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Girls indoor track Lakers win Liberty title

Caz piles up 131 points in impressive effort

— Another week, and another championship earned by the Cazenovia girls indoor track and field team.

With the Mohawk Valley ITA Division I crown already secure, the Lakers went to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena and easily pushed past a larger field in Thursday night's Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot division meet.

Two Laker sides went to the top, but Cazenovia, with 131 points, far outdistanced Skaneateles, who settled for second place with 73 points. Westhill/Bishop Ludden (52 points) was third.

Ashley Winn picked up 30 of those points by claiming three events. In the 55-meter dash, Winn posted the fastest time of the evening - 7.42 seconds - and prevailed over teammate Clare Costello, who was second in 7.69 seconds.

Winn and Costello repeated that 1-2 feat in the 300-meter dash, where Winn again had the quickest time of the entire event in 41.75 seconds, pushed by Costello, who got 42.79 seconds. Then, in the 4x200 relay, Jessie Matt and Emily Willard joined Winn and Costello as, in 1:50.86, the Lakers beat Skaenateles (1:56.87) by more than six seconds.

Liz Pittman put together a series of high finishes, including the pole vault, where she was second, clearing 8 feet 6 inches, though with more misses than Megan Molnar (Skaneateles), who earned the victory.

In the triple jump, Pittman also was second, going 33'7" as Ashley Kent (32'11 3/4") claimed third place. They reversed spots in the long jump, with Kent second (15'6 1/2") and Pittman third (15'4") as, in the 55-meter hurdles, Kent earned third place in 9.59 seconds.

Samantha Gates rose to second place in the 600-meter run in 1:47.52, just behind J-E's Brianna Byrnes (1:45.25). Jeanette Cudney made her way to third place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.94 and also was third (5:06.95) in the 1,500-meter run.

Willard and Gates teamed with Evelyn Wells and Kelsey Henderson as Cazenovia, in the 4x400 relay, was second (4:31.88) to Jordan-Elbridge, who won in 4:28.67. Wolsey, Maureen Milmoe, Grace Milmoe and Colleen Stalder pushed the Lakers to second in the 4x800 relay (10:40.13), with Westhill/Ludden prevailing in 10:16.45.

Grace Milmoe was sixth in the 1,000-meter run (3:20.22), with Hannah Dain going to the shot put and earning fourth place with a best toss of 27'7 1/2".

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