VVS second, Oneida fourth at A-2 track sectionals

Three local girls track and field teams -- from Vernon Verona Sherrill, Oneida and Chittenango -- gathered at the Bears' home for the May 27 Section III Class A-2 championship meet.

The Red Devils rose up to second place in A-2, earning 97 points, as only Camden (122.33 points) fared better.

Meanwhile, the Indians took fourth place with 74.33 points and Chittenango, with 60 points, claimed sixth place.

Rachel Brown and Tammy Beal went 1-2 in the 100-meter high hurdles, as Brown won in 16.80 seconds and Beal (17.19 seconds) finished second.

Lauren MacDonald gave VVS a victory in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 11:32.97, with Emily Hudson (13:08.34) in fourth place. MacDonald added a fourth in the 1,500-meter run.

Elaine Slaven earned her own title in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.67, while taking second place in the high jump (4 feet 10 inches) and earning fourth place in the 200-meter dash. Slaven, Maggie Curtis, Rachel Brown and Gabbie

Koons took second in the 4x100 relay in 52.77 seconds.

McKenna Novak earned second place in the pentathlon, finishing with 1,901 points, just 13 behind New Hartford's Alexandra Tizzano, with Kayla Fazekas in sixth place. Jenna Fiacco was fifth in the shot put and sixth in the discus.

Casey Kane was third in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:36.09, with Brooke Waite in sixth place. Beal was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:12.44 and Kerry Miley took fifth in the 800-meter run. VVS got fourth in the 4x400 relay (4:25.52), with Miley, Curtis, Koons and Beal taking part, and fifth in the 4x800 relay.

Oneida earned lots of points in field events. Taylor Youngkrans won the discus, heaving it 95 feet 8 inches, as Rachael Kline (81 feet 6 inches) was third. Kline added a second in the shot put (33 feet 7 1/4 inches, a quarter of an inch ahead of Youngkrans, as she tied for sixth in the high jump and also got sixth in the 100 hurdles.

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