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Indoor track stars battle for sectional honors

Westhill/Ludden finishes second in Class A boys, girls meets

— Over the course of two days, a full complement of local indoor track and field athletes would seek out Section III championships at SRC Arena.

The Class AA and A events took place Friday, as Westhill/Bishop Ludden’s combined unit was second in Class A on both sides – 78 points for the girls, 69 points for the boys – each time behind Jamesville-DeWitt, who swept the team honors.

Westhill/Ludden’s girls gained 30 points from the 1,000-meter run, where Jessica Curry won in 3:06.45, inches ahead of Betsy Black (3:06.83), with Annabel Coolican third and Caroline Coates landing in fourth place.

Curry returned to win the 1,500-meter run in 4:55.10, with Black (5:03.75) in third. Emily Mizer stepped in to win the 600-meter run, edging Oneida’ Kim DeCarr, 1:43.57 to DeCarr’s 1:43.61, while also taking third in the 300-meter dash.

Westhill/Ludden got to third (2:07.11) in the 4x200 relay, while in field events Kayla Wild took third (27 feet 4 ¾ inches) and Maya Vortice (27 feet 1 inch) in the shot put.

In the boys Class A meet, Jack Honis dominated the 55-meter hurdles, prevailing in 7.88 seconds as he added a fourth in the 55-meter dash.

Corey Wilkinson won the shot put, heaving it 49 feet 9 ¾ inches, with teammate Tre Feisinger second as he tossed it 45 feet 7 ½ inches.

Christian St. Amour got second in the 600 in 1:29.53, with Owen Nicola (1:32.02) in third place. Kyle Fitch and Vincenzo Carr claimed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the mile, and Dan DeMauro was sixth in the 3,200-meter run.

Nicola, St. Amour, Jon Moore and Mike Herholtz rose to second in the 4x800 relay, its time of 9:32.84 just behind Chittenango (9:31.67) for the top spot. Herholtz added a fourth in the pole vault as Mike Crisalli took fifth in the long jump.

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