With plenty of talent and determination on hand, both of the Baldwinsville track and field teams wasted little time demonstrating what kind of force it will be in the CNY Counties League this spring.
The Bees roared past West Genesee Wednesday afternoon, prevailing 99-42 in the boys meet at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium and also winning big over the Wildcats, 104-37, in the companion meet held in Camillus.
During the boys meet, Alec Peinkofer won the mile race in 4:38.1 and followed it up by going 800 meters in 2:03.1 to prevail there, too. Josh Perez completed the distance-race sweep with a 3,200-meter clocking of 10:01.7.
Nate Wicks, who prevailed in the 400-meter dash (51.6 seconds), also helped Jeff Mahar, Dan Walker and Brennan LaQue race through the 4x400 in 3:38.6, part of a relay sweep. Perez and Peinkofer, with Andy Fleming and Jack Martin, ran the 4x800 in 9:27.9 as LaQue, Wicks, Mahar and Dan Walker won the 4x400 in 3:38.6.
Of the five field events, B’ville won four of them. Shawn Calnan went 37’8” in the triple jump and won the high jump by clearing 5’6”, while Tom Ancilotti had a top discus throw of 114’4 ½” and Logan Maar cleared 10 feet to win the pole vault.
Over at West Genesee, the girls Bees really spread things around. Only Gabby Jordan won a pair of individual events, sprinting through the 100 in 12.8 seconds and recording a top long jump of 15’5”. She also teamed with Cierra Allen, Angelica Tomasello and Stephanie Vasteno as the Bees won the 4x100 in 51.8 seconds.
On her own, Allen ran the 400 sprint in 1:00.7, with Hannah Wood taking the 100 hurdles (16.9 seconds). Mackenzie Ross was first in the 800 in 2:25.9 as Rachael Miller, in 5:04.2, pulled away in the 1,500-meter run and Danielle Piontkowski (1:16.2) was victorious in the 400 hurdles.