Now was the time for area high school boys track and field teams to make up previously postponed meets and fit in as much competition as possible before the post-season hits.
Jordan-Elbridge and Marcellus both had OHSL Liberty division meets last Monday – and both of them won, the Eagles routing Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 111-29, the Mustangs holding off Phoenix 74-67.
Marion Quigley and Logan Kinney each won twice for the J-E boys against APW. Quigley went 16.2 seconds to prevail in the 110 high hurdles and unleashed a top long jump of 19 feet 11 ½ inches as Derek Quigley went 5’8” in the high jump, the same as Erik Jewell.
As for Kinney, he was first in the 400-meter dash in 57.2 seconds and then took the 200-meter dash. Austin Poticher was first in the shot put with a heave of 38 feet 4 inches and was a close second (85’5”) to APW’s Jon Comstock (86’1”) in the discus.
Kenney Williams took first place in the mile in 5:11.7 over Hugh Schader (5:16.6), who would prevail at 800 meters in 2:12.1 as Williams (2:14.8) was close behind.
Ryan Chiaramonte took the 400 hurdles in 1:03.5, with Kenny Williams second in the 3,200-meter behind Logan Schwarting, who won in 11:25.5. Nate Williams won the pole vault, going 8 feet to beat Derek Quigley’s 7’6”.
Kenny Williams also helped Marion Quigley, Ethan Kinney and Erik Jewell get first place in the 4×800 relay in 9:47.1, starting a relay sweep. Chiaramonte, Jewell, Jeremiah Sparks and Nate Williams ran the 4×100 in 47.4 seconds, with Chiarmonte returning in the 4×400 with Kinney, Marion Quigley and Jared Alpha as J-E prevailed in 3:50.6
It was far closer at Phoenix, but Marcellus pulled it out helped by Nick Patterson’s trio of wins. Patterson went 19’4” in the long jump and 39’11 ½” in the triple jump as he, along with David White, Riley Burns and Dan Balman, took the 4×100 in 48.3 seconds.
Joe Riccardi was victorious in the 800 (2:12.3) and mile (4:51.7), while Ethan Mosure took the 3,200 in 10:49.9. Mosure, Riccardi, Burns and Grayson Hoag were first in the 4×800 in 9:17.4. Balman won the discus, throwing it 87’6” as Kyle Brown tossed the shot put 36’11” to win that event.
Westhill competed a day later, against Homer, and breezed to a 95-46 victory over the Trojans, where Evan Ballard swept the shot put (40’5”) and discus (111’8”) as part of a Warriors sweep of field events.
Ben Eassa went 37’4” in the triple jump, with Luke Kelly going 18’2 ½” in the long jump as Michael Laszlo cleared 5’4” in the high jump and Luke Puglisi topped 10 feet in the pole vault.
On the track, Bo BenYehuda emerged with a pair of wins in the 100 (12.1 seconds) and 200 (24.5 seconds) sprints, with Evan Watt going 1:02.2 to win the 400 hurdles. Watt, Eassa, BenYehuda and Connor Schwartz won the 4×100 in 46.5 seconds.
J-E and Marcellus both won again on Wednesday, with the Eagles topping Institute of Technology Central 101-39 and the Mustangs roaring past Christian Brothers Academy
Against ITC, Quigley gave J-E wins in the 110 hurdles (16.2 seconds) and 400 sprint (53.1 seconds), and then added two more wins in the long jump (19’1”) and triple jump, where he flew 40 feet.
Sparks cleared 5’10” in the high jump and won the 200 in 24.4 seconds. Kenney Williams went from a win in the 100 (11.4 seconds) to one in the 3,200 in 11:10.5 as Nate Williams won the pole vault, topping 10 feet.
Schader claimed the 800 in 2:11.4, with Chiaramonte going 1:00.9 in the 400 hurdles and Ethan Kinney winning the mile. The winning 4×100 (47.1 seconds), 4×400 (4:01.3) and 4×800 (9:43.0) relay sides included Kinney, Chiaramonte, Jewell, Sparks, Schader, Schwarting, Dan Jorolemon, Nate Williams and Derek Quigley.
In the Marcellus romp of CBA, Patterson had three victories, going 20’11” in the long jump and 40’7 ½” in the triple jump while also taking the 100 in 11.8 seconds. Riccardi won the mile (4:47.2) and 800 (2:05.10) as Mosure took the 3,200 in 12:51.1.
Elsewhere, Ryan McCormick (110 hurdles), Ryan White (200) and Nick Roseboom (400 hurdles) won races, with Kevin Huss clearing 7’6” in the pole vault and Brown improving to 37’8” in the shot put. Riccardi, Mosure, Patterson, Roseboom, Burns, David White, Jackson Masters, Kevin Donath and,Tom Hoey were all part of a relay sweep.
West Genesee would win head-to-head against Fayetteville-Manlius last Wednesday, beating the Hornets 87-44, even though it lost, 98-45, to Liverpool in a three-team meet at LHS Stadium.
But in Friday’s Cicero-North Syracuse Invitational, the Wildcats’ Cole Nowark had a third-place shot put toss of 42’8 ½”. Esisas Brumfield, Dan Gill, Jakob Petrocci and Frank DePalma were third in the 4×100 in 45.42 seconds.
WG’s Matt Bartolotta finished fourth in the 3,200 in 10:21.14 as Westhill had Watt finish third in the triple jump (40’4”) and Ballard finish fourth (124’2”) in the discus.