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Lady Lakers are Section III champs

Indoor track girls repeat title win, cap perfect season

The Cazenovia Girls Indoor Track team poses in front of the SRC Arena scoreboard display announcing its first place finish in the Section III Class B championship meet. The title win capped the Lakers’ second consecutive undefeated season. The 2012 squad went 10-0 in invitational meets, amassing a total record of 117-0.

The Cazenovia Girls Indoor Track team poses in front of the SRC Arena scoreboard display announcing its first place finish in the Section III Class B championship meet. The title win capped the Lakers’ second consecutive undefeated season. The 2012 squad went 10-0 in invitational meets, amassing a total record of 117-0. Kurt Wheeler

The Cazenovia girls earned their second consecutive Section III Indoor Track title with a resounding win in the Class B championship meet on Feb. 18.

The Lakers scored 165 points, an all-time Class B record, to outrun second place Skaneateles (114) and eight other rivals. The win capped a perfect 10-0 invitational meet record for the team which defeated 117 opponents overall. For a number of the girls who are veterans of Cazenovia’s title-winning spring track, cross country and field hockey programs, the victory marked a sixth consecutive sectional title season, dating back to spring 2010.

Ashley Winn led the team, winning three individual sectional titles and setting two school records during the meet. Her winning time of 41.97 in the 300 was the fastest in the section this year, just a half second ahead of Jill Vogl, who also ran a career best 42.43 for third. Winn led a 1-2-3 Cazenovia finish in the 55 dash at 7.46, followed by Vogl (7.79) and Liz Pittman (personal best of 7.94). Winn (25.9) and Vogl (26.8) were joined by Ashley Kent (28.7) and Jessie Matt (28.8) to win the 4x200 relay in a school record time of 1:50.34.

Paige Biviano was a double winner for the Lakers, tying her own school record with an 8.83 time in the hurdles and capturing the high jump with a 5-0 leap. She also placed third in the long jump at 15-11.5. She had plenty of support from her teammates as freshman runner Kent took third in the hurdles in a personal best time of 9.88, Liz Pittman took fourth in the long jump with a career-best 15-4.25 and Emily Willard overcame an ankle injury to clear 4-8 for fourth place.

Caroline Marshall also had a banner day, winning the 1500 meter in a school record time of 4:55.75, taking second in the 1000 in 3:06.72 and leading off the Lakers winning 4x800 with a 2:30.7 leg. Jeanette Cudney was equally impressive, taking second in the 3000 in 11:03.34 and second in the 1500 in a career-best 5:04.66 before anchoring the 4x800 relay to a winning time of 10:15.64. Rae Tobey also ran a personal best time, placing third in the 3000 in 11:12.30. Margaret Wolsey who placed in the 1000 and 600 and Megan Stanford who placed in the 600 and 4x400 relay also contributed to the winning 4x800. Ashley Kent, Emma Wolsey and Jackie O’Sullivan joined Stanford on the 4x400 for a fifth place finish.

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