CBA track hosts Brother Basilian meet

Brothers, ESM Spartans both earn titles

— Christian Brothers Academy’s track and field teams would serve as hosts on Friday for the 14th annual Brother Basilian O’Connell Memorial Invitational.

And each of the home teams would earn victories. On the boys side, Dan Predmore won the discus with a heave of 163 feet 2 inches, while Dametrius Brown edged Skaneateles’ Malik Merritt in the 100-meter dash, though both finished in 11.1 seconds. CBA also claimed the 4x400 relay in 3:39 flat.

Will Brower was second in the 110 high hurdles in 16.3 seconds, while Kevin Frasier took second (52.9 seconds) in the 400-meter dash. Jared Sayles got to second in the 800-meter run in 2:03.9 as Aaron Morgan cleared 5’8” for third place in the high jump and David Carey was fourth in the mile.

East Syracuse-Minoa also found some success at this meet, as Jeff McDuffie claimed the long jump with a leap of 20’4 ½” and helped the Spartans’ 4x100 relay team prevail in 46.0 seconds, edging Fowler (46.1 seconds) at the wire. Jesse Perrone was fourth at 3,200 meters (10:20.9) and Matt Hoalcraft was fifth (54.0 seconds) in the 400.

Meanwhile, ESM’s girls went to the Rome Girls Invitational Saturday at Rome Free Academy Stadium, where Nina Zesky won the high jump, clearing 5’2”, two inches ahead of Baldwinsville’s Emily Soeder and Bethlehem’s Grace Smith.

Amanda Wall earned second place in the long jump, going 16’6”, and was third in the triple jump with a best attempt of 35’1 ¾”. Kim Donato picked up 1,524 points in the pentathlon for sixth place.

The Spartans were fifth in the 4x800 relay (10:46.16) as Gabby Pallotta got sixth place in the 3,000-meter run in 11:17.09 and Megan Terry was sixth in the pole vault. CBA’s Maire Kate McGlynn was seventh in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

CBA’s girls team won three different events. Ashley Crouch pulled away in the 100 hurdles, her time of 16.3 seconds nearly a full second ahead of the field, while Anna Schug held off Skaneateles’ Erin Tonzi, 1:01.3 to 1:01.5, in the 400 sprint and Megan Pierce took the 3,000-meter run in 11:12.6.

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