Cicero Both of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams went to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium Thursday to compete in the Section III state qualifying meet, hoping to return a week later to be part of the larger state meet.
Gina Carnovale succeeded in that quest. Carnovale won the Division I (large school) 100-meter dash in 12.54 seconds, with teammate Gabby Jordan third in 12.80 seconds.
Later, in the 200-meter dash, Carnovale beat the field again, as she posted 25.91 seconds, enough to hold off Jamesville-DeWitt’s Ally Fox (26.18 seconds) for the top spot. Carnovale’s teammate, Angelica Tomasello, was third.
And Cierra Allen won, too, needing 59.23 seconds to beat the field in the 400-meter dash as she was the only Division I competitor who finished under a minute. Quaneisha Ivey was sixth and Marissa Lathrop was eighth.
Despite the presence of Carnovale, Allen, Jordan and Tomasello, B’ville still finished second (49.78 seconds) to Liverpool (49.16 seconds) in the 4x100 relay.
Annie Peterson worked her way to third place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:55.91, while Mackenzie Ross was third in the 800-meter run in 2:19.80. Carlie McNamara earned third place in the discus with a throw of 92 feet 7 inches as Emily Soeder was fifth in the high jump.
Shay Sargeant made his way to second place in the 100-meter dash in 11.29 seconds as Utica Proctor’s Chris Simmons (10.98 seconds) prevailed. Sargeant also took the runner-up spot in the 200-meter dash, with 22.54 seconds to Simmons’ 22 seconds flat.
Alec Peinkofer, in the boys 800-meter run, got to a time of 1:59.14, second to Liverpool’s Zavon Watkins (1:57.79), and he teamed with Andy Fleming, Josh Perez and Matt Pond for second place in the 4x800 relay in 8:05.04 as Fayetteville-Manlius (7:57.64) prevailed.
Nate Wicks earned his way to third in the 400-meter dash in 51.99 seconds after helping Fleming, Pond and Dan Walker take third in the 4x400 in 3:30.81.