Watkins, Akinpelu among qualifying meet winners

Liverpool, C-NS both get wins to set up state track meet

— Also, Nicole Watterud took the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:10.49, while Jessica Wheeler won the pole vault when she cleared 9’6” with fewer misses than West Genesee’s Abby Uczen, though both advanced to the state meet. The Northstars’ Angela Kulpa (9 feet) took fifth place.

Mariah Thomson was second in the girls discus, throwing it 102’3”, and also took second in the shot put (35’11 ½”) as Rome Free Academy’s Mariah Mays won both events. Jacqlynn Halstead needed 10:22.29 for third place in the 3,000-meter run.

On the boys side, the Northstars’ Frank Volino won the 400-meter hurdles, edging Rondinello, 56.45 seconds to 56.91, and also taking third (15.16 seconds) in the 110 high hurdles as Morgan Austen was seventh.

Khalil Stevens, by clearing 6’4”, earned second to Corcoran’s Charles Stokes (6’6”) in the high jump, while Shaughnessy cleared 13 feet in the pole vault, the same as Watertown’s Michael Lopresti, but with more misses.

Joel Brousseau was second in the Division I pentathlon with 2,819 points, while Neil Gill got second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:13.24. Broughton rose to third in the 200 sprint in 22.65 seconds, where Yarn finished sixth. Bryson Mayes got fourth (42’2 ½”) in the triple jump, with Javielle Fanizzi sixth in the girls long jump and triple jump.

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