The Skaneateles girls track and field team earned 133 points and claimed first place in Monday's Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Marcellus High School. The effort included a sweep of all three relay races and Taylor Woodruff taking the 100 and 400-meter sprints, plus finishing second in the 200-meter dash.
Marcellus While regular-season honors are nice, doing well in the post-season really makes a campaign memorable.
And that's what the Skaneateles girls track and field team found when it won over nine other sides in Monday's Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet at Marcellus High School.
With a total of 133 points, the Lakers held off the combined Westhill/Bishop Ludden squad, who finished second with 114 points. The host Marcellus Mustangs finished third with 99 points.
A key to the victory was Skaneateles sweeping all three relay races, starting in the 4x800, where Madeline Adams, Liz Dwyer, Julia Willcox and Jillian Van Leer posted 10 minutes, 13.92 seconds, more than 14 seconds clear of Westhill/Ludden (10:28.36) and the field.
Moving to the 4x100, a different Laker quartet prevailed as Katelyn Ellison, Amanda Wetmore, Laurel Parker and Ashley Bonocore crossed in 52.12 seconds, with Hannibal (53.06 seconds).
To close it out, yet another different Skaneateles quartet - Olivia Gage, Raenah Campbell, Aubreah Lynn and Shannon Roberts - got together and, in 4:16.51, pulled away from Westhill/Ludden (4:22.95) to win the 4x400 relay.
Individually, Taylor Woodruff nearly got her own sweep in the sprints. She qualified for the 100-meter final in 12.80 seconds and, though slowing down to 13 seconds flat, still beat Marcellus' Abbie Fallon (13.11 seconds) as Wetmore (13.31 seconds) claimed third place.
In the 400-meter dash, Woodruff, in 1:00.68, beat out Roberts (1:01.86) for a 1-2 Skaneateles finish, and she nearly won the 200-meter dash, too, finishing in 26.69 seconds, just behind Jordan-Elbridge's Julie Hines (26.67 seconds) as Parker was fifth in 27.65 seconds.
Kaitlyn Neal got to second place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:53.38. Adams took second (2:24.19) and Willcox fourth (2:27.51) in the 800-meter run, with Dwyer fourth in the 3,000-meter run in 11:29.67. Remarkably, Marcellus senior Rachel Garn won all three of those distance events.