SYRACUSE Finding success in most of the disciplines, the Skaneateles girls indoor track and field team gained a second-place finish in Saturday's Section III Class B championship meet at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena.
With 114 points, the Lakers beat everyone except that other Laker unit, from Cazenovia, who went to the top spot with 165 points. No one else was close as Homer grabbed third place with 53 points.
Kaela Fiutak continued her season-long win streak in the pole vault. By clearing 9 feet 6 inches, the senior edged out Clinton's Hannah Shankman (9 feet) for first place. Fiutak added a fifth in the long jump, ahead of Gianna Campanile in sixth place.
It turned out that senior Erin Tonzi also found herself in a duel with Shankman in the triple jump. With a leap of 32 feet 6 1/4 inches, Tonzi beat Shankman by 2 3/4 inches.
Moving to the 3,000-meter run, sophomore Madeline Adams was the only competitor to break the 11-minute mark as, in a time of 10 minutes, 52.93 seconds, Adams beat Cazenovia's Jeannette Cudney (11:03.34) by more than 10 seconds. Later, Adams was second in the 600-meter run in 1:45.88 as Tonzi (1:46.90) got to third place.
It didn't stop there, either, as Tonzi joined Jane Gaffney, Anna Barnett and Taylor Woodruff for a romp in the 4x400 relay, the Lakers finishing in 4:18.73 as Homer (4:34.49) was far back in second place.
Barnett joined Emma Ford, Molly McCarthy and Corinne LaFrance to finish second in the 4x200 relay in 1:54 flat. Adams, Gaffney, Casey Van Slyke and eighth-grader Kaitlyn Neal went 10:31.34 in the 4x800 relay for another second-place finish. Cazenovia won both the 4x200 and 4x800.
Ford ran 300 meters in 42.05 seconds, finishing second, while Woodruff was fourth in 43.40 seconds, and Ford also got to third (4 feet 8 inches) in the high jump. Alana Navaroli's shot put toss of 30 feet 2 3/4 inches left her in second place.