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Indoor track Hornets sweep Kirschenheiter meets

F-M boys top Liverpool; girls pull away from larger field

— Barber earned fourth place in the 55-meter hurdles in 8:51 seconds, with Jamesville-DeWitt's Rob Murphy (8.66 seconds) in fifth place and Cheathen seventh, and Barber added a sixth-place triple jump of 39 feet 3/4 inch. the Hornets' Justin Jones and the Spartans' Caiden Moynihan tied for fourth in the pole vault, each of them clearing 10'6", as Murphy got seventh place, just as he did in the high jump.

Noble went 18'10 3/4" for fourth place in the long jump, while ESM's Tom Grayer (18'9 1/2") edged out J-D's Will Cote (18'9") for the fifth spot. The Red Rams saw Rob Murphy throw the shot put 41'11" to finish fourth, as F-M's Kyle Bronson got fifth place with a toss of 41'6 1/4".

Hannan took fifth (39.56 seconds) and ElHabbal seventh in the 300-meter dash. Adam Hunt added a sixth-place finish in the mile in 4:44.06, beating out J-D's Patrick Dye (4:44.92) for that last point. Abbott was seventh in the 1,000.

Two nights later, when the girls edition of the Kirschenheiter meet took place, F-M won by a much larger margin, picking up 89 points, nearly double the total of second-place Liverpool, who had 45 points.

The Hornets claimed every race from 600 to 3,000 meters. In the 600, Annika Avery prevailed in 1:38.62, with Olivia Ryan second in 1:40.50, and F-M also went 1-2 in the 1,000, where Jenna Farrell got a time of 3:05.01 and pulled away from Jessica Howe, who still got second place in 3:11.09 as J-D's Elena Haarer was fifth.

Earlier, in the 3,000-meter run, F-M freshman Reilly Madsen, in 11:10.46, held off ESM's Gabby Pallotta (11:12.07) to win that race as J-D's Samantha Jaffe (11:14.72) edged out the Hornets' Olivia Ryan for fourth place.

Another Hornets standout, Alana Pearl, needed 4:43.39 to beat the field in the 1,500-meter run, where ESM's Natalie Marra got fifth place in 5:01.76. Pearl also factored into the 4x800, joining Avery, Howe and Ryan to help F-M win in 9:43.70 as J-D's quartet of Haarer, Laura Wengert, Emilee Carpenter and Hannah Butler claimed second place in 10:09.94.

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