Jamesville-DeWitt’s track and field teams would both contend against large, elite fields as it went down Route 5 to compete in Friday’s Chittenango Invitational.
In fact, they nearly matched each other in points – the girls getting 41 points, the boys 40.5 points – as they both managed fifth-place finishes, the girls Red Rams tying West Genesee with that mark and the J-D boys alone in that fifth spot.
Nate Sturgeon battled for victory in the boys pentathlon, earning 2,510 points, which put him in second, just behind Watertown’s Matt Olney, who won with 2,581 points. Sturgeon was better in the 110 high hurdles and 1,500-meter run, but behind Olney in the high jump, shot put and long jump.
Moving to field events, Dylan Volk was second in the triple jump with 39 feet 8 inches, only behind Marathon’s Dan Harden (41’2”), as Joe Murphy was fifth with 39 feet. Kyle Rumble cleared 10 feet in the pole vault, tying for second behind Camden’s Ward Seymour, who won with 10’6”, while Taumeras Howard took fourth (5’6”) and Robert Murphy sixth in the high jump.l
Howard and Volk joined Zach Liebmann and Jaquan Tearney as J-D roared to second place in the 4x100 relay in 45.41 seconds, with Nottingham (44.78 seconds) prevailing and CBA in sixth place in 47.24 seconds. J-D also took fourth (8:59.17) in the 4x800 relay as Samuel Dye, Isaac Tupper, Will Hohreiter and Nick Harron took part.
Emilee Carpenter, Laura Wengert, Rachel Fairbanks and Katie Pinkes finished second in the 4x800 relay in 10:13.65, with Fayetteville-Manlius (9:40.10) on top. Fairbanks ran in the Fleet Feet Mile feature and got to third place in 5:16.82, with Carpenter fifth in 5:23.12.
Ally Fox, in 26.87 seconds, rose to second in the 200-meter dash behind Cazenovia’s Ashley Winn, who won in 25.83 seconds. Allison Semmel added a fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.30 and seventh in the 100 hurdles, and joined Fox, Mackenzie Mulvihill and Mackenzie Maxam as they got sixth place in the 4x100 relay.