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Hornets sweep to Class AA indoor track titles

Ryan, Pearl both win twice in distance races

— Moving to the girls side, the Hornets swept through the top five in the 1,500-meter run for 30 of those points, led by Alana Pearl, who won in 4:53.44, edging out Mary Barger (4:53.62) and Michelle Duffy (4:53.70) for that victory. Annika Avery was just behind them in fourth place (4:55.37) as Jenna Farrell was fifth in 5:03.31.

F-M's victory in the 4x800 included Duffy, Barger, Fanning and Pearl getting to first place in 9:41.38, leaving runner-up B'ville (10:08.03) and the rest of the field far behind. Barger added a second (3:06.30) to West Genesee's Laura Leff (2:57.32) in the 1,000-meter run, where Katie Brislin was third (3:06.96) and Jessica Howe was fifth.

Pearl was also victorious in the 3,000-meter run in 10:08.03, with Farrell (10:32.46) in third place. The Hornets went 1-2 in the 600, where Brislin, who took sixth place in the 600, prevailed in 1:37.61 and Olivia Ryan (1:39.01) settled into second place.

Ryan, Duffy, Anna Perrotti and Christine Lavoie made their way to second place in the 4x400 relay in 4:08.68, only trailing B'ville (4:05.73). Perrotti, Jordan Noble, Kelly Muller and Chantel Brennan were fifth in the 4x200 relay in 1:54.20.

Christabel Ezdiegwu, who won three times in the CNY Counties League American division meet a week earlier, was fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.44 seconds and took sixth in the triple jump. Anna Castro tied for third in the high jump, clearing 4 feet 9 inches, while Megan Josephson rose to fifth in the long jump.

A day later, in the sectional Class B meet, CBA finished fifth in the boys team event with 42 points, while the girls picked up 24 points for seventh place in an 11-team field.

It included David Carey winning the boys 3,200 in a time of 10:13.86 and, in the ensuing 4x400 relay, seeing Jack Brower, Zach Zajdel, Matt Stedman and Liam Price getting a top time of 3:38.13, holding off Clinton (3:38.52) for that top spot.

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