May 29, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Though it took two days, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field team persevered to earn the Section III Class A championship.
In that Class A meet at East Syracuse-Minoa, which started Thursday but ended Friday due to weather delays, the Red Rams earned 107 points, well clear of Phoenix (72 points) in second place as the host Spartans tied for eighth in the 16-team field with 34 points.
J-D’s only wins came in relays. In the 4×800, Rebecca Doss, Hannah Stefl, Ameena Dye and Paige Morrow finished in 10:10.88, nearly five seconds ahead of runner-up Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
Later, in the 4×100, Taylor-Rae Danforth, Kayla Fulmer, Ally Fox and Sierra Vasiliou won in 51.46 seconds as no one else broke the 52-second mark. The Rams’ 4×400 quartet of Fulmer, Danielle Doss, Katy Pieri and Liz Pieri was second in 4:12.29.
And the Rams used many other high finishes to accumulate its point total. Fox was second in the 100-meter dash in 12.74 seconds, just behind Phoenix star Ashley Palmer (12.64), and also got third in the 200-meter dash (27.04 seconds) as Liz Pieri took fifth.
Elsewhere, Liz Pieri went 32 feet 7 3/4 inches for third place in the triple jump and was third (1:01.29) in the 400-meter dash, where Katy Pieri took fifth.
Stefl gained second place in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:57.20, and Dye did the same in the 3,000-meter run (11:23.21) as ESM’s Gabby Pallotta won that race in 11:01.09. Dye also got sixth in the 1,500-meter run.
Sierra Vasiliou had a second-place shot put toss of 32 feet 11 inches, with Brooke DeRoberts fourth (86 feet 8 inches) in the discus. Danielle Doss cleared 8 feet 6 inches in the pole vault, the same as Fulton’s Courtney Beckwith, but Beckwith had fewer misses, leaving Doss in second as Katy Pieri and ESM’s Megan Terry tied for fifth.
Danforth got fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Noelle Novakowski and McKenzie Kallquist were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the pentathlon.
ESM saw Amanda Wall finish second to Palmer in the triple jump with 33 feet 6 1/4 inches and in the long jump with 16 feet 7 inches. Wall’s teammate, Carly Eaton, was fourth (32 feet 1 1/4 inches) in the triple jump. Charlotte Visser was fifth in the shot put.
In a slightly different format, the Class A boys meet at Canastota was split into A-1 and A-2 divisions. J-D finished second in A-1 with 128.5 points, edged out by Indian River (143 points) at the top as ESM took fifth place with 48 points.
Dan Driscoll was victorious in the mile in 4:32.84 and was second in the 3,200-meter run, where Will Hohreiter won in 10:09.88. Hohreiter also helped the Rams take third (8:56.23) in the 4×800.
Michael Meyer, in 11.55 seconds, edged Taumeras Howard (11.61) for a 1-2 finish in the 100, with Meyer also third in the 200 (23.56 seconds), just ahead of Navale Taylor in fourth. And in the 4×100, Meyer, Howard, Taylor and Ira Griffin won in 44.96 seconds, with ESM fifth.
Taylor, Griffin, Will Sterriker and Eric Nuss won the 4×400 in 3:35.04 as, on his own, Sterriker was second (58.95 seconds) in the 400 hurdles, fourth in the triple jump and fourth in the 110 high hurdles.
Nate Sturgeon amassed 2,452 points to prevail in the pentathlon, where ESM’s Mike Nicholson was fourth. Ryan Peters got third (42 feet 7 inches) in the shot put as the Spartans’ Camrin Romar got fifth place. ESM did better in the discus, with Jason Purdey (118 feet 7 inches) in fourth place.
ESM’s Mike Coogan would win the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:06.61, where J-D’s Nick Harron was fifth. Matt Hoalcraft rose to fourth in the 800 as Joe Coogan was sixth.
Jeff McDuffie also won for the Spartans, unleashing a top long jump of 21 feet 3/4 inch as he cleared 5 feet 8 inches for third in the high jump. J-D’s Curtis Walker was fourth (20 feet 6 1/2 inches) in the long jump.