Apr 13, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Both of the Marcellus track and field teams would sweep through Tuesday’s OHSL Liberty division three-way meet against local rivals Jordan-Elbridge and Solvay.
It proved fairly one-sided in the boys meet, where the Mustangs beat the Bearcats 93-48 and took out the Eagles 108-33, with Solvay also beating J-E.
Jesse Garn won both the mile in 4:59.7 and the 800-meter run in 2:01.1, while Ryan Manahan swept to first-place finishes in the 400-meter dash (53.3 seconds) and 3,200-meter run (9:19.3).
In the 4×800 relay, Garn, Manahan, Joe Fallon and Josh Bell were first in 9:19.3, with Nick Huss, Brad Kermes, Nate Waite and Mitch Schoenbrun taking the 4×100 relay in 46.9 seconds.
Marcellus dominated the field events, too. Nick Huss cleared 11 feet 6 inches in the pole vault, while Nate Waite went 18 feet 1/2 inch to win the long jump and Brian O’Connell (5 feet 6 inches) won the high jump. Chaz Hayes was first in the triple jump (39 feet 5 inches) as Zach Wiley won the shot put (41 feet 10 inches) and Aaron Murphy threw the discus 111 feet 6 inches.
Solvay did have some success, too. John Salvagno was first in the 110-meter high hurdles (17.8 seconds) and 400-meter hurdles (1:03.8), while Nick Cometti took the 100-meter dash in 11.3 seconds. Cometti, Cody McCarthy, Matt Battaglia and Eric Goodrich needed 3:45.9 to win the 4×400 relay.
On the girls side, the Mustangs beat J-E 78-63 and Solvay 79-62, while the Eagles did salvage a win over the Bearcats.
The Mustangs were helped by a near-sweep of distance events. Rachel Garn covered 800 meters in 2:30 flat, then claimed the 3,000-meter run in 12:13.9 and helped Lizzy Dean, Tori Stopen and Olivia Higgins win the 4×800 relay in 10:43.3.
Maggie Dunn took the 1,500-meter run in 5:25, while Abby Fallon needed 1:07.2 to prevail in the 400-meter dash. Sarah Francesconi cleared 4 feet 10 inches to win the high jump, with Kathryn Busa claiming first place in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.4 seconds.
J-E had a long list of individual titles, too, including Rachel Betts sweeping the 100 (13.3 seconds) and 200 (28.6 seconds) sprints. Also, Rachel Scott was first in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.3 as she, Betts, Mackenzie Williams and Brianna Byrnes took the 4×100 in 53.7 seconds. In the 4×400, Byrnes, Scott, Julia Conlan and Alex Schmiegel were first in 4:33.5.
In field events, the Eagles’ Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin won the discus (77 feet 5 1/4 inches), with Courtney Hourigan taking the long jump (13 feet 11 inches) and Emma Cooney going 28 feet 10 inches in the triple jump.
Both of Solvay’s victories came in field events, too, as Abby Frateschi cleared 8 feet to get first place in the pole vault and Kyndra Jackson won the shot put, tossing it 29 feet 5 inches.