Sprinter Mande Semon won two events and the Ithaca High boys track team used its depth to score a team championship at the NY/PA Invitational on Saturday at Norwich High.
The Little Red scored 96 points to outdistance Elmira (70) and Vestal (67) in the 26-team meet. Ithaca placed ninth in the girls’ meet with 31 points, behind team champion Elmira (86) and runner-up Vestal (79).
Semon won the 100 meters in 11.27 seconds, followed by Marquis Jackson of Susquehanna Valley (11.63) and Jerry McPeak of Elmira (11.67). Semon then led a 1-2 sweep in the 200, crossing the line in 23.88, ahead of teammate Jordan Hackworth (24.38).
Ithaca’s other victories came in the long jump, with Hackworth winning in 21 feet, 6¾ inches, and the triple jump, with Oseoba Airewele taking it in 43-6. Hackworth placed second in the triple jump (43-4¾).
On the girls’ side, Lauren Trumble posted Ithaca’s lone victory, winning the 800 meters in 2:20.59.
Bishop Timon 18, Ithaca 5: At Ithaca, Bishop Timon outscored the Little Red 8-0 in the third quarter en route to a lopsided nonleague victory.
Connor Fields had eight goals to lead the winners (2-0), while Adam Dimillo added five and Nate Quinn chipped in two goals and two assists.
Charlie Estill (2 assists) and Thomas Moesch had two goals apiece for Ithaca, which returns to Section 4 action Tuesday evening at home against Binghamton.
Ithaca 7, Thomas A. Edison 0: On Saturday at the Reis Tennis Center at Cornell, the Little Red opened its season with a decisive victory in a nonleague match.
The Little Red won each match in straight sets, with five of them taken at love. Aidan McKenzie at third singles had the best challenge, defeating Edison’s Michael Beach, 6-3 and 6-4.
Ithaca is scheduled to open Southern Tier Athletic Conference play at home today against Maine-Endwell.