To some degree, every Cicero-North Syracuse track and field season centers around the annual showdown with Liverpool.
There’s even more on the line in 2013, though, as both meets this Wednesday – the boys at Bragman Stadium, the girls at LHS Stadium – feature undefeated sides within the CNY Counties League National division.
The boys Northstars have won every meet it’s competed in this spring, including last Wednesday’s 116-25 romp over West Genesee where three different C-NS athletes won twice.
Mark Broughton got it going, sprinting through the 100-meter dash in 11.2 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 22.6 seconds. He also helped win two relays, joining Shawn Webb, Jalen Jenkins and Steve Mirizio in the 4x100 (45.4 seconds) and teaming with Webb, Avery Yarn and Bryson Mayes to take the 4x400 in 3:39.2.
Joe Castaldo, in the throwing events, had a top discus effort of 122 feet 6 inches and a top shot put toss of 46’10”, while Morgan Austen chimed in with a victory in the 110 high hurdles in 15.7 seconds and a triple jump of 39’5”.
Jenkins won the long jump with a leap of 18’9”, while Yarn went 52.7 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Marcus Bannister took the high jump, clearing 5’8”, while Tate LaPort and Connor Osborne both topped 10 feet in the pole vault.
Sweeping the distance running events, the Northstars had Bryan Sibble take the 800-meter run (2:03.9), Anthony Lupia prevail in the mile (4:36.9) and Neil Gill cover 3,200 meters in 10:22.2. Gill, with Andrew Bearkland, Paul DeGennaro and Evan Russell, won the 4x800 relay in 8:39.7.
C-NS got past its last hurdle on the girls side when it went to Camillus last Wednesday and put together an 89-52 victory over West Genesee.
Javielle Fanizzi won three individual events, speeding to first place in the 200-meter dash in 26.4 seconds and going 16 feet 6 ½ inches in the long jump before she went 34’ ½” to claim the triple jump.