Garn, Fallon lead Mustangs to second at B-1 meet

Marcellus seniors win two events apiece; J-E sixth in B-2

— Marcellus girls track and field stars Rachel Garn and Abbie Fallon did not disappoint the fans in their last home appearance, which just happened to be Tuesday’s Section III Class B-1 championship meet.

With Garn and Fallon setting the pace, the Mustangs finished second in the 10-team B-1 field with 97 points, edging out South Jefferson (91 points) for the runner-up spot and trailing only Skaneateles, who won with 140 points just eight days after claiming the OHSL Liberty division meet on this same track.

Back at the league meet, Garn swept the the 800, 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs. Here, she only ran two of those events, but won them both.

First, in the 1,500, Garn, in four minutes, 58.08 seconds, held off Skaneateles’ Madeline Adams (4:58.91) and Kaitlyn Neal (4:59.80) for top honors. Then, in the 800, Garn again had to win a tight race in 2:25.27, with the Lakers’ Julia Willcox (2:25.80) right behind her.

Garn also helped Tori Stopen, Rickie Mixon and Eliza Bell finish second (10:08.73) to Cazenovia (9:59.14) in the 4x800 relay, leading to eight more points. In the 4x400, Garn, Stopen, Mixon and Zoe Higgins were fourth in 4:22.52.

Fallon beat the field in the 100-meter dash in 13.09 seconds, with teammate M.C. Coon fourth in 13.50 seconds. Then, in the long jump, Fallon’s top attempt of 15 feet 1 ¾ inches held off Solvay’s Victoria Marks, who was second with 15’ ¼”. Fallon also got to third place in the 200-meter dash in 27.17 seconds, where Coon was eighth.

Also, sophomore Johanna Sylcox got a victory in the shot put, her toss of 30 feet 5 ¼ inches topping Holland Patent’s Haley Buczkowski (30’1”) and the field as Suzanna Sylcox (29’4 ¼”) gained fifth place.

On her own, Higgins was third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.70, where Haley Randall was sixth (1:18.13), and added a fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.91 seconds, also helping the Mustangs take fourth place in the 4x100 relay in 53.83 seconds.

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