Switching from SRC Arena to Colgate University’s Sanford Field House seemed to work for Cicero-North Syracuse’s boys indoor track and field team.
The Northstars made its way to second place at Tuesday night’s George Constantino Memorial Invitational, picking up 48 points. Only Fayetteville-Manlius, with 58 points, fared better as Liverpool, with 21 points, shared ninth place with Marcellus.
As F-M piled up points in distance events to account for most of its winning margin, C-NS would challenge them by excelling in sprints, relays and field events.
Shawn Webb would prevail in the 300-meter dash, as his time of 38.17 seconds topped West Genesee’s Pete Richardson (38.55 seconds) and the rest of the field.
Later, in the 4x400 relay, Webb was part of another winning effort, teaming with Mark Broughton, Nick Erwin and Nathan Hilt as, in a time of 3:42.12, the Northstars held off Jamesville-DeWitt (3:43.34) for first place. Broughton also was fourth (6.90 seconds) in the 55-meter dash.
Morgan Austen got 16 points by himself. In the 55-meter hurdles, the C-NS junior was second, in 8.17 seconds, to Oswego star Cory Keefe (7.82 seconds), while Liverpool’s Gaurab Bhattacharya was third in 8.68 seconds.
In the triple jump, Austen went 39 feet 10 ½ inches, again a runner-up as Mexico’s Brandon Kisselstein (40’3 ½”) prevailed. Anthony Lupia contended in the mile, getting to third place in 4:34.48.
Liverpool got most of its points from field events. Travis Chewning-Kulick actually tied for the top spot in the pole vault with J-D’s Zach Leibmann, both clearing 12 feet, but Leibmann did so with fear misses, to Chewning-Kulick got second place.
Geoffrey Bell chimed in with a third-place shot put toss of 43’5”, with Garub Warriors saw Nick LeClair take sixth place in the 3,200-meter run in 10:19.13, with Dylan McCarthy eighth. Alex Christensen gained seventh place in the mile.