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J-D track earns sweep at OHSL Freedom meet

Forgive anyone who might have thought that Tuesday's OHSL Freedom division track and field championship meets were little more than a Jamesville-DeWitt exhibition with seven special guests.

In the girls meet, the Red Rams won with an astonishing 232 points, with host Chittenango far behind in second place with 86 points. It was a bit closer on the boys side, but J-D still put 155.5 points on the ledger, with Mexico (94 points) taking the runner-up spot.

That girls meet featured multiple wins from, among others, Marae Tearney, who claimed three titles.

Tearney ran the 100-meter dash in 13.01 seconds, edging Chittenango's Courtney Dyer (13.04), and beat out teammate Liz Pieri, 27.13 seconds to 27.55, in the 200-meter dash.

Tearney added a shot put title by throwing it 33 feet 10 3/4 inches as Sierra Vasiliou (31 feet 7 inches) was second.

Vasiliou also was third in the long jump (15 feet 6 1/2 inches), where Natalie Mannion won by going 16 feet 1 1/4 inches. Mannion didn't stop there, either, also winning the triple jump with a best attempt of 32 feet 4 3/4 inches as Amanda Tan (32 feet 1 1/2 inches) slid into second place.

In the pole vault, Tan won by clearing 7 feet 6 inches with fewer misses than a host of contenders that included Katy Pieri. Margaret Fuller took third in the high jump (5 feet 2 inches) as Liz Pieri finished fifth. Olivia Costa and Tangela Hightower were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the discus.

J-D won a pair of relays, too, overcoming a disqualification in the 4x100. Mannion, Linsay Royer and the Pieri sisters ruled in the 4x400 (4:13.77) as Eileen Cody, Ameena Dye, Mina Huckins and Paige Morrow took the 4x800 in 10:19.33.

In the five-event pentathlon, Danielle Doss won with 1,945 points, 180 ahead of Chittenango's Katrina Karbowniczak. Hannah Stefl was second in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:45.35, with Rebecca Doss in third. Visser also was second in the 1,500-meter run in 5:17.26.

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