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Indoor track Lakers win MVITA opener

Caz holds off Clinton, earn 80 points for top spot

All through the 2011-12 indoor track and field season, Cazenovia will compete in Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association events at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.

In the first of those MVITA meets Friday night, the girls Lakers finished on top, earning 80 points to fend off Clinton, who was second with 69 points.

Paige Biviano got it started by winning the individual 55-meter hurdles in 9.37 seconds and teaming with Beth Marcelle for the team win with a combined 20.83 seconds. Biviano and Marie Sugio combined to clear 9 feet 3 inches for second place in the high jump.

Ashley Winn (7.52 seconds) and Jillian Vogl (7.79 seconds) went 1-2 in the 55-meter dash for another Laker title, and the pair, along with Ashley Kent and Maureen Milmoe, went on to claim the 4x200 relay in 1:53.06, more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Ilion.

At the longer distance of the 4x800 relay, the Lakers prevailed again as Caroline Marshall, Rae Tobey, Emma Wolsey and Jeannette Cudney finished in 10:33.18, the only time under 11 minutes in the event.

On their own, Marshall (5:12.83) and Cudney (5:16.65) went 1-2 in the 1,500-meter run as Tobey and Tori Wright joined them for another win in 21:55.67. The Lakers earned the top three spots in the sprint medley relay, too, though it didn't count for points.

Elsewhere, Molly Woodworth and Carly Hazer were second in the shot put with combined throws of 50 feet 11 1/2 inches, and the Lakers took fourth in both the triple jump and long jump, plus fifth in the weight throw.

Cazenovia also was fourth in the 4x400 relay as Emmajean Spear, Emma Wolsey, Jackie O'Sullivan and Marie vanNieuwland got a time of 4:48.13.

On the boys side, Cazenovia earned 22 points for sixth place in the 10-team MVITA field, though Dylan Muller provided the big individual highlight as he won the pole vault, clearing 11 feet 6 inches with fewer misses than Old Forge's Connor Rockhill.

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