Feb 02, 2012 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
In their own manners, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt boys indoor track and field teams matched their girls counterparts with league championship efforts on Wednesday night.
The Hornets picked up 148 points, fending off Corcoran (119 points) for the CNY Counties League American division title at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, while the Red Rams gained 132 points for the OHSL Freedom division title, well clear of runner-up Phoenix (77 points) and the rest of the field.
For F-M, Nick Ryan ran the fastest mile of the entire meet, winning in 4:30.83 as Ben Thomas (4:40.12) was second. In the 1,000-meter run, Ryan (2:39.63) and Thomas (2:41.02) also went 1-2.
Bryce Millar posted the quickest time in the 3,200-meter run, winning in 9:44.57, with Colin Fitzgibbons third in 9:53.63. Langston Lightcap took his turn in the 600-meter run, prevailing in 1:27.22, just ahead of Charlie Beeler (1:27.62) in yet another 1-2 F-M effort.
Austin Perez ripped to a victory in the 300-meter dash in 36.92 seconds, with Lightcap (38.42 seconds) in third. Not only that, but Perez teamed with Beeler, Said Shukri and Tanner Carter to win the 4×200 relay in 1:38.01, edging Corcoran (1:38.69) to highlight a relay sweep.
Lightcap, Beeler, Shukri and Perez dominated the 4×400 relay, winning in 3:35.96. Ryan, Millar, Fitzgibbons and Thomas won the 4×800 in 8:42.72 as, like the 4×400, the Hornets had the quickest time of the entire evening.
Elsewhere, Zhengyue Zhu rose to second in the triple jump, going 41 feet 3 inches, with Konrad Niemiec fourth after he got to third (18 feet 11 ½ inches) in the long jump, ahead of Zhu in fifth. Kyle Harbour finished third in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 2 inches. Kyle Barber was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles.
For J-D, Amani Jackson beat Taumeras Howard, 6.75 seconds to 6.88, in the 55 sprint, while Will Sterriker earned first in the 55 hurdles, beating Nate Sturgeon, 8.17 seconds to 8.33. Jackson, Howard, Sterriker and Zach Liebmann won the 4×200 in 1:38.21 as East Syracuse-Minoa (1:46.57) was third.
ESM’s Mike Coogan emerged with a victory in the 600 in 1:25.85, the best time of the night, while Jesse Perrone was fourth. Combined, Ferrone, Coogan, Nick Schug and Jesse Perrone helped ESM win the 4×800 relay in 9:02.62,
Isaac Tupper, who helped J-D to second in the 4×800, gave the Rams a victory in the 1,000 in 2:51.31. Navale Taylor was second (39.34 seconds) in the 300, with Jack Healy third in the 3,200 (10:29.72). With J-D unable to finish in the 4×400, ESM’s quartet of Schug, Jacob Barker, Tom Schneible and Cody Todd were second in 4:00.57. Ferrone took fifth in the 3,200.
J-D’s success in field events included Liebmann clearing 10 feet 6 inches to win the pole vault, while Ryan Peters won the shot put, throwing it 44 feet 11 ¾ inches as Brian Roth (39 feet 6 ½ inches) was third.
Taylor had a second-place triple jump of 37 feet 8 ½ inches, while Jackson was second (18 feet 11 ¼ inches) and Sturgeon third (18 feet 5 ½ inches) in the long jump. Howard was third in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 4 inches.
In the OHSL Liberty/Patriot division meet, a series of victories helped CBA rise to fourth place, with 60 points, not far from Tully’s winning total of 74 points.
Brendan Smith won the mile in 4:37.19 and added a third (2:41.22) in the 1,000, with David Carey fifth in the 3,200. Deshawn Salter earned first place in the 55-meter dash, edging Skaneateles’ Malik Merritt, 6.74 seconds to 6.82.
Kevin Frasier earned a victory in the 300 in 38.23 seconds, and returned in the 4×200 relay to help Salter, Max Luthringer and Nate Formal edge Cazenovia, 1:37.35 to 1:37.89, for another title.
Andre Dowdell had a second-place triple jump of 39 feet 3 ¾ inches, adding a fifth in the long jump. Connor Agnew was fifth in the shot put.