Jan 09, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Strong distance running helped propel the Marcellus boys indoor track and field team to victory in last Saturday’s OHSL Liberty/Patriot division championships at Colgate University.
The Mustangs finished with 119.5 points, well clear of Tully, who was second with 92 points. Among the local entries, Westhill/Bishop Ludden was fourth with 61 points, with Solvay sixth and Jordan-Elbridge seventh.
Marcellus saw Jesse Garn win the 1,000-meter run in 2:33.56, with J-E’s Greg Bader second in 2:43.55. Garn also was first in the mile in 4:33.29 as teammate Joe Fallon settled into third place and J-E’s Steve Slonosky was fourth.
Ryan Manahan and John Bell went 1-2 in the 3,200-meter run, as Manahan won in 10:20.55 and Bell (10:20.88) was inches behind. Ryan Manahan took the 600-meter run in 1:27.16, with Bader (1:30.73) in third place and the Mustangs’ Justin Garn sixth.
To complete the work, Manahan, Garn, Bell and Fallon won the 4×800 relay in 8:41.06, well clear of the field as Westhill/Ludden was fourth. The Warriors did take the 4×200 relay as Malik Merritt, Jack Honis, Christian St. Amour and Mike Herholtz finished in 1:42.59
Moving to field events, the Mustangs’ Chris Manke had a winning shot put toss of 36 feet 11 inches, with Solvay’s Luke Randall (34 feet 3 inches) in third place.
Nick Huss cleared 11 feet 6 inches to win the pole vault, with Westhill/Ludden’s Alex Phelan third and the Mustangs’ Rob Coon in fourth. Nate Waite was third in the long jump (17 feet 6 1/2 inches), with Huss claiming third in the high jump.
Merritt won the 55-meter dash in 6.95 seconds, edging Solvay’s Nick Cometti (7.00 seconds), who settled for second place. Honis added a win in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.28 seconds. Honis also was third in the 300-meter dash, where Cometti was fifth.
Jon Moore fourth in the 3,200, and was fifth in the 4×400 relay behind J-E, who was fourth in 3:53.44. Solvay teammates Matt Battaglia and Cody McCarthy were third and fourth, respectively, in the 1,000.
Westhill/Ludden finished third among girls OHSL teams with 85 points, far ahead of the other local entries.
Jessica Curry would prevail in the 1,000 in 3:11.45, where Lissa DiPaola (3:23.02) got third place and the Mustangs’ Tori Stopen was fourth. Curry also beat the field in the 1,500-meter run in 5:09.39, where Lizzie Dean (Marcellus) was second in 5:13.26 and Betsy Black finished third.
Black won the 3,000-meter run in 11:05.43, with Marcellus’ Maggie Dunn fourth. Brenna Rainone took third in the 55 sprint (7.90 seconds) as Alex Szelewski was fifth. J-E’s Brianna Byrnes landed in second in the 600 in 1:48.57. Shai Haynes got fourth in the 55 hurdles, with Szelewski fourth in the 300 and Rainone fifth.
DiPaola, Curry, Alyssa Cywilko and Ryann Laible gave the Warriors a second-place time of 10:45.47 in the 4×800. Solvay was third in the 4×400 relay in 4:38.19 and fifth in the 4×800 behind Marcellus in fourth. Byrnes, Rachel Betts, McKenzie Williams and Rachel Scott helped the Eagles get second place in the 4×200 relay in 1:57.98. The Bearcats’ Abby Frateschi finished third in the pole vault.
Up in the CNY Counties League National division, West Genesee finished third in the girls event with 71 points, but got just 37 points on the boys side.
The Wildcats were third in all three girls relays. Mary McGlynn took third in the 1,000 (3:33.86) , as Abby Uczen got third in the 55 sprint in 8.38 seconds. Lauren Brieant ran to fourth in the 3,000. and Emily Iles got fourth in the 600 and Morgan Farmer fifth in the 1,500. Brianna Richardson was fourth in the 55 hurdles and Iles got fifth place.
Allison Iles was fourth (47.64 seconds) in the 300. Uczen and Richardson were second and third, respectively, in the triple jump, with Erica Fitch fourth in the shot put and Emily Frazee fifth in the long jump.
Among WG’s boys entrants, Luke Potash earned third place in the 600 in 1:31.61, with Tony Terzolo fifth in the 300 and Ethan Osborne fifth in the 3,200. Terzolo improved to a third in the long jump, going 17 feet 4 inches as Potash grabbed fourth in the triple jump and Peter James was fourth in the high jump.