CNS girls roll to Tully Invitational title

Everywhere one turned at Tuesday's Tully Coed Spring Break Invitational, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls track and field team was gaining more points.

And by the time it was all done, the Northstars were comfortably on top, having earned 121 points, well clear of runner-up Jamesville-DeWitt (71.5 points) and the rest of a 25-team field.

Katie Osborne rolled to a 100-meter hurdles victory in 16.14 seconds, with Jessica Wheeler third in 16.95 seconds and Hannah Szumloz (17.72 seconds) in fifth.

In the long jump, Osborne went 16 feet 4 inches to take fourth place. Osborne was also third in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 8 inches as Shannon McCarthy landed in sixth place, while Wheeler tied for the pole vault title, clearing 8 feet 6 inches with more misses than Skaneateles' Kaela Fiutak.

Osborne, Wheeler, Shelby Howell and Marissa Puma were second in the 4x100 relay in 53.67 seconds, with a second CNS quartet fourth in 55.52 seconds. Shannon Bausinger, Katie Laris, Nicole Campagna and Marissa Colburn worked for second place in the 4x400 relay in 4:23.32, with the Northstars also fourth. CNS had a fourth-place time of 11:20.12 in the 4x400 relay.

Jackie Halstead would beat the field and win the 3,000-meter run in 10:58.29, with Jessica Jelfo eighth. Puma returned to help Laris, Bausinger and Jessica Petrie get third in the 1,600 sprint medley relay in 4:34.61. Campagna rose to third in the 800-meter run in 2:26.86, with Sonia Mensah fourth in the 400 in 1:07.38.

Mariah Thomson threw the shot put 31 feet 3/4 inch for third place, then got another third in the discus as she heaved it 82 feet 10 inches.

Colburn was sixth in the 400 hurdles, just ahead of Jade Jenkins in seventh, while Emily Blidy took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 29.58 seconds. Taylor McLoughlin was sixth and Cortney McArdell eighth. Brittany Murphy got third in the triple jump, going 30 feet 6 1/4 inches as Szumloz took sixth place.

Liverpool only had 16 points, but a majority of them came from winning the 1,500-meter relay as Rachel Putman posted the top individual time of 5:03.13 and, with Kyla Bills and Katlyn McNamara, prevailed in 15 minutes, 40.02 seconds, more than 15 seconds better than second-place Tully.

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