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Liverpool girls take second at Grieve Invitational

C-NS's Fanizzi wins 55 hurdles, gets fifth in long jump

— Liverpool’s girls indoor track and field team continues to pace most of the field, as it did during Wednesday night’s Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.

With a total of 50 points, the Warriors edged out Jamesville-DeWitt (45 points) for second place, again with Fayetteville-Manlius (95 points) ending up in first place. Cicero-North Syracuse, with 20 points, tied for ninth place.

Ore Akinpelu, in a time of 1:45.37, was second to East Syracuse-Minoa’s Juliette Miller (1:44.83) in the 600-meter run. Akinpelu also teamed with Abby McNamara, Juliana Basla and Morgan Mahoney to finish second (13:04.02) behind F-M (12:34.21) in the distance medley relay.

Alexus Gersbacher had her season-best showing in the triple jump, as her leap of 33 feet 3 ¾ inches got her to second place behind J-D’s Patrece Martin (34’2 ½”). Shae Shenandoah, clearing 8’6” in the pole vault, also finished second, as West Genesee’s Abby Uczen (9’9”) prevailed.

Jazmine Herbert, in the 55-meter dash, sprinted to third place in 7.67 seconds as Nottingham’s Ke’arra Allen (7.57 seconds) prevailed. Herbert also was fifth in the 300-meter dash (45.28 seconds), just behind Catherine Rowell (45.20 seconds) in fourth, as Morgan Mahoney got fifth place (3:10.40) in the 1,000-meter run.

Liverpool took fourth in the 4x400 relay, where Danielle Sims, Jessica Turner, Yasmeen Griffin and Dana Brown posted a time of 4:25.50.

C-NS got half of its points from seeing Javielle Fanizzi win the 55-meter hurdles, her time of 9.26 seconds enough to fend off Rome Free Academy’s Mariah Johnson (9.41 seconds).

Elsewhere, Fanizzi was fifth in the long jump, going 15’5”, while Jacqlynn Halstead earned third place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:56.66 and Nicole Watterud got fifth place (11:07.14) in the 3,000-meter run.

C-NS nearly got on even terms with Liverpool in last Tuesday’s boys portion of the Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational.

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