Caz girls take second at OHSL Liberty track meet

Kent wins twice, Pittman prevails in pole vault

— Even with a string of victories from the likes of Ashley Kent, the Cazenovia girls track and field team could not quite reach the top spot in last Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Chittenango High School.

Cazenovia finished with 114 points, but it was the other Lakers, from Skaneateles, prevailing with 136 points exactly one week after Cazenovia beat them in a May 6 head-to-head meet. Marcellus was third with 88 points.

A reliable source of points dried up when Ashley Winn was unable to finish the 100-meter dash final with a pulled hamstring and missed the rest of the meet, but Cazenovia nearly made up for it by how it performed elsewhere.

Kent edged Skaneateles’ Raenah Campbell, 16.84 seconds to 16.89, in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Then she won the triple jump, going 31 feet 7 ¼ inches, while teammate Liz Pittman (31’4”) got second place and Chittenango’s Krissy Roberts (30’3”) was third.

Pittman won the pole vault, the only athlete to clear 8 feet, as Glenna Kehelan (7 feet) tied for fourth. Jeanette Cudney, in 11:14.72, grabbed second place in the 3,000-meter run and added a fourth (5:04.72) in the 1,500-meter run, with Mya Walters fifth in 11:46.07. Malone Gabor took third (8:08.81) and Adrien Owens fifth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

In the 4x100 relay, Kent and Pittman, teaming with Jess Macheda and Julia Raleigh, got second place in 54.56 seconds to Skaneateles, who won in 53 seconds flat. Evelyn Wells, Bailey Forrett, Maria Stalder and Megan Stanford were third (4:27.73) in the 4x400 relay, this after Stanford, Cudney, Maureen Milmoe and Colleen Stalder needed 10:08.17 for third place in the 4x800.

Lizzy Bigsby earned 2,198 points in the pentathlon, second to Phoenix’s Haylie Virginia (2,615), while Bella Wheeler (1,545 points) finished fourth.

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