 feet) as Osborne cleared 4 feet 10 inches for fourth place in the high jump.
Liverpool was fourth in the boys edition of the Grieve meet with 29 points, as Jason Osborne won the shot put with a toss of 49 feet 3 1/2 inches, with Tesoriero (40 feet 10 inches) claiming fourth place.
Spernyak took second in the 55 hurdles (8.30 seconds) behind Baldwinsville’s Andrew Hoover (8.26 seconds). Tony Shuler (40 feet 2 inches) and Justin McGriff (39 feet 3 inches) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the triple jump. CNS had Brendan Ryan finish third in the pole vault and Dillon McKee fifth, though they each cleared 11 feet.