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J-D track sides excel at Chittenango meet

Sturgeon finishes second in boys pentathlon

Brooke DeRoberts, clearing 8 feet, was fourth in the pole vault, Tangela Hightower was sixth in the shot put (29’5”), just ahead of Salwa El-Hindi in seventh place. Hannah Stefl was sixth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

J-D, who had swept CBA the week before in OHSL Freedom division competition, did the same to Mexico last Wednesday, prevailing 97-35 on the boys side and 112-29 on the girls side.

Howard, running in the 100, finished in 11.7 seconds, going on to take the 200 sprint in 24.1 seconds. Sturgeon prevailed in the 400 hurdles (1:03.1) and went 18’8” to win the long jump as Volk recorded a top triple jump of 39’1”.

The Red Rams swept all the field events as Joe Murphy cleared 5’6” in the high jump, Brian Roth tossed the shot put 41’4 ½” and Davis Elmore had a top discus throw of 128’2”.

Liebmann was first in the 400 sprint in 54.1 seconds, also helping Howard, Volk and Sturgeon as J-D won the 4x100 relay in 44.5 seconds. This followed a 4x800 where the Rams, who saw Mexico star James Gowans sweep the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs, got Hohreiter, Harron, Dye and Andrew Scibilia to win in 8:51.9.

In the girls meet, Sierra Vasiliou won three field events, throwing the shot put 33’1” and clearing 4’8” in the high jump while also going 14’4” in the long jump. Hightower threw the discus 90’2” to prevail there.

On the oval, Fox set the tone, prevailing in the 100 (12.7 seconds) and 200 (27.1 seconds) sprints. Fairbanks showed her versatility by claiming the 400 in 1:01.6 and the 3,000 in 11:45.3.

Taylor-Rae Danforth, victorious in the pole vault (5’6”), went 17.3 seconds to prevail in the 100 hurdles as Carpenter (1,500) Semmel (400 hurdles) and Wengert (800) also prevailed.

J-D also won two of the three relay events. Wengert, Fairbanks, Stefl and Samantha Clemons covered the 4x800 10:34.5, while Danforth, Fox, Vasiliou and Patrece Martin worked together and won the 4x100 in 51.6 seconds.

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