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J-D boys stop ESM, wins indoor track sectional

Girls Red Rams second to Westhill/Ludden by one point

— By a one-point margin, Jamesville-DeWitt’s indoor track and field teams missed a clean sweep of Tuesday night’s Section III Class A championship meets at SRC Arena.

The boys Red Rams did prevail, with 116 points, while East Syracuse-Minoa finished second with 73 points. But the J-D girls’ total of 110 points fell just short as Westhill/Bishop Ludden prevailed with 110 points and ESM (41 points) settled into fifth place.

J-D’s boys got a pair of wins from both Zach Liebmann and Rob Murphy. Liebmann cleared 12 feet 6 inches in the pole vault, just ahead of ESM’s Caiden Moynihan (11’6”), who was second.

Also, Liebmann claimed the 300-meter dash in 37.92 seconds, well clear of Oneida’s Kris Wuest (38.95 seconds) and the field. Liebmann added a second-place effort in the 55-meter dash in 6.96 seconds, just behind Mexico’s Kyler Felton (6.87 seconds) at the line.

Rob Murphy, who was fourth in the pole vault, made up for it by winning the high jump, clearing 5’8” as Joe Murphy (5’4”) finished fourth. Also, in the 55-meter hurdles, Rob Murphy held off the Spartans’ Jeremy McGrath, 8.39 seconds to 8.60, to finish in front.

Joe Murphy managed a second-place finish in the shot put, heaving it 44’11 ½” to finish just behind Westhill/Ludden’s Anthony Pecoriello, who won with 45’2”.

J-D also had Patrick Dye win the 3,200-meter run in 10:22 flat, with Isaac Tupper (10:49.32) fourth. and long jump (The Rams and Spartans were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 4x400 relay.

Jesse Perrone gave ESM a victory in the mile, going 4:37.03 to hold off, among others, Dye, who was third in 4:49.54 as Tupper finished sixth. Then Perrone teamed with Jake Barker, Nick Schug and Jared Henry as the Spartans won the 4x800 relay in 8:58.90, with J-D back in fifth place.

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