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Hornet track teams take 2nd at NTL Meet

Hornet track teams take 2nd at NTL Meet

By: Ed Weaver  /  May 10, 2015

The Wellsboro Track teams each took home second place finishes at the NTL Meet on Saturday, May 9.

The girls scored 130 points to finish behind Athens while the boys tied with Athens with 96 points for 2nd behind Northeast Bradford.

Head Coach Elizabeth Hoover was very pleased with both of her teams' performances on the day.

"The kids all worked really hard this past week to get ready for today," Hoover said. "We had a lot of kids improve upon what they've done leading up to this meet and we had a few qualify for Districts next weekend so I'm pretty happy about that."

Earlier in the afternoon the Lady Hornets were within a point of Athens and the boys were winning the meet.

"I knew it was going to be tough to beat the Athens girls and I tried to keep a positive attitude with the girls and thinking we had a shot at it but Athens had a tremendous day," continued Hoover. "As far as the boys I didn't have them seeded that high in my mind. We put some kids in different events that they haven't been in and they scored points for us today."

For the girls, Junior Jada Jackson (12.6) and Senior Lauren Bleggi (12.88) finished 2nd and 3rd in the 100m, Lauren Bleggi (27.12) was 3rd in the 200m with Junior Lindsey Graver (28.16) in 7th, Senior Caitlynn Butler (1:09.29) was 8th in the 400m, Junior Camryn Keane (2:37.63) was 3rd in the 800m, Freshman Anna Bleggi (5:32.84) won the 1600m, and Sophomore Janessa Davis (13:27.98) was 3rd in the 3200m.

Junior Haley Zuchowski (17.11) was 4th in the 100m hurdles and 3rd in the 300m hurdles at 50.7.

The 4x100m team of Lauren Bleggi, Jackson, Graver, and Junior Raisa Rogers won in 50.85, the 4x400m team of Keane, Zuchowski, Rogers, and Senior Annie Sweeney finished 4th in 4:35.51, and the 4x800m team of Keane, Butler, Davis, and Sweeney won with a time of 10:59.59.

Rogers (4 ft 9 in) was 3rd in the high jump and Junior Mikayla Feil (4 ft 7 in) was 6th, Junior Joey Taft (8 ft 2 in) was 2nd in the pole vault, Jackson (17 ft 11 in) won the long jump with Graver (15 ft 11.5 in) in 5th, Jackson (36 ft 2.75 in) won the triple jump with Graver (32 ft 2 in) in 7th.

Senior Meghan Bodine (25 ft 7 in) and Sophomore Hannah Lawton (25 ft 5.25 in) were 12th and 13th in the shot put, Bodine (77 ft 7 in) was 9th in the discus with Lawton (74 ft 7 in) in 12th, and Sophomore Samantha Spurgeon (89 ft 8.5) finished 7th in the javelin with Keane (78 ft 7.5) in 12th, and Feil (65 ft 11 in) in 18th.

For the boys, Senior Michael Pietropola (11.4) was 2nd in the 100m with Senior Brieux Thibaut (11.58) in 5th, Thibaut (23.34) was 4th in the 200m, Senior Kieron Smethers (52.15) was 2nd in the 400m with Thibaut (53.95) in 7th, Junior Isaac Leach (2:18.73) was 14th in the 800m, Leach (5:02.92) was 8th in the 1600m followed by Junior Dakota Cleveland (5:20.36) in 15th, and Leach (12:09.95) was 15th in the 3200m.

Senior Jack Chambers (17.18) was 2nd in the 110m hurdles and won the 300m hurdles in 41.88.

The 4x100m team of Senior Nick Marple, Smethers, Junior Rich Tardieu, and Pietropola won in 44.92 and the 4x400m team of Chambers, Sophomore Jacob Singer, Leach, and Sophomore Devan Warner (4:04.54) were 8th.

The Hornets swept the high jump as Marple (5 ft 8 in), Smethers (5 ft 8 in), and Tardieu (5 ft 6 in) finished 1st-3rd, Freshman Gabe Leach (8 ft 9 in) was 11th in the pole vault, Singer (17 ft 5.5 in) was 15th in the long jump, Tardieu (39 ft 8.5 in) and Thibaut (39 ft 4.75 in) were 4th and 5th in the triple jump.

Senior Jonas Benner (39 ft 5.75 in) was 8th in the shot put, Senior Bill Lupkowski (104 ft 3 in) was 8th in the discus, and Sophomore Brandon Lamphier (137 ft 5.5 in) was 6th in the javelin with Sophomore Brody Coolidge (118 ft 1 in) finishing in 14th.

The Hornets will return to Athens next week for Districts on Saturday, May 16.


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