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Track Northstars sweep season-opening relays

C-NS boys hold off Liverpool; girls earn 100 points

— In the 4x800, the Warriors’ quartet of Connor Buck, Landon Veney, Alex Christensen and Dan Muldoon were second in 8:59.96, with the Northstars third as Bryan Junod, Evan Russell, Bryan Bausinger and Kevin Cialfi got a time of 9:08.50.

The Warriors’ duo of Chris Granell and Geoffrey Bell went 1-2 in the pole vault, as Granell won in 115’8” and Bell (115’5”) was just three inches behind.

Meanwhile, C-NS rolled on the girls side, Katie Osborne leading the way. First, she won the individual 100 hurdles, edging Cazenovia star Paige Biviano, 16.18 seconds to 16.24, and teaming with Hannah Szumloz for top honors with 33.36 seconds.

Then Osborne went to the long jump, going 16’ 5 ½”, with Javielle Fanizzi fifth and a team victory gained with 31’ 4 ¼”. Fanizzi was first in the individual 400 hurdles in 1:09.81, with Jade Jenkins third in 1:10.90 to help C-NS win again.

Maria LaMontagne (5:21.78) and Nicole Watterud (5:22.98) had the top two times in the mile, joined by Taylor Parry (fourth) and Katie Laris (sixth) to win in 21:44.98. Watterud, LaMontagne and Laris joined Marissa Colburn to win the 4x800 in 10:04.78.

Mariah Thomson had the top discus throw of 103’6”, a toss far ahead of the field as she and Candace Segars took team honors with 165’6”. Thomson and Jessica Wheeler were second (63’11”) in the shot put, but Wheeler won the pole vault, going 9’6” and teaming with Shannon McCarthy (7’6”) for yet another win.

McCarthy and Nicole Harringshaw were second in the high jump, clearing 9’6” between them. The Northstars were fifth in both the 4x100 and 4x400.

Liverpool, who gained 17 points for eighth place, had its best finish was a third in the pole vault, but it also got fourth in the discus and distance medley.

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