Hornets, Red Rams sweep weekend track meets

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

Nick Ryan pulled away from the field and won the 3,200-meter run in 9:04.18, the best sectional time of the spring by more than 10 seconds as Matt Deyo (9:44.66) took fourth place. Bryce Millar stepped up and won the mile in 4:21.36, with Ben Thomas third in 4:28.01.

Langston Lightcap broke the two-minute mark and won the 800 in 1:58.92, with Charlie Beeler (2:00.20) sliding into third place. Lightcap, Beeler, Ryan and Said Shakuri produced a 4x400 relay title in 3:33.36 as the Hornets also were fourth (8:19.59) in the 4x800.

Kyle Harbour gave the Hornets a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon with 2,287 points. Konrad Nemiec gained fifth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.36) and Aaron Blitz was sixth in the 400 in 53.08 seconds. Blitz, Sean Bright, Said Shakuri and Ryan Greer were fourth in the 4x100 in 46.95 seconds.

J-D took its turn on Saturday, at the Weedsport Invitational, where the girls Red Rams won with 163 points, more than double the total of runner-up Westmoreland (75 points), and the J-D boys tied Skaneateles at the top with 90 points.

Maggie Fuller won the girls high jump, clearing 5 feet. Danielle Doss took the pole vault with a clearance of 8’6” as Katy Pieri (8 feet) was third. Noelle Novakowski won the 100 hurdles in 17.76 seconds as she and Amanda Lee (18.10 seconds) earned a 1-2 finish.

Patrece Martin was second (30’11 ½”) in the triple jump as Tangela Hightower (28’10”) and Victoria Nandal were second and third, respectively, in the shot put. Brooke DeRoberts gained second in the discus (82’4”) and Jesenia Haynes finished fourth.

Doss and Fuller teamed with Rachel Fairbanks and Laura Wengert to win the 4x800 in 10:47.39, with the Rams adding a second in the 4x400 (4:25.86). Fairbanks, on her own, edged Wengert, 2:34.26 to 2:34.38, in the 800, and added a title in the 1,500 in 4:58.97, again leaving Wengert (5:04.27) in the runner-up spot.

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