F-M, J-D girls breeze to indoor track league titles

Martin, Red Rams avenge sectional defeat to Westhill/Ludden

— As the Fayettevile-Manlius girls indoor track and field team rolled to another first-place finish in a big post-season meet, Jamesville-DeWitt would join them.

The Red Rams, edged out for the Section III Class A title by Westhill/Bishop Ludden a week earlier, would go to the front in Thursday’s Onondaga High School League Division 1 meet at SRC Arena, with 102 points to the Warriors’ 89.5 points. East Syracuse-Minoa, with 43 points, finished fourth.

J-D’s Patrece Martin swept the jumping events. In the long jump, Martin went 15 feet 7 ¼ inches in the long jump, where ESM’s Mia Montgomery was fifth (15’1 ½”), and also took the triple jump when she went 34’6 ¼”, an event where Martin’s teammate, Adobea Addo, was third with 30’2”.

Hannah Butler was victorious in the 3,000-meter run in 11:09.50, with Samantha Jaffe third in 11:15.24 and ESM’s Gabby Pallotta (11:15.91) fourth. Brooke DeRoberts, clearing 8’6” with fewer misses than Homer’s Jade Auchmoody, was victorious in the pole vault as ESM’s Alexis Bennik (7’6”) made her way to third place.

Elena Haarer claimed second place in the 600-meter run in 1:42.64, inches behind Auchmoody (1:42.57) at the wire. Haarer, paired with Kim Walsh, Laura Wengert and Emilee Carpenter, gained second place in the 4x800 relay in 10:16.98, with ESM fourth in 10:33.30.

J-D also saw Catherine Keane, Afua Addo, Adobea Addo and Mackenzie Maxam get to third place in the 4x400 relay in 4:32.21, with ESM (4:47.18) in sixth place. Alexia Carr was sixth for the Rams in the 55-meter dash in 8.03 seconds as she, along with Maxam, Keane and Kailee Phileo, took third in the 4x200 relay in 1:56.61, again with the Spartans sliding into fifth place in 1:59.90.

As she has done all season, ESM’s Nina Zesky controlled the high jump, winning this time with a top leap of 5’2”, with J-D’s Toria Carter in fifth place.

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