J-D indoor track sides takes second at Morse Relays

Meet was debut for new SRC Arena at OCC

— Long road trips to far-off locations for local indoor track and field teams are now in the past as a new venue, Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, is open for activity.

And the indoor athletes christened it during Wednesday’s Jack Morse Relays. Jamesville-DeWitt finished second in both the boys and girls meets, winning several events along the way.

J-D’s girls team had 48 points, a number only Cicero-North Syracuse, with 76 points, would top. Fayetteville-Manlius was fourth (32 points) and East Syracuse-Minoa was ninth with 32 points.

Among the Red Rams’ wins was the 4x400 relay, where Ally Fox, Danielle Doss, Katy Pieri and Liz Pieri posted a time of 4:17.17. In the 4x800, Rachel Fairbanks, Emilee Carpenter, Katie Pinkes and Laura Wengert won in 10:39.89, leaving F-M (10:53.88) to settle for third. In the pole vault, Doss and Katy Pieri cleared a combined 16 feet and won that event, too.

ESM’s Amanda Wall had two victories. She had a top triple jump of 31 feet 9 inches and a top individual long jump by 15 feet 9 ½ inches. In the latter event, Wall teamedwith Mackenzie Rath for second place (28 feet 9 ¾ inches) in the team portion.

On her own, J-D’s Maggie Fuller won the high jump, clearing 5 feet 4 inches, which left her third in the team event as F-M’s Mikayla Ruthig and McKenna Everding (8 feet 8 inches) took second place.

The Hornets saw Michelle Duffy, Mackenzie Pierie, Jessica Howe and Mary Barger get second in the distance medley relay in 13:24.14 as J-D (13:57.52) was fourth and ESM (14:00.16) was fifth. Natalie Zazzara, Hannah Lee, Marri Ryu and Olivia Ryan got F-M a second-place time of 4:29.23 in the 1,600 sprint medley.

Amanda Lee and Sarah Griffiths were third in the 55-meter hurdles, with ESM’S Heather Hiltbrand and Bridget Benz fourth and F-M in fifth place. J-D also got sixth in the 55-meter dash and 4x200 relay.

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