Skaneateles girls finish second at OHSL Liberty meet

Adams, Fiutak, Tonzi all win events for Lakers

— Were it not for that other band of Lakers, the Skaneateles girls indoor track and field team might have possession of the Onondaga High School League Liberty division title by now.

Instead, Skaneateles claimed the runner-up spot during Monday’s league meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, amassing 100 points. Only Cazenovia, with 150 points, fared better.

Madeline Adams earned a victory in the 3,000-meter run, her time of 10 minutes, 36.25 seconds topping the field by more than 15 seconds as Jennifer DeRosa (12:03.22) took sixth place.

Favored in the pole vault, Kaela Fiutak won again, clearing 9 feet, tied for the best effort of the entire evening with Cicero-North Syracuse’s Jessica Wheeler. In the long jump, Fiutak went 15 feet 11 11 ¾ inches, second to Cazenovia star Paige Biviano.

Then Erin Tonzi won the triple jump, going 31 feet 9 ¾ inches to edge Tully’s Casey Cole (31 feet 6 inches) for another title. Kaitlyn Neal got second place in the 1,500-meter run in 5:10.09, with Morel Malcolm (5:23.17) fifth.

Of the three relays, Skaneateles did best in the 4x400, where Taylor Woodruff, Anna Barnett, Jane Gaffney and Shelby McNeilly earned a victory in 4:23.97, leaving Cazenovia (4:29.88) nearly six seconds behind.

Elsewhere, McNeilly, Corinne LaFrance, Mia Campanile and Molly McCarthy claimed second place in 1:58.13 in the 4x200 relay as Adams, Gaffney, Tonzi and Casey Van Slyke were third (10:29.90) in the 4x800 relay, as Van Slyke took third (1:48.80) in the 600-meter run and McCarthy was third in the 55-meter dash in 8.05 seconds.

Woodruff, on her own, got third in the 300-meter dash in 43.74 seconds. Alana Navaroli, with a shot put toss of 29 feet ¾ inch, rose to third place. Courtney Pitman was fourth in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 2 inches. Tonzi was sixth in the 1,000-meter run.

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