C-NS, Liverpool closely matched at sectional track meet

Akinpelu wins twice for girls Warriors in 200, 400 hurdles

— Neil Gill needed 10:00.98 to gain second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, also teaming with Bryan Bausinger, Paul DeGennaro and Bryan Sibble as C-NS was second (8:23.82) to F-M (8:19.14) in the 4x800, where Liverpool was sixth.

In the 4x100 relay held over until Thursday, Avery Yarn, Shawn Webb, Jalen Jenkins and Steve Mirizio were second in 44.5 seconds to RFA, who won in 43.0 seconds. C-NS also was fourth in the 4x400 relay in 3:37.95 as Anthony Lupia took sixth in the 800. Yarn got fourth place in the 400 sprint in 51.26 seconds.

Liverpool won in the pole vault, where Travis Chewning-Kulick cleared 13 feet 1 inch, leaving the runner-up, C-NS’s Tate LaPorte (11 feet), and the field far behind.

Brandon Horton finished second in the pentathlon, with 2,517 points, while C-NS’s Jesse Lucchetti was fifth. Ben Petrella ran the mile in 4:29.91, finishing third, and also took third (9:38.28) in the 3,200-meter run, where Connor Buck (9:39.53) was fourth, while Alex Christensen got to third in the 800 in 1:57.01.

The Warriors’ Mark Vanmarter had a top long jump of 22’ ½”, which put him in third place in an event where Lawes (21’2 ¾”) was sixth. Zach Harris added a sixth in the high jump.

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