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J-D boys track claims OHSL Freedom meet

CBA, ESM both closely follow Red Rams in team standings

Echoing what it had done during the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field teams prevailed over the field in Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meets at Fulton.

In the boys meet, the Red Rams picked up 152 points, with Mexico (120 points) in second place. CBA (84.5 points) and East Syracuse-Minoa (71.5 points) were third and fourth, respectively.

Zach Liebmann, Taumeras Howard, Dylan Volk and Sean Mulvihill as J-D won a dramatic 4x100 relay, edging Mexico, 42.52 seconds to 42.58. It was just as exciting in the pole vault, where Liebmann cleared 12 feet 6 inches – but ESM’c Correy Vollmer beat him with a 13-foot clearance.

Elsewhere in field events, J-D’s Davis Elmore, with a throw of 129 feet, and Charlie Scheftic, with a toss of 120’4”, went 1-2 in the discus, while Brian Roth won the shot put by heaving it 42’11 ½” as CBA’s Connor Agnew (40’2 ¼”) was third.

A great duel unfolded in the pentathlon, where J-D’s Nate Sturgeon, with 2,840 points, held off CBA’s Will Brower, who was second with 2,639 points. The Rams’ Nolan Roosa was fifth.

Robert Murphy, in 16.69 seconds, took the 110 high hurdles, with ESM’s Jeremy McGrath (17.07 seconds) as runner-up. McGrath won the 400 hurdles in 1:02.26, leaving Murphy (1:05.54) in third place as he went on to take second in the high jump, clearing 5’10”. Joe Murphy was third in the triple jump (38’9 ¾”), ahead of Volk in fourth place, and fourth in the long jump.

Howard also took third in the 100-meter dash in 11.51 seconds and fourth (5’8”) in the high jump. Samuel Dye took third in the 800-meter run (2:04.48, while Isaac Tupper ran to fourth place in the mile.

During the final of the 200-meter dash, CBA’s Deshawn Salter went to the front and, in 23.02 seconds, held off Liebmann (23.19 seconds) for the victory, CBA also saw Jack Lenkiewicz win the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:44.5, with J-D’s Andrew Scibilia (10:49.2) in second. Jack Brower, in 1:59.66, was a close second to Mexico star James Gowans (1:59.52) in the 800.

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