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Local track teams vie for OHSL Liberty honors

Host Marcellus has best team finish; Solvay's McLeod wins twice

— A third of Westhill/Bishop Ludden’s total of 48 points stemmed from seeing Corey Wilkinson toss the shot put 50 feet 1 ½ inches to win that event and going 136’2” in the discus to finish second.

Jack Honis also prevailed, going 15.44 seconds to beat the field in the 110 high hurdles. Christian St. Amour, Casey Bunce, Peter Lynch and Mike Herholtz finished second in the 4x800 relay in 8:39.77. Tre Feisinger was fourth in the discus (115’9”) and fifth in the shot put as Herholtz added a fifth in the pole vault.

Jordan-Elbridge got 24 points, as Steve Slonosky needed 10:57.50 for second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Anthony Faiola, Jacob Patterson, Bill DiRenzo and Austin Whittico were third in the 4x100 (48.69 seconds) as Jack Gugel joined Faiola, Patterson and DiRenzo for fourth in the 4x800. Tyler Jackson took third in the pentathlon.

Looking at the girls meet, as Cazenovia (195 points) rolled to the team title, Marcellus claimed local honors with 57 points for fourth place, as Westhill/Ludden (53 points) and J-E (49.5 points) were close behind.

Rachel Garn, who has Section III’s fastest time of the season in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, again dominated here, winning in 7:17.34 as J-E’s Julia Conlan (7:56.85) was third and Westhill/Ludden’s Erin Morrell was fifth. Garn also won the 800 in 2:25.40, leaving Cazenovia’s Caroline Marshall (2:27.28) in the runner-up spot.

Also for the Mustangs, Sarah Francesconi cleared 4’8” for second place in the high jump, with Solvay’s Courtney Napolitano third. Abbie Fallon was third in the 100 sprint (13.60 seconds), and the Mustangs earned fifth in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Suzanna Sylcox was third in the discus and fifth in the shot put.

For Westhill/Ludden, Kayla Wild swept the throwing events. In the shot put, she threw it 29’2 ½”, beating J-E’s Megan Greenwood (28’7 ¼”) for the top spot, while in the discus a throw of 83’3” was enough for Wild to beat another Eagles competitor, Danielle Clark, who was second with 81’9”.

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