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Marcellus track sweeps past J-E, Solvay

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 4x800 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 4x100 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 4x400 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 4x800 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.

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