Westhill/Ludden girls win Class A indoor track title

Leff, Richardson help WG girls finish second in Class AA

— In as tight a contest as possible, Westhill/Bishop Ludden’s girls indoor track and field survived a pitched battle with Jamesville-DeWitt and emerged with the Section III Class A championship Tuesday night at SRC Arena.

Meanwhile, Laura Leff, Brianna Richardson and Abby Uczen combined for five victories for West Genesee’s girls, who finished second to Fayeteville-Manlius in the Class AA sectional meet.

When the Class A standings were finalized, Westhill/Ludden had 111 points, just one point ahead of J-D’s total of 110 points, but enough to finish on top.

Tatiana Monds, in the 55-meter dash, won in 7.48 seconds over Central Valley’s Liz Belfast (7.80 seconds), with Shelby Stack third in the 300-meter dash in 45.55 seconds. Stack also finished fourth (1:47.78) in the 600-meter run.

Annibel Coolican gave Westhill/Ludden a victory in the 1,000-meter run in 3:09.74, ahead of J-D’s Emilee Carpenter (3:13.18) as Caroline Coates (3:22.89) took fourth place. Coolican went on to finish second in the 1,500-meter run in 5:07.56, with Genny Corcoran third in 5:08.16, and Alaina Kenny and Erin Morrell finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.

Bella Sterly won the shot put, her toss of 34 feet ½ inch well clear of J-D’s Salwa ElHindi, who was second with 30’5 ¾”. Each point mattered, as in the 3,000-meter run, where J-D’s Hannah Butler won in 10:47.26, but Corcoran finished second in 11:07.55 and Alaina Kenny (11:13.01) was third.

Coolican, Coates, Morrell and Olivia Daigneau needed 10:22.06 to finish second to Homer (10:14.77) in the 4x800 relay, while Monds, Stack, Katherine Doherty and Natalie Jetter were second in the 4x200 relay in 1:54.25, where Mexico (1:52.03) prevailed. Daigneau, Jetter, Sam Toscano and Erin Christensen were third in the 4x400 relay in 4:31.20.

Noelle Coolican took third in the pole vault, clearing 7’6”, with Caroline Black fourth and Doherty fifth. Christensen was fifth in the high jump.

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