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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Apollo-Ridge boys complete unbeaten regular season

by The Indiana Gazette on April 25, 2014 10:15 AM

FREEPORT — Apollo-Ridge completed its boys’ track and field season at 9-0, including 7-0 in WPIAL Section 7-AA, with a narrow 77-73 victory over Freeport on Thursday.

The Vikings’ girls lost to Freeport, 134-16.

Tre Tipton led the Apollo-Ridge boys with victories in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Jesse Zelonka took first in the 100 and 200.

Dillon Butz (400), Kyle Nothnagel (shot put) and Damon Blystone (javelin) also won individual events for the Vikings.

Apollo-Ridge took first in the 400 relay, with the team of Tipton, Dillon Tones, Jonah Casella and Zelonka, and the 1,600 relay, with Casella, Kyle Murray, Butz and Dom Schrecengost.

Bailey White (3,200) and Reannah Martin (pole vault) scored wins in the girls’ meet.

Apollo-Ridge will compete at the Indiana County Meet on Saturday.


STINGERS SWEEP DRAGONS: In a Heritage Conference meet held Wednesday at Marion Center, the Stingers swept past Purchase Line, winning 96-52 on the boys’ side, and 111-33 on the girls’ side.

The Marion Center girls won 15 of the 18 contested events, with Hannah Fulton, Mia Oterson, Hanna Jo Beer and Amber McClure winning two events apiece to lead the way.

Fulton won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs; Oterson won the triple jump and 200; Beer won the long jump and the javelin; and McClure won the 100 and the pole vault.

Taya Whitfield (800), Kearsten Brocious (discus), Carley Peterson (300 hurdles), Mariah Sinan (400) and Sierra Alabran (110 hurdles) also won events for Marion Center.

The Stingers also won the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. The 1,600 relay team consisted of McClure, Bailey Cribbs, Oterson and Whitfield. The 3,200 relay was made up of Madison Betts, Cribbs, Fulton and Whitfield.

Purchase Line won the 400 relay, Jaycelyn Fleming won the high jump and Morgan Scalese took first in the shot put.

On the boys’ side, Jon Baker won two events and ran a leg of the Stingers’ first-place 1,600 relay to lead the way. Baker won the long and triple jumps, and Kyle Anderson also scored two event victories, winning the 1,600 and 3,200. Also winning events for the Stingers were Kyle McCullough (shot put), Zeke Welch (discus), Adam White (high jump), David Wiles (800) and Kyle Hicks (pole vault).

Marion Center’s winning 1,600 relay team consisted of Jon Baker, Ian McGrady, Nicolas Fulton and Derek Simpson. The Stingers’ foursome of Zachery Edwards, Blake Orr, McCullough and Simpson won the 400 relay.

For Purchase Line, Grant Syster won the 100 and 200 dashes, while Alec Sunderlin took the 110 and 300 hurdles. Dan Learn won the 400, and Royce Bish won the javelin. Purchase Line also won the 3,200 relay.

Purchase Line and Marion Center compete at the Indiana County Meet on Saturday at Marion Center.


LIGONIER ROLLS: Ligonier Valley swept both ends of a Heritage Conference triangular meet held at Penns Manor on Wednesday.

The Rams beat Saltsburg, 122-27, and Penns Manor, 132-18, on the boys’ side. The Saltsburg boys beat Penns Manor, 96 2/3 to 48 1/3.

In the girls’ meet, Ligonier Valley beat Saltsburg, 90-59, and Penns Manor, 114-36. Saltsburg beat the Comets, 97-49.

Chris Huber (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Mitch Brown (100, 200) and Jake Fitz (high jump, triple jump) took first place in two events each for the Ligonier Valley boys. Carlos Chavez (1,600), Chandler Hall (400), Sean Johnston (pole vault), Ray Marsh (shot put) and Alec Bloom (discus) also won events.

Ligonier Valley won all three relays contested.

Austin McLean (800) and Tyler Lenhardt (javelin) won events for Saltsburg. J.T. Horwat took the 3,200 for Penns Manor.

Saltsburg’s Kia Clayton won the high jump, long jump and triple jump in the girls’ meet. Teammates Allyson Smathers (1,600; 3,200), Kiana Reed (100 hurdles), A’leisha Clayton (100) and Corrine Moore (shot put) also won events. The Trojans won the 400 relay.

Jasmine Conner (300 hurdles, 200), Stephanie Heming (400) and Gina McKlveen (800) took first place for Ligonier Valley. The Rams won the 3,200 and 1,600 relays.

Sarah DaBella (discus, javelin) and Devon Bratton (pole vault) won for Penns Manor.

Penns Manor competes at the Indiana County Meet on Saturday.

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