West Genesee chose not to compete in the Constantino meet, instead going to Cornell University’s Barton Hall (annual site of the state championships) for the Southern Tier Invitational.
There, Laura Leff displayed her talent again, the Wildcats sophomore tearing to victory in the 1,500-meter run in 4:33.98, more than 25 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Brockport’s Autumn Albrecht.
Kelly Powell also contended, in the 600, where she was fourth in 1:45.83, while Abby Kastick was ninth in the 3,000. Leff, Amy Hannahan, Rebecca Rothenburg and Paris Archung were fifth in the 4x800 in 10:18.09.
On the boys side, WG’s quartet of Martin Leff, Mark Reilly, Ethan Osborne and Nate Conroy gained fourth place in the 4x800 in 8:33.53. On his own, Leff rose to sixth in the 3,200 in 9:57.13, while Luke Potash was 10th in the 300 sprint.
Most of the local teams expect to be back at SRC Arena this Friday for the Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational.