SYRACUSE Wins from Liz Pieri and Sierra Vasilliou helped push the Jamesville-DeWitt girls indoor track and field team fend off Fayetteville-Manlius for the top spot in Friday's George Constatino Memorial Invitational at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena.
The Red Rams finished with 60 points, while the Hornets got 47 points. East Syracuse-Minoa rose to 10th place, picking up 14 points.
Pieri would earn a victory in the 300-meter dash, her time of 44.61 seconds topping Fowler's Kamisha Tucker (45.01 seconds) and the rest of the field. Vasiliou, in the long jump, went 15 feet 6 1/2 inches to hold off Cicero-North Syracuse's Brittany Murphy (15 feet 3 3/4 inches) for top honors as F-M's Heather Martin (14 feet 10 1/4 inches) was fourth.
J-D also saw Danielle Doss (8 feet 6 inches) and Katy Pieri (8 feet) take second and third, respectively, in the pole vault, while Patrece Martin was fourth in the triple jump with 32 feet 7 1/4 inches. Jesenia Haynes was sixth in the shot put.
On the oval for the Rams, Noelle Novakowski was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles, edging teammate Amanda Lee, 10.27 seconds to 10.28. Emilee Carpenter took fifth in the 3,000-meter run (11:25.51) and Vasiliou got sixth in the 55-meter dash.
F-M made inroads in the 4x800 relay, where Katie Sischo, Hannah Smith, Jillian Fanning and Katie Brislin prevailed in 9:34.66 as J-D's quartet of Carpenter, Rachel Fairbanks, Samantha Clemons and Laura Wengert was second in 10:23.34.
Over in the 4x400, the Hornets won again, Brislin joining Marri Ryu, Natalie Zazzara and Olivia Ryan for a top time of 4:13.30. J-D had Doss Novakowski, Liz Pieri and Katy Pieri claim fourth place in 4:24.46. Individually, the Hornets' Alana Pearl took the 3,000-meter run in 10:36.44, with ESM's Gabby Pallotta third (10:58.76) and the Hornets' Maggie Malone fourth.