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BETHLEHEM: Track team happy to be outside

Colonie runners won three of the four short-distance races. Najla Singleton-McKinnon finished first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27 seconds, four-hundredths of a second ahead of Shaker's Diana Hummel. Alicia Williams won the 400-meter race in a time of 59.14 seconds, and Nayamka Roberts-Smith took the 600-meter title in a time of 1:40.85.

Holy Names' Klarissa Ricks prevented a Colonie sweep in the sprints by winning the 100-meter final with a time of 12.81 seconds. Teammate Jordan White took the invitational 1,000-meter race title with a time of 3:02.87 and added a first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.53 seconds.

Greenwich's Caitlin Lane won the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:41.10, and Columbia's Brina Seguine finished first in the 3,000-meter event with a time of 10:22.67. Holy Names' Sara Makowiec won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.55 seconds, and Colonie's Shannon Finnegan claimed the 2,000-meter steeplechase title in a time of 7:34.50.

In field events, Cicero-North Syracuse's Monique Roberts cleared 5 feet, 8 inches to win the high jump, while Niskayuna's Patty Horan won the pole vault by clearing 9 feet. Ricks took first place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 4.5 inches, and Lansingburgh's Erica Farron won the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 10 inches.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo's Sarah Hannay finished first in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, .5 inches, and Ballston Spa's Kaitlyn Staulters won the discus with a throw of 114 feet, 1 inch.

Colonie, Cicero-North Syracuse and Ballston Spa won the three varsity division relays contested at the Bethlehem Invitational.

Colonie's 800-meter relay team of Williams, Singleton-McKinnon, Marisa Poleto and Laura Bolognino won its race with a time of 1:45.82. The Cicero-North Syracuse team of Roberts, Janise Harper, Rachel Bowles and Katie Duerr took the spint medley relay title with a time of 4:22.36, and Ballston Spa's distance medley relay team of Becky Martin, Jennifer Cinella, Erica Brockman and Katie Dickman won its race with a time of 12:59.06.""

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