Lucy Ford led a local sweep of the top five spots in the girls high jump during Oneonta High’s Yellowjacket Invitational on Friday, helping Cooperstown to second place in the 23-team meet.
Ford won the title on attempts as she cleared 5 feet to match teammate Samantha Fanion and Oneonta’s Brittney Herrick and Mallory Herrick. The Hawkeyes’ Mya Stearns placed fifth at 4-10.
Kristin Ratliff crossed first in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (7 minutes, 38.77 seconds) and took second in the 100 hurdles (17.03) for Cooperstown, which finished with 73 team points. Norwich won the girls team title with 97 points.
Julia Knapp won the 100 hurdles (15.50), placed second in the 400 hurdles (1:08.16) and anchored the victorious distance medley relay team for Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton, which took third with 53 points. Knapp followed Eva Gray, Lindsey Castle and Katie Nolan as the Bears won the DMR in 13:59.29.
Missy Emilio earned the 400 hurdles title with a winning time of 1:07.26 for the Jackets, who placed fifth with 48 points.
Sidney took sixth with 45 points behind Bethany Karl’s winning discus throw of 104-5. Karl also took second in the shot put (33-0.5).
Kimberly Tefft rounded out the local girls champions with a winning time of 2:25.93 in the 800. She beat B-G/A’s Katie Nolan by less than a second.
Other runner-up finishes went to Cooperstown’s Emily Calkins (100, 13.37); Milford’s Emilie Mertz (400, 1:02.30) and Keira Higgins (2,000 steeplechase, 8:26.77); Sidney’s Mallory Stillman (200, 27.36); Unatego’s Mary Rommer (1,600, 5:34.20); and Oneonta’s sprint medley relay team of Marly Davies, Aanyah Jhonson-Whyte, Brittney Herrick and Emilio (1:57.09).
Austin Dean doubled up with titles in the shot put (44-2.75) and the discus (147-8) for Sidney, which earned the top local boys finish with 43 points for fourth place. Edmeston’s John Davis took second in both events, at 43-9.5 and 137-0, respectively.
Sidney also got a championship from Dean Howard, whose 11.88 marked the fastest 100 time.