Track Northstars handle West Genesee

C-NS boys win New Hartford meet; Liverpool next

On the oval, Jacqlynn Halstead went 5:09.5 in the 1,500-meter run and added an 800-meter title in 2:29.3, this after running a leg in the 4x800 relay, which the Northstars won in 10:29.4.

Hannah Szumloz claimed the 100 hurdles in 16.7 seconds, with Jade Jenkins beating the field in the 100 sprint in 13.4 seconds. Destiny Monica threw the shot put 34’2” as Shannon Hanmer had a top discus throw of exactly 88 feet. Nicole Harringshaw cleared 4’10” to win the high jump.

The weekend brought yet another C-NS boys track victory in a big meet, this time at Friday’s New Hartford Invitational, where with 94.5 points the Northstars outdistanced Liverpool (71.5 points) and a field of more than two dozen squads.

C-NS won the 1,600 sprint medley relay, where Broughton, Yarn, Webb and Sibble roared to a time of 3:43.02, more than 12 seconds ahead of the field. In the 4x200, Broughton, Webb, Yarn and Steve Mirizio hit the line 1:33.19, exactly two seconds better than Rome Free Academy (1:35.19).

Austen, in 15.88 seconds, and Girardi (16.05 seconds) would go 1-2 in the 110 high hurdles, and Girardi returned to finish second in the 400 hurdles in 57.62 seconds as WG’s Pete Richardson won in 57.12 seconds and Austen took sixth place.

Broughton was third in the 200 (23.86 seconds) and Gill gained third place in the 3,200 (10:02.69), while Yarn took fourth in the 400 and Lupia was fourth in the mile in 4:35.54.

Webb got to fifth in the 100 and C-NS also was third in the distance medley relay (11:26.13) and sixth in the 4x800 relay. Castaldo was third in both the shot put (46’10”) and discus (139’8”) as Osborne took sixth place in the pole vault.

A day later, in the girls Rome Invitational at Rome Free Academy Stadium, the Northstars had 59 points, good for third place behind host RFA (68 points) and Bethlehem, who won with 84.5 points.

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