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Westhill/Ludden indoor track boys claim Class A title

Wilkinson, on West Point signing day, gets pair of wins

— As to the girls meet, Westhill/Ludden also had a strong showing, fighting its way to second place with 65 points, just ahead of Homer (60 points), but well behind J-D, who won with 147 points.

Emily Mizer had a pair of runner-up finishes. She was second in the 300-meter dash in 45.71 seconds to J-D’s Ally Fox (44.61) and contended in the 600-meter run and took second place in 1:42.89 to J-D’s Rachel Fairbanks, who won in 1:40.29.

Bella Sterly, with a toss of 32’ 10 ¼”, was second in the shot put to J-D’s Sierra Vasiliou (33’2 ¼”), with Kayla Wild (31’7”) getting third place.

Caroline Coates got to third place in the 1,000 in 3:13.73, with teammates Erin Christensen and Molly Clark fourth and fifth, respectively. Caroline Black cleared 7’6” in the pole vault and slid into third place. Annibel Coolican got third (4:58.17) in the 1,500-meter run.

Seventh-grader Alaina Kenny was fourth in the 3,000-meter run in 12:08.34, with Westhill/Ludden taking fifth in the 4x800 (11:24.61) and sixth in the 4x400 and 4x200.

While all this was going on, West Genesee participated in the sectional Class AA meet, where it tied Rome Free Academy for fifth place in the girls meet with 36 points and were 11th (15 points) on the boys side as Fayetteville-Manlius won both team titles.

The Wildcats’ Laura Leff broke the three-minute mark and dominated the 1,000, winning in 2:57.32 to beat F-M’s Mary Barger (3:06.30) by nearly nine seconds. Leff, Mary McGlynn, Lindsay Weaver and Maria Matkoski were third (10:19.49) in the 4x800 as WG finished fifth in the 4x400.

Brianna Richardson chimed in when she finished a close second (9.24 seconds) to RFA’s Mariah Johnson (9.21 seconds) in the 55 hurdles and also finished second in the long jump with 34’9” behind Cicero-North Syracuse’s Javielle Fanizzi (35’3”). Maureen McInerney was fifth in the shot put.

On the boys side, WG’s Nico Rinaldo cleared 10’6” for third place in the pole vault. Pete Richardson took fourth in the 55 hurdles in 8.47 seconds. Nate Conroy was fifth in the 3,200 in 9:57.04, while the Wildcats landed in fifth in the 4x800 and sixth in the 4x400. Jack Erhard was seventh in the mile.

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