SYRACUSE Though they both got close to the top, each of the Fayetteville-Manlius indoor track and field teams could not quite earn victories during Friday’s Oscar B. Jensen Holiday Relays at SRC Arena.
The girls Hornets were especially close, picking up 50 points, just behind Liverpool, who held on to the top spot by earning 52 points. Jamesville-DeWitt also was strong, working to fourth place with 39.83 points.
As expected, F-M ruled in distance races. Katie Brislin won the mile in 5:16.06 and teamed with Annika Avery for the top team time of 10:38.51 as J-D’s Rachel Fairbanks (third overall) and Kim Walsh settled into fourth place in 11:47.37.
Alana Pearl, in the 3,000-meter run, beat the field in 10:23.83, and Jillian Fanning was third, so F-M’s combined total of 21:03.07 was more than a minute ahead of the field, with J-D in sixth place.
Michelle Duffy and Jenna Farrell were victorious in the 1,000-meter run in a combined 6:30.80, where East Syracuse-Minoa’s Natalie Marra and Juliette Miller were second in 6:32.08 and J-D (6:51.74) was fourth behind Laura Wengert and Samantha Clemons.
F-M even prevailed in a field event, Anna Castro and Christabel Ezidiegwu clearing 9 feet 6 inches in the high jump to finish one inch better than runner-up Corcoran. J-D’s McKeznie Kallquist and Toria Carter tied for fourth. Castro and Caitlin Ferro gave the Hornets a third-place effort (20.41 seconds) in the 55 hurdles.
J-D finally went to the top in the long jump, where Sierra Vasiliou had the top individual leap of 16’ 5” and Patrece Martin was fourth, leading to a combined 31’ 7”, more than three feet clear of the field.
Martin earned her own title in the triple jump, going 34’ 7 ¼” to beat Cicero-North Syracuse’s Jade Jenkins (33’ 3 ½”) by a comfortable margin. Vasiliou and Ally Fox got close to a J-D victory in the 55-meter dash, getting second (15.52 seconds) to Mexico (15.48 seconds).