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Track girls post peak performances

Cazenovia senior captain Jill Vogl was a leader for the Lady Lakers at the CNY Select Meet on Feb. 7, winning the 300-meter dash, scoring in the 55 and leading off the Lakers’ 4x200-meter relay. Vogl is ranked second in the 300 event, among all athletes in Section III.

Cazenovia senior captain Jill Vogl was a leader for the Lady Lakers at the CNY Select Meet on Feb. 7, winning the 300-meter dash, scoring in the 55 and leading off the Lakers’ 4x200-meter relay. Vogl is ranked second in the 300 event, among all athletes in Section III. Kurt Wheeler

In its final tune-up before the Section III Championship, the Cazenovia girls indoor track team used the Central New York Select meet to post a series of season-leading performances. The elite competition, which allows a maximum of one athlete per event from each of the region’s 40 participating schools, was an ideal venue for the Lakers who are among Section III’s leaders in multiple events.

Senior Captains Paige Biviano, Jill Vogl and Caroline Marshall led the Lakers in the contest. Biviano won the long jump event by more than a foot with her 16-8 effort and the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.94, her second fastest of the year. She also took fifth in the high jump with a 5-1 effort.

Vogl was also an event winner, topping a competitive field in the 300 meter dash at 42.66 seconds. She was also fifth in the 55-meter dash at 7.73 seconds (equaling her best of the year) and led off the Lakers 4x200 meter relay.

Marshall had two brilliant performances of her own, including a 3:05.81 fifth place finish in the 1000-meter run, just .28 seconds from the all-time school record. She also led off the 4x800 meter relay with a 2:30.1 split. Megan Stanford (2:35.6), Grace Milmoe (2:36.7) and Jeanette Cudney (2:32.5) also contributed to the Lakers’ second place time of 10:14.81. Their performance was the third fastest in Section III this year and less than three seconds from a school record.

Jeanette Cudney also had an impressive individual performance in the 3000, placing fifth in 10:58.44, just three seconds from her own school record time set one week earlier. She was joined by fellow distance runner Rae Tobey who posted a personal best effort of 5:18.31 in the 1500 meter run, also good for fifth place. Stanford ran a personal best of 1:49.03 in the 600 to qualify for sectionals. Maureen Milmoe, Ashley Kent, Emma Wolsey and Grace Milmoe combined for a 4:38.12 in the 4x400 to earn tenth place.

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