Cazenovia track and field sprinter Alec Boone dominates the 200-meter dash in last Wednesday’s meet at Buckley-Volo Field against Skaneateles, and would add a victory in the 100-meter dash as Cazenovia claimed a 100-40 decision and clinched first place in the OHSL Liberty Central division.
Now the Cazenovia boys track and field team can add a new title to its lexicon – that of Onondaga High School League Liberty Central division regular-season champions.
The title was locked up at Buckley-Volo Field last Wednesday afternoon, with Cazenovia running away from Skaneateles 100-40 in a Laker clash where first place in the league was at stake and every element, from sprints to distance runs to field events, was well-covered.
Jimmy McPherson’s claimed the two longest individual races of the day. McPherson pulled away to win the mile in a time of four minutes, 50.1 seconds. Moving to the 3,200-meter run, McPherson finished in 10:34.7, more than eight seconds ahead of Skaneateles’ Luke Rathgeb.
Meanwhile, in the two shortest races, Alec Boone came through, starting with a 100-meter dash that he won in 11.6 seconds over Sean McPherson (11.9), and continuing when Boone went 200 meters in 23.9 seconds, with James Pavelchak (24.7 seconds) in second place. Boone added a third title in the long jump, going 19 feet 7 inches.
To cap off his day, Boone joined Pavelchak, Malone Gabor and Sean McPherson to go exactly 3:40 in the 4×400 relay, well clear of Skaneateles (3:47.9) as, earlier in the meet, Pavelchak, McPherson, Justin Gagnon and Elijah Harper beat Skaneateles, 46.5 seconds to 47.2, in the 4×100 relay.
Jack Gabor needed 2:09.7 to beat the field in the 800-meter run as Sean McPherson roared to victory in the 400-meter dash in 54.2 seconds and was second in the 400 hurdles in 1:05.5, with Gagnon third in 1:06.9. Ray Satchwell won the triple jump, going 38’3”, while Dalton Sevier topped 5’4” in the high jump.
Will Kmetz won the shot put with a throw of 39’11 ¾” while also getting second in the discus with 121’5” behind Skaneateles star Chase Corcoran, who heaved it 136’9”. Chad Carges and Nate Spangler each threw it 36’9 ½” in the shot put to complete a 1-2-3 sweep with Kmetz.
Aiden Emhoff was second in the triple jump, going 37’2 ½”while Collin Killany was second in the high jump, matching Satchwell’s 5’2” clearance, and pole vault, where Collin Killany cleared 9 feet.
Cazenovia also competed in Friday’s Oneida Invitational, where Boone, Pavelchak, Harper and Sean McPherson made it to third place in the 4×100 in 45.29 seconds. Also, Boone was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 53.16 seconds and seventh in the 200.
Winkler had a fifth-place discus throw of 117’7” as Kmetz got eighth place with 113’8” and also finished ninth in the shot put. Spangler finished sixth in the pentathlon, earning 1.826 points. Jimmy McPherson got sixth place in the 3,200 in 10:16.44.
Satchwell’s best finish was a sixth in the triple jump, going 37’4 ¼”, as he also took 11th place in the high jump. Jack Gabor got eighth place in the 800 and helped McPherson, DeRochie and Colton Kubinec finish seventh in the 4×800 in 9:29.11 as the Lakers took ninth (3:49 flat) in the 4×400.