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WG indoor track ties for third at Morse Relays

Richardson takes part in both wins for Wildcats

— The revival of local indoor track and field continues as high school teams again begin to venture to Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena for weekly meets.

That started with the Jack Morse Relays, where in Friday’s girls meet West Genesee nearly went to the top, putting up 38 points to tie Cicero-North Syracuse for third place. Fayetteville-Manlius and Liverpool shared top honors with 41 points.

Brianna Richardson helped the Wildcats win both of its events. First, in the 55-meter hurdles she was fourth in 9.94 seconds, with Emily Iles 14th, but it added up to 20.42 seconds, which was 0.15 seconds better than C-NS, who finished second.

It was nearly the same in the triple jump. Richardson was second among individuals, going 33 feet ½ inch, as she and seventh-place Abby Uczen had combined leaps of 63’2”, nearly a foot better than runner-up C-NS. By herself, Uczen, who was second in the pole vault by clearing 9’, garnered fourth-place team points.

Local sides went 1-2 in the shot put. Westhill/Bishop Ludden won as Bella Sterly was second among individuals with a throw of 31’9 ½” and Kayla Wild was sixth (29’ 2 ½”), which added up to 60’ 11 ¾”. That was enough to beat WG, who had Maureen McInerney (third) and Erica Fitch (fifth) throw it a combined 59’ 7 ½”.

Laura Leff teamed with Mary McGlynn, Sara Ferranti and Lindsay Weaver for a third-place time of 10:25.19 in the 4x800 relay.

Jordan-Elbridge’s best finish was in the 1,600 sprint medley, where Brianna Byrnes, Julie Hines, Bethanie Ermick and Alexis Malvasso get a time of 4:43.97 and finish in fourth place. Marcellus had Rachel Garn, Shannon Twombley, Molly McGuane and Eliza Bell get to sixth place in the distance medley relay, with Westhill/Ludden taking fifth in the 4x400 relay.

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