Keeping pace with Cazenovia atop the OHSL Liberty division standings, the Skaneateles girls track and field team pulled away from Hannibal last Wednesday at Hyatt Stadium, prevailing 92-49 over the Warriors to move to 3-0 on the season.
Raenah Campbell was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.9 seconds, with Brady Iles (17.9) in second place. In the 400 hurdles, Campbell, in 1:08.7, had to settle for the runner-up spot behind Mia Grasso, who posted 1:06.8 to win.
Maddie Peterson edged Angela Krause in the 100-meter dash, though both finished in 12.7 seconds as Emme Conan (13.4) was third. Iles also was second in the 400-meter dash in 1;08.6 as Shannan Roberts won in 1:05.3 before adding a second title in the 200-meter dash in 27 seconds flat.
Nicole DeRosa made her way to first place in the 3,000-meter run in 12:08.9. In the 4×800, DeRosa and Condon paired with Julia Willcox and Georgia McSwain (who was third in the 3,000) to take first place in 10:47.1 as Willcox, Campbell, Peterson and Iles won the 4×400 in 4:28.7.
In field events, Grasso cleared 4 feet 10 inches to win the high jump, with Lyda Buck topping 4’6”. Krause had a winning triple jump of 32’11” and was second in the long jump (14’1”). Ali Grant won the discus with a throw of 85’4” over Becca Rottger (78’2”) and Makayla Dickinson (70’10”) as Dickinson, with a toss of 25’7”, beat Grant (24’5 ¼”) in the shot put.
From there, the girls Lakers moved on to Saturday’s invitational meet it co-hosted with Marcellus on the Mustangs’ home track, where more victories were found.
The Lakers got started in the 100 hurdles, where Iles, in 17.19 seconds, edged Watertown’s Janesia Crockett (17.22) for the victory after qualifying for the final in 17.28 seconds. Iles also was fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:13.74 where Bella Capozza finished 11th.
Krause ran the 100 sprint qualifying round in 12.92 seconds and then, in the final, prevailed in 12.80 seconds over Watertown’s Haleigh Foster (13.03), with Peterson gaining third place in 13.05 seconds. Later, in the triple jump, Krause finished fourth, going 32’1 ½”.
Willcox would pull away in the 800, her time of 2:20.35 nearly five full seconds ahead of Clarence’s Katrina Patterson (2:25.28), and the Lakers would speed to the title in the 4×100 in 51.28 seconds, well clear of runner-up Corcoran (52.62) and the field.
Grasso got close to the top in the 400 sprint, finishing second in 1:00.67 to Corcoran’s Jaelyn Howard (1:00.13), with Roberts fifth in 1:03.09, but improving to third place in the 200 in 27.15 seconds.
Grant threw the discus 80’11” to finish second as Katherine Carlile was third, going 74’9”, and Rottger was fifth. Buck, who was seventh in the high jump, earned third place in the pole vault by clearing 8 feet. Condon got sixth place in the 3,000 in 11:23.69. Dickinson got ninth place in the shot put.
A day earlier, the Skaneateles boys track team took part in the Chittenango Invitational, where Brahm Malcolm finished fifth in the 110 high hurdles in 16.56 seconds, the best finish of any Lakers athlete. Nicola Kunz tied for seventh in the high jump, clearing 5’4”.
Sam McClintic took 12th place in the mile run, while Luke Rathgeb finished ninth in the 3,200-meter run and was 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The Lakers were ninth in the 4×100 in 47.26 seconds and 12th in the 4×800 as Alex Wulff was 17th in the 800 and Jeff Palmer was 13th in the pole vault.