CNS boys earn victory at Jensen Relays

Northstars grab second indoor title of season

— Also, Rondinello and Mike Schneider were third in the 400-meter dash in a combined 1:50.61. Jeff Conley and Mark VanMarter were third in the 300 sprint in 1:20.80. Jeff Miller and Anthony Bell were fourth in the shot put with throws adding up to 74 feet 2 inches.

Alex Christenson and Landon Veney were fourth in the 1,000 (5:50.91). Ostuni and Connor Buck combined for fourth in the mile relay. Mike Schneider and Gaurab Bhattacharya were fifth in the 55 hurdles.

Moving to the girls portion of the Jensen Relays, CNS had 52 points to take third place and Liverpool earned 46 points for fifth place. F-M (70 points) and J-D (55 points) held down the top two spots.

CNS was victorious in the 55 hurdles, where Hannah Szumloz was second among individuals (9.58 seconds) and won with Marissa Colburn in 19.83 seconds, with Liverpool's tandem of Tammy Brodie and Leah Dixon second in 20.38 seconds. Szumloz would also help Tiffany Ryan get third (56 feet 7 1/4 inches) in the triple jump.

Nicole Watterud and Maria LaMontagne gave the Northstars a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run in a combined time of 22:28.66, with Liverpool fifth in 24:06.68. Shannon McCarthy and Javielle Fanizzi were second (9 feet 4 inches) in the high jump, one inch behind Baldwinsville.

The Northstars' Taylor Parry and Emily Dolan took third in the 1,500-meter run (10:36.78), with the Warriors' Emily Butler and Julianna Basla fourth in 10:48.32. Katie Laris and Madison Kolakowski got to third in the 1,000 in 6:41.65.

Liverpool's Are Okinpelu won the individual 600-meter run in 1:42.35, but she and Kyla Bills were a close second (3:27.90) behind F-M (3:27.54) overall. Akinpelu got second in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.96 as she and Catherine Rowell claimed third in 2:06.43 and CNS was sixth. Rowell and Laura Leung gained fourth (56 feet 1/2 inch) in the triple jump.

Nicole Barrett and Jessica Attaway teamed to clear 13 feet 6 inches for a runner-up spot in the pole vault. Nelliah Watkins and Claire McCarthy moved Liverpool to fourth (48 feet 11 inches) in the shot put. Connie Torres and Yasmeen Griffin were fifth in the 300 sprint.

CNS and Liverpool's team are back at SRC Arena on Jan. 6, starting 2012's slate with the George Constantino Memorial.

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