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Caz girls dominate John DiMao Invitational

Lakers earn another indoor track win by big margin

In three 2011 appearances, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team never lost, which might bode well for 2012, too.

The Lakers overwhelmed all competition at Friday's John DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate University's Sanford Field House, earning 146.5 points. Rome Free Academy was second with 71 points, not even half Cazenovia's total.

Cazenovia swept all three relays. In the 4x200, Ashley Winn, Jillian Vogl, Ashley Kent and Emily Willard set the pace, its time of one minute, 51.88 seconds more than seven seconds ahead of runner-up RFA (1:59.37).

Kent would return in the 4x400, helping Maria VanNieuwland, Grace Milmoe and Jackie O'Sullivan win a three-way thriller, its time of 4:49.16 inches ahead of New Hartford (4:49.19) and RFA (4:49.85).

By contrast, Caroline Marshall, Megan Stanford, Jeannette Cudney and Evelyn Wells dominated the 4x800, posting a time of 10:39.25 that beat second-place New Hartford by nearly a full minute.

Individually, Paige Biviano was unstoppable. She pulled away to win the 55-meter hurdles in 9.27 seconds (no one else was under 10 seconds) and went 15 feet 10 1/2 inches to edge West Canada Valley's Sarah Witar by one inch in the long jump.

Biviano only was second in the high jump to RFA's Dana Husband because she had more misses than Husband, though both cleared 5 feet 1 inch. Willard (4 feet 9 inches) was fourth. Liz Pittman added a third (28 feet 1 1/2 inches) in the triple jump, where Hannah Light-Olson was sixth.

Winn swept the sprints, beating Vogl, 7.53 seconds to 7.84, in the 55-meter dash and taking the 300-meter dash in 42.86 seconds. Molly Woodworth won the shot put with a heave of 28 feet 5 inches as Carly Hazer took sixth behind Chittenango's Alex Paige in fifth.

Marshall zoomed to first in the 1,500-meter run in 4:57.36 as she and Cudney (5:13.54) went 1-2 in the standings. Stanford would prevail in the 600-meter run in 1:52.04, where Chittenango teammates Brianna Boyer and Ali Houseman were fourth and sixth, respectively.

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