Manlius Armed with lots of talent and ready to romp in the rain, the Cicero-North Syracuse track and field teams ventured to Fayetteville-Manlius on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to go to the top of the CNY Counties League.
And while the girls Northstars proved quite successful on lots of fronts, it could not quite catch the defending Section III Class AA champion Hornets, who prevailed by a score of 74-67.
Sasha Pulaski, emerging as one of the top sprinters in the local ranks, tore to a time of 12.5 seconds in the 100-meter dash, second-best in Section III this spring. She also won the 200-meter dash in 26.4 seconds. Hannah Szumloz roared to a victory in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.3 seconds, with Elahnis Lewis first in the 400 hurdles in 1:13.5.
C-NS also won four of five field events, including the long jump, where Javielle Fanizzi went 15 feet 11 inches. Destiny Monica was first in the shot put, throwing it 33’9 ½”, with Shannon Hanmer first in the discus (78’10 ½”) and Nicole Herringshaw clearing 5’2” in the high jump.
Where F-M won this meet was in a sweep of the relays, the Hornets taking the 4x100 in 53 seconds flat, the 4x400 in 4:22.2 and the 4x800 in 10:06.3. It also won every race from 400 to 3,000 meters, as stars Annika Avery took the 800 (2:24.40) and Alana Pearl claimed the 1,500 in 5:03.8.
The boys meet between C-NS and F-M also was competitive, also saw the Northstars win every field event except the triple jump – and also get beat, this time by a 77-59 margin.
Joe Castaldo swept the throws, going 119’11” in the discus and 47’11” in the shot put. Morgan Austen had a top long jump of 18’11”, while Joe Antonello cleared 5’6” in the high jump and Connor Osborne topped 11’6” in the pole vault.