J-D, ESM track sides earn wins

Red Rams win pair of three-team meets in three days

To make up ground from early-season postponements, some area track and field teams had to pack in two league meets plus a weekend of invitational competition.

That certainly was the case for Jamesville-DeWitt, who saw swept last Monday’s three-team match against Chittenango and Fulton, stopping the Bears 107-33 and 113-27 on the girls side.

Allison Semmel swept to titles in the 100-meter hurdles (17.1 seconds) and 400 hurdles (1:11.4), while Elena Haarer ran 1,500 meters in 5:26.9 and added an 800-meter title in 2:33.4 as she edged Rachel Fairbanks, who did win the 400-meter dash in 1:05.4.

Patrece Martin, who shared a top time of 13.5 seconds in the 100-meter dash with freshman Alexia Carr, won the triple jump by going 34 feet 10 ¾ inches and finished second in the long jump (15’6” by half an inch to Fulton’s Shannon Zych (15’6 ½”).

Jesenia Haynes (93’3”) and Tangela Hightower (89’4”) went 1-2 in the discus, with Salwa El-Hindi (29’7”) edging Hightower (27’7”) in the shot put.

Carr matched Chittenango’s Kaitlyn Boyer in the 200-meter dash, each finishing in 28.7 seconds, but joined Martin, Mackenzie Maxam and Afua Addo as J-D won the 4x100 relay in 53.5 seconds. Haarer, Maxam, Fairbanks and Catherine Keane won the 4x400 relay in 4:27.7.

J-D’s boys also swept Fulton and Chittenango, scoring 104 points to the Red Raiders’ 80 and the Bears’ 37. Zach Liebmann cleared 13 feet in the pole vault to lead a sweep of the field events.

Will Cote put together a first-place long jump of 20’7 ½”, while Davis Elmore threw the discus 124’7”. Dylan Volk unleashed a top triple jump of 41’8 ½”, one of the best in Section III this spring, as Joe Murphy cleared 5’8” in the high jump.

Then J-D had another three-team meet on Wednesday at Mexico, where on the girls side the Red Rams beat the host Tigers 93-48 and also defeated Cortland 106-35. J-D’s boys nearly blanked Corcoran 107-3, but had a harder time with Mexico before prevailing 85-56.

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