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J-D boys track fights off ESM at league meet

At the same time the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field teams was laying claim to the OHSL Freedom division championship meet on Thursday at East Syracuse-Minoa, the boys Red Rams were doing the same, though it had more resistance from the hosts.

The Spartans would get 93 points, just behind Mexico (95.5 points) for that runner-up spot. Meanwhile, J-D earned 156 points and roared to the top spot again.

Will Sterriker gave the Rams two titles, as he ran the 110 high hurdles in 16.55 seconds and, in the 400-meter hurdles, edged Chittenango's Kris Ingerson, 59.56 seconds to 59.77. In the 3,200-meter run, J-D went 1-2 as Will Hohreiter won in 10:16.80 and Dan Driscoll (10:33.02) was second. ESM's Louis Ferrone was fifth.

ESM's Mike Coogan also won twice. He proved too strong in the mile, earning a time of 4:34.04 that beat Mexico's James Gowans by 1.35 seconds, and won a tight 800-meter run over J-D's Austin Davis, 2:04.98 to 2:05.44. He also was third in the 3,000-steeplechase.

Another J-D title came when Nick Harron won that steeplechase in 11:22.50, beating ESM's Louis Ferrone (11:23.67) as the Rams' Jack Healy was fourth.

J-D's Eric Nuss was third (1:02.05) in the 400 hurdles in addition to his fourth in the 110 hurdles, where ESM's Mike Terry (17.14 seconds) landed in third place. Nuss and Sterriker helped Navale Taylor and Zach Liebmann get to second in the 4x400 relay in 3:40.01. Liebmann would claim fifth in the pole vault.

Taumeras Howard, on his own, was second in the 100-meter dash in 11.76 seconds behind Fowler's Jamal Reed (11.22), and took fifth in the long jump. But Howard made up for it by joining Taylor, Mike Meyer and Ira Griffin to win the 4x100 relay in 44.55 seconds. Terry, Jayme Patrick, Marc Castro and Tom Grayer got ESM (47.12 seconds) to third place.

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