F-M track sweeps Corcoran, Nottingham

Hornets improve to 3-0 in CNYCL American division

Going to 3-0 on the season, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams beat two city opponents in a three-day span.

The Hornets had no trouble with Corcoran last Tuesday afternoon, winning 110-30 in the girls meet and topping the Cougars 91-45 in the boys meet.

Many different Hornets took the spotlight in the girls event, starting in the 4x800 relay, where Hannah Smith, Alana Pearl, Olivia Ryan and Annika Avery finished in a time of 10:22.1.

Smith, on her own, needed 2:20.3 to win the 800-meter run, while Pearl earned first place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:11.3. Later in the meet, Smith and Ryan helped Heather Martin and Katie Brislin as F-M covered the 4x400 relay in 4:12.9.

Martin needed 1:00.7 to prevail in the 400-meter dash as Michelle Duffy emerged to win the 1,500-meter run in 4:51.0. Caitlin Ferro followed her victory in the 100-meter hurdles (18.9 seconds) by clearing 6 feet in the pole vault, tying teammate Savannah Pidkaminy for top honors.

Elsewhere, Natalie Zazzara claimed the 100-meter dash in 13.6 seconds. Christabel Ezidiegwu won twice, claiming both the discus and triple jump, while Sarah Olick-Sutphen earned the top spot in the long jump.

In the boys meet, Austin Perez had a clean sweep of the sprints, matching Corcoran’s Johnnie Robinson in the 100 (each with 11.2 seconds) but winning the 200 (22.9 seconds) and edging teammate Charlie Beeler, 51.3 seconds to 51.4, in the 400. As if that wasn’t enough, Perez and Beeler joined Langston Lightcap and Aaron Blitz as they won the 4x400 in 3:36.8.

Nick Ryan had his own sweep of the distance events as he ran the mile in 4:20.7 and also claimed the 800 in 2:02.2 before taking the 3,200-meter run in 9:23.20. Ryan, Lightcap, Ben Thomas and Bryce Millar and Langston Lightcap won the 4x800 in 9:00.6.

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