Many important things happen for the Baldwinsville track and field teams this week, none more so than the John Arcaro Coed Classic, held last Friday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Before that, though, B’ville had to face Cicero-North Syracuse in its last CNY Counties League National division meets of the regular season on Wednesday afternoon. In both instances, the Bees lost.
At home, the boys Bees lost, 89-52, to C-NS despite a relay sweep. Jack Martin, Braden Miles, Josh Perez and Connor Ross rolled to first in the 4x800 relay in 8:27.10 to set the tone.
Then, in the 4x100, Connor Lunduski, Dan Walker, Brian Mahar and David Mazurkiewicz roared to a victory in 46.1 seconds, while in the 4x100 Walker, joined by Brian Mahar, Jeff Mahar and Brennan LaQue, finished first in 3:32.9.
To counter that, C-NS won all of the field events and distance runs, only yielding in sprints, where Brian Mahar won the 100-meter dash in 11.4 seconds and 200-meter dash in 23 seconds flat and Jeff Mahar went 50.9 seconds to win the 400-meter dash.
As this was going on, the B’ville girls team took a 102-39 defea to C-NS at Bragman Stadium.
B’ville’s girls team still managed to win two of three relays. Rebecca Lawrence, Brittany LaRock, Sasha Bartelli and Cierra Allen took the 4x100 in 51.2 seconds, with Katie Wicks, Rachael Miller, Katherine Hull and C Scalisle first in the 4x400 relay in 4:19.0.
But C-NS won every other event on the oval, with Sasha Pulaski taking the 100-meter dash (12.6 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.6 seconds), with the Northstars also sweeping the distance runs and prevailing in four of five field events. Carlie McNamara did give B’ville a first-place finish in the discus, heaving it 97’3”.