Jamesville-DeWitt’s boys track and field team won the Section III Class A-1 championship Friday at Camden High School, holding off Indian River for that top spot as Dylan Volk (long jump, triple jump), Zach Liebmann (pole vault) and Patrick Dye (mile) all won individual events. J-D won both the boys and girls sectional A-1 team titles.
With every point vital, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field team managed to complete a Red Rams sweep of both Section III Class A-1 championships.
In Friday’s boys A-1 meet at Camden High School, the Red Rams picked up 139.5 points, needing them to fend off a fierce challenge from Indian River, who finished second with 130 points. East Syracuse-Minoa and CBA tied for fourth with 54 points.
So much of J-D’s main success came in field events, including the pole vault, where Zach Liebmann soared 14 feet 6 inches, the best clearance in Section III this season, as teammate Rob Murphy joined ESM’s Caiden Moynihan in clearing 11 feet and Jake Saletsky cleared 10’6” to finish sixth.
Dylan Volk won twice, including the long jump, where he had a top leap of 20’8”as no one else broke 20 feet, though teammate Will Cote (19’10”) was fourth. In the triple jump, Volk won by going 42’9 ¼”, the only attempt better than 42 feet, with Cote (38’10 ¾”) again getting fourth place.
For his part, Murphy cleared 5’10” in the high jump, the same as IR’s Shelton Williams, but finished second because Williams did so with fewer misses. Jesse Johnson (5’4”) tied for fifth.
Liebmann also rose to second place in the 100-meter dash in 11.81 seconds, trailing only IR’s Shane Davis (11.54 seconds), with CBA’s Tom SanGiacomo third in 11.83 seconds.
And in the 200-meter dash, Liebmann posted 23.55 seconds, again in second place to Davis (23.27 seconds), with SanGiacomo third in 23.58 seconds and ESM’s Chris Schiavone fourth in 23.98 seconds.
In the 4x100 relay, Liebmann, Volk, Sean Mulvihill and Will Cote were second in 45.25 seconds, with IR (44.89 seconds) prevailing here, too. Volk, Mulvihill, Cote and Austin Philleo were second in the 4x400 relay in 3:37.70, again with IR (3:33.45) topping them, and ESM (3:46.81) in fifth place.