Girls track Red Rams win OHSL Freedom meet

Just down the road from home, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team prevailed again in Thursday's Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship, held at East Syracuse-Minoa Stadium.

The Red Rams earned 177 points, well clear of runner-up Homer, who had 106 points. The host ESM Spartans did well, too, claiming fourth place with 65 points.

At the basis of J-D's win was a sweep of the relays. The Rams claimed the 4x100 (52.06 seconds), 4x400 (4:17.25) and 4x800 (10:23.80) events with contributions from Ally Fox, Kayla Fulmer, Taylor-Rae Danforth, Sierra Vasiliou, Katy Pieri, Liz Pieri, Danielle Rebecca Doss, Hannah Stefl, Samantha Clemons and Paige Morrow. ESM got third in the 4x100 and fourth in the 4x800.

On her own, Vasiliou would win the shot put, tossing it 31 feet 8 1/2 inches, and notched second (16 feet 1/4 inch) in the long jump behind Phoenix star Ashley Palmer (16 feet 3 3/4 inches), where Fox was fifth. ESM's Charlotte Visser was fifth in the shot put. Vasiliou added a fourth in the 100-meter dash.

Danielle Doss would win the pole vault by clearing 8 feet 3 inches, while Katy Pieri was sixth. Maggie Fuller settled for third in the high jump (5 feet) with fewer misses than ESM's Nina Zesky in second place.

ESM had its best moment in the 3,000-meter run, where Gabby Pallotta beat the field with a time of 11:02.92 as J-D's Ameena Dye (11:16.36) was second and Laura Wengert was sixth. Dye also got second in the 1,500-meter run in 5:08.61, with Wengert fourth.

In the 400-meter dash, Liz Pieri got to second place in 1:01.42, with Katy Pieri (1:04.17) fourth. Fox got to third in both the 100 (13.11 seconds) and 200-meter dash in 27.56 seconds, beating Liz Pieri (27.84) in the latter event.

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