Liverpool second to F-M at Kirschenheiter meet

Akinpelu sweeps girls sprints; Buck wins boys mile

— C-NS got its own 1-2 finish in the 55-meter hurdles, where Morgan Austen won in 7.96 seconds, fending off Pete Girardi, who was a close second with 8.03 seconds.

Austen, Girardi, Evan Russell and Nate Hilt got to second place in the 4x400 relay in 3:39.06, behind only Baldwinsville (3:35.07) as Christensen, Buck, Tyler Luciano and Collin Gwilt put Liverpool in fifth place in 3:47.69.

Two days later, in the girls Kirschenheiter meet, Liverpool again finished second, picking up 45 points – and again F-M was on top, with 89.5 points, nearly double the Warriors’ output as C-NS, with just 16 points, tied for ninth place.

Ore Akinpelu was victorious in the 55 sprint, finishing in 7.60 seconds to hold off Rome Free Academy’s Mariah Johnson (7.71 seconds) at the line. Then Akinpelu made it a sprint sweep in the 300, getting to 41.23 seconds to beat APW’s Skylar Pastor (41.62 seconds) and the field.

Morgan Chewning-Kulick made it to third place in the 1,000-meter run in 3:14.43, while Morgan Mahoney took fourth in the 1,500-meter run in 5:01.63, with Juliana Basla (5:02.72) sixth. Basla, Mahoney, Chewning-Kulick and Abby McNamara made it to third place in the 4x800 relay in 10:18.29.

Maia Henry got fifth place in the 600-meter run in 1:45.43, with C-NS’s Jilliann Norris seventh and Liverpool’s Kristina Moore eighth, as Jillian Stagnitta got to 10th place in the 1,000. McNamara was seventh in the 3,000-meter run.

C-NS saw Destiny Monica win the shot put, as her throw of 33’6” beat Westhill/Bishop Ludden’sBella Sterly by half a foot, with Liverpool’s Nelliah Watkins (31’6 ½”) in third place and the Northstars’ Shannon Hanmer in seventh place.

Hannah Szumloz finish fourth in the triple jump, going 32’11” as teammate Julia King was eighth. Cheyanna Collins finished fifth in the 55 hurdles in 9.80 seconds as Nicole Herringshaw tied for sixth in the high jump. Liverpool took eighth place in the 4x400 and 4x200 relays as the Northstars settled for 10th place in the 4x200.

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