Hornets, Red Rams sweep weekend track meets

F-M takes over at Oneida meet; J-D handles foes at Weedsport

With league titles already behind them, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt track and field teams continued to roll over opposition in a pair of weekend meets.

For the Hornets, that meant going to last Friday’s Oneida Invitational, where on the girls side F-M got 110 points to easily outdistance 20 other sides, including runner-up Rome Free Academy (82 points).

On the oval, the Hornets won every race from 200 meters upward. In the 200 itself, Heather Zazzara finished in 26.65 seconds to claim the title as Christine Lavoie (28.50 second) was fifth.

Heather Martin tore to victory in the 400-meter dash, winning in a season-best 57.43 seconds as Olivia Ryan took second in 1:01.14. Then Katie Sischo and Hannah Smith went 1-2 in the 800-meter run as Sischo, in 2:17.84, beat Smith by 0.66 seconds.

Jillian Fanning needed a Section III season-best 4:43.44 to hold off Marcellus’ Rachel Garn (who set a school record with 4:46.14) in the 1,500-meter run, while Alana Pearl went to first place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:19.55, ahead of Michelle Duffy (10:25.88) in second place.

In the 4x400 relay, Martin, Zazzara, Sischo and Ryan earned the title in 4:10.98, nearly 10 seconds ahead of the field, while in the 4x800 Martin, Sischo, Emily McGurrin and Mary Barger finished in 9:34.77 for another easy win. F-M also was second in the 4x100 as Zazzara, Lavoie, Jordan Noble and Sarah Olick-Sutphen finished in 52.02 seconds.

Savannah Pidkaminy earned points in the pole vault, clearing 7 feet 6 inches for fifth place after a seventh in the discus. Anna Castro cleared 4’10” for fifth place in the high jump. Noble took fifth in the 100-meter dash in 13.28 seconds.

A tight boys meet saw F-M battle to the last event before, with 71 points, it edged Utica Proctor by a single point for team honors amid a 24-team field. RFA was third with 60 points.

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