May 10, 2012 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
On most occasions, the Cazenovia girls track and field team’s completion of an 8-0 sweep through the OHSL Liberty division would suffice as a headline.
That changed, though, because in last Wednesday’s meet at Jordan-Elbridge Dylan Muller made some history in the boys pole vault.
Muller, a senior heading to Alfred University (where he hopes to continue his track career), cleared 13 feet 2 inches, set a new school record and more than made up for the fact that the Lakers lost to both the host Eagles (79-62) and Trojans (84-56).
Also at this meet, Muller won the 400-meter dash in a time of 54.4 seconds, while Cameron Braathen swept the throwing events, tossing the shot put 40’4 ½” and heaving the discus 113’7”.
As a follow-up, in Friday’s Oneida Invitational Muller nearly matched that record mark, clearing exactly 13 feet. Still, that was enough for the victory as the runner-up, Holland Patent’s Elliott Connors, cleared 12’6”.
Leaving little doubt or question about its status atop the Liberty division, the Cazenovia girls swept host J-E 101-40 and also hammered Homer 104-37.
A quartet of Lakers won 10 individual events between them. Paige Biviano had four of them, as she tore through the 100-meter hurdles in 16.2 seconds, went to the long jump and prevailed with 15 feet 3 inches, threw the shot put 30’5 ½” for a third victory and cleared 5 feet for yet another top spot in the high jump.
Ashley Winn, again dominating in the sprints, took the 100-meter dash in 12.6 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.2 seconds. During the 4×100 relay, Winn, teaming with Jillian Vogl, Ashley Kent and Anna Schultz, got first place in 51.9 seconds.
Caroline Marshall won three times in distance events. Marshall sped to first in the 1,500-meter run in 4:53.7, her best time of the season, and also beat the field in the 800-meter run (2:28.7). Marshall joined Jeannette Cudney, Rae Tobey and Margaret Wolsey to claim the 4×800 relay in 10:26.1.
Liz Pittman offered up her own double, clearing 7 feet to win the pole vault and also achieving first place in the triple jump, going 31 feet.
Then the Lakers went to the Oneida Invitational, where it picked up 63 points and took third place, trailing only Fayetteville-Manlius (110 points) and Rome Free Academy (82 points) in a 21-team field.
Biviano chose not to do the pentathlon this time. Instead, she went to the long jump and, with a top leap of 16’3”, edged Homer’s Jekeytha Adkins by half an inch.
Also, Biviano was second (5 feet) to RFA’s Dana Husband (5’2”) in the high jump and, in the 100 hurdles, claimed the runner-up spot in 15.38 seconds as Pulaski’s Breann Burns (15.14 seconds) prevailed.
Winn, with a time of 12.38 seconds, held off Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Lexi Kavanaugh (12.47 seconds) and won the 100 sprint. Later, she joined Biviano, Vogl and Kent as Cazenovia dominated the 4×100, its time of 50.35 seconds well clear of F-M (52.02 seconds) and the rest of the field.
Marshall worked her way to third place in the 1,500 in 4:48.83. Molly Woodworth took fifth in the shot put (29’2 ¾”) as Lizzy Bigsby took her shot at the pentathlon and finished sixth, with 1,709 points.