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F-M girls indoor track beats J-D at Jensen Relays

Hornets, Red Rams go 1-2 in standings at SRC Arena

— Rachel Fairbanks and Emilee Carpenter get second place in the 1,500 (10:15.23) behind F-M, with East Syracuse-Minoa's duo of Juliette Miller and Brittany Kubecka fifth in 11:13.93.

Vasilliou and Fuller were third in the long jump (28 feet 3 1/4 inches), where ESM's Amanda Wall won the individual event by going 15 feet 4 3/4 inches, adding to a victory she got in the triple jump by leaping 32 feet 10 inches. F-M was fifth in that event.

On the boys side at the Jensen Relays, F-M landed in second place, with 62 points, trailing only CNS, who claimed the top spot with 82 points. J-D eased into sixth place with 26 points.

Nick Ryan won the individual mile in 4:26.19, with CBA's Brendan Smith second (4:27.62) as Ryan and Bryce Millar took the event in a combined 9:02.18. Ryan also roared to first place in the 3,200-meter run in 9:49.52, beating the field by more than 10 seconds and, with Andrew Berger, earning another victory in 20:31.07.

Also, the Hornets' Austin Perez won twice, beating the field in the 400-meter dash in 52.05 seconds and claiming team honors with Aaron Blitz by edging Corcoran, 1:49.37 to 1:49.43. Perez also won the individual 300-meter sprint in 36.51 seconds. Colin Fitzgibbons and Riley Hughes were second in the 1,000 in 5:47.43.

Langston Lightcap and Charlie Beeler earned a victory in the 600 in 2:53.19 as ESM's Mike Coogan was second (1:24.54) among individuals. Beeler and Millar were fifth in the 800-meter run in 4:28.60, with ESM claiming sixth place in 4:30.81.

Zhengyue Zhu and Tanner Carter were third in the long jump, going 35 feet 10 1/4 inches between them, leaving J-D in sixth, and Zhu returned with Kyle Harbour as they took third in the triple jump (72 feet 6 3/4 inches), while Navale Taylor and Will Cote put J-D (71 feet 5 1/4 inches) in fourth.

J-D got most of its points from the 55 hurdles, where Will Sterriker and Nate Sturgeon combined for the top time of 16.78 seconds. In the 55-meter dash, the Rams' Amani Jackson beat CBA's Deshawn Salter, 6.68 seconds to 6.83, as Jackson and Marquis Drummond were third (13.87 seconds) overall. Zach Liebmann cleared 10 feet 6 inches in the pole vault for fourth place.

All of the local indoor track stars are back at SRC Arena on Jan. 6 to compete in the George Constantino Memorial meet.

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