Caz girls roar to first-ever indoor track sectional title

No one was going to keep the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team from another historic appointment in Friday night's Section III Class B championship meet at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.

Just like the cross country Lakers in the fall, these girls went right to the top, winning the sectional title with 158 points, well clear of the field as Skaneateles took second place with 96 points and Clinton (89 points) settled into third place.

It all started in the sprints, where Ashley Winn edged teammate Jillian Vogl, 7.73 seconds to 7.77, to claim the 55-meter dash. Vogl countered by winning the 300-meter dash in 42.74 seconds, with Winn (43.11 seconds) the runner-up, and Hollie Marcelle added a victory in the 600-meter run in 1:42.11, more than three seconds ahead of the field.

Marcelle and Winn joined Jackie O'Sullivan and Emmajean Spear to claim the 4x400 relay in 4:20.20, more than four seconds ahead of Skaneateles. In the 4x800, Marcelle was present again, helping Emma Wolsey, Alex Dolbear and Rachel Grimm to get another victory in 10:44.46. Vogl, O'Sullivan, Piper Gianforte and Audrey Bowers were third in the 4x200 (1:55.84).

Paige Biviano took her turn in the 55-meter hurdles, prevailing in 9.49 seconds, the only time under 10 seconds, as she also finished second in the long jump (15 feet 8 inches) and fourth in the triple jump.

Gianforte won the pole vault, clearing 8 feet 6 inches as Michelle McGinnis tied for third (7 feet) and Emily Clipston (6 feet 6 inches) fifth. In the shot put, more points were amassed as Christie Tainter finished second with a toss of 28 feet 5 inches, just ahead of Grace Eberle in third (27 feet 11 inches) in third and Molly Woodworth (27 feet 6 1/2 inches) in fourth place.

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