This is where to find the official Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse "Performance of the Week." Each week we will feature an open division performance and a high school performance of the week. These performances aren't always about being the first to finish, but more about recognizing great personal achievements in our Syracuse running community. Please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please send photos, too!) We will also follow race and meet results on a regular basis.
High School Performance of the Week
Both of this week's performances come from the first big weekend of indoor track for CNY. At the Jack Morse kickoff meet, the first Section 3 meet of the season at Onondaga Community College, there were tons of great performances. We'll be taking a look at the best boys and best girls performance of the day.
On the boys' side, Jeremiah Willis, of Cicero-North Syracuse was a triple winner on the day. Jeremiah won the 55-meter dash in dominant fashion, with a time of 6.51 seconds, which also leads Section 3 at this point of the season. He also won the long jump in another section-leading performance, jumping 21'9". Willis finished his day by anchoring the victorious CNS 4x200 meter relay to another section-leading time. On top of his dominant day this past Saturday, a week earlier he also posted a section 3-best triple jump distance that also currently puts him in second place in the country.
For the girls, Alexandria Payne, of Jamesville-Dewitt also had a successful day over multiple events. To start her day, the senior won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.55, and then followed that up on the track with a leg on JD's 4x400 meter relay team that ended up second behind Fayetteville-Manlius. Alexandria then moved to the jumps where she scored a victory in the high jump, clearing 5'2", clear of second place by 4 inches.