DeWitt When the Skaneateles girls track and field team had its meet with Marcellus last Wednesday afternoon postponed, it meant a bit more rest before the busiest stretch of the season got underway.
Were it not for the rainout, the Lakers would have faced four events in eight days, counting meets early next week against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown and Institute of Technology Central.
As it was, Skaneateles still would face lots of work in a short amount of time, and it started that stretch in the best way possible, going to Christian Brothers Academy's Brother Basilian Invitational on Friday afternoon and winning a wide variety of events.
Raenah Campbell rolled to first place in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16 seconds flat, more than a second ahead of Jordan-Elbridge's Emily Weichert (17.4 seconds). Then, in the 400-meter hurdles, Campbell earned a second title in 1:06.9, more than two seconds ahead of Indian River's Emma Bonk, who was second in 1:09.2.
Skaneateles went 1-2 in the 400-meter dash, where Taylor Woodruff prevailed in 59.9 seconds and Shannon Roberts, in 1:03.5, fit into second place. That came right before the Lakers, in 51.2 seconds, edged host CBA (51.3 seconds) in a dramatic 4x100 relay.
Kaitlyn Neal was quick in the 1,500-meter run, her time of 4:52.2 enough to hold off teammate Madeline Adams, who went 4:53.8 to grab the runner-up spot. Also, Liz Dwyer needed 11:16.6 to beat the field in the 3,000-meter run, with Julia Willcox getting third place in 11:34.4.
In yet another 1-2 finish, Keely Gregg won the pole vault, clearing 8 feet, while Megan Molnar earned second place by clearing 7'6". Aubreah Lynn topped 4'6" to tie for second in the high jump, with Mia Grasso sixth as she cleared 4'4". Woodruff went 14'5" in the long jump to finish second behind Cortland's Kayla Andrews, who went 14'7 1/2".