Caz girls roll to MVITA Division I title

Boys Lakers take third place in five-team field

One more time, Cazenovia's girls indoor track and field team made the short trip to Colgate University's Sanford Field House and left the field far behind them.

The Lakers, with 218 points, easily withstood the challenge of Rome Free Academy (118 points), along with New Hartford, Oneida and Chittenango, to win the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Division I title on Friday night.

Both in sprints and in distance races, Cazenovia swept the top spots. That included a 1-2-3 finish in the 3,000-meter run, where Jeanette Cudney won in 10:50.59, with Adrien Owens second (12:27.30) and Mya Walters (12:28.57) in third.

Cudney also prevailed in the 1,500-meter run in 5:10.55, where Meredith Shephard (5:40.50) was third and Katie Marshall (5:46.37) was fourth. In the 1,000-meter run, Maureen Milmoe beat the field in 3:25.99, while Colleen Stalder was third (3:28.80) and Kaitlin Rossiter was fourth.

Samantha Gates earned second in the 600-meter run (1:47.06), where Maureen Milmoe was fifth. But in the 4x800 relay, Maureen and Grace Milmoe, joined by Stalder and Cudney, earned a victory in 10:40.72, adding to a second (4:39.82) in the 4x400 relay.

Ashley Winn and Clare Costello continued to dominate the sprints. Winn ran 55 meters in 7.40 seconds and Costello was second in 7.62 seconds, and it was the same in the 300-meter dash, where Winn prevailed in 42.71 seconds and Costello (43.40 seconds) was right behind.

Together, Winn, Costello, Emily Willard and Jessie Matt rolled to a top time of 1:50.59 in the 4x200 relay, while Ashley Kent, in the 55-meter hurdles, edged RFA's Dana Husband, 9.48 seconds to 9.67, to earn the title.

Liz Pittman took over in field events, winning the pole vault with a clearance of 8 feet and, in the triple jump, going 32'9 1/2" to edge past Kent, who was second in 32'7".

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