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B’ville track sides finish third at league meet

Six boys, girls Bees prevail in individual events

— Though quite successful on many different fronts, neither of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams could catch up to Cicero-North Syracuse or Liverpool during Thursday’s CNY Counties League National division championship meet.

Held at C-NS’s Bragman Stadium, the meet saw the Bees earn 137 points on the boys side, just behind the Northstars (178 points) and Warriors (159 points) in the final standings.

Alec Peinkofer gave B’ville a particular thrill in the 800-meter run, as his time of one minute, 55.31 seconds was the only one under two minutes as he beat West Genesee’s Jack Erhard (2:03.55) by more than eight seconds. Conner Ross was fifth in 2:05.88.

B’ville also claimed the 4x400 relay, where Dan Walker, Nate Wicks, Jeff Mahar and Brennan LaQue pulled away in 3:30.38, with C-NS (3:38.58) more than eight seconds behind. Brian Mahar, Chad McCardell, Logan Maar and Dante Giannino were second (46.48 seconds) to the Northstars (45.17 seconds) in the 4x100 relay.

Shawn Calnan won the long jump, the only athlete to clear 6 feet 2 inches, as Noah Meyers (5’8”) finished third. Calnan went on to get second place (19’8 ½”) to Liverpool’s Mark Vanmarter (21 feet) in the long jump, where Giannino (18’8”) was fourth.

Pat McNamara added his own title in the discus, throwing it 130’2” to beat Liverpool’s Chris Granell (126’5”) and the field.

Andy Fleming finished second in a close mile race to Liverpool’s Alex Christensen, finishing in 4:38.29 to Christensen’s 4:38.11, while Jack Martin was second (10:18.14) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Nate Wicks took second in the 400-meter dash, his 52.13 seconds inches behind C-NS’s Avery Yarn (51.97 seconds), while Brennan LaQue was third in 54.23 seconds.

Maar, who was third in the pole vault (11 feet), needed 11.36 seconds for third place in the 100-meter dash, where Brian Mahar (11.49 seconds) was fifth. Mahar added a third in the 200-meter dash (23.61 seconds) as Josh Perez got fourth place in the 3,200-meter run in 10:18.41.

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