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WVHS Track: Thinclads Have Strong Showing at Sayre


The Wyalusing Valley track team won eight event titles at the John Childs Invitational at Sayre’s Lockhart Street Bowl on May 6.

The Lady Rams, who finished third in the team standings, brought home five event wins. The boys’ team, which was missing a few of its top runners, had three event wins.

In the girls’ meet, Erika Huffman won the 800 in a time of 2:23.9.

Abby Fogel cruised to an easy victory in the 3200 with a time of 12:10.3.

Wyalusing picked up three wins in the field events.

Jessica Carr improved six inches on her seeded height to win the pole vault at 8-6.

Lindsay Schulze won the triple jump with a distance of 31-11. She placed third in the long jump (14-9.5). She also joined Kaitlyn Faulkner, Kayleen Sutton and Kaci Woznicki on the fourth-place 400 relay (54.9).

Alexis Daly won the javelin with a distance of 114-8. She also finished third in the shot put (29-0).

Jordan Preston was third in the javelin (104-8) and sixth in the shot put (26-7).

Elesha Schulze was second in the high jump (4-8).

Faulkner added a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles (17.4) and a fourth in the 300 hurdles (51.0).

Denae Boyanowski was sixth in the discus  (72-6).

The 1600 relay team of Sutton, Jordan Armitage, Liz Keeney and Savannah Schools finished fifth in 4:36.1.

Wellsboro won the girls’ meet with 137 points, followed by Waverly (98), Wyalusing (94), Athens (90), Sayre (84), Towanda (47) and Canton (2).

Waverly’s Mariah Brown, who won three individual events, the 100, 200 and 400, was named the Extraordinary Female Performer.

In the boys’ meet, Tucker Allyn was a two-time winner for the Rams, capturing the high jump (6-0) and javelin (146-6).

Tracey LaFrance won the shot put with a throw of 43-3.5. He was also fourth in the discus (104-11).

Ryan Miller was second in the javelin with a throw of 140-6.

Anthony Benninger was third in the shot put (42-0).

Tim Kuntz was third in the pole vault (12-0).

The 400 relay team of Miller, Allyn, Lewis Adams and Adam Brigham finished fourth in 47.0.

Aaron Johnson was fifth in the long jump (19-4). Aaron Woodruff finished fifth in the 3200 (10:54.9). Brian Sanger was fifth in the 400 (57.9).

Athens won the team standings with 131 points, followed by Waverly (120), Sayre (78), Wyalusing (64), Wellsboro (61), Canton (43.5), Towanda (41.5) and Sullivan County (10).

Waverly’s Nick Puulalu was the Male Extraordinary Performer, with an individual win in the long jump and his performances on a pair of winning relays.


Wellsboro Quad-Meet

At Wellsboro, on May 5, Wyalusing’s boys’ team finished second in a quad-meet that also included Towanda and Williamson, while the girls finished third.

In the boys’ meet, Towanda won with 98 points, followed by the Rams with 84, Wellsboro (73.5) and Williamson (20.5).

Wellsboro won the girls’ meet with 136.5 points, followed by Towanda (67.5), Wyalusing (65) and Williamson (7).

In the boys’ meet, Dan Frankenfield and LaFrance were both two-time winners.

Frankenfield won the 110 hurdles (17.7) and the 300 hurdles (46.7).

LaFrance led a 1-2-3 Ram sweep in the shot put with a throw of 42-2.75 and also captured the discus (127-2).

Miller won the javelin (145-8).

The throws were the strongest area for the Rams. Allyn and Benninger were second and third, respectively, in the shot put. Allyn added a second in the javelin and Benninger was runner-up in the discus.

Adams won the long jump (18-6.5).

In the girls’ meet, Jessica Hotaling was the Lady Rams’ only winner, capturing the 400 (1:02.6) and the 800 (2:24.7).

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