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Hornets sweep to CNYCL American track titles

F-M girls, boys win all six relay races

Just as in the girls meet, F-M's boys team used a relay sweep as the basis for a league title, finishing with 199 points. Once more, the hosts from Central Square slid into the second spot, with 106 points.

Nick Ryan, joining Bryce Millar, Charlie Beeler and Connor Farrell, won the 4x800 in 8:11.95, with Beeler, Farrell, Jake Wittig and Ed Cheatham taking the 4x400 in 3:31.62. In the 4x100, Wittig helped Zaire Ashley, Parker Noble and Austin Perez as the Hornets prevailed in 44.27 seconds.

Ryan, who set the Section III record in the 3,200-meter run on May 10 at the Oneida Invitational, won the 800 this time, blazing to 1:56.68 as Beeler (1:59.18) also broke the two-minute mark. Beeler got his victory in the 500 in 50.68 seconds, with Ryan (51.85 seconds) in second.

As to the longer distances, Andrew Berge would win the 3,200 in 9:42.42, and Adam Hunt (9:45.07) finished second. Millar (4:29.31) and Farrell (4:42.69) were second and third, respectively, in the mile, with Riley Hughes second (10:16.97) and Paul Billinson third (10:35.84) in the 3,000 steeplechase, both events won by Auburn's Justin Middleton.

Kyle Barber held off Cheatham, 59.21 seconds to 59.62, in the 400 hurdles, and also took second (16.41 seconds) in the 110 high hurdles, adding a fourth in the triple jump (39'6") ahead of Noble in fifth place.

Perez got to second place in the 100 (11.71 seconds), with Ashley third (11.83 seconds), and Perez got a close second (22.59 seconds) behind Nottingham's Tyquan Hightower (22.49 seconds) in the 200, with Wittig fourth.

Justin Jones gave the Hornets a win in the pole vault, topping 10'6". Terius Wheatley was second in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, and was fourth in the long jump as Kyle Harbour finished sixth in both events. David Riccione was fifth in the shot put (39'7"), with Gabe Zogby fifth (101'9") in the discus.

This all leads to next week's Section III Class AA championships, with the girls meet Tuesday at Fulton and the boys to follow on Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.

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