Hornets sweep to Jensen Holiday Relays titles

J-D fourth in boys meet with wins from Liebmann, Cote

— Holiday rest and respite was not on the agenda for Fayetteville-Manlius, as both of its indoor track and field teams were all too glad to grab another honor before 2013 ended.

The Hornets swept both the girls and boys portions of Monday’s Oscar Jensen Holiday Relays at SRC Arena, while Jamesville-DeWitt, East Syracuse-Minoa and CBA also managed varying degrees of success, too.

F-M’s girls managed to earn 69 points to go the top – the exact same total as the boys. The difference was that the girls won by a comfortable margin over runner-up Cicero-North Syracuse (47 points), while the boys prevailed by half that margin over Liverpool, who ended up with 58.5 points.

What also was different was that F-M won just one event, but piled up points by doing well everywhere, something that J-D, who was fifth with 30.7 points, couldn’t quite match, either.

Annika Avery, in a time of 5:04.38, and Alana Pearl (5:15.84) went 1-2 in the girls mile for an easy victory there in a combined 10:22.22, with Skaneateles (11:00.36) in second place. Sophia Ryan got to second in the 600-meter run in 1:46.82, with Ryan and Samantha Levy second (3:39.52) to West Genesee’s top time of 3:33.22.

Jenna Farrell won the individual 3,000-meter run in 10:39.54, teaming with Reilly Madsen to get second place (22:12.90) behind Liverpool (22:05.31). J-D’s Emilee Carpenter and Samantha Jaffe were third, in 22:57.21, with ESM’s Gabby Pallotta and Brittany Kubecka fourth in 23:25.61.

Christobel Edziegwu won the individual triple jump with a top leap of 35 feet 3 ¼ inches, just ahead of J-D’s Patrece Martin, who was second with 34’9 ½”. Team-wise, though, J-D, with Martin and Mackenzie Maxam, got second place in 64’2 ½”, half an inch behind C-NS (64’3”), while F-M’s pair of Edziegwu and Carolina Colon finished third with 62’4 ½”.

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