Track teams leave mark in slate of weekend meets

Garn, Uczen, Wilkinson, McLeod among event winners

Emily Iles had a sixth in the 100-meter hurdles as Emily Barriere was seventh in the pentathlon and Abby Kastick took eighth in the 2,000 steeplechase.

Jordan-Elbridge, with five points, saw Julie Hines take sixth in the 100-meter dash in 13.36 seconds and team with Brianna Byrnes, Mary Elizabeth Dristle and Emily Weichert for fifth place (4:26.31) in the 4x400 behind the Wildcats. Weichert added a fifth in the high jump (4’6”) behind Bakowski as Westhill/Ludden’s Caroline Coates was sixth in the 3,000-meter run.

Also at Chittenango, Westhill/Ludden’s boys team made it all the way to fourth place, with 45 points, well ahead of Solvay (15 points), J-E (13 points) and Marcellus (10 points) at night’s end.

Corey Wilkinson got 18 points by himself, winning the discus with a throw of 137 feet, just ahead of Rome Free Academy’s Robert Adler (135’5”), who would take the shot put with 52’7” ahead of Wilkinson’s best heave of 51’10” as J-E’s Tyler May was sixth.

As if that wasn’t enough, Wilkinson also took sixth in the 100-meter dash as teammate Antoine Montgomery was fourth in 11.58 seconds, adding to a sixth-place finish in the long jump.

Another Westhill/Ludden win came from Christian St. Amour, who needed 51.98 seconds to edge Whitesboro’s Zak Giorgi (52.07) in the 400-meter final as Solvay’s Nick Cometti (52.61 seconds) was fourth. The Warriors were third (8:51.69) in the 4x800, while Vincenzo Carr was fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase and Peter Guy was sixth in the 400 hurdles

The Bearcats did see Brian McLeod win the high jump, the only athlete to clear 6 feet, half a foot better than the field, and he also was sixth in the triple jump,

Ryan Manahan participated in the night’s main event, the Fleet Feet mile, and blazed to a time of 4:17.62, beating everyone except Fayetteville-Manlius senior star Nick Ryan, who won in 4:11.67. Mike Abbott helped Marcellus in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet to get fifth place.

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