Baldwinsville Only the efforts of the rivals from up Route 31 kept the Baldwinsville boys track and field team from claiming the top honors as it hosted Saturday’s John Arcaro Relays.
Fighting cold, wet conditions, the Bees picked up 96 points, topping everyone in the 12-team field except Cicero-North Syracuse, who earned first place with 112 points.
Alec Peinkofer, Josh Perez, Andy Fleming and Matt Pond were victorious in the mile relay, the quartet posting a time of 19 minutes, 25.62 seconds as C-NS (19:44.60) was second, nearly 19 seconds behind.
The Bees also won the 4x800 relay, where Pond, Peinkofer and Fleming joined Steve Keegan for a time of 8:45 flat, more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Holland Patent.
Not stopping there, Fleming and Pond got a third relay title in the 4x400, helped by Nate Wicks and Dan Walker as B’ville, in 3:33.43, again won, with HP (3:38.68) trailing by more than five seconds. Wicks, joined by Walker, Rickey Sparks and Shay Sargeant, tore through the 4x200 relay in 1:34.76, with Corcoran (1:41.79) and the field far behind.
Perez, with Chris Twichell, gained second place in the 3,000 steeplechase, their two times adding up to 21:57.4, with Mexico (21:43.0) in the top spot.
Shawn Calnan gave a superb effort in the five-event pentathlon and finished second, his 2,470 points behind Indian River’s Will Moran, who got 2,601 points. Calnan won both the long jump and shot put during the pentathlon.
Pat McNamara and Tom Ancillotti were second in the shot put, their throws adding up to 191’4” as Rome Free Academy (208’9”) went to the front. Sean Marr and James Wafful earned second place in the triple jump, going 67’9” as Skaneateles (79’6”) prevailed.
Jack Martin, Justin Dalaba, Greg Jaquint and Antonio Martinez ran the distance medley relay in 11:51.78, claiming fifth place. Brian Mahar, James Eustice, Rickey Sparks and Bennan LaQue took fifth (2:13.50) in the 1,000 sprint medley.