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

Danforth got fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Noelle Novakowski and McKenzie Kallquist were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the pentathlon.

ESM saw Amanda Wall finish second to Palmer in the triple jump with 33 feet 6 1/4 inches and in the long jump with 16 feet 7 inches. Wall's teammate, Carly Eaton, was fourth (32 feet 1 1/4 inches) in the triple jump. Charlotte Visser was fifth in the shot put.

In a slightly different format, the Class A boys meet at Canastota was split into A-1 and A-2 divisions. J-D finished second in A-1 with 128.5 points, edged out by Indian River (143 points) at the top as ESM took fifth place with 48 points.

Dan Driscoll was victorious in the mile in 4:32.84 and was second in the 3,200-meter run, where Will Hohreiter won in 10:09.88. Hohreiter also helped the Rams take third (8:56.23) in the 4x800.

Michael Meyer, in 11.55 seconds, edged Taumeras Howard (11.61) for a 1-2 finish in the 100, with Meyer also third in the 200 (23.56 seconds), just ahead of Navale Taylor in fourth. And in the 4x100, Meyer, Howard, Taylor and Ira Griffin won in 44.96 seconds, with ESM fifth.

Taylor, Griffin, Will Sterriker and Eric Nuss won the 4x400 in 3:35.04 as, on his own, Sterriker was second (58.95 seconds) in the 400 hurdles, fourth in the triple jump and fourth in the 110 high hurdles.

Nate Sturgeon amassed 2,452 points to prevail in the pentathlon, where ESM's Mike Nicholson was fourth. Ryan Peters got third (42 feet 7 inches) in the shot put as the Spartans' Camrin Romar got fifth place. ESM did better in the discus, with Jason Purdey (118 feet 7 inches) in fourth place.

ESM's Mike Coogan would win the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:06.61, where J-D's Nick Harron was fifth. Matt Hoalcraft rose to fourth in the 800 as Joe Coogan was sixth.

Jeff McDuffie also won for the Spartans, unleashing a top long jump of 21 feet 3/4 inch as he cleared 5 feet 8 inches for third in the high jump. J-D's Curtis Walker was fourth (20 feet 6 1/2 inches) in the long jump.

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