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B’ville track sides finish third at league meet

Six boys, girls Bees prevail in individual events

— Yet Peinkofer, Ross, Fleming and Steve Keegan only finished fourth (9:46.63) in the 4x800 relay. McArdell was fourth in the 110 high hurdles (17.19 seconds), with Sam Smith (17.64 seconds) in fifth place, matching his finish in the triple jump. Cody Young was fifth in the shot put (41’ ½”) and Greg Lefancheck was sixth in the 400 hurdles.

As that went on, the B’ville girls finished with 113 points, as Liverpool got the league title with 175 points, edging out C-NS (165 points) in a close battle at the top.

Emily Soeder topped herself in the high jump. With a clearance of 5’5”, she beat C-NS’s Nicole Herringshaw by four inches in the most lopsided field event. Carlie McNamara joined in by winning the discus with a throw of 93’2”, with Jesse Wilhelm sixth as McNamara also was fifth in the shot put.

Mackenzie Ross again ruled in the 800, her time of 2:21.89 beating the field by nearly five second as Nicole Piontkowski (2:33.78) slid into fifth place. Rachael Miller was victorious in the 1,500-meter run as she hit the line in 4:57.93, with Mia Bolton (5:18.19) in fifth place.

Gabby Jordan, in 12.74 seconds, and Stephanie Vasteno, in 12.93 seconds, were second and third, respectively, in the 100 sprint, teaming with Cierra Allen and Angelica Tomasello as the Bees were second (50.01 seconds) behind Liverpool (49.58 seconds) in the 4x100.

Allen, on her own, did the 400 hurdles in 1:08.66, putting her second to Liverpool’s Ore Akinpelu (1:06.47). Marissa Lathrop was third in the 400 sprint in 1:01.73, while Katie Wicks (1:02.71) got fourth place, and Annie Peterson was fourth (11:04.22) in the 3,000-meter run, with Emily Thompson sixth.

Piontkowski, Peterson, Kim Cushman and Kelley Hull were third (10:30.73) in the 4x800. Meghan Hull ran to third in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (8:05.18) as Hannah Wood took fifth (17.40 seconds) in the 100 hurdles. Elise Seifritz was fifth in the 200 as Melissa Voyer took sixth in the long jump.

B’ville’s boys return to Bragman Stadium next Wednesday for the Section III Class AA championship meet, a day after the girls Bees have its sectional AA meet at Fulton.

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