The Cazenovia girls track and field team won its third straight Section III title on May 24, outscoring runner-up Skaneateles 165 to 88 for the crown.
The Cazenovia girls track and field team won its third consecutive Section III championship in overwhelming fashion on May 24, outscoring runner-up Skaneateles 165 to 88 for the title.
Cazenovia won seven individual titles and broke two school records as part of an exceptional team performance that saw the Lady Lakers score in all 18 of the events in which they were entered.
Senior captain Caroline Marshall had the most exceptional performance of the day, smashing an 18-year-old school record in the 1,500 with her sectional title winning time of 4:44.59 despite the hot, windy conditions. The previous record was set the year Marshall was born. She also scored in the 800 and 4x800 for the Lakers.
Jill Vogl was also a record-breaker, improving on her own week-old mark in the 400-meter dash with an incredible time of 58.35 for second place. Her time, along with that of event winner Skylar Pastor (South Jefferson, 57.40), are the two fastest small school times posted in the section this year. Vogl also ran the fastest 100 meter time of her career (13.06) and added a leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay (51.19).
Ashley Winn and Paige Biviano were both double champions for the Lakers. Winn captured the sectional title in the 100 with a 12.83 performance and came back to win the 200 in 26.35. She also anchored the champion 4x100 team of Vogl, Anna Schultz and Ashley Kent and scored in the 4x400.
Biviano earned titles in the 100-meter hurdles (16.48) and high jump (5-2) and added a second in the long jump (16-9.5) and a fourth in the shot (29-10.25).
Jeanette Cudney led the Lakers’ exceptional distance cohort with an individual title in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (7:48.10). Rae Tobey completed the most impressive “double” in team history, finishing second in the 3,000 in 11:15 and returning two events later to also capture second in the steeplechase.