HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Indiana splits; Colts, Rams sweep
The Indiana girls’ track and field team swept St. Joseph, 110-40, and Hollidaysburg, 83-66, in a non-conference triangular meet Wednesday.
The Indiana boys defeated St. Joseph, 115-35, but fell to Hollidaysburg, 77-68.
Noel Hartle and Rebecca Olechavski each won a pair of events to lead the Indiana girls (4-7). Hartle won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and Olechavski took the long jump and triple jump. Jess Stever won the high jump and ran with Abbey Myers, Megan Kester and Lorraine Yerger on the winning 1,600 relay team. Melanie Zolocsik took the 1,600 and ran on the winning 3,200 relay team with Jess Lenze, Yerger and Myers. Yerger won the 800, and Rachel Mossgrove took the shot put.
Ben Snyder placed first in the triple jump and 1,600 to pace the Indiana boys (9-2). Snyder also ran with Chris McConnell, Corey Denlinger and Adam Henderson on the winning 400 relay team. Other winners were Austin Rhodes (300 hurdles), Ryan Louther (200), Denlinger (long jump), Ben Strong (javelin), Sam Stever (discus), Jacob Hester (pole vault) and McConnell (high jump).
Indiana travels to Marion Center for the Indiana County Meet on Saturday.
NORTHERN CAMBRIA BOYS SWEEP: The host Northern Cambria boys’ team swept Homer-Center, 97-51, and United, 125-25, in a Heritage Conference triangular meet.
The Homer-Center boys beat United, 72-71.
The Northern Cambria girls defeated Homer-Center, 97-49, and United, 91-59. United topped Homer-Center, 79-66.
C.J. Weiwora and Seth Bearer each won two events to guide the Northern Cambria boys (6-1). Weiwoira won the 1,600 and 3,200, and Bearer took the 200 and 400. Bearer also ran with Dartagnan Suchar, Reis Hill and Robert Chappell on the winning 1,600 relay team. Suchar won the 100 and anchored the winning 400 relay team, which also consisted of Chappell, Nolan Paronish and Gus Yahner. Yahner took the pole vault, Paronish won the javelin, Noah Tomallo placed first in the 300 hurdles, and Nathan Dumm took the 110 hurdles.
John Capitosti won the long jump, high jump and triple jump to lead the Homer-Center boys. Mike Newhouse took the shot put, and Shawn Steffee won the discus.
Gaige George won the 800 for United.
Renee Paronish won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and javelin for the Northern Cambria girls. Emily Pavelko won the long jump and triple jump, Alyssa Birchall placed first in the 400, Taylor Weiland finished first in the pole vault, and Ally Kopera took the 3,200.
Heather Paynter won the 800 and ran with Mandy McElheny, Alexis Leysock and Kristina Albright on winning the 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams. Jill Overman took the 100 and the 200, McElheny won the 1,600, and Aubree Newhouse placed first in the shot put.
Kennedy Fletcher took the discus to lead the United girls (3-3). Hannah Rensko placed first in the high jump.
United, Northern Cambria and Homer-Center each travel to Marion Center for the Indiana County Meet on Saturday.
LIGONIER CLEANS UP: Ligonier Valley swept Penns Manor and Saltsburg in a Heritage Conference meets Wednesday.
The Ligonier boys beat Penns Manor, 132-18, and Saltsburg, 129-18. Saltsburg topped Penns Manor, 97-48.
Ligonier Valley swept the relays. Individual winners were Jake Fitz (high jump, triple jump), Chris Huber 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Carlos Chavez (1,600), Chandler Hall (400), Sean Johnston (pole vault), Josh Fitz (long jump), Ray Marsh (shot put) and Alec Bloom (discus). Mitch Brown took the 100 and tied with Anthony Thomas for first place in the 200.
Saltsburg’s Austin McLean won the 800 and Tyler Lenhardt won the javelin.
Penns Manor’s JT Horwat won the 3,200.
In the girls’ meet, Ligonier Valley beat Penns Manor, 114-36, and Saltsburg, 91-58. Saltsburg topped Penns Manor, 97-49.
Ligonier Valley won the 3,200 and 1,600 relays. Other winners were Jasmine Conner (300 hurdles, 200), Stephanie Heming (400) and Gina McKlveen (800).
Saltsburg won the 400 relay. Kia Clayton won the high jump, long jump and triple jump, and Allyson Smathers took the 1,600 and 3,200. Other winners were Kiana Reed (100 hurdles), Alicia Clayton (100) and Corrine Moore (shot put).
Penns Manor’s winners were Sarah DaBella in the discus and javelin and Devon Bratton in the pole vault.
Penns Manor and Saltsburg compete in the Indiana County Meet at Marion Center on Saturday, and Ligonier Valley competes in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet on Saturday.