Skaneateles indoor track shines at league meet

Girls Lakers second, boys third with series of wins

— Each of the Skaneateles indoor track and field teams would emerge from the Onondaga High School League Division 2 championship meets at SRC Arena with strong finishes.

For the girls Lakers, the meet ended up resembling the Section III Class B meet, in that it did quite well on Thursday night, finishing second with 83.5 points, but again found itself trailing Cazenovia, who earned the championship with 153.5 points.

Kaitlyn Neal still dominated the 3,000-meter run, putting up a time of 10 minutes, 29.70 seconds to pull away from Cazenovia’s Jeanette Cudney (11:16.68) and the rest of the field. Then, in the 1,500-meter run, Madeline Adams won big in 5:01.79, with Cazenovia’s Megan Henderson (5:18.25) far back in the second spot.

Skaneateles also prevailed in the 4x400 relay, where the quartet of Julia Willcox, Olivia Gage, Taylor Woodruff and Aubreah Lynn prevailed in a thriller with Cazenovia, hanging on at the end to finish in 4:20.79 to the other Lakers’ 4:20.92.

Going two-for-two in relays, Skaneateles also won in the 4x200, where Gage and Woodruff, joined by Amanda Wetmore and Katelyn Ellison, got a time of 1:52.20, again with Cazenovia (1:54.27) claiming the second spot.

Alana Navaroli needed a throw of 31 feet 10 ½ inches to win the shot put, with no other competitor close as Tully’s Ally Snyder (27’11”) was second. Navaroli also gained fourth place in the triple jump with a top leap of of 27’6 ¼”.

Keely Gregg cleared 7’6” to finish second to Cazenovia’s Liz Pittman (8 feet) in the pole vault. Willcox, in 1:49.51, finished second to Cazenovia’s Samantha Gates (1:47.35) in the 600-meter run. Wetmore gained third place in the 55-meter dash in 7.70 seconds, while Woodruff took third (14’5 ½”) in the long jump and Lynn was fifth (4’4”) in the high jump.

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