SYRACUSE Even the fact that it was competing for the second time in four days could not slow the Liverpool boys indoor track and field team down.
The Warriors won four events, two of them by sprint star Ryheim Lawes, and roared to the top spot in Tuesday night's Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.
With 85 points, Liverpool pulled away from Fayetteville-Manlius, who got most of its 66 points from distance running events. Cicero-North Syracuse made its way to third place with 52 points.
Lawes, who swept to victories in the 55 and 300-meter dashes in the Jan. 11 Southern Tier Invitational at Cornell University (the site of the state meet later this winter), prevailed in both events again when he returned to Onondaga Community College's oval.
In the 55, Lawes finished in 6.64 seconds, with Fowler's Delee Williams (6.82 seconds) settling into second place. Then, in the 300, Lawes was dominant, his time of 36.96 seconds nearly a full second ahead of Corcoran's Davon Evans (37.80 seconds) by the time the nine heats were done. C-NS's Nate Hilt finished fourth in 38.18 seconds.
Building upon Lawes' efforts, the Warriors also prevailed in the 4x800 relay, where Nick LeClair, Dylan McCarthy, Connor Buck and Alex Christensen finished in eight minutes, 17.52 seconds, with runner-up Central Square (8:29.73) more than 12 seconds behind.
And the Warriors gained 16 points from the long jump, where Mark Vanmarter, with a top leap of 19 feet 8 1/4 inches, held off East Syracuse-Minoa's Tom Grayer (19'6 1/4") as Lawes, finishing with 26 individual points, was third with a top leap of 19'6". Nate Guarante contributed a second-place high jump of 5'8", trailing Corcoran's Charles Stokes, who won with a leap of 6 feet.
Liverpool also was fourth in the 4x200 relay as Vanmarter, Brandon Mayfield, Peter Gonzalez and James Williams finished in 1:38.79, ahead of C-NS (1:41.04) in sixth place, and the Warriors were also sixth (3:50.68) in the 4x400 relay as Gonzalez, Collin Gwilt, Arfasa Hasey and Michael Mahan took part.