continued When the girls indoor track teams gathered at SRC Arena a day later for its portion of the Kirschenheiter meet, West Genesee’s Laura Leff went to the top again.
During the 1,500-meter run, Leff steadily pulled away from F-M’s Alana Pearl, who offered up a strong challenge. In a time of four minutes, 33.96 seconds, Leff beat Pearl by 2.40 seconds.
WG, with 14 points, tied with Marcellus for 12th place, two points clear of Westhill/Ludden. Other than Leff, the Wildcats’ only points came in the 4x400, where Allison Iles, Sarah Sveen, Megan Hannahan and Valerie Pirro took fourth place in 4:32.97.
Rachel Garn earned all of the Mustangs’ points. In the 600, Garn, in a time of 1:42.93, edged out Liverpool’s Ore Akinpelu (1:42.95) for second place, trailing only F-M’s Olivia Ryan (1:41.05), while in the 1,000 Garn sped to third place in 3:03.65.
Most of Westhill/Ludden’s points came from the shot put, where Bella Sterly threw it 32’11” to finish second as Nottingham’s Shayna Santorelli-Hansen (37 feet exactly) prevailed and Sterly’s teammate, Kayla Wild, finished fifth. J-E’s Brianna Byrnes was fourth in the 600 in 1:44.57 as Westhill/Ludden took sixth (10:21.20) in the 4x800.
The post-season starts for all the local teams this week with the CNY Counties League and Onondaga High School League championship meets, which take place next Thursday (boys) and Friday (girls) at SRC Arena.