J-D, ESM track teams split meet

Montgomery, Marra, Volk among standouts

At some point, all of the area’s track and field teams would have to deal with the bad weather, and not just avoid it. Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa did so facing each other last Tuesday afternoon as part of a three-team meet with Fowler.

On the girls side, it ended in a sweep for the Spartans, ESM defeating J-D 82-49 and Fowler 102-19, while the Red Rams salvaged a split for itself by handling Fowler 93-28.

Eighth-grade Mia Montgomery led ESM’s charge. She had a first-place triple jump of 31 feet 9 inches and won the long jump with 15 feet 5 inches, adding a victory in the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.2 seconds.

Natalie Marra chimed in with first-place finishes in the 1,500-meter run (5:49.3) and 3,000-meter run (12:26.10), while also helping Brittany Kubecka, Gabby Pallotta and Juliette Miller push the Spartans to first place in the 4x800 relay in 11:27.8.

Nina Zesky did more than just clear 4’8” to win the high jump, running a leg in the Spartans’ victorious 4x100 relay team that finished in 56.1 seconds. Franceso Mastrobattisto swept the throwing events, taking the shot put with a 26-foot effort and heaving the discus 81’4”, while Ciara Short took the 400 hurdles in 1:18.9.

On J-D’s side, Rachel Fairbanks was victorious in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.3. Elena Haarer won the 800-meter run in 2:53.3 and paired with Fairbanks, Mackenzie Maxam and Catherine Keane to post 4:45.1 and win the 4x400 relay.

J-D’s boys track team won both sides of its meet, prevailing 68-59 over the Spartans and handling Fowler 115-17, with ESM also defeating Fowler 102-29.

During that boys meet, J-D’s Dylan Volk covered the 100-meter dash in 11.8 seconds, and also was superb in the triple jump, unleashing a top attempt of 40’8”. Volk also ran a leg in the 4x400 relay, where J-D prevailed in 3:53.6.

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