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Girls Bees third, boys fourth at indoor track sectionals

Both sides win relays; Allen leads 300-meter sweep

— Both individually, and with its relay teams, Baldwinsville’s indoor track and field teams would make significant impacts during Wednesday night’s Section III Class AA championship meet at SRC Arena.

On the girls side, the Bees made its way to third place, earning 72.5 points, not far from runner-up Liverpool (80 points) as Fayetteville-Manlius, with 114.33 points, repeated as sectional champions.

Nearly a third of those points (24) came from a 1-2-3 sweep in the 300-meter dash. Cierra Allen was victorious in 43.35 seconds, just ahead of Sarah Klaben (45.51 seconds) in the second spot as Angelica Tomasello, in 43.79 seconds, earned third place.

B’ville would also emerge with a victory in the 4x400 relay. The quartet of Allen, Klaben, Tomasello and Marisa Lathrop covered the mile in four minute, 5.73 seconds, beating F-M (4:08.68) by 2.95 seconds for that top spot.

Meanwhile, in the 4x800 relay B’ville saw Lathrop, Mia Bolton, Kelley Hull and Meghan Hull get to second place in 10:08.03, trailing only F-M’s time of 9:41.38.

Tomasello, Klaben, Allen and Elise Seifritz neeed 1:51.02 to get second place behind Liverpool (1:49.08) in the 4x200 relay, meaning the Bees earned 26 points from relay events.

Emily Soeder contended in the high jump and cleared 5 feet 1 inch, settling for second place, one inch behind Rome Free Academy’s Dana Husband (5’2”), as Soeder also took eighth in the triple jump.

Mackenzie Ross earned third place in the 600-meter run in 1:40.63, with Katie Wicks (1:45.14) fifth. Stephanie Vasteno cleared 7’6” for fourth place in the pole vault and made her way to fifth place in the 55-meter dash in 7.68 seconds. Hannah Wood was ninth in the 55-meter hurdles.

In the boys Class sectional AA meet, B’ville picked up 44.33 points, sliding into fourth place as F-M (110 points) won here, too, while RFA and Cicero-North Syracuse took second and third, respectively.

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