Liverpool, C-NS both get wins at Jensen Relays

Boys Warriors, girls Northstars second behind F-M sweep

— Each of the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse indoor track and field teams would earn runner-up finishes during Monday’s Oscar B. Jensen Holiday Relays at SRC Arena – but neither of them could prevent Fayetteville-Manlius from a sweep.

In the boys meet, it was a closer call. Liverpool gained 58.5 points and C-NS earned 50 points, but that left them second and third, respectively, behind F-M’s top total of 69 points.

Still, the Warriors and Northstars won plenty. Ryheim Lawes, with his winning time of 37.26 seconds in the 300-meter dash, produced a first-place finish as he and Mark Vanmarter went 1:15.99 to hold off C-NS’s Pete Girardi and Nate Hilt (1:16.10) by just 0.11 seconds.

Then Lawes went to the 55-meter dash and prevailed there, too, in 6.59 seconds, as he and Brandon Mayfield won that race in 13.67 seconds) to hold off Fowler (13.84) in the second spot. In the long jump, Lawes went 19’7 ½” to get second place behind Fowler’s Delee Williams (20’ ¼”) as Lawes and Mayfield took second (37’5 ¾”), just behind Jamesville-DeWitt (37’7 ½”) from the team side.

They would split honors in the shot put, with Liverpool’s Geoffrey Bell winning the individual event with a throw of 49 feet 4 inches, but the Warriors second to C-NS as Joe Castaldo, second (49 feet), and Nick Golembieski (39’1”) had a combined 88’1”, with Bell and Anderson LeClair (81’7”) sliding into second place.

Alex Christensen and Connor Buck combined for second place in the mile relay in 9:10.12, beaten only by F-M’s 9:00.95. Dylan McCarthy and Nick LeClair were second and fourth, respectively, in the 3,200-meter run, where in 20:05.39 they were again second to F-M’s 19:57.84. C-NS was seventh. Nate Guarente tied for fifth in the high jump.

Christensen was seventh among individuals in the 600-meter run in 1:27.79 to B’ville’s Josh Perez (1:26.65) as he teamed with Collin Gwilt to finish fourth in 3:03.64, just ahead of the Northstars’ Nate Hilt and Matt Williams (3:05.92) in fifth place.

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