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Skaneateles girls track are sectional B-1 champs

Lakers pull away from host Marcellus

The Skaneateles girls track and field team celebrate winning the Section III Class B-1 championship Tuesday at Marcellus High School, the same venue where it claimed the OHSL Liberty division meet a week earlier. The Lakers finished with 140.5 points, with host Marcellus getting 97 points for second place.

The Skaneateles girls track and field team celebrate winning the Section III Class B-1 championship Tuesday at Marcellus High School, the same venue where it claimed the OHSL Liberty division meet a week earlier. The Lakers finished with 140.5 points, with host Marcellus getting 97 points for second place.

— Another week, another trip to Marcellus for the Skaneateles girls track and field team - and another prestigious title to bring back home.

This time, that prize was the Section III Class B-1 championship, earned on Tuesday afternoon a mere eight days after the Lakers had won the Onondaga High School League Liberty division title on this same track.

Challenged by host Marcellus and by South Jefferson, Skaneateles was more than up to it, picking up a total of 140 points, which left the Mustangs in second place with 97 points and the Spartans third with 91 points.

Skaneateles went 1-2 in the 3,000-meter run, where sophomore Kaitlyn Neal took the title in a time of 10:51.38, with senior Madeline Adams, in her last sectional meet, taking second place in 10:58.46.

More points came in the 1,500-meter run, where Adams finished second in 4:58.91, with Neal third (4:59.80), both of them just behind Marcellus star Rachel Garn, who won in 4:58.08.

And though Garn won the 800-meter run in 2:25.27, two Lakers were right behind her - freshman Julia Willcox, who was second in 2:25.80, and Adams, in third place with 2:28.18. Later, Willcox took third (8:17.47) and Morel Malcolm fourth (8:20.46) in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

Freshman Raenah Campbell conquered the 100-meter hurdles in 16.13 seconds, easily clear of Holland Patent's Andrea Marfone (16.84 seconds) and the field. Later, in the 400-meter hurdles, Campbell won again, posting 1:06.30 to beat Marfone (1:10.17) by nearly four seconds.

Amanda Wetmore took second (13.26 seconds) to Marcellus' Abbie Fallon (13.09 seconds) in the 100-meter dash, with Laurel Parker third in 13.45 seconds.

Eighth-grader Mia Grasso was third in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.61, with freshman Shannon Roberts fourth in 1:03.38. Grasso and Olivia Gage ran equal times of 27.46 seconds in the 200-meter dash, though Gage took fourth place.

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