May 17, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Much like the regular season that preceded it, the Skaneateles girls track and field could handle the entire Onondaga High School League Liberty division – with one big exception.
In Monday’s cold, wet OHSL Liberty championship meet at Marcellus, Skaneateles finished with 101 points, topping everyone except Cazenovia, who prevailed with 195 points. Westhill/Bishop Ludden was third with 77 points.
Skaneateles did finish on top in the 4×400 relay, where Anna Barnett, Erin Tonzi, Aine Rooney and Taylor Woodruff edged Cazenovia by less than a second, 4:18.79 to 4:19.32.
And in the pentathlon, the Lakers’ Gabby Eckles roared to the top, earning 2,061 points to finish 99 points ahead of Cazenovia’s Raeanne Clabeaux. Freshman Kiara Corcoran stepped up, too, covering the 400-meter hurdles in 1:12.19 to beat Solvay’s Anna Salvagno (1:13.67) for the top spot.
Kaela Fiutak won the pole vault, the only athlete to clear 8 feet, as he also got fifth in the long jump (14 feet 4 inches) and Tonzi gained fifth (30 feet 3 inches) in the triple jump after running to third in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.71.
Caroline Walton, with a discus throw of 97 feet 3 inches, took a close second to Hannibal’s Mary Lenhart (97 feet 8 inches), while Katie Wisniewski (75 feet 3 inches) was third. Walton also took third in the shot put with a toss of 32 feet 3 inches.
Virginia Hamlin ran to fourth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:38.72. Molly McCarthy claimed fifth in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 100-meter dash.
In the 4×100 relay, Fiutak, Amelia O’Hara, Molly McCarthy and Nikki Cole finished third in 55.47 seconds, with Tonzi, Madeline Adams, Danielle Mazzeo and Julia Poorman third (10:07.01) in the 4×800 relay. Adams, on her own, rose to fifth in the 3,000-meter run as Mazzeo was sixth in the 800-meter run.
Moving to the boys edition of the OHSL Liberty meet, Skaneateles took sixth in the eight-team field with 48 points, but still had standout efforts.
None was better than Tim Lewis going to the pentathlon and amassing 2,382 points to win that event, a full 221 points ahead of Westhill/Ludden’s Tim Sheridan.
That included Lewis pulling off a clearance of 5 feet 7 3/4 inches in the high jump – better than the event winner, Marcellus’ Nick Stogsdill, who prevailed with 5 feet 6 inches. He also would have finished second in the long jump with his best leap of 18 feet 10 1/2 inches.
Sean Cooper won, too, going through the 110 high hurdles in 15.82 seconds as Westhill/Ludden’s Jack Honis (15.86) was a close second.
Taylor Weyneth, sixth in the 110 hurdles, did better in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet 6 inches to take second behind Marcellus’ Nick Huss as Carson Schwab (9 feet) was fourth. Nico Petrocci rose to fourth in the long jump (16 feet 11 1/2 inches) as Sam Kriever was fifth in the 800 in 2:08.46.
In the 4×100, Cooper, Spencer Moore, Jimmy Porter and Chris Wise were fourth in 50.77 seconds, and Skaneateles got fifth in the 4×400 and 4×800. Hunter Dickinson got sixth in the discus (97 feet 6 inches), while Corey Knighton got seventh in the shot put.
Both Skaneateles teams come back to Marcellus on May 26 (girls) and 27 (boys) for the Section III Class B championship meets.