Marcellus, J-E girls earn wins at Class B meet

Garn claims B-1 800, 1,500-meter runs

— They managed to beat the storms last Tuesday and finish most of Section III Class B girls track and field championships last Tuesday at Chittenango High School, and local athletes would find plenty of success.

Marcellus, again led by Rachel Garn, finished fifth in the Class B-1 meet, picking up 57 points, though Skaneateles prevailed with 100 points.

In a tough 1,500-mter race, Garn, in a time of four minutes, 57.44 seconds, held off CBA’s Maire-Kate McGlynn (4:59.01) to finish first. She later ran 800 meters in 2:24.60, outlasting Skaneateles’ Madeline Adams (2:26.29) and the rest of the field to prevail.

Johanna Sylcox threw the shot put 32 feet 11 ¼ inches, putting her in second place as sister Suzanna Sylcox (30’2”) was third and added a sixth in the discus. Kaitlyn Heath cleared 7 feet in the pole vault to share fourth place as Paige Manahan took fifth (4’4”) in the high jump.

Zoe Higgins also found points as she finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:12.66, this following a fourth-place time of 18.06 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles final. Abbie Fallon was fifth (13.31 seconds) in the 100-meter dash as Haley Randall got sixth in the 400 hurdles behind Higgins.

Solvay got all of its points from the discus, where Belicia Nieves was third, heaving it 86’4”, with Jhanasia McBride fourth (81’3”) and Samantha Waters (79’6”) in fifth. Angela Frateschi was fourth in the pentathlon when storms arrived, halting the event.

In Class B-2, Jordan-Elbridge finished fifth out of 10 teams, with 54 points, as Adirondack (138 points) zoomed to the top, but the Eagles won four different events.

Brianna Byrnes, Julie Hines, Brittany Hares and Emily Weichert combined to take the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:19.08, with Adirondack (4:21.37) in second.

Individually, Byrnes needed 2:28.58 to prevail in the 800 by 2.26 seconds over Sherburne-Earlville’s Madeline Dubois. Weichert held off Adirondack’s Justine Lee, 1:11.22 to 1:11.53, in the 400 hurdles final, while Emily Hartwell got 1,052 point in a weather-shortened pentathlon.

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