J-D girls rise to top at Arcaro meet

Red Rams beat CNS, earn 53 points overall

— Also for the Hornets, Olivia Ryan was fifth in the 500-meter run (1:26.11), with Liz Pieri sixth. Michelle Duffy gained sixth (3:16.05) in the 1,000-meter run and the Rams' Noelle Novakowski was sixth in the 55-meter hurdles.

Meanwhile, J-D's boys team, also second at the Morse Relays, fell to a tie for fifth with Baldwinsville at the Arcaro meet, each finishing with 26 points as Liverpool (53 points) rose to the top spot. F-M, with 18 points, slid into eighth place.

For the Rams, Ryan Peters rose to second in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet 9 inches and Zach Leibman had a second-place pole vault of 11 feet 6 inches.

Will Sterriker was third in the 55 hurdles in 8.22 seconds, with teammate Nate Sturgeon (8.47 seconds) in fifth place. Taumeras Howard took fifth (5 feet 4 inches) in the high jump.

F-M rose to the top in the 4x400 relay, where Langston Lightcap, Austin Perez, Charlie Beeler and Said Shukri posted a time of 3:34.64, more than two seconds ahead of runner-up CNS. Lightcap was third in the 500-meter run in 1:09.69, edging ESM's Mike Coogan (1:09.91), who finished fourth.

The Hornets' Zhengyue Zhu had a fifth-place triple jump of 37 feet 9 inches. CBA's Deshawn Salter got fifth in the 200 in 24.42 seconds, with teammate Brendan Smith sixth in the 1,000.

Following some holiday rest, all the local teams gather again at SRC Arena next Wednesday for the Oscar Jensen Holiday Relays.

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