Again, the Baldwinsville track and field teams found themselves on the wrong end of a decision against a major rival.
Despite strong individual performances in last Wednesday’s meets against Liverpool, the Bees fell to the Warriors on both sides, including a 77-64 loss for the boys side at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium and an 81-60 defeat for the girls at LHS Stadium.
Top boys sprinter Shay Sargeant remains out, and without him the Bees saw Liverpool get double wins from Ryheim Lawes in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and Gaurab Bhattacharya in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles. Steve Keegan did get first place in the 400-meter dash in 53.6 seconds.
Moving to the distance events, B’ville only broke through when Alec Peinkofer took the mile in four minutes, 30.6 seconds. Peinkofer did combine with Jack Martin, Andy Fleming and Josh Perez as the Bees won the 4x800 relay in 8:13.4.
In fact, the Bees swept all three relays. Brian Mahar, Jeff Mahar, Nate Wicks and Dan Walker ran the 4x100 in 43.6 seconds, and in the 4x400 Wicks, Fleming, Dan Walker and Jeff Mahar needed 3:39.4 to take first place.
Of the six field events, the Bees only won twice, including the discus, where Pat McNamara threw it 120 feet 5 inches. Shawn Calnan cleared exactly 6 feet for a victory in the high jump as, for Liverpool, Lawes took the long jump and Travis Chewning-Kulick topped 13 feet in the pole vault.
B’ville had plenty of high individual finishes in the girls meet against Liverpool, but the Warriors won every field event except the high jump, where Emily Soeder cleared 5 feet to get the top spot.
Back on the track, Mackenzie Ross, owner of the fastest 800-meter time in Section III this season, teamed with Meghan Hull, Kelley Hull and Nicole Piontkowski to win the 4x800 relay in 10:17.43.