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J-D girls win Class A track title; boys finish second

Though it took two days, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team persevered to earn the Section III Class A championship.

In that Class A meet at East Syracuse-Minoa, which started Thursday but ended Friday due to weather delays, the Red Rams earned 107 points, well clear of Phoenix (72 points) in second place as the host Spartans tied for eighth in the 16-team field with 34 points.

J-D's only wins came in relays. In the 4x800, Rebecca Doss, Hannah Stefl, Ameena Dye and Paige Morrow finished in 10:10.88, nearly five seconds ahead of runner-up Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

Later, in the 4x100, Taylor-Rae Danforth, Kayla Fulmer, Ally Fox and Sierra Vasiliou won in 51.46 seconds as no one else broke the 52-second mark. The Rams' 4x400 quartet of Fulmer, Danielle Doss, Katy Pieri and Liz Pieri was second in 4:12.29.

And the Rams used many other high finishes to accumulate its point total. Fox was second in the 100-meter dash in 12.74 seconds, just behind Phoenix star Ashley Palmer (12.64), and also got third in the 200-meter dash (27.04 seconds) as Liz Pieri took fifth.

Elsewhere, Liz Pieri went 32 feet 7 3/4 inches for third place in the triple jump and was third (1:01.29) in the 400-meter dash, where Katy Pieri took fifth.

Stefl gained second place in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:57.20, and Dye did the same in the 3,000-meter run (11:23.21) as ESM's Gabby Pallotta won that race in 11:01.09. Dye also got sixth in the 1,500-meter run.

Sierra Vasiliou had a second-place shot put toss of 32 feet 11 inches, with Brooke DeRoberts fourth (86 feet 8 inches) in the discus. Danielle Doss cleared 8 feet 6 inches in the pole vault, the same as Fulton's Courtney Beckwith, but Beckwith had fewer misses, leaving Doss in second as Katy Pieri and ESM's Megan Terry tied for fifth.

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