Though the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field teams proved gracious hosts for its annual season-opening relays last Saturday at Bragman Stadium, it made sure that the guests were not too comfortable.
The Northstars won both team titles, with the C-NS boys picking up 99 points to pull away from runner-up Baldwinsville (56 points) as the girls meet proved closer, but with 82 points C-NS again beat out the Bees, who had 70 points.
Jeremiah Willis, Matt Kilian, Anthony Pauli and Connor Hayes needed 44.97 seconds to beat the field by nearly two seconds and win the 4×100 relay. Kilian, Pauli, David Ware and Zak Kennedy went 3:44.76 to hold off B’ville (3:45.58) and take the 1,600 sprint medley.
Joe Williams won the boys 110-meter hurdles in 15.21 seconds and got the team title with Ryan Williams as their 32.34 seconds edged out Carthage (32.54). That same pair was second (2:02.58) to Carthage (2:00.75) in the 400 hurdles as, in the 4×400 relay, Ryan Williams, Ryan Massena, Zak Kennedy and Derek Harned were second in 3:42.73 as B’ville won in 3:30.20.
Not stopping there, Joe Williams went to the long jump and won the individual event with a top attempt of 19 feet 8 inches. Willis joined him and the pair went 38’3” to beat Jamesville-DeWitt’s 37’10” and the rest of the field. Kennedy and Jason Hughes combined to clear 11’2” in the high jump to beat Tully (10’10”) for the top spot.
Brandon Martin, Nathan Poirier, Joe Tricarico and Lucas Sharron were third in the mile relay with times adding up to 19:30.86. Poirier returned in the 4×800 relay to help Sam Barber, Calvin Garnes and A.J. Wells finish third in 9:07.59.
Connor Hayes and Dan Swackhamer got second place in the triple jump with leaps of 74’ ½”, behind only Phoenix (75’10 ½”). Cameron Pisa and Adam Mosher were third in the shot put, their throws adding up to 76’6”. Ward Couillard was second in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet, as he and Alex Hepel went 21’6” between them and only Tully (22 feet) did better.
C-NS started to win on the girls side in the 4×400 as the quartet of Ashlyn Slate, Lauren Witek, Julia Schafer and Abbey Szumloz pulled out a victory in 4:31.59, just ahead of South Jefferson (4:31.96) in the second spot. Emily Dembowski and Alexandra Rockhill won a close battle in the 400 hurdles, edging B’ville, 2:40.89 to the Bees’ 2:40.98.
To win the long jump, Sierra Davis and Savannah Kuhr combined to leap 28’11”, three inches ahead of South Jefferson’s 28’8”. Davis then had the top individual triple jump of 32’6” as she and Kuhr, who was fifth, won with a distance total of 62’5 ½”, two feet clear of Corcoran in the second spot.
Kierrah Butler threw the shot put 33’10” to finish one inch behind South Lewis’ Kara Schindler (33’11”) as Butler and Juilie Phillips wee second in the team event with 57’10” behind the Falcons’ 60’5”. Butler also was second in the discus, heaving it 101’3”, as she and Dayna Losito were third (170’5”) in the team standings.
Emiah McWilliams and Lexi Gaetz were fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in a combined 39.60 seconds. Dembowski, Sarah Davis, Megan Trubia and Maria Marullo got fifth place (22:44.22) in the 1,500-meter run.
In the sprint medley, Szumloz, joining Amanda Reilly, Sarah Davis and Gianna Lorini, took third place in 4:47.24, while Reilly, Lorini, Taylor Howard and Sierra Davis were fifth (55.54 seconds) in the 4×100. Malerie Belles and Lexi Gaetz tied B’ville for second in the high jump with 8’10” behind Corcoran’s 9’6”. Hayley Schwarz cleared 7 feet in the pole vault for second-place points.