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Westhill/Ludden boys earn league track title

McLeod wins three field events for second-place Solvay

— Less than a week after they first got together, the Westhill/Bishop Ludden and Solvay boys track and field teams got together once more, this time at Chittenango High School as part of Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet.

And though the Bearcats got exceptional individual performances, especially from Brian McLeod, it was the Warriors, with 158 points, ruling the meet as Solvay, with 110.5 points, settled for second place. Jordan-Elbridge was fifth (58 points) and Marcellus, with 24 points, was eighth.

Corey Wilkinson had a part in scoring 38 of Westhill/Ludden’s points. Wilkinson threw the discus 139 feet 11 inches, heaved the shot put 48’9 ¾”, finished second (11.43 seconds) to Solvay’s Nick Cometti (11.39 seconds) in the 100-meter final and, in the 4x100, teamed with Antoine Montgomery, Mike Crisalli and Ben Rath to pull away and win in 45.18 seconds, where Solvay was fourth.

Cleaning up in those sprints, Westhill/Ludden saw Christian St. Amour win the 200-meter dash in 23.42 seconds, with Rath (23.63 seconds) in third. St. Amour added a second (52.52 seconds) in the 400-meter dash and ran a leg in the 4x400 relay, where the Warriors were third in 3:41.46.

Moving to distance events, Casey Bunce, in 4:38.07, held off Solvay’s Matt Cregan (4:42.81) and J-E’s Jack Gugel (4:44.86) to win the mile, with Bunce’s teammate, Dan DeMauro, in fourth place.

Also, Westhill/Ludden’s Peter Guy was victorious in the five-event pentathlon, earning 2,359 points, while J-E’s Tyler Jackson (2,078 points) was second and Solvay’s Brandon Bamba was fifth. Xavier Fleurinor was third in the 110 high hurdles in 16.52 seconds and also third (1:02.82) in the 400 hurdles, while Montgomery was third in the long jump (18’9”), fourth in the 100 (11.83 seconds) and fifth in the pole vault.

Solvay got three individual victories, and 30 points, from McLeod. He went 40’8” to prevail in the triple jump, won the long jump with 19’8 ¾”, and in the high jump was the only competitor to clear 6 feet, with Westhill/Ludden’s Jordan Roland second (5’10”) in that event. Josh Marotti, clearing 11’6”, won the pole vault, also taking fifth in the 110 hurdles ahead of Roland in sixth place.

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