Hamilton Cazenovia’s girls indoor track and field team found itself in a spirited battle with Clinton and Rome Free Academy for top honors at the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Partner Relays Friday at Colgate University’s Sanford Field House.
But the Lakers emerged from it with its third consecutive third-place finish of the winter, getting 89 points to hold off RFA (87 points) and Clinton (81 points) at the top.
Clare Costello’s individual victory in the 300-meter dash in 44.20 seconds, combined with a third-place effort from Olivia McEntee (46.29 seconds), produced a victory in a combined 1:30.29, with Oriskany (1:32.25) in second place.
Earlier, Costello and Isabella Quattrone took third (16.03 seconds) in the 55-meter dash, with Costello second (27.66 seconds) to RFA’s Mariah Johnson (27.33 seconds) in the 200-meter dash as part of a third-place team effort (57.33 seconds) with Jessie Matt.
Megan Henderson won the individual 1,000-meter run in 3:21.58, with Grace Milmoe third in 3:24 flat as the Lakers prevailed there, too, in 6:45.38, more than 10 seconds clear of New Hartford (6:55.38). Henderson and Delaney Yates took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 21.98 seconds.
Liz Pittman teamed with Jessica Macheda as the Lakers and New Hartford shared first place in the long jump, both going 28 feet 10 ½ inches. Pittman and Caeli Carroll got second place (57’10”) behind Clinton (60’4”) in the triple jump.
Sarah Willard, second among individuals in the 600-meter run, teamed with Colleen Stalder to get third (3:45.41) in the team standings. Meredith Shephard, Katie Marshall and Grace Wheeler were third in the 1,500-meter run (11:22.75) as Maureen Milmoe and Julia Raleigh were fourth in the 3,000-meter relay in 25:56.89.
Glenna Kelahan and Tori Fischer cleared 12’6” between them and finished second in the pole vault. Hannah Dain and Joanna Seeley were third in the shot put with throws adding up to 49’7 ½”, with Dain and Kortney Burdin fourth in the weight throw (46’9”). Fischer and Jessica Macheda took fourth in the high jump.