Liverpool track gains sweep of C-NS

Warriors boys, girls both clinch league titles

C-NS had its fair share of wins, too, including Pete Girardi going 58.9 seconds to beat teammate Evan Russell (1:01.4) in the 400-meter hurdles and Avery Yarn going 52.3 seconds to dominate the 400-meter dash. Broughton, Shawn Webb, Steve Mirizio and Jalen Jenkins helped C-NS win the 4x100 relay in 45.2 seconds.

Bryson Mayes, going exactly 40 feet, held off Vanmarter by half an inch in the triple jump. Joe Castaldo, with a throw of 42'8", edged Liverpool's Joe Duffus by seven inches in the shot put, while Marcus Banister topped 6'2" to easily win the high jump.

Over at LHS Stadium, the girls meet proved more decisive in Liverpool's favor, a 79-52 decision that ended C-NS's four-year domination of the rivalry and included a bit of history.

It came in the pole vault, where the Warriors' Angela Kulpa not only won the event, but set a school record by clearing 10 feet 1 inch, also easily topping her previous best vault of 9'6" in the process.

But the Warriors did most of its point damage in running events. Ore Akinpelu led the way, claiming the 200 sprint in 26.42 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 1:08.3, also running a leg in the 4x100, where Liverpool prevailed in 52.4 seconds.

Catherine Rowell and Jazmine Herbert, who joined Akinpelu in that 4x100 victory, also won on their own, Rowell taking the 400 sprint in 1:01.47 and Herbert prevailing in the 100.

In the longer races, Liverpool saw Abby McNamara roll to first place in the 1,500-meter run in 5:05.47, right before Morgan Mahoney, in 10:46 flat, beat the field in the 3,000-meter run. Rowell, Akinpelu, Danelle Sims and Yasmeen Griffin combined to win the 4x400 in 4:09.99.

C-NS got most of its wins in field events, including the long jump, where Javielle Fanizzi went 16'5" as Jade Jenkins won the triple jump by going 34'10 1/2". Destiny Monica had a top shot put toss of 36 feet as Candace Segars took the discus, heaving it 80'3". Hannah Szumloz was victorious in the 100 hurdles in 16.63 seconds.

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