It proved a clean sweep for each of the Westhill track and field teams during Wednesday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty National division championships.
Earning 149 points overall, the Warriors, who piled up many of its points in field events, pulled away from runner-up Homer (88 points). Host Marcellus was fifth with 71.5 points and Solvay was seventh with 56.5 points.
Ben Eassa won the pole vault for Westhill, clearing 11 feet 6 inches as teammate Luke Puglisi was second with 10 feet. In the discus, Ben Helfeld had a winning throw of 119’3 ½” to beat out Evan Ballard’s 110’7”.
Ballard got his own victory in the shot put, tossing it 40’6” as Charlie Doebert finished sixth. Watt also was second in the 200-meter dash in 24.49 seconds to Mexico’s Wyatt Jensen (24.38)
Brendan Rewakowski ran the mile in 4:36.71, a close second to Homer’s Teddy Mercer (4:33.53), and paired with Cade Van Ornam, Cal Niezabytowski and Clayton Markham to finish second (3:44.56) to Homer (3:41.81) in the 4×400 relay. The Warriors also finished fourth in the 4×800 relay as Van Ornam got fourth place in the 800-meter run in 2:11.37, with Will Thornton sixth.
Marcellus got plenty of points from Nick Patterson, who won the long jump by going 20’7 to beat out Eassa’s 20’5 ½”. In the triple jump, Patterson prevailed again, going 42’2 ½” as Watt took second place with 41’8 ¼” and Eassa (41’1”) was third.
Adding to that total, Patterson was third in the 100-meter dash in 12.34 seconds, edging out Ryan White (12.42) in fourth place, with White also fourth in the 200.
Joe Riccardi won the 3,200-meter run for the Mustangs in 10:23.36, chased by Westhill’s Jake Suddaby, who was third in 10:45.04 as Jacob Roberts got sixth place.
Patterson, White, Riley Burns and Jackson Masters pushed the Mustangs to finish third in the 4×100 relay in 47.19 seconds. The Mustangs were third in the 4×800 in 8:43.87 as Riccardi was fourth in the mile and Ethan Mosure sixth.
The Mustangs were fifth in the 4×400 in 3:55.55, beating Solvay in sixth place as Masters was fifth in the high jump and Dan Balman fifth in the discus, while Ryan McCormack got sixth place in the 110 high hurdles and Dan Gromov was sixth in the long jump.
Solvay’s best moment came when Dylon Ewers won the five-event pentathlon. Ewers’ total of 2,454 points beat a field that included Westhill’s Michael Laszlo, who was third with 2,274 points.
On the oval, the Bearcats won the 4×100 as Lamar Flood, Jaimen Bliss, Javen Green and Shahid Hutchinson posted 45.73 seconds as Westhill has Eassa, Watt, Schwartz and Bo BenYehuda take second place in 46.80 seconds.
Bliss, in 52.54 seconds, was second in the 400-meter dash as Green got fourth place in 56.90 seconds, with Bliss also fourth in the triple jump. Flood cleared 5’6” for second place in the high jump as Shane Spinner was fourth in the discus (98’7”) and fifth in the shot put and Hutchinson was sixth in the 100.
Meanwhile, in the OHSL Liberty American division meet, Jordan-Elbridge proved quite strong, getting to third place with 125 points, not far from Cazenovia’s winning total of 163 points.
Marion Quigley led the Eagles again, winning three titles as he claimed the 400 sprint in 52.68 seconds as Ethan Kinney was fifth in 55.16 seconds.
In the long jump, Quigley prevailed by going 20’2 ¾” as Erik Jewell took sixth place. Quigley also finished third in the 110 hurdles in 17.13 seconds, with Ryan Chiaramonte fifth. With a triple jump of 41’ ½”, Quigley won a third time.
Ethan Kinney earned a victory in the 200 in 23.90 seconds, with Logan Kinney in sixth place. Then the Kinney brothers joined Chiaramonte and Hugh Schader to win the 4×400 in 3:37.66 as no one else broke the 3:40 mark.
Chiaramonte finished second in the 400 hurdles in 1:00.58, just behind Hannibal’s John Ruggio (1:00.01). In the 4×100, Jeremiah Sparks, Zach Barber, Nate Williams and Erik Jewell were second in 46.63 seconds to Cazenovia’s 45.51.
Nate Jennings, clearing 11 feet in the pole vault, matched the height of Cazenovia’s Sam DeLeon, but settled for second place because DeLeon had fewer misses.
Kenny Williams gained fifth place in the 3,200 and sixth place in the mile. Hugh Schader took fourth place in the 800 in 2:09.79, with Michael Bennick seventh as Lawton Schwarting was sixth in the 3,200.
Derek Quigley was second in the pentathlon with 1,880 points behind Cazenovia’s Ian Marshall (1,995). The Eagles finished third in the 4×800 in 9:04.28 as Austin Poticher was fourth in the shot put (39 feet) Sparks got fifth place in the triple jump and sixth place in the 100.