Remsen girls claim Section III Class D track title
The Remsen girls came out as champions, while the Rome Free Academy boys had top six finishes in five events during Section III track and field class championships on Wednesday.
The Remsen Lady Rams sailed past the competition in the Class D meet on their home grounds with a team score of 155 1/2 points over runner-up Living Word Academy with 110 points, as Oriskany placed fifth with 40 points.
The RFA Black Knights went on to finish ninth in the Class AA Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School at 26 points, as Fayetteville-Manlius won the meet with 99 points.
Junior Erin O’Connor paced the Lady Rams with three victories, including the 100-meter dash, the 800 run and having a leg in the Remsen’s 3,200 relay win with her twin sister Ashley O’Connor, Anna Roberts and Makenna Colley. She was also a part of the runner-up 1,600 relay team along side Ashley O’Connor, Joleen Marfone and Maria Roberts.
Anna Roberts was also victorious in the 3,000 run on a time of 11:15.64, as Megan Will captured the shot put at 34 feet, 7 inches and was runner-up in the discus throw, and Aly Atwell-Chwazik was first in the triple jump at 33-9, second in the 400 hurdles, and fourth in the high jump as well as the 100 hurdles.
Ashley O’Connor was second in the 400 dash and third in the 200 dash, while Makenna Cooley raced to third in the 800 run. Emily Runninger was fourth in the 3,000 run, and Emily DeVenezia was fourth in the 400 hurdles. Lizzy Swasey led the Remsen pole vaulters with a second place result, as Theresa Roberts tied for third with New York Mills’ DiNitto Kaylie and Sienna Roberts placed fifth. Swasey also tied for sixth with Old Forge’s Holly Kalil in the high jump, and Maria Roberts was sixth in the 400 dash. Remsen 1,500 run finishers were Cooley in third, Runninger in fourth and Siena Roberts in fifth.
Sarah Sampson led the Oriskany group with a win in the long jump, third in the 200 dash and sixth in the triple jump, while her teammate Michaela Murphy was the winner in the 400 dash.
Oriskany was fifth in the 3,200 relay with Jennifer Leigh, Monica Serley, Taylor Watson and Madison Zizzi, and also sixth in the 1,600 relay with Serley, Zizzi, Watson and Murphy.
RFA’s Philip Caruso and Ryan Metott both had runner-up results in the Class AA meet, as Caruso finished second to Liverpool’s Nicholas Leedom in the shot put and Metott was second behind Watertown’s Andrew Russell in the discus throw. Caruso also came up with fifth place in the discus.
Anthony Capron went on to finish fifth in the pole vault, while Robert Alder and John Swancott placed sixth in the shot put and 110 hurdles, respectively. The RFA 3,200 relay of Connor Butters, Jeff Brown, Matt Silver and Erik Winberg raced to a fourth place result, as well.
In the Class A girls Championships on Tuesday at Camden High School, the host Lady Blue Devils finished 13th as Jamesville-DeWitt won the title.
Michaela Soules came in fifth in the high jump for Camden, while the 3,200 relay squad of Karly Keil, Katrina Relyea, Dallas McHarris and Hayley Kelley was fourth.
Twin sisters Jenna and Elaina Sherwood finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the outdoor pentathlon. During the pentathlon, Jenna Sherwood tied with her sister Elaina in the high jump along with East Syracuse-Minoa’s Heather Hiltbrand, while taking third in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the long jump and 800 run. Elaina Sherwood was also sixth in both the pentathlon’s 800 run and shot put.
Bulldogs fifth in Class C-1
The Westmoreland boys tennis squad captured a fifth place finish during the two-day Section III Class C-1 Championships at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts held on Monday and Tuesday.
The Bulldogs tallied a team tabulated score of 29 points for fifth as Clinton won the championship with 59 points over runner-up Skaneateles at 41 points.
Westmoreland had two doubles tandems come up with third place results in their respective brackets and had Tyler Witter take second in his singles tournament.
The group of Ian Dunning and Zach Dunning beat Manlius Pebble Hill’s Tristan Amond and Ben Parks to reach the semifinals of the first doubles bracket where they lost to Skaneateles’ Ryan Sayko and Ethan Wilcox. When returning on Tuesday, the Dunnings beat Sauquoit Valley’s Michael Stuhlamn and Oleg Vernich in the third place matchup.
In the second doubles bracket, Connor Acee and Ryan Murphy best Manlius Pebble Hill’s Alex Finch-Lawyer and Chris Lane in the third place contest on Tuesday. The Westmoreland tandem beat out Herkimer’s Austin Davis and Spencer Hawes, but fell to eventual tournament winners Scott Fuller and James Short of Clinton in the semifinals on Monday.
Witter was victorious in the semifinals of the first singles bracket on Monday over Manlius Pebble Hill’s Jon Koss before returning to the courts on Tuesday for the final round when he lost to Clinton’s Jacob Crawford.