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Track Hornets sweep at Chittenango Invitational

Ryan, Brislin roll to victories in Fleet Feet Mile

— Natalie Zazzara, Anna Perrotti, Jordan Noble and Sarah Olick-Sutphen got second place (51.74 seconds), just behind Utica Proctor (51.40 seconds), in the 4x100 relay, with Perrotti, Zazzara, Olivia Ryan and Christine Lavoie second (4:14.37) to Liverpool (4:10.48) in the 4x400. Zazzara, on her own, raced to fourth in the 200-meter dash.

Moving to the boys meet, the Hornets’ Charlie Beeler was victorious in the 800, holding off Rome Free Academy’s Erik Winberg, 1:57.03 to 1:57.77, along with Liverpool’s Alex Christensen (1:57.85) in third place.

Andrew Berge added a title in the 3,200-meter run in a dramatic battle where, in a clocking of 9:44.85, he held off Liverpool’s Ben Petrella (9:44.93) by eight-hundredths of a second, while Adam Hunt (9:46.66) finished third.

Ryan, Millar, Farrell and Josh Hannon dominated the 4x800, finishing in 8:23.74, nearly 20 seconds better than runner-up Liverpool. That spread to the 4x400, where Beeler, Kyle Barber, Austin Perez and Ed Cheatham finished in 3:34.55 to win that event over Jordan-Elbridge (3:37.63) and the field.

On his own, Barber went to the top in the 400 hurdles, his time of 58.17 seconds the only one under a minute as he beat the field by nearly four seconds, adding to a fourth in both the 110 high hurdles and triple jump.

Riley Hughes made his way to second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:18.26. In the 4x100, Jake Wittig, Parker Noble, Ryan Greer and Zaire Ashley took third place in 45.65 seconds.

Kyle Harbour matched Castro with a third-place pentathlon, Harbour gathering up 2,450 points. Austin Perez took fifth in the 400 sprint in 52.98 seconds. Zhengyue Zhu was third in the triple jump (39’2”) and Tanner Carter tied for sixth in the pole vault.

Before going to Chittenango, the Hornets first swept through last Wednesday’s CNY Counties League American division meet against Oswego. The boys meet was closer, F-M prevailing 98-43 despite four wins from Oswego’s Cory Keefe, who took the 110 high hurdles (15.3 seconds), 100-meter dash (11.4 seconds), 200-meter dash (23.4 seconds) and long jump (21’10”) for his side.

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