B'ville track teams do more work before sectionals

Each of the Baldwinsville track and field teams took part in one more meet before this week's Section III Class AA championships take place at Cicero-North Syracuse.

On the girls side Friday, B'ville hosted the 'Last Chance' Meet, where it earned several victories. Sierra Earle, in fact, prevailed twice, throwing the discus 89 feet 10 inches and also taking the shot put with a toss of 31 feet 10 1/4 inches. Carlie McNamara was third (77 feet 9 inches) in the discus.

Emily Soeder also won, clearing 5 feet in the high jump as Guilianna Madonna (4 feet 8 inches) was fifth and Christina Pompo sixth. Andrea Pateras cleared 8 feet to get third in the pole vault as Alexi Pateras rose to third in both the triple jump (30 feet 11 inches) and triple jump (13 feet 9 inches), where Casey Devlin was fourth.

On the oval, Stephanie Vasteno earned the victory in the 100-meter dash in 13 seconds flat. Mackenzie Ross ran 800 meters in 2:28.2 for second place. Liz Wisely got second place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:15.7, with Jackie Lalla third in 1:18.1. Lily VanDeValk ran to second in the 200-meter dash (27.6 seconds), while Julia Nagy edged out Loni Vecchiarelli for fourth place.

Rachel Dominic was third (5:46.5) and Lauren Fisher (5:57.2) fourth in the 1,500-meter run. Angelica Tomasello needed 1:07.2 to edge Shannon Hurley for fourth in the 400-meter dash. Danielle DePaulis was third in the 3,000-meter run, with Holly McMahon in fourth, while Allie Pesano got fifth in the 100-meter hurdles.

As for the boys Bees, it went to Saturday's CNS Invitational for a bit of fine-tuning and rose to second place in a 20-team field with 69 points, only bettered by the Northstars' 127 points.

Its lone win came in the 4x800, with Shaun Thompson, Ethan Pacheck, Matt Pond and Alec Peinkofer roaring a time of 8:23.65, exactly 15 seconds better than the Northstars. B'ville was fourth in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

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