B'ville gains relay win at state track qualifier

Baldwinsville's indoor track and field team put together a string of high finishes during last Saturday's Section III state qualifying meet at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.

Of them, the best came in the boys 4x400 relay, where the Bees would take the top spot. Andrew Hoover, Jon Hingre, Rudy Sapp and Ethan Pacheck combined on a time of three minutes, 35.83 seconds that beat runner-up Corcoran (3:37.63) by 1.80 seconds. They will now head to Cornell University for this Saturday's state championship meet.

Elsewhere, Shaun Thompson worked his way to third place in the 3,200-meter run in 9:26.06, not far behind Andrew Roache (Fayetteville-Manlius), who won in 9:23.96. Thompson also joined Josh Perez, Alec Peinkofer and Andrew Fleming to finish third in the 4x800 relay in 8:39.56.

Hoover rose to fifth in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.23 seconds, with Peinkofer fifth in the 1,000-meter run in 2:36.25 as Liverpool's Zavon Watkins (2:26.13) set a new sectional record. Todd Mitchell was sixth in the 300-meter dash in 38 seconds flat as Sapp took sixth (6.83 seconds) in the 55-meter dash.

In the girls state qualifier, Gina Carnovale managed the best individual finish, nearly winning the 55 sprint. She finished in 7.68 seconds, just behind Rome Free Academy's Vita Puma, who won in 7.62 seconds.

B'ville was third in the 4x400 relay as Lindsey Varga, Quaneisha Ivey, Julia Johnson and Mallory Warner finished in a clocking of 4:26.93. Ivey joined Carnovale, Laura Farleman and Cierra Allen to get fourth place in the 4x200 relay in 1:53.61.

Mackenzie Ross, in the 600-meter run, had a fourth-place time of 1:46.58. Allen worked her way to fifth in the 300 in 44.20 seconds. Sierra Earle took seventh in the shot put with a toss of 30 feet 8 1/4 inches, while Farleman was ninth in the 55 hurdles.

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