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Caz girls rise to Class B indoor track title

Lakers amass 165 points in sectional meet

— Capping off a winter full of first-place finishes, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team pulled away from Skaneateles and the rest of the field to win the Section III Class B championship Saturday at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena.

All told, Cazenovia had 165 points, while Skaneateles claimed the runner-up spot with 114 points. Homer, with 53 points, was far back in third place.

Paige Biviano again led the Lakers' charge. Biviano won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.83 seconds, where Ashley Kent (9.88 seconds) was third, and in the high jump Biviano was the only athlete to clear 5 feet, with Emily Willard (4 feet 8 inches) fourth.

In the long jump, Biviano went 15 feet 11 1/2 inches for third place, where Liz Pittman (15 feet 4 1/4 inches) finished fourth after she also got fourth in the triple jump (30 feet 8 1/2 inches), ahead of Hannah Light-Olson in fifth and Maria vanNieuwland in sixth.

Moving to the sprints, Ashley Winn led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 55-meter dash, where Winn posted a time of 7.46 seconds ahead of Jillian Vogl (7.79 seconds) and Pittman (7.94 seconds). In the 300-meter dash, Winn earned another title in 41.97 seconds as Vogl (42.43 seconds) was third.

Together, Winn, Vogl, Kent and Jessie Matt earned another title in the 4x200 relay in 1:50.34, while in the 4x800 relay Caroline Marshall, Megan Stanford, Margaret Wolsey and Jeannette Cudney rolled to an easy victory in 10:15.64, more than 15 seconds ahead of the field.

On her own, Marshall, with a time of 4:55.76, beat Cudney (5:04.66) for a 1-2 sweep in the 1,500-meter run. Cudney worked her way to second in the 3,000-meter run in 11:03.34, with Rae Tobey third in 11:12.30.

Also, Marshall was second in the 1,000-meter run in 3:06.72 as Margaret Wolsey (3:15.17) was fourth. Stanford and Wolsey were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 600-meter run. The Lakers were fifth in the 4x400 relay in 4:36.99 as Molly Woodworth took fourth (30 feet) in the shot put.

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