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Gehman, Mosher Qualify For States At Day Two Of District Track

Gehman, Mosher Qualify For States At Day Two Of District Track

By: Ed Weaver  /  May 21, 2023  /  Photo: Chris Manning

Sophomore Annie Gehman and senior Kyle Mosher advanced to next week's PIAA State Championships at Shippensburg at Saturday's District IV Track & Field Championships.

The pair will join senior Aiden Gehman, who qualified Thursday in the long jump.

A week after winning gold in the triple jump at the NTL Championships, Gehman backed up that performance, and set a new PR, with a jump of 35-ft, 1-in that she landed on her final jump.

"It's so crazy, I'm so proud of myself. It was a lot of fun," said an ecstatic Gehman. "Last week I sprained my knee before my jump so I took this week off and did a ton of stretching and was in the training room constantly, and did nothing all week so to jump like this is crazy. I didn't think I'd be able to. I'm excited and nervous at the same time for next week. I just want to have a good time but I want to see what the competition level is like."

Mosher took home silver Saturday afternoon, clearing 6-ft, 1-in. Mosher also finished 2nd last week in Athens (5-ft, 10) and hit his best mark of the year (6-ft, 3) in Wellsboro's last regular season dual meet with Northeast Bradford and Williamson.

"I'm still shaking," said Mosher. "My jumps were clean. I came in at 5-ft, 7 didn't hit the bar until I got to 6-ft, 3 but managed to stay ahead of the third place guy with scratches. This week I focused on jumping with the bar, every high jumper knows its scary looking at the bar, so I was trying my best to get over that. I was hoping to get back to 6-ft, 3 today but I guess I didn't have to. I'm not sure what to look forward to, I think it will be fun by definitely a little scared and excited all at the same time."

"We are so excited for states," assistant coach Kate Gehman said. "Having three jumpers go and represent Wellsboro in long, triple, and high makes me so proud. As a track coach it's awesome to experience these successes with the athletes, as a mom I am thrilled to share it with them!

"I am incredibly proud of Kyle! He's been talking about making it to states all season. He has been working hard to achieve that goal and his flawless jumping until 6-ft, 3 secured that spot!

"Annie has worked diligently all season continually working toward new PR's. The last 3 meets she's done that! Today her goal was to break 35-ft. Breaking 35-ft and placing 1st was incredible!"

Also competing on day two of the meet were sophomore Micah Vickery in the high jump (15th, 5-ft, 5), senior Spencer Wetzel in the pole vault (19th, 9-ft, 6), Aiden Gehman in the triple jump (6th, 41-ft, 6), freshman Jonathan Carl in the 400m (8th, 52.33), Vickery in the 300m hurdles (13th, 43.89), and the 4x100m relay team of sophomores Jack Bryant and Alex Citrino, junior Dillion Boyce, and Gehman (10th, 45.89).

For the girls, junior Sara Seeling (51.79) was 14th in the 300m hurdles, freshman Kristina Belz (4-ft, 6) tied for 18th in the high jump, and junior Grace Harlan (28-ft, 8.75) was 19th in the shot put.

Wellsboro finished 16th overall (20 points) in the boys meet. The Lady Hornets were 19th (10 points).


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