No doubt, the Marcellus boys track and field team is enjoying 2011.
Aside from the fact that the Mustangs won the OHSL Liberty division regular-season title, it gets to stay at home for the rest of the month, through most of the post-season.
That homestand began with last Monday's OHSL Liberty championships. With all eight league teams gathered in one place, Marcellus piled up 177 points and won, with Christian Brothers Academy (120 points) in second place.
Further behind them, Westhill/Bishop Ludden, with 66 points, took fourth place, with Jordan-Elbridge picking up 51 points. Solvay finished with 31 points.
On the oval, Jesse Garn won three times, taking the 400-meter dash in 50.17 seconds, covering 800 meters in a swift 1:57.74 and, despite the cold, splashing to a win in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:01.91. He also teamed with Justin Garn, Nate Waite and Joe Fallon to win the 4x400 relay in 3:40.31 as Justin claimed his own title in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.02.
Marcellus cleaned up in field events. Nick Huss cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault, with Rob Coon (10 feet 6 inches) in third place. Chaz Hayes (19 feet 6 1/2 inches) and Nate Waite (18 feet 8 inches) went 1-2 in the long jump, with Hayes also winning the triple jump by going 39 feet 9 1/4 inches as Nick Stogsdill (36 feet 3 1/4 inches) took second.
On his own, Stogsdill won the high jump, clearing 5 feet 6 inches with fewer misses than CBA's Will Brower, while Zach Wiley took second (40 feet 11 1/4 inches) in the shot put and Aaron Murphy was fourth in the shot put.
Ryan Manahan, who was second in the mile in 4:36.73, helped Fallon, John Bell and Justin Garn take second in the 4x800 relay in 9:06.21. Nate Waite, Mitch Schoenbrun, Chris Manke and Brad Kermes were second in the 4x100 in 46.76 seconds. Waite, on his own, got third in the 100-meter dash in 11.95 seconds, with Schoenbrun third in the 200-meter dash in 24.24 seconds.