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CBA boys track wins OHSL Liberty meet

Smith wins steeplechase, 3,200 for victorious Brothers

— From distance races to field events to sprints to the pentathlon, the Christian Brothers Academy boys track and field team had answers in every discipline.

As a result, the Brothers won Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Marcellus, earning 132 points. Hannibal was second with 108 points, while the host Mustangs (72 points) finished third.

Brendan Smith pulled off a hard-working double. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, his time of 10 minutes, 49.70 seconds beat the field by nearly eight seconds, with Will Adams in sixth. In the 3,200-meter run Smith, in 9:20.80, set a season-best mark as teammate David Carey was third in 10:31.05.

This came on the heels of Smith going to the Loucks Games in White Plains the previous weekend and, with a time of 9:20.23 in the steeplechase, breaking the Section III record and setting the state's fastest time in that event.

Dametrius Brown, in the 100-meter dash, beat out Solvay’s Nick Cometti, 11.37 seconds to Cometti’s 11.48, and nearly won the 200-meter dash, too, as his 23.38 seconds was just behind Cometti, who won in 23.38 seconds.

Moving to field events, Dan Predmore unleashed a winning discus throw of 157 feet 7 inches, bettering the rest of the competition by more than 21 feet as Connor Agnew (106 feet) was sixth. In the shot put, Predmore was second with 44’1”, with teammate Deshawn Salter (43’9 ¼”) in third.

Kevin Frasier rolled to first place in the 400-meter dash, setting a new season mark in 50.45 seconds to easily top Hannibal’s Ben Griffin, who was second in 51.03 seconds. Jared Sayles, already third in the long jump with 19’1”, added a third in the 800-meter run in 2:04.68, with Jack Brower (2:08.93) in fifth place. Liam Price was sixth in the 110 high hurdles.

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