J-D girls track stomps to Class A sectional title

Relay sweep keys Red Rams' rout; ESM takes fifth

Leaving no questions, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team pulled far away from a deep field to claim the Section III Class A championship Tuesday at Camden High School.

The Red Rams picked up 187 points, more than triple the total of runner-up Mexico, who had 62 points. East Syracuse-Minoa, with 39 points, pulled into fifth place.

J-D won all three relay events. It started with the 4x400, where Ally Fox, Danielle Doss, Katy Pieri and Liz Pieri posted a time of four minutes, 13.10 seconds, more than 10 seconds ahead of Mexico (4:23.39).

In the 4x100, Fox, the Pieri sisters and Taylor-Rae Danforth hit the line in 51.78 seconds, leaving Mexico (52.46) and the rest of the field behind. Hannah Stefl, Katie Pinkes, Rachel Fairbanks and Laura Wengert were victorious in the 4x800 in 9:57.21, where ESM (10:36.29) was sixth.

On her own, Stefl, in a time of 7:53.94, held off Fulton's Hannah Geitner (7:55.33) in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, where Wengert was fifth and Jess Picone sixth. Fairbanks took third in the 1,500-meter run (5:22.03), with Wengert sixth in the 800-meter run.

Fox claimed the title in the 100-meter dash in 26.87 seconds, with Liz Pieri fourth in 28.17 seconds, and in the 100-meter dash Fox was second (13.04 seconds) to Mexico's Chelsea Beshures (12.95 seconds). Pieri made her mark in the 400-meter dash, winning in 1:00.86 to beat Phoenix's Marisa Turner (1:02.63).

Tangela Hightower won both throwing events. Hightower, with a toss of 33 feet 1 inch, edged teammate Sierra Vasiliou (32'11") in the shot put, and in the discus heaved it exactly 89 feet, four inches ahead of Cortland' Emily Ross.

Maggie Fuller, second in the 400 hurdles in 1:11.12, prevailed in the high jump when she cleared 5'2" with fewer misses than Phoenix's Marissa Turner. Danielle Doss rose to second in the pole vault, clearing 9 feet as Katy Pieri (8'6") took fourth.

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