Elbridge 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 4x100 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 4x800 relay in 10:26.1.