B’ville track sides compete at sectional meets

Boys win 4x400 relay; Allen claims girls 400-meter dash

— Both of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams ended up together for the Section III Class AA championship meets, though that wasn’t the original plan.

The girls Bees were supposed to go first with its AA meet Tuesday at Fulton, but violent storms kept the event from even getting started. So it was moved on Wednesday to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, where the boys AA championships were already scheduled.

A long afternoon and evening followed, and three events (girls 2,000-meter steeplechase and 4x400 relay, plus boys 4x100 relay) had to be pushed back to Thursday at Rome Free Academy Stadium due to more weather delays.

In the girls AA meet, B’ville finished fifth with 65 points as Fayetteville-Manlius, with 133 points earned the sectional title.

Cierra Allen earned a victory in the 400-meter dash, her time of 57.12 seconds well clear of Corcoran’s Patrice Williams, who was second in 58.24 seconds. Katie Wicks was seventh.

Moving to the 4x100 relay, Allen, teamed with Gabby Jordan, Stepahnie Vasteno and Angelica Tomasello, finished in 49.58 seconds, but settled for second place as Liverpool (49.23 seconds) gained the top spot.

Ross tried to break up F-M’s dominating of distance running, as she ran 800 meters in 2:17.66, but finished second to the Hornets’ Katie Brislin, who won in 2:15.32.

In the 4x800, Kelley Hull, Annie Peterson, Mia Bolton and Nicole Piontkowski went 9:57.35 and finished third. A day later, in the delayed 4x400, Allen, Katie Wicks, Marissa Lathrop and Mackenzie Ross posted 4:00.3 and was runner-up, a full second behind Liverpool, who won in 3:59.3,

Peterson had to wait until Thursday, and Rome, before running in the 2,000 steeplechase and taking third place in 7:33.9, while Meghan Hull was eighth. Vasteno also was fifth in the 100-meter dash, (12.89 seconds), with Jordan (13.09 seconds) in sixth place.

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