Back in a familiar setting, the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team knocked off eight opponents to win the Independents Invitational Friday night at Colgate University's Sanford Field House.
The Lakers, who had not competed since its win at the Bob Grieve Invitational on Jan. 16, shook off the 12 days of rest and, with 148.66 points, soared to the top as Rome Free Academy (94.33 points) took second place in the meet held alongside the Center State Conference Championships, won by West Canada Valley.
Cazenovia swept all three relays. Jillian Vogl, Caroline Marshall, Ashley Winn and Caroline Marshall roared to victory in the 4x400 in 4:16.79. Marshall joined Jeannette Cudney, Grace Milmoe and Margaret Wolsey as the Lakers claimed the 4x800 relay in 10:17.51, while Winn and Vogl, along with Ashley Kent and Emily Willard, won the 4x200 in 1:52.67.
Winn, on her own, rolled to victory in the 300-meter dash in 43.40 seconds. Marshall also took the 600-meter run, holding off Oneida's Kim DeCarr, 1:45.13 to DeCarr's 1:45.53, as Jeannette Cudney was third in 1:48.70. Vogl got third in the 55-meter dash in 7.81 seconds.
Margaret Wolsey, in 3:19.46, held off RFA's Jasmine Meerdink (3:19.83) to win the 1,000-meter run. Rae Tobey (11:22.82) and Tori Wright (12:21.57) were second and third, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run, with Tobey fourth and Wright fifth in the 1,500-meter run.
Paige Biviano won the long jump, going 16 feet 10 inches. She also ran the 55-meter hurdles in 9.35 seconds, second to Cicero-North Syracuse's Katie Osborne (8.88 seconds), and got second in the high jump (5 feet 3 inches) as Willard (4 feet 9 inches) was third.
Milmoe had a third-place triple jump of 29 feet 10 1/4 inches. Molly Woodworth was fifth (28 feet 2 inches) in the shot put, while Hannah Dain was fourth in the weight throw, ahead of Holly Eberle (fifth) and Kortney Burdin (sixth). Annika Christensen and Maria vanNieuwland tied for fourth in the pole vault.