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Westhill/Ludden boys earn league track title

McLeod wins three field events for second-place Solvay

— The Bearcats got to second in the 4x800 relay as Eric Goodrich, Mike Nicolini, Matt Battaglia and Colton Francemone had a time of 8:36.47, only behind Hannibal (8:32.87), as Westhill/Ludden settled for fourth place. Matt Cregan, in 10:15.41, was second in the 3,200-meter run, with Francemone fifth and Westhill/Ludden’s Liam Rodgers (10:25.67) between them in third place.

Battaglia, on his own, took third in the 400 (53.99 seconds), with Nate Carr fourth, as Battaglia also got fourth in the 800 (2:07.17), one-hundredth of a second ahead of Goodrich in fifth place.

In the 400-meter hurdles, J-E’s Dylan Whittico, in 59.62 seconds, edged Phoenix’s Justin Rhodes (59.66 seconds) at the line to prevail, this before he was second (23.58 seconds) to St. Amour in the 200. That preceded an 800-meter run where the Eagles’ Bill DiRenzo held off Bunce, 2:00.21 to 2:00.30, at the line, with Westhill/Ludden’s Peter Lynch (2:03.88) in third.

The Eagles’ quartet of Dylan Whittico, Austin Whittico, Jacob Patterson and Austin Milton got to second place in the 4x400 relay in 3:38.43, with Westhill/Ludden third (3:41.46) and Solvay (3:42.45) in fourth place. Solvay also was fourth (48.76 seconds) in the 4x100 behind the Warriors.

Tyler May gave J-E a third-place finish in the shot put, heaving it 43’7”, and added a fifth in the discus with a 125-foot throw.

Missing Ryan Manahan (who had won the mile at the Loucks Games in White Plains two days earlier), Marcellus still had Justin Garn claim victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:28.14, where Westhill/Ludden teammates Vincenzo Carr and Peter Lynch were third and fourth, respectively, and Solvay’s Isaiah Lee was fifth. Garn later took fifth place in the triple jump.

The Mustangs’ Nate Waite and Josh Finch made it to the 100-meter final, where they were fifth (11.90 seconds) and sixth (11.97 seconds), respectively.

Waite improved to a fourth in the 200 (23.99 seconds), ahead of Will Coon in sixth (24.40 seconds). Alan Stopen was fifth in the mile in 4:56.60 as Brian O’Connell cleared 5’4” for fifth place in the high jump and Mike Abbott was sixth in the high jump.

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