C-NS track sides sweep home meet

Liverpool steps up for second place in girls portion

— Jacqlynn Halstead, Taylor Parry, Amanda Shuman and Maria LaMontagne helped C-NS run to second place in the 4x800 relay in 10:30.71, where Liverpool (10:46.83) was fourth.

In the 1,600 sprint medley, it was the Warriors prevailing as Rowell, Ore Akinpelu, Jazmine Herbert and Juliana Basla, in a time of 4:25.83, beat runner-up Baldwinsville by more than three seconds. C-NS (4:35.87) got fourth place.

Liverpool also had Basla, Morgan Mahoney, Abby McNamara and Morgan Chewning-Kulick finish second in the mile relay with a total time of 22:06.33, just behind Rush-Henrietta (22:01.12) as C-NS took fourth place, matching its fourth-place effort in the 4x100 relay. The Warriors also were fourth in the 4x400 relay, with the Northstars fifth.

Over in the boys meet, C-NS picked up 66.33 points and again topped the field, with Baldwinsville (48 points) in the runner-up spot and Liverpool, with 24 points, tying for seventh place.

Finishing second and third, respectively, among individuals helped Pete Girardi and Morgan Austen win the 110 high hurdles with a combined 34.19 seconds, just ahead of J-D (34.68 seconds) for that top spot. Girardi and Austen also got to second place in the 400 hurdles (2:03.90), this time trailing West Genesee (2:01.71) at the wire.

Avery Yarn, Shawn Webb, Evan Russell and Austen McDowell worked together and won the 4x400 relay in 3:39.70, with runner-up Indian River (3:42.73) more than three seconds behind. Webb then joined Nate Hilt, Steve Mirizio and Mark Broughton as the Northstars, in 45.52 seconds, beat J-D (46.02) by half a second to win the 4x100.

Joe Castaldo, second in the individual shot put (42’8”), and Nick Golembieski were second (80’3”) to West Genesee (81’5”) on the team side, with Castaldo and Logen Lickfield third (209’9”) in the discus.

Liverpool contended in the 4x800 relay, where Connor Buck, Dan Muldoon, Nick LeClair and Ben Petrella got second place in 8:44.04, just ahead of C-NS, who got third place in 8:58.56.

In the mile relay, Buck, Muldoon, LeClair and Alex Christensen finished third in 18:34.91, while C-NS (19:32.15) was fourth. Mark Vanmarter and Ryheim Lawes earned third place (37’9”) in the triple jump, the Warriors’ best finish in a field event.

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