Caz track teams sweep Chittenango

Boys edge Bears; girls run meet win streak to 29

— The fact that Cazenovia’s girls track and field team maintained its long win streak by rolling past Chittenango in Wednesday’s OHSL Liberty division opener was not surprising.

What was satisfying, though, for the Lakers was winning the boys meet, too, Cazenovia completing a sweep by working its way to an 80-61 victory over the Bears.

Connor Polsin, Tyler Dunkle and Kyle Polhamus led Cazenovia’s winning effort. Polsin, in the sprint, prevailed in the 100-meter dash in 11.9 seconds and also won the 200-meter dash in 24.8 seconds.

Dunkle took the 400-meter dash (56.0 seconds) and got a first-place long jump of 17 feet 11 ½ inches. Then, in the 4x100 relay, Dunkle, joining Polsin, Alex Devine and Ryan O’Herien, got the Lakers another victory in 48.2 seconds.

As for Polhamus, he swept the throwing events, heaving the shot put 36’11” and also putting up a top discus throw of 102’1”. Nick Petroff cleared 10’6” in the pole vault, with Walker Nichols winning the high jump (5’4”) and Devine going 35’3” in the triple jump.

Chittenango, meanwhile, saw Tyler Howard prevail in the 110 high hurdles in 18.5 seconds and also win the 400 hurdles in 1:09.9. Isaac Czarnecki won the mile in 4:56.4 and, in the 800-meter run, earned first place in 2:16.7. The Bears also won the 4x800 (10:09 flat) and 4x400 (4:09.6) relays.

As for the Cazenovia girls, it routed Chittenango 127-14 for its 29th consecutive meet win as Ashley Winn, Ashley Kent, Hannah Dain and Liz Pittman each claimed a pair of victories.

Winn ran the 100 in 12.6 seconds and the 200 in 26.7 seconds, with Kent going 17.1 seconds in the 100 hurdles and unleashing a top triple jump of 33’1 ½”.

Pittman, who cleared 7’6” in the pole vault, added a long jump title with a best leap of 15’4”. Dain threw the shot put 25’6” and the discus 68’4” to win both events.

Jeanette Cudney was first in the 800 in 2:35.10, with Megan Stanford first in the 400 hurdles in 1:18 flat and Colleen Stalder winning the 400 sprint in 1:10.9. Chittenango saw Sarah Moon win the 1,500-meter run in 5:20.6 as her teammate, Anna Galbraith, ran 3,000 meters in 11:56.6.

Stalder, Stanford, Cudney and Margaret Wolsey needed 10:42.7 to win the 4x800 as Winn, Kent, Jess Macheda and Hannah Rousell earned a victory in the 4x100 in 54.5 seconds. Stanford and Winn helped the Lakers take the 4x400 in 4:39.10.

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