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Skaneateles girls host invitational track meet

Adams finishes second twice; Lakers split with J-E

For the second straight year, Skaneateles co-hosted, with Marcellus, a big girls track and field meet, drawing more than 20 teams to Marcellus on a gorgeous Saturday featuring some of the season’s best competitive conditions.

Madeline Adams made her way to second place in the 1,500-meter run, her time of 4:55.21 only topped by Natalie Marra (East Syracuse-Minoa), who won in 4:53.21.

Then, in the 800-meter run, Adams again made a push for the top, getting to a time of 2:25.65, but again that meant a runner-up finish as Baldwinsville’s Mackenzie Ross, in 2:17.91, put up the fastest Section III time of the spring in that event.

Taylor Woodruff went under a minute in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 59.21 seconds to claim third place as Anna Barnett (1:05.46) took eighth place. Woodruff also got to the 200-meter final and, in 27.14 seconds, had another third-place showing, while Katelyn Ellison (28.02 seconds) was eighth as Woodruff added a sixth (14 feet 9 ¾ inches) in the long jump.

Liz Dwyer took ninth place in the 1,500, but would help out in the 4x400 relay, where she, along with Barnett, Aubreah Lynn and Olivia Gage, needed 4:28.30 to grab fourth place. The Lakers made the 4x100 relay final, but did not finish.

Eighth-grader Julia Willcox contended in the 400 hurdles, where she finished fourth in 1:13.34, adding to a 12th in the high jump. Amanda Wetmore made it to the 100-meter dash final, where she was seventh in 13.57 seconds.

Morel Malcolm was 10th in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and Jane Gaffney was 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, with Keely Gregg 14th in the pole vault.

Just before that, the Lakers met Jordan-Elbridge last Tuesday afternoon, the girls improving to 2-0 in the OHSL Liberty division with a 95-45 victory over the Eagles and the boys side losing by a narrow 74-67 margin.

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