With one superb effort, the Baldwinsville boys track and field team earned a shot at getting a piece of the CNY Counties League regular-season championship.
The Bees ventured to Bragman Stadium last Wednesday afternoon to take on Cicero-North Syracuse. A domination of the distance races, combined with solid work in sprints, relays and field events, helped B’ville knock off the first-place Northstars 74-67.
C-NS had risen to the top of the standings by defeating Liverpool a week earlier, on May 3. Since the Bees lost to the Warriors in April, it had to win at C-NS to move up the standings – which it did.
Ben Timmons went to the forefront, starting with a victory in the mile in four minutes, 37.51 seconds and also grabbing first place in the 3,200-meter run in 10:02.13. Adam Davis won the 800-meter run in 2:04.35 and paired with Connor McManus, Evan Vannatta and Kieran Sheridan to win the 4×800 relay in 8:40.13.
More success on the track came from Sheridan, who tore through the 400-meter dash in 51.14 seconds before Greg Porceng went 23.08 seconds to finish first in the 200-meter dash.
Even with C-NS’s Jeremiah Willis going 22 feet 9 inches in the long jump and 42’9” in the triple jump (while also winning the 100-mter dash), B’ville still got a split of the field events. Judson Fletcher threw the discus 122’10”, while Alex Garcia had a winning shot put toss of 43’9” and Kevin Starr, clearing 5’8”, won the high jump.
Two days later, B’ville hosted the annual John Arcaro and swept to the boys championship with 109.5 points to top 15 other sides as Central Square finished second with 88 points. On the girls side, the Bees had 89 points, topping everyone except Fayetteville-Manlius, who won with 119 points.
Going 1-2 in the 400 hurdles, B’ville had Kenny Stehle prevailed in 57.07 seconds and Justin Goodridge was second in 58.92 seconds. Stehle added a fourth-place finish in the 110 high hurdles in 17.10 seconds as Nate Cutie finished seventh, with Stehle, Sheridan, Vannatta and Mike Lawrence roaring to a win in the 4×400 in 3:27 flat, more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Indian River (3:32.45).
Porceng was second in the 200 in 22.66 second, while Goodridge (23.51) got fifth place.
Tyler Luciano needed 51.54 seconds to prevail in the 400-meter dash as Mike Lawrence finished sixth in 53.25 seconds, with Luciano (39’ ¾”) edging out Catalano (39 feet) for fourth place in the triple jump. Davis dipped under two minutes in the 800, winning in 1:58.87 as Jon Formoza got eighth place. Timmons, Davis, Sheridan and Vannatta roared to a time of 8:02 flat in the 4×800 and topped F-M (8:03.25) to prevail.
John Kresovich was third in the 3,200-meter run in 10:10.11, with Joe Licameli fourth in 10:12.45. McManus was fifth (10:45.11) and Evan Biedermann sixth (10:46.43) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Timmons was eighth in the mile.
Fletcher, throwing the discus 130’3”, earned second place, with Garcia fifth by throwing it 123’5”. Starr tied for fourth in the high jump, clearing 5’8”. Evan DaPrano, Jacob Snide, Brandon Brown and Elijah Edmonds-Reed were fourth in the 4×100 in 47.84 seconds. Jaeho Lee tied for sixth in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet.
Meanwhile, the B’ville girls team, coming off its own big win over C-NS, made an impact everywhere during its portion of the Arcaro meet, especially Adrianna Straughter, who won three different events.
Straughter needed 15.69 seconds to edge Skaneateles’ Raenah Campbell (15.80) and win the 100-meter hurdles, and cleared 5’2” to win the high jump. Finally, in the long jump, Straughter’s best attempt of 16’6 ¾” edged Tully’s Jessica Donald for first place.
Lauren Addario thwarted Campbell, too, claiming the 200 in 26.20 seconds to Campbell’s runner-up cocking of 26.69 seconds as Straughter went on to clear 5’2” and win the high jump. Mia Bolton, Elizabeth Fawwaz, Sarah Rodman and Patricia Conlan were second in the 4×800 in 10:14.02 as F-M posted a winning 9:06.35.
In the 4×100, Addario, Karen Ekure, Shylea Dukat and Katie Weaver were second in 50.46 as Skaneateles won in 49.91 seconds, Danielle Marsell, eighth in the shot put, rose to third place in the discus by throwing it 83’4”. Leah Carpenter got fourth place in the 3,000-meter run in 11:30.84 as Virginia Forrester finished 10th.
Justus Holden-Betts was fourth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:31.49. Emily Paul got fifth place in the 100 sprint in 13.25 seconds and was sixth (27.81 seconds- in the 200. Courtney Clute was fourth in the 400 sprint in 1:05.04 and helped Anna Demer, Shannon Lauko and Tina Bartelli gain fourth place in the 4×400 in 4:20.02.
Marina Blasi made it to fourth place in the triple jump, with a top leap of 32’6 ¼”. Mackenzie Wodka took sixth place in the 400 hurdles in 1:14.06. Fawwaz got ninth place in the 1,500-meter run.