The big action for the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field teams this week involved high-profile invitational meets -- the boys going to New Hartford on Friday, the girls competing at Chittenango on Saturday afternoon.
In the case of the girls Northstars, it meant yet another victory as, with 114 points, it sailed past a field of 12 challengers as Jamesville-DeWitt (89 points) finished second.
Among the many highlights was a pentathlon duel between CNS star Jasmine Thompson and Cazenovia's Paige Biviano. Thompson built a big early lead before Biviano nearly made it all up in the final event, the 800-meter run.
The rally fell just short as Thompson, with 2,699 points, beat Biviano by one point. Behind them, Katie Osborne took third place with 2,444 points.
Elsewhere in field events, Casey Wilmer swept the throwing events, tossing the shot put 34 feet 2 1/2 inches and the discus 87 feet to claim both titles. Lindsay Piriano added a second-place triple jump of 32 feet.
Taylor Wendler and Maria Lamontagne both contended in the "Fleet Feet" mile, the meet's main event. Wendler grabbed third place in 4:59.16 and Lamontagne (5:04.50) took fourth place as Nicole Watterud finished seventh. Fayetteville-Manlius senior Courtney Chapman won in 4:54.10.
In the 2,000-meter steeplechase, Marissa Colburn took third place (7:55.15), with Chelsea Davidson and Jacqlynn Halstead fourth and sixth, respectively. Colburn also got third in the 400-meter dash in 1:04.48.
Jessica Wheeler would emerge with a victory in the 100-meter high hurdles, prevailing in 16.60 seconds, nearly a full second ahead of the field, as she also got third place in the 400-meter hurdles (1:12.13), with Brooke Binion (1:13.18) in fourth.
Binion, Wheeler, Shelby Howell and Sarah Dean took fifth (54.07 seconds) in the 4x100 relay. Nicole Campagna, Katie Laris, Shannon Bausinger and Danielle Ford took fourth in the distance medley relay in 13:38.28.