SYRACUSE Baldwinsville’s indoor track and field teams both sought high honors when they returned to SRC Arena for last week’s Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational.
Going first, the boys Bees managed 30 points, sharing fourth place with Cicero-North Syracuse in a crowded 26-team event. Once again, Fayetteville-Manlius (69 points) finished in front.
In the distance medley relay, Andy Fleming, Josh Perez, Nate Wicks and Alec Peinkofer recorded a time of 10:36.60, pulling away from everyone except F-M, who won in 10:33.44. They both finished more than 20 seconds clear of the rest of the field.
Shay Sargeant battled Oswego’s Cory Keefe for the 55-meter dash title, and Sargeant finished in 6.69 seconds, only to have Keefe (6.66 seconds) inch in front, leaving Sargeant in second place.
Not long after that, Sargeant, teaming with Peinkofer, Ricky Sparks and Jeff Mahar, slid into third place in the 1,600 sprint medley relay in 3:50.75.
Fleming took fourth place in the 1,000-meter run in 2:45.56, while Perez gained sixth place in the mile in 4:43.52 and Brennan LaQue was sixth (1:30.44) in the 600-meter run. The Bees got ninth in the 4x400 relay (3:59.92) as Dan Walker took 10th in the 300-meter dash and Ryan Delola was 11th in the 3,200-meter run.
In field events, Logan Marr had the best effort, clearing 11 feet 3 inches for fifth place in the pole vault as Drew Molinet finished 13th. Sam Smith was 11th in the triple jump, going 36’9 ¼”.
A night later, the girls Grieve meet saw B’ville nearly earn the same total – 28 points this time – but it put them in a tie for fifth place with Nottingham, further removed from F-M’s winning aggregate of 95 points.
Angelica Tomasello had the Bees’ biggest star turn, winning the 300 sprint. In a time of 43.73 seconds, Tomasello was the lone athlete to break the 44-second mark as F-M’s Olivia Ryan (44.31 seconds) earned second place.