Both of Chittenango's track and field teams tried to make their way up the standings as the hosts for last Tuesday's OHSL Freedom division championship meets -- especially with Jamesville-DeWitt dominating the scene.
At least the girls Bears earned second place, with 86 points, though it was far off the Red Rams' total of 232 points. The Chittenango boys had 70 points to tie Homer for third place behind Mexico (94) as, again, J-D (155.5 points) finished in front.
Chittenango got a 1-2 finish out of the discus, where Alyssa Endres had a winning throw of 86 feet 2 inches and Alex Paige (77 feet 10 inches) took the runner-up spot.
Brittany Tirabassi earned lots of points, taking second in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.69 seconds and adding another runner-up finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:13.52. Tirabassi also cleared 4 feet 8 inches for fourth place in the high jump and was sixth in the pole vault.
Courtney Dyer nearly won twice. On her own, she took second in the 100-meter dash, just beaten by J-D's Marae Tearney, 13.04 seconds to Tearney's 13.01.
Then, in the 4x100 relay, Dyer, Meredith Furtado, Theresa Parscendola and Alyssa Giarosso were second in 53.45 seconds, edged out at the wire by Mexico (53.44) by one-hundredth of a second. Dyer also was fifth in the 400-meter dash as Giarosso took second in the 200-meter dash.
Katrina Karbowniczak earned second place in the pentathlon, earning 1,765 points. Kaitlyn Alongi, Jordan Donnelly, Alissa Levens-Freeman and Caity Foster got third place in the 4x800 relay in 11:04.53 as Maize Zamlowski got fourth (30 feet 10 1/2 inches) in the triple jump.
Becca Sager ran to fourth in the 3,000-meter event (12:30.62) as Jessica Macri got sixth. Shannon Bunce was fifth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (9:25.05) as the Bears also landed in fifth in the 4x400 relay in 4:33.95.