Solvay first, J-E second at indoor track sectionals

Marotti, Cometti, Gugel, Garn each win two events

— During the 300-meter dash, Cometti, in 38.39 seconds, was third, and Goodrich was second in 38.35 seconds behind Skaneateles’ Connor Hill (37.34 seconds) as Patterson (39.44 seconds) gave the Eagles a fourth-place effort. Goodrich added a third-place time of 1:27.86 in the 600-meter run.

J-E saw Jack Gugel win twice by big margins. First, in the 3,200-meter run, Gugel finished in 10:05.03, more than 10 seconds clear of the field, as teammate Hunter Brunelle (11:05.27) made his way to fifth place.

Then Gugel went 4:45.69 in the mile for a second title, comfortably ahead of Clinton’s Jack Yaworsky (4:50.91), as Marcellus’ Alex Stopen (5:01.02) was fourth. To top off his day, Gugel, joining Patterson, Whittico and Hollis, went 9:05.78 in the 4x800 relay to win over Clinton (9:14.86) by more than nine seconds.

Dylan Whittico was second in the 600 in 1:26.39, only trailing CBA’s Jack Brower (1:25.38), Hollis, in 2:47.67, was second to Hannibal’s Ben Slate (2:44.12) in the 1,000-meter run, with the Mustangs’ Pat McGuane (2:50.47) fourth and Austin Milton sixth. The Eagles also took sixth in the 4x400 relay.

Amid all this, the girls sectional Class B meet saw Marcellus, led by Rachel Garn, get 37 points to finish fourth, while J-E and Solvay each had 22 points. Cazenovia prevailed with 128.5 points.

Garn inched away from Hannibal’s Reilly Harris late to win the 1,000 in 3:23.21, with Harris (3:24.50) in second place. Then, in the 1,500-meter run, Garn again dueled with Skaneateles’ Kaitlyn Neal and again came out on top, winning in 4:51.51 to Neal’s 4:52.04.

J-E got nearly half its points from Abby Gugel winning the 600, her time of 1:43.52 well clear of Cazenovia’s Samantha Gates (1:48.50) and the field. Gugel, Julie Hines, Mary-Elizabeth Dristle and Antonia Malvaso were third in the 4x800 in 10:33.91.

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