SYRACUSE Over consecutive days, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys track and field teams would both earn Section III titles, and the girls Red Rams, won too.
In the Class A meet held Friday at SRC Arena, the J-D boys had 116 points, but the girls did even better, amassing 161 points to lap the field. Both times, the combined Westhill/Bishop Ludden sides would finish second.
The girls Rams swept through the field events, as expected. Danielle Doss won the pole vault, clearing 9 feet, with Katy Pieri (8 feet) second, with Maggie Fuller clearing 5 feet 2 inches to take the high jump. In the shot put, Sierra Vasiliou threw it 32 feet 1 ¾ inches, with Victoria Nandal (27 feet 6 ¼ inches) earning second place.
Vasiliou added a second (15 feet 6 ¾ inches) and Fuller took third in the long jump behind East Syracuse-Minoa’s Amanda Wall, who won with 15 feet 11 inches. Wall would also go 34 feet ½ inch in the triple jump, leaving J-D’s Patrece Martin (33 feet 11 inches) in the runner-up spot.
J-D also swept all three relay events. Vasiliou, Liz Pieri, Katy Pieri and Ally Fox tore through the 4x200 in 1:49.80, with Rachel Fairbanks, Laura Wengert, Samantha Clemons and Emilee Carpeneter taking the 4x800 in 10:15.12.
Fox, Liz Pieri, Katy Pieri and Danielle Doss swept to victory in the 4x400 relay in 4:16.71 as Liz Pieri, on her own, prevailed in the 300-meter dash in 43.49 seconds, leaving Doss in fourth.
Getting her own title, Fox won the 55-meter dash in 7.58 seconds, while Patrece Martin (8.07 seconds) was third. It was the same in the 55 hurdles, where Noelle Novakowski prevailed in 9.94 seconds and Amanda Lee (10.20 seconds) got to third.
East Syracuse-Minoa’s Gabby Pallotta broke up the J-D party, briefly, when she won the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.23, leaving the Rams’ Emilee Carpenter (11:08.91) in third.