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Lawes wins three events at sectional AA meet

Liverpool boys finish second to F-M; Akinpelu gets pair of girls wins

— McCarthy added a fourth in the mile (4:36.14) as Christensen was also fifth in the 600-meter run. That pair, combined with Buck and LeClair, took third place in the 4x800 relay in 8:27.45, with C-NS (8:40.24) in fifth place. The Warriors took fifth in the 4x200 relay in 1:39.31.

C-NS’s Tate LaPorte nearly won the pole vault as he cleared 11 feet, a number topped only by F-M’s Justin Jones, who won by clearing 11’3”. Liverpool’s David Lewis tied for fifth.

Over in the girls sectional Class AA meet, it was C-NS making its way to third place, earning 69.5 points, while Liverpool was fifth (46 points), both of them behind F-M’s winning total of 142 points.

Javielle Fanizzi led the Northstars, making her comeback in the long jump, where she went 16’11 ½” on her last jump to prevail over West Genesee’s Brianna Richardson (16’ ¾”) as Olivia King finished fifth and Hannah Szumloz finished sixth. Fanizzi added a third in the triple jump, going 34’4”, this time with Szumloz fifth and King sixth.

Whitney Hotchkiss, clearing 7’6”, was second to West Genesee’s Abby Uczen (9’9”) in the pole vault. Nicole Herringshaw added a second-place high jump of 5 feet, while Brittany House (4’6”) earned fifth place.

Destiny Monica’s shot put toss of 32’9 ½” got her in second place behind RFA’s Mariah Mays (40’10 ¾”) as Liverpool teammates Nelliah Watkins (31’8 ½”) and Jasmine Hall (30’2 ¾”) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Szumloz took third place in the 55 hurdles in 9.44 seconds, with Cheyanna Collins (9.59 seconds) in fifth place. Jilliann Norris, Taylor Parry, Andrea Stout and Annina Marullo gave C-NS a third-place finish in the 4x800 in 10:22.41, ahead of Liverpool (10:27.96) in fourth place. The Northtars also grabbed fourth place (1:55.13) in the 4x200.

Ore Akinpelu again won events for the Warriors, topping Auburn’s Shahnika Williams, 7.56 seconds to 7.63, in the 55 sprint final, where the Northstars’ Sasha Pulaski was sixth in 7.81 seconds.

Later, in the 300 sprint, Akinpelu, in 41.09 seconds, got past Corcoran’s Patrece Williams (41.24 seconds) for another vicotry Akinpelu added a third-place time of 1:41.91 in the 600, where C-NS’s Jilliann Norris was fifth.

Morgan Mahoney was fourth in the 3,000-meter run in 10:43.91 and fifth in the 1,500-meter run. Morgan Chewning-Kulick got fifth place in the 1,000 in 3:09.89, ahead of C-NS’s Taylor Parry (3:10.43) in sixth. The Warriors, in 4:23.92, beat out the Northstars (4:29.12) for fifth place in the 4x400.

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