Northstars win girls indoor track league title

Osborne, Liverpool's Akinpelu both win two events

— Katie Osborne set the pace for the Cicero-North Syracuse girls indoor track and field team as it beat Liverpool in Monday’s CNY Counties League National division championship meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.

With 157 points, the Northstars fended off the Warriors, who saw Ore Akinpelu win a pair of races to account for a good portion of the 122 points for the runners-up.

Osborne would clear 5 feet 3 inches in the high jump, winning that event as Javielle Fanizzi (4 feet 8 inches) took third. In the long jump, Osborne won again, going 16 feet 8 ¼ inches to leave, among others, Jade Jenkins (14 feet 11 ¼ inches) in fourth.

Mariah Thomson threw the shot put 34 feet 3 ¼ inches to win that contest. Jessica Wheeler, fourth in the shot put, won the pole vault by clearing 9 feet, with Shannon McCarthy fourth. Fanizzi added a second (32 feet 9 ¼ inches) in the triple jump, with Brittany Murphy (32 feet 3 ¼ inches) in third place.

On the oval, Maria LaMontagne blazed to a winning time of 5:00.70 in the 1,500-meter run, with Taylor Parry second in 5:01.76. Nicole Watterud won the 3,000-meter run in 10:57.42, ahead of Liverpool’s Emily Butler (11:30.18) in second as Morgan Mahoney finished fifth.

Marissa Colburn, Emily Dolan, Shannon Bausinger and Katie Laris combined as the Northstars won the 4x800 relay in 10:33.67. Colburn added a sixth in the 600-meter run.

Hannah Szumlosz added a title in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.57 seconds, with Jade Jenkins (9.81 seconds) in third place.

Akinpelu had a big night for Liverpool. On her own, she won the 300-meter dash in 43.63 seconds, as teammate Catherine Rowell was third in 45.08 seconds and C-NS’s Kristen Schug was fifth. Also, Akinpelu took the 600 in 1:42.38, with teammate Stine Albers fourth.

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