Apr 10, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Even as temperatures struggled to climb, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams still claimed early control in the CNY Counties League American division.
The Hornets hosted Auburn last Wednesday afternoon and, in chilly and damp conditions, earned an 84-48 victory on the girls side and 80-47 on the boys side.
Heather Martin led the way for the girls Hornets, taking the 400-meter dash in 59.3 seconds and the 800-meter run in 2:30 flat. Katie Sischo won the 3,000-meter run and Heather Zazzara claimed the 200-meter dash. Jessica Puro was first
in the long jump as Courtney Chapman needed four minutes, 44 seconds to prevail in the 1,500-mter run.
Over in the boys meet, Austin Perez ran the 200 in 23.1 seconds. Nick Ryan went under 10 minutes in the 3,200-meter run – 9:50.7, to be exact – and Kerry Lightcap won the 400-meter dash in 52.7 seconds. Mark McGurrin, in 2:08.1, claimed the 800.
Both Jamesville-DeWitt and CBA competed in the Homer April Fools Relays – which actually took place on April 2, a day after the event for which it’s named.
On the girls end, the Red Rams won the 1,600 sprint medley relay in a time of 4:45.8 and also took the high jump with combined clearances of 14 feet 2 inches. J-D also had second and third-place efforts in the 800 sprint medley and also was third (24:56.3) in the 4×1,600 relay, where CBA prevailed with a clocking of 24:00.6.
Moving to the boys side at Homer, CBA had 41 points, nearly half of them from winning the 4×400 relay in 46.4 seconds and claiming the distance medley relay in 11:57 flat. The Brothers also got third in the 800 sprint medley (9:44.0) and shot put, with three throws that added up to 93 feet 5 1/2 inches.
Then J-D ventured to Saturday’s Cicero-North Syracuse Relays, where it had 30.50 points on the girls side to finish eighth out of 17 entrants and took 10th place in the boys event with 17 points.
Twice, the girls Red Rams won. In the 4×800 relay, Hannah Stefl, Samantha Clemons, Ameena Dye and Rebecca Doss beat the field with a time of 10:35.61, more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Auburn.
Not stopping there, J-D went to the 4×400 relay, where Ally Fox, Katy Pieri, Liz Pieri and Kayla Fulmer combined to post 4:16.79, topping Brockport by 2.53 seconds.
Maggie Fuller and Cara Gannon were third in the high jump, clearing 10 feet between them. The Rams were also sixth in the 1,600 sprint medley and distance medley.
As for the J-D boys, Ryan Peters and Charlie Scheftic earned second in the discus, their two best throws adding up to 211 feet 7 inches, well behind Ithaca, who won with 285 feet 7 inches. Also, Will Sterriker and Nate Sturgeon teamed for second in the 110 high hurdles with 34.08 seconds as Liverpool won with 32.60 seconds.