J-D track sides sweep to Freedom meet titles

Fairbanks, Sterriker, Peters each win twice for Red Rams

Building on its regular-season success, Jamesville-DeWitt’s track and field teams both easily claimed the top spots in Thursday’s OHSL Freedom division championship meet at Fulton.

The girls meet saw the Red Rams pick up 196 points, well clear of the hosts from Fulton (80 points), while East Syracuse-Minoa slid into third place with 76 points.

Taylor-Rae Danforth won the 100 hurdles in 17.50 seconds, with Amanda Lee fourth, and Liz Pieri won the 400-meter dash in 1:00.70. The Red Rams’ 4x400 relay team of Liz Pieri, Katy Pieri, Ally Fox and Danielle Doss won in 4:13.24. In the pole vault, Doss prevailed by clearing 9 feet, the Spartans’ Megan Terry (8’6) settling into third place.

On her own, Fox prevailed in the 200-meter dash in 26.59 seconds, with Liz Pieri (27.90 seconds) in fourth. Fox nearly won the 100-meter dash, finishing in 12.92 seconds to Fowler’s Nytashia Survia (12.91 seconds), but did help Danforth, Liz Pieri and Katy Pieri (who was fourth in the 400) win the 4x100 relay in 51.87 seconds.

Rachel Fairbanks, in 5:11.82, claimed the 1,500-meter run, ahead of Laura Wengert in third (5:24.68) and the Spartans’ Brittany Kubecka (5:29.66) in fourth. Then, in the 800-meter run, Fairbanks won in 2:28.10, while ESM’s Juliette Miller (2:29.77) took third.

Hannah Stefl claimed a victory in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:54.17, where ESM’s Grace Maring (8:25.38) was fourth. Stefl joined Fairbanks, Laura Wengert and Katie Pinkes as J-D cruised to the title in the 4x800 relay in 10:14.97.

Maggie Fuller went to the pentathlon and finished second, with 2,533 points, while teammate Noelle Novakowski was third with 1,953 points. ESM’s Heather Hiltbrand was fifth.

Allison Semmel got third in the 400 hurdles in 1:17.85, with Bridget Benz and Amber Tolhurst fourth and sixth, respectively, on the ESM side.

The Sparatns did find winners in, among other things, field events, where Amanda Wall took the long jump by going exactly 17 feet and flew 34 feet 11 ¼ inches to win the triple jump. Both times, J-D’s Patrece Martin finished second.

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