SYRACUSE Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool’s boys indoor track and field teams were nearly identical in their results during Wednesday’s Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.
But it was the Northstars that would prevail, team-wise, with 41 points, sliding into second place, two more than the Warriors in fourth place (39 points), with Corcoran (40 points) in between as the Cougars took third, all of them behind Fayetteville-Manlius (76 points), who won again.
Despite finishing behind C-NS, Liverpool earned the only individual title, in the pole vault, where Travis Chewning-Kulick, by clearing 11 feet 9 inches held off Jamesville-DeWitt’s Zach Liebmann (11’6”) and prevailed.
C-NS’s Anthony Lupia had a second-place time of 4:32.81 in the mile, just behind F-M’s Colin Fitzgibbons (4:32.11) as Liverpool’s Connor Buck (4:42.08) was fifth.
In the shot put, Liverpool’s Geoffrey Bell finished second with a throw of 47’4”, which only Westhill/Bishop Ludden star Corey Wilkinson (48’11 ¼”) could top as the Northstars’ Joe Castaldo (42’8 ¾”) finished fifth.
Buck, teaming with Dylan McCarthy, Alex Christensen and Nick LeClair, contended in the 4x800 relay, getting to second place in 8:40.12, though F-M (8:22.47) pulled away for that title.
Morgan Austen earned 14 points by himself for the Northstars. In the triple jump, Austen went 40’8”, which got him in second place behind Central Square’s Dan Fehrman (41’6 ¾”). Also, Austen moved up to third place in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.25 seconds.
C-NS’s 4x400 relay quartet of Avery Yarn, Mark Broughton, Nick Erwin and Nathan Hilt were third in 3:40.46 as Liverpool took eighth place. Broughton, on his own, took fourth (6.84 seconds) in the 55-meter dash, with Hilt getting fourth place in the 300-meter dash in 39.01 seconds.
Liverpool would fare better in the 3,200-meter run, where McCarthy (10:26.93) and Jake Rowell (10:34.81) were third and fourth, respectively, ahead of the Northstars’ Colin Greenseich (10:37.48) in fifth and Matt Crough (10:38.74) in sixth.