Hornets sweep to AA sectional track titles

Ryan wins three races; Brislin takes girls 1,500, 800 runs

— Later on, Beeler, Farrell, Jake Wittig and Ed Cheatham were a close second (3:24.78) in the 4x400 relay to Baldwinsville, who won in 3:24.17, and F-M added a third in the 4x100. Riley Hughes was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:14.92, with Paul Billinson (10:36.93) fourth.

Kyle Harbour offered an exclamation point with his victory in the pentathlon, picking up 2,763 points in those five events as Liverpool’s Brandon Horton (2,517 points) was second.

Terrius Wheatley got third in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, with Justin Jones third in the pole vault as he topped 10’6”. Austin Perez also was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 22.59 seconds, adding to a seventh in the 100-meter dash. David Riccione was sixth in the shot put as Zhengyue Zhu got to sixth in the triple jump.

Katie Brislin led the F-M girls to 133 points in the girls AA meet, with Liverpool (93 points) settling into second place and C-NS (83 points) in third.

To start with, Brislin, teaming with Hannah Smith, Michelle Duffy and Jessica Howe, cruised to first place in the 4x800 relay in 9:35.12, more than 22 seconds ahead of the field.

Then, in the 1,500-meter run, Brislin prevailed in 4:36.17, ahead of Alana Pearl (4:38.68) in second place, with Smith and Jenna Farrell fourth and fifth, respectively. To cap it off, Brislin won the 800 in 2:15.32 over B’ville star Mackenzie Ross (2:17.66) as Smith (2:19.77) was fourth.

F-M went 1-2-3 in the 3,000-meter run, Alana Pearl winning in 10:16.83 as Duffy was second (10:25.43) and Mary Barger third in 10:29.03, with Farrell in fifth place. In the 2,000 steeplechase a day later, Pearl won again, in 7:12.8, while Maggie Malone took second (7:32.7) and Avery finished fourth.

Anna Castro got to third in the pentathlon with 2,377 points, while Olivia Ryan was fifth in the 400 sprint in 59.22 seconds and Anna Perrotti (1:00.21) was sixth. Jessica Puro got a fifth-place shot put toss of 86’6”.

Caitlin Ferro, sixth in the 100 hurdles, took third in the 400 hurdles in 1:10.04, with Nancy Bansbach fourth (1:12.30) and Anna Konys fifth. Perrotti, Natalie Zazzara (sixth in the 200), Sarah Olick-Sutphen and Jordan Noble claimed third (50.83 seconds) in the 4x100 as Zazzara, Ryan, Brislin and Christine Lavoie finished third in the 4x400 a day later.

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