Many important things happened for the Baldwinsville track and field teams last week, none more so than the John Arcaro Invitational, held Friday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
And not only did the Bees serve as gracious hosts, they exited as winners, scoring 193 points in the girls meet to outlast West Genesee (143 points) and six others, while earning 130 points in the boys meet as Cicero-North Syracuse (102 points) finished second in a 12-team field.
Cleaning up in sprints, the girls Bees saw Rebecca Lawrence take the 100-meter dash in 13.23 seconds, with Randi Bort second in 13.69 seconds. Bort took her turn in the 200-meter dash, edging teammate Shannon Lauko, 28.26 seconds to 28.64, while Cierra Allen went 59.70 seconds to hold off Katie Wicks (1:00.03) and win the 400-meter dash.
Mia Bolton, in a time of 8:35.3, was victorious in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, holding off West Genesee’s Grace Craig (8:38.1) for that top spot, with Nadine Dickter taking sixth place.
Kelley Hull was second in the 800-meter run in 2:28 flat, with Kirby Socker fifth in 2:36.46. Marissa Lathrop took third in the 1,500-meter run in 5:05.25, with Rachael Miller (5:05.91) getting fifth place. Shylea Dukat was fifth (12:17.07) in the 3,000-meter run.
Hannah Wood went 17.39 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, second to West Genesee’s Brianna Richardson (16.31 seconds), with Liz Wisely fifth in 17.70 seconds. Dominique LaPointe was third in the 400 hurdles in 1:13.68, with Maria McCaffrey (1:17.78) in fifth place.
Emily Soeder topped 5 feet 4 inches to win another high jump competition, with Bryn Judkins sixth. Brittany LaRock, clearing 8’3”, won the pole vault as Maria Diamond (7 feet) was third.
Carlie McNamara, throwing the discus 87’3”, won as Heidi Capria (72’1”) finished third, with McNamara also taking fourth in the shot put. Haleigh Jaquint, going 31’9 ¼” in the triple jump, finished second to Richardson (35’1”), while Jasmine Romano-Downs got to fifth in the long jump.