Girls track Lakers take out Marcellus

In warm, windy conditions, the Skaneateles girls track and field team improved to 3-0 in the Onondaga High School League Liberty division Wednesday afternoon by going to Marcellus and defeating the Mustangs in an 82-59 decision.

A big part of the win was the Lakers sweeping the field events. Caroline Walton threw the shot put 33 feet 2 1/2 inches and had a top discus throw of 90 feet 6 inches, while Gabby Eckles won the long jump by going 15 feet 7 inches and cleared 5 feet 1 inch in the high jump. Kaela Fiutak cleared 9 feet in the pole vault.

Meanwhile, on the oval Madeline Adams ran 3,000 meters in 11:36.3 and also was first in the 800-meter run. Erin Tonzi took the 400-meter dash (1:04.6) and helped Julia Judge, Anna Barrett and Aine Rooney claim first in the 4x400 relay in 4:36.4. Taylor Woodruff beat the field in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:13 flat.

The Skaneateles boys team lost, 99.5-44.5, to Marcellus, despite Sean Cooper landing titles in the 110 high hurdles in 17.0 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 24.1 seconds. Patrick Biver won the triple jump by going 30 feet 7 inches. John Bell led the Mustangs with wins in the mile and 800-meter run and helped his side take the 4x800, too.

Both Skaneateles teams would compete Saturday in the Chittenango Invitational - and both would earn seventh-place finishes, the boys with 29 points, the girls with 26 points.

Walton swept the girls throwing events. She threw the shot put 36 feet 1 3/4 inches as no else even got to 33 feet, and in the discus her heave of 91 feet 7 inches put her well past Jamesville-DeWitt's Brooke DeRoberts (85 feet 4 inches) and the rest of the field. Tonzi, Adams, Woodruff and Danielel Mazzeo were third in the distance medley relay in 13:25.83.

Cooper emerged victorious in the 110 high hurdles, his time of 15.59 seconds holding off Westhill's Jack Honis (15.82 seconds) for the top spot. Cooper, Sam Kriever, Patrick Biver and Nick Smolenski rose to fourth in the 1,600 sprint medley relay in 3:55.79.

Tim Lewis went over to the five-event pentathlon, where he finished third with 2,525 points as teammate Taylor Weyneth got fourth place with 2,393 points. Carson Schwab cleared 10 feet to get fourth place in the pole vault, with Ari Hristodulou, Max Weiss, Nico Petrocci and Josh Lotkowictz sixth in the 4x100 in 50.18 seconds.

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