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Skaneateles track shines at Tully meet

Both of the Skaneateles track and field teams turned in strong work during Tuesday's visit to the Tully Spring Break Invitational.

Yet it was the boys Lakers that seized the spotlight, earning 67 points to edge out Westhill (66 points) for second place in the 14-team field. Only Jamesville-DeWitt, with 93 points, fared better.

Sean Cooper dominated the 110-meter high hurdles, as his time of 15.70 seconds beat Herkimer's Trevor Roorda by 1.12 seconds - a big distance for a short event. Taylor Weyneth sneaked into fourth place in 17.32 seconds.

As if that wasn't enough, Cooper went to the 200-meter dash and won there, too, beating Jordan-Elbridge's Nick Byrnes, 24.37 seconds to 24.73. Fellow Laker Nate Molnar was sixth in 25.89 seconds. Tim Lewis added another title in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 6 inches with fewer misses than Cortland's Brian Etz or CBA's Will Brower.

Skaneateles rolled to second in the 4x800 relay, with Weyneth, Sam Kriever, Patrick Biver and Ethan Johanns posting a time of 9:19.95, behind Westhill (8:57.27) at the wire. Dan Wolfanger needed 58.07 seconds to grab third place in the 400-meter dash, while Sam Kriever rolled to fourth place in the 800-meter run in 2:12.62.

In the 4x400 relay, Nick Smolenski, Austin Amory, Matt Delasin and Sam Goodell were third in 4:05.75. Cooper, Lewis, Biver and Max Weiss were fifth in the 4x100 relay in 48.74 seconds. Carson Schwab cleared 9 feet 6 inches for fourth place in the pole vault. Sam Meyer was seventh in the shot put and ninth in the discus.

Meanwhile, in the girls meet Caroline Walton swept the throwing events. Her toss of 34 feet 6 1/2 inches in the shot put beat J-D's Sierra Vasiliou by nearly three feet, and in the discus Walton threw it 90 feet 3 inches, with Living Word's Tara Farley (87 feet 1 inch) in second place.

Those wins helped Skaneateles to a fourth-place total of 32 points, and Kaela Fiutak further helped when she won the pole vault, edging Cicero-North Syracuse's Jessica Wheeler with fewer misses at 8 feet 6 inches.

Anna Barrett, Julia Judge, Madeline Adams and Danielle Mazzeo were fifth in the 4x400 relay in 4:35.45. Mazzeo, on her own, was ninth in the 800, while Adams took sixth in the individual 1,500-meter run in 5:11.05.

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