SYRACUSE A series of weather-related postponements caused both of the Skaneateles indoor track and field teams to be inactive through the first week of 2014.
But it cleared up – and then warmed up – in time for the girls Lakers to return to the fray at SRC Arena Wednesday for the George Constatntino Memorial Invitational, where it picked up 14.6 points to finish 11th in a field of 25. Fayetteville-Manlius (81.6 points) finished on top, with West Genesee (52 points) claiming second place.
More than half the Lakers’ points got attained in the 4x400 relay. There, the quartet of Madeline Adams, Olivia Gage, Katelyn Ellison and Julia Willcox finished in four minutes, 27.02 seconds, which put them in second place as F-M, with a time of 4:25.19, prevailed by 1.83 seconds.
Individually, Willcox had the best effort, in the 600-meter run, where her clocking of 1:45.45 put her in third place, not far from the winning 1:42.84 posted by F-M’s Olivia Ryan. Adams (1:47.41) made her way to ninth place.
Keely Gregg grabbed a piece of sixth place in the pole vault, clearing 7 feet. Liz Dwyer, just missing the points, got seventh in the 3,000-meter run in 11:31.84, with Alana Navaroli doing the same in the shot put with a seventh-place throw of 30’8 ¼”. Natalie Roche, in the triple jump, went 29’5 ¼” to finish 11th.
Gage, Lynn, Gregg and Ashley Bonocore were eighth in the 4x200 relay in 1:58.67. Amanda Wetmore earned 10th place in the 300-meter dash in 46.01 seconds.
Ellison managed to take 11th place in the 55-meter dash in 7.98 seconds. Finan Malcolom was 18th in the 1,000-meter run and Alex Clark was 19th in the 55-meter hurdles.