OIL CITY — Both Brookville Area High School track and field teams ran to team titles at Saturday’s annual Oil Country Invitational held at Oil City High School.
The Brookville boys breezed to a title with 112 points, taking firsts in five events. Reigning PIAA Class AA 400-meter dash state champion Ryan Thrush won the 200 dash (22.84) and 400 dash (49.21) and ran on the runner-up 4×400 relay.
Also winning for the Raiders were the 4×100 relay (45.63) of Bryan Dworek, De-Angelo Coffey, Ian Thrush and John Frank, Seth Ray in the triple jump (41 feet, 6 inches) and Addison Singleton in the 110 hurdles (16.67).
Ray also finished second in the high jump and third in the 300 hurdles with Dillon Olson placing fourth. Olson was also sixth in the 110 hurdles.
Dworek also was second in the 100 dash and third in the long jump. Coffey added a runner-up in the long jump while John Matheny finished fifth in the 800 run. Frank finished third in the 400 dash.
Pole vaulters Zak Gilbert and Zach Wildeson were fourth and sixth respectively.
Also from D9 for third-place Punxsutawney, Antonio Stello won the 100 dash (11.62) and finished third in the 200 dash. Matthew Wehrle was third in the 800 run and Ethan Brentham was fourth in the 1,600 run. Brentham was second in the 3,200 run with teammate Owen Bartlebaugh sixth. The Chucks’ 4×100 relay was third and 4×400 relay fourth. Matt Greenblatt was fifth in the shot put.
Cranberry’s Sam Lander was runner-up in the 1,600 run while Harrison Keenan finished sixth. Keenan turned in a fourth in the 3,200 run.
Keystone’s Brody Coleman finished second in the 300 hurdles, third in the triple jump and fourth in the 110 hurdles.
Moniteau’s Ryan Heller was runner-up in the shot put, James Parenti finished third in the discus.
North Clarion’s Jarret Kahle was second in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump while Josh Vanek finished third in the javelin.
The Brookville girls won four events with the 4×400 relay (4:16.06) of Brooke Hummel, Madison and Morgan Johnson and Dani MacBeth, Hummel in the 100 dash (12.97), Madison Johnson in the long jump (16 feet) and Megan Grant in the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches).
Hummel, Morgan Johnson, MacBeth and Maley Zents ran on the runner-up 4×100 relay. Hummel added a third in the 200 dash, Morgan Johnson was second in the 200 dash and MacBeth added seconds in both the 300 hurdles and long jump.
Grant was also fourth in the triple jump, Kira Powell finished fourth in the shot put and Laken Hergert placed sixth in the javelin.
The 4×800 relay was fifth while pole vaulters Mattisen Drake and Zoe Cable tied for fifth place. Madison Gilbert was sixth in the 100 hurdles.
Also from D9, Punxsutawney’s Kate Horner was runner-up in the 200 dash as was its 4×400 and 4×800 relays while Alyse Whitman was third in the 800 run. Makena Nesbitt finished fourth in the 400 hurdles.
Cranberry’s 4×800 relay finished third, and Tifany Berry and Lauren Varsek were fourth and sixth in the 800 run. Varsek added a fifth in the 1600 run.
North Clarion’s Cassie Wagner finished second in the discus, fourth in the javelin and fifth in the shot put while Cierah Manross was fifth in the 100 hurdles
Wolves win title at West Central Coaches Invite
ALTOONA — Led by wins from Joe Newton and Ray Maze, the Kane Wolves captured the team title at Friday’s 68th Annual West Central Coaches Small School Invitational held at Mansion Park.
The Wolves bested the mostly District 6 29-team field with 58 points, 10 better than runner-up Tyrone. Elk County Catholic was fourth with 46 points while St. Marys and Johnsonburg were 12th and 18th respectively.
Newton won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.18 seconds while also placing fourth in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the high jump. Maze won the 400 dash in 51.27 seconds.
The Wolves scored top-eight finishes in nine events. Austin Labesky was runner-up in the javelin and eighth in the shot put, the 4×400 relay finished third, Teddy Race and Aaron Hottel were fourth and eighth in the pole vault, Gunnar Fryzlewicz finished sixth in the 300 hurdles and Frank Truden placed eighth in the long jump.
Also for the boys, ECC won three events with its 4×800 relay (8:14.75), Zach Wortman in the 3,200 run (9:36.14) and Ben Koss in the pole vault (13 feet). Other scorers included Matt Dippold’s third in the 3,,200 run, the fifth-place 4×400 relay, John Wittman’s seventh in the 300 hurdles, Jacob Koss’ seventh in the 200 dash, Ben Hoffman’s eighth in the 800 run and Erick Mader’s eighth in the triple jump.
St. Marys got a double-win from throwing standout Tom Bojalad, who set a meet record in the discus with a throw of 178 feet. He won the shot put at 54 feet, 10 inches. The Dutch’s Zach Pistner was third in the pole vault.
Johnsonburg had four top-eight finishes with Drew Kilhffer’s third in the discus leading the way. Jake Zimmerman was fourth in the javelin, Max Cowan was sixth in the shot put and Aaron Hinton was seventh in the 800 run.
On the girls’ side, Elk County Catholic, Johnsonburg and Kane were third, 10th and 15th respectively in the team standings. The Lady Crusaders trailed first-place Forest Hills (93) and Bishop Carroll (62.33).
ECC scored in nine events with Cassidy Cunningham and Sami Fedus finishing second and fourth respectively in the shot put. The reverse of that was true in the discus with Fedus ahead of Cunningham.
Taylor Newton turned in a runner-up finish in the high jump while adding a sixth in the 100 hurdles. Maddie Kear and Lauryn Wortman were third in the long jump and 800 run respectively while the 4×400 relay finished fourth and 4×800 relay was fifth. Hannah Lenze was fifth in the 1,600 run.
Kane’s Trinity Clark was the lone D9 girl with a title, throwing an impressive 138 feet, 2 inches to win the javelin. That throw going into the weekend would rank her sixth in the state regardless of classification as per www.milesplit.com. Clark also finished fifth in the shot put and eighth in the discus. She was the lone Lady Wolve to score points.
Johnsonburg’s Madeline Cowan finished third in the 100 and 200 dashes while the 4×100 relay finished second. Skylar Sherry was fourth in the javelin, Lindsey Steis was seventh in the 400 dash and Amanda Williams placed seventh in the 800 run.