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Skaneateles boys finish fourth at B-1 track meet

Schwab takes pole vault; Lakers win 4x400 relay

— Continuing its rapid progression, the Skaneateles boys track and field team managed a fourth-place finish during Friday's Section III Class B-1 championship meet at Marcellus High School.

At the same venue where the girls Lakers finished off its narrow B-1 sectional victory over Cazenovia, the boys Lakers picked up 67 points, with Solvay (135 points) getting the top spot. Holland Patent (98 points) and Phoenix (76 points) were second and third, respectively.

Carson Schwab dueled with South Jefferson’s Matt Mundt in the shot put, as they both cleared 11 feet 9 inches, but Schwab did so with fewer misses to take first place. Later, Schwab, teaming with Nick Smolenski, Max Dwyer and Dan Wolfanger, went 46.86 seconds in the 4x100 relay and gained third place.

In the opening 4x400 relay, Skaneateles went to the front as Ethan Johanns, Dan Wolfanger, Matt Clymer and Patrick Biver needed three minutes, 36.90 seconds to pull away and beat Solvay (3:43.35) by more than six seconds.

Individually, Biver was second in the 400-meter dash in 53.17 seconds, trailing Solvay’s Matt Battaglia (51.75 seconds), while Clymer was fourth (54.46 seconds) and Wolfanger (54.93 seconds) took fifth place. Also, Biver got to third in the 200-meter dash in 24.23 seconds and, with Clymer, Cooper Watt and James Hackler, finished fourth (9:15.92) in the 4x800 relay.

Tommy Hagen was one of two participants in the pentathlon with Solvay’s Mike Ferrara, and Hagen prevailed, with 1,861 points to Ferrara’s 1,345.

Jeff Kringer was fifth in the 100-meter dash in 12.02 seconds. Watt needed 10:44.21 for sixth place in the 3,200-meter run as Nick Hook was fifth in the high jump (5’4”) and Max Messie took eighth in the 400 hurdles in 1:08.23 and Nate Molnar was eighth (38’9 ¾”) in the shot put.

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