Track Bees win big in weekend meets

Boys second in Arcaro Relays; Ross, Allen lead girls at Marcellus

An active and important week for both of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams included the boys side hosting the 15th annual John Arcaro Relays at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium and the girls making a big impression during Saturday’s Marcellus-Skaneateles Invitational.

At home, the boys Bees won several events and picked up 102 points, topping everyone except Cicero-North Syracuse, who claimed the title with 155 points.

In the distance medley relay, Alec Peinkofer, Jack Martin, Brennan LaQue and Antonio Martinez posted 11:05.91, leaving West Genesee (11:16.28) and the field far behind them.

Dan Walker, Nate Wicks, Jeff Mahar and Brian Mahar were victorious in the 1,000 sprint medley in 2:03.85, pulling away from C-NS (2:07.21) at the end.

In the 2,800-meter relay, Peinkofer, Wicks, Josh Perez and Andy Fleming won in 7:13.54, nearly 20 seconds clear of the field, with Walker, Martin and the Mahar brothers second (3:46.76) to C-NS (3:45.09) in the 1,600 sprint medley.

Perez (10:10.3) and Fleming (10:19.8) went 1-2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to win that event in a combined 20:30.1, a full minute better than second-place Holland Patent. Tom Ancilotti, Pat McNamara, Matt King and Mike Yorkey, normally throwers, won their own unique 4x100 by running to a time of 51.35 seconds, edging C-NS (51.43 seconds) at the wire.

Logan Maar and Drew Molinet cleared 20 feet between them, but with more misses than South Jefferson, so the Bees finished behind the Spartants in the pole vault. McNamara and Ancilotti got to third place (205’4”) in the discus relay, while King and Kirk Anderson were second (combined 73’10”) in the 28-pound weight throw.

B’ville was fourth in the mile relay (21:03.59), 4x100 (47.56 second), 4x400 (3:50.99) and 4x800 (9:15.5) relays, plus a fourth in the shot put and fifth in the high jump thanks to Shawn Calnan clearing 5’8”. The Bees were fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump.

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