Four different meets, in a span of five weeks, will determine if the Skaneateles girls track and field team can, once again, rise to the top of the Onondaga High School League Liberty division.
The first step proved quite convincing, as the Lakers easily flung back the challenges of Westhill and Christian Brothers Academy last Wednesday afternoon, beating the Warriors 89-45 and routing the Brothers 98-42.
Skaneateles cleaned up in field events, where Gabby Eckles cleared 5 feet 3 inches in the high jump and had a top triple jump of 32 feet 8 inches. Caroline Walton did the same in the throwing events, tossing the shot put 33 feet 11 inches and the discus 78 feet 9 inches to win both events. Kaela Fiutak won the pole vault by clearing 7 feet 6 inches.
Taylor Woodruff had a big part in this sweep. She won the 400-meter dash in 1:04.3, then needed 28.4 seconds to prevail in the 200-meter dash. And in the 4x400 relay, Woodruff, along with Julia Judge, Anna Barrett and Erin Tonzi, got first place in 4:37.1. Tonzi, Julia Poorman, Madeline Adams and Danielle Mazzeo were victorious in the 4x800 relay in
Over in the boys meet, Skaneateles earned a split, holding off Westhill 74-67, but taking an 81-60 defeat to CBA.
Sean Cooper had two individual titles, going 38 feet in the triple jump and adding a victory in the 110 high hurdles, where he finished in 16.2 seconds. Tim Lewis was first in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 8 inches.
CBA's Brendan Smith led his side by taking both the mile (4:52.0) and 800-meter run (2:12.0) and helping his side win the 4x800 (9:20) and 4x400 (3:48) relays.