A strong presence in every discipline, from sprints to distance running, jumping to throwing events, helped the Baldwinsville boys track and field team earn its biggest win of the season so far.
The Bees confronted Liverpool last Wednesday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium and utilized that depth and versatility to full effect during a 74-67 victory over the Warriors that threw the CNY Counties League National division race wide open.
B'ville went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash, Todd Mitchell prevailing in 11.2 seconds, just ahead of Antonio Peck (11.3). To back that up, Mitchell and Peck joined Parker Kiff and Nate Wicks to roar to victory in the 4x100 relay in 45.2 seconds.
And Peck wasn't done, taking first place in the long jump as Mark Stanard, in the discus, unleashed a big throw of 130 feet 6 inches. Shawn Calnan tied Liverpool star Zavon Watkins for first in the high jump, both of them clearing 5 feet 8 inches, and Kirk Anderson won the pole vault with a clearance of 9 feet.
As for Shaun Thompson, he could not quite catch Watkins in the mile, 4:23.9 to Watkins' 4:21.7, but more than made up for it by pulling away in the 3,200-meter run to a victory in 10:09.6. Just as importantly, the Bees earned a win in the 4x800 relay when Alec Peinkofer, Ethan Pacheck, Andrew Fleming and Josh Perez finished in 8:45.1.
It was close and competitive in the girls meet, too, as B'ville went to Liverpool and put up a fair amount of points in a 77-65 loss to the Warriors.
Gina Carnovale and Sierra Earle led the Bees' efforts. By herself, Carnovale swept to sprint titles in the 100 (12.9 seconds) and 200 (26.8 seconds). In the 4x100, Carnovale, Lily VanDeValk, Gabrielle Jordan and Stephanie Vasteno earned another title in 51.9 seconds.
Earle would throw the discus 79 feet 1 inch and also take the shot put with a toss of 29 feet 5 inches, while Alexis Pateras claimed the pole vault with a clearance of 8 feet. Cierra Allen added a victory in the 400 sprint (1:02.5) as
Mackenzie Ross, Dana Mitchell, Rachael Miller and Kaitlyn Martin won the 4x800 relay in 10:50.1.