Boys track Lakers open at Homer meet

The Skaneateles boys track and field team got the jump on most of their peers by participating in the Homer April Fools Relays to open its 2011 season.

Out of seven teams in the field on April 2, the Lakers managed to take fifth place with 52 points. Lansing, from Section IV, won with 99 points, edging the host Trojans (95 points) for the top spot.

Only once did Skaneateles get a victory - in the pole vault, where three athletes combined for clearance of 28 feet, six inches better than Tully.

In all, the Lakers had top-six finishes in 10 of the 15 events. It was third in the 4x100 relay (47.6 seconds) and fourth in the 4x800 (9:52.4), sprint medley relay (4:33.2) and long jump, with three combined leaps of 45 feet 7 inches. Skaneateles added a fifth (87 feet 2 3/4 inches) in the shot put.

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