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Liverpool track sweeps past West Genny

Boys, girl Warriors both second at Chittenango meet

In the make-up of a pair of rained-out April 10 CNY Counties League meets, the Liverpool track and field teams swept the West Genesee Wildcats, kicking off a busy and productive week.

It was a lopsided girls meet at LHS Stadium, won by the Warriors 102-39, with Tammy Brodie at the forefront. Brodie ran to a top time of 17.1 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, went 16 feet 1 ½ inches to win the high jump and cleared 5 feet to prevail in the high jump.

Nelliah Watkins swept the throwing events, heaving the shot put 31’1” and the discus 77’9”, while Alexus Gersbacher had a top triple jump of 22’1”.

Abby McNamara was first in the 3,000-meter run in 11:22.2., also helping Juliana Basla, Morgan Chewning-Kulick and Morgan Mahoney take the 4x800 relay in 10:19.2. Ore Akinpelu backed up her victory in the 400-meter dash (1:00.3) by joining Jazmine Herbert, Catherine Rowell and Alexis Bittel as Liverpool took the 4x100 relay in 51.8 secondsl.

During the boys meet in Camillus, Liverpool took out WG 86-54, led by Ryheim Lawes’ trio of triumphs. Lawes went 19’6” to win the long jump, ran the 100 sprint in exactly 11 seconds and took the 200-meter dash in 23.2 seconds.

It didn’t stop there, either, as Lawes also teamed with Gaurab Bhattacharya, Trevor Monk and Brandon Horton for first place in the 4x100 relay in 46.3 seconds. Liverpool also prevailed in the 4x800, where Alex Christiensen, Ben Petrella, Landon Veney and Connor Buck had a time of 8:27.0.

In other distance races, Christiensen was first in the 800-meter run in 2:04.5, this before Petrella needed 10:15.5 to take the 3,200-meter run. Nick LeClair won the mile in 4:43.5.

Moving to field events, Horton went 37’7 ½” to prevail in the triple jump as Christian Grannell threw the discus 141’8” for another title. Travis Chewning-Kulick rolled to victory in the pole vault, clearing 12’6”. Nate Guarente topped 5’4” and won the high jump.

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