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West Genny track teams beaten by CNS

Even with its deep and talented group of runners, the West Genesee boys track and field team could not quite keep up with Cicero-North Syracuse, taking a 79-62 defeat to the Northstars in last Wednesday's meet at Wildcat Stadium.

Billy Gabriel tore through the 3,200-meter run in nine minutes, 46.8 seconds, but could not pull off the double in the mile, finishing second in 4:26.9 as CNS's Chris Buchanan won in 4:23.7.

John DeLallo tore to victory in the 800-meter run in 1:57.7 and teamed with Matt Byrnes, Matt Gonnella and Ethan Osborne to dominate the 4x800 relay in 8:25.5. In the 4x400 relay, DeLallo won again, this time with Peter Richardson, Anthony Terzolo and Luke Potash as they posted 3:50.3.

Elsewhere, Richardson needed 1:03.1 to beat the field in the 400-meter hurdles, while Matt Ulrich held off CNS's Kareem Lee, 16.4 seconds to 16.5, to win the 110-meter high hurdles.

Where the Northstars built its winning margin was in field events, where it won five of six events. Only Sean Howard proved an exception, going 31 feet 8 inches in the triple jump, while Matt Romano tied Mike Hyde in the pole vault, each clearing 10 feet.

Up at Bragman Stadium, The West Genesee girls team had a far more difficult time with CNS, falling to the Northstars 102-39.

Yet even there Laura Leff provided a highlight, the freshman needing 5:20.9 to win the 1,500-meter run and later speeding to first place in the 800 in 2:24.4. Kelly Powell was first in the 400-meter dash (1:04.1) and teamed with Leff, Alyssa Zeman and Allison Iles to take the 4x400 relay in 4:27.3.

Westhill had mixed success in its OHSL Liberty division opener, splitting on the girls side as it beat CBA 89-45 but lost to Skaneateles 102-39. Jessica Curry did beat the field in the 3,000 with a time of 10:49.5.

Meanwhile, the boys Warriors lost to both Skaneateles 74-67 and CBA 87-53, despite Corey Wilkinson pulling the double as he threw the discus 113 feet and tossed the shot put 38 feet 3 inches. Also, Matt Trendowski won the 400-meter dash in 53.8 seconds and Casey Bunce won the 3,200 in 10:39 flat.

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