J-D sweeps Class A indoor titles; CBA boys prevail

Girls Rams nearly sweep field events; ESM's Wall wins twice

— Rachel Fairbanks took second in the 1,500-meter run in 4:57.24, where Palllotta was fourth. Laura Wengert was sixth in the 1,000-meter run behind ESM’s Juliette Miller in fifth.

Moving to the boys Class A meet, relays counted here, too. J-D’s quartet of Will Sterriker, Nate Sturgeon, Zach Liebmann and Navale Taylor prevailed in the 4x400 in 3:37.34, while Liebmann, Taumeras Howard, Amani Jackson and Marquis Drummond won the 4x200 in 1:37.46.

Jackson, in 6.68 seconds, and Howard, in 6.79 seconds, went 1-2 in the 55 sprint, while Sterriker was second in the 55 hurdles in 8.25 seconds and Sturgeon (8.39 seconds) was third. In the 300, Sterriker again got second place in 38.22 seconds, while Taylor was fourth. Sturgeon was fourth in the long jump and Taylor claimed fourth in the triple jump.

Isaac Tupper worked his way to a victory in the 1,000 in 2:51.24. Liebmann took second in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet 6 inches, Jack Healy was fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:31.70.

As for ESM, Mike Coogan emerged with a 600-meter victory in 1:27.06, which accounted for half of the Spartans’ 20 points. Jesse Perrone added a second in the mile in 4:54.85. Ryan Peters took third (45 feet 4 ½ inches) and Brian Roth was fifth in the shot put as Howard claimed fourth place in the high jump.

After all this, in Saturday’s sectional Class B meet it was CBA’s turn to shine. With 87 points, the Brothers outlasted Hannibal (68 points) and the rest of the 11-team field.

In a single meet, Brendan Smith nearly won three races. Smith claimed the mile in 4:37.01, won the 3,200 in 10:14.62 and “settled” for second place in the 1,000 in 2:39.76. Kevin Frasier got to third place in the 600 in 1:27.44, while David Carey got fifth in the mile and sixth in the 3,200.

Deshawn Salter, in 37.24 seconds, and Kevin Frasier, in 37.43 seconds, went 1-2 in the 300 sprint after Frasier was third (1:27.44) in the 600.

Salter got second in the 55 sprint in 6.78 seconds, just behind Solvay’s Nick Cometti (6.76 seconds), and helped Nate Fornal, Andre Dowdell and Zack Zajdel get to second in the 4x200 in 1:39.12. Dowdell was second in the long jump (19 feet 9 ¼ inches) and third in the triple jump (39 feet 2 ½ inches).

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