Track Lakers win at ESM Invitational

On Friday, the Cazenovia girls track and field team struck again, winning the Division II (small-school) portion of the East Syracuse-Minoa Invitational with 109 points, well ahead of runner-up Skaneateles (74 points) and the rest of the 13-team field.

Paige Biviano, with a time of 16.34 seconds, won the 100-meter hurdles by 1.4 seconds over Beaver RIver's Rachel Updike. She also took second in the long jump, going 15 feet 8 1/4 inches, and cleared 5 feet for second place in the high jump.

Jillian Vogl and Audrey Bowers went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash, Vogl winning in 13.34 seconds and Bowers (13.58 seconds) behind her. Bowers also was fifth in the 200-meter dash, with Katie Woodworth sixth. In the 4x100 relay, Vogl, Bowers, Woodworth and Rachel Schmidtka claimed second place in 53.77 seconds.

Hollie Marcelle ran her way to second in the 800-meter run in 2:29.01, while Liddell got third place in the 400 hurdles in 1:15.44. Whitney Goris was fourth in the 3,000-meter run (11:35.48) and Michelle Karker took fifth place. Rae Tobey was fifth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:14.30. Marcelle, Goris, Karker and Emma Wolsey claimed third in the 4x800 relay with a clocking of 11:12.52.

In field events, Piper Gianforte won the pole vault, the only athlete to clear 9 feet as Michelle McGinnis finished sixth Grace Eberle was fourth in the discus (76 feet 2 1/2 inches), while Christy Tainter got fourth place (27 feet 7 1/2 inches) and Ellen Burr fifth in the shot put.

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