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Hornet Track Teams Sweep Williamson To Start Season

Hornet Track Teams Sweep Williamson To Start Season

By: Ed Weaver  /  March 27, 2024  /  Photo: Elijah Cothran

The Wellsboro Track & Field teams kicked off their 2024 season with a sweep over Williamson on Tuesday, March 26.

The girls won 94-56 and the boys won 109-41.

The Lady Hornets swept the 100m with freshman Piper Hoprich (12.75), sophomore Sophia Yoder (13.88) and sophomore Jordan Rumsey (13.98) taking the top spots. Hoprich (28.12) also won the 200m and Yoder (1:08.06) won the 400m. Senior Sara Seeling finished 2nd in the 100m hurdles (19.43) with sophomore Kristina Belz (21.39) in 4th. Seeling also won the 300m hurdles in 54.53.

Freshman Megan Newruck (3:20.48) was 4th in the 800m and freshman Lauren Kosek won both the 1600m (5:40.70) and the 3200m (12:03.44).

Wellsboro won the 4x100m relay (53.52) and the 4x400m relay (4:41.23) and was 2nd in the 4x800m relay (12:58.94).

Junior Annie Gehman swept the jumping events with a 4-ft, 10 high jump, a 16-ft, 4 long jump, and a 33-ft, 10.5 triple jump. Belz was 2nd in the high jump (4-ft, 6) and the long jump (14-ft, 8) while Newruck took 2nd in the triple jump (28-ft, 11). Wellsboro also swept the pole vault with freshman Ellie Largey (5-ft, 6), sophomore Megan Mosher (5-ft) and sophomore Brooke Wheeler (5-ft) taking the top spots.

Senior Grace Harlan (30-ft, 8) won the shot put, senior Hannah Gilmour (72-ft, 6.25) was 2nd in the discus, and Seeling won the javelin (90-ft, 8.5).

Sophomore Jonathan Carl (12.10), junior Jack Bryant (12.14) and sophomore Jacoby Strang (12.71) swept the 100m while Bryant (24.78) won the 200m. Carl (55.69) took the top spot in the 400m, and sophomore Jude Cuneo (2:21.20) won the 800m. Sophomore Max Macias (5:07.70) was 2nd in the 1600m with Cuneo (5:11.15) in 3rd. Macias (11:19.51) was also 2nd in the 3200m.

Wellsboro swept the hurdles with junior Micah Vickery (17.19), sophomore David Seeling (19.23) and senior Nehemiah Burrous (20.44) taking the top spots in the 110m hurdles. Vickery (45.41) and Seeling (47.23) also finished 1-2 in the 300m hurdles.

The Hornets swept the three relays, winning the 4x100m in 46.96, the 4x400m in 4:16.00, and the 4x800m in 9:34.16.

Vickery (5-ft, 8), Seeling (5-ft, 6) and Carl (5-ft, 4) swept the high jump, junior Gabe Carpenter (8-ft, 6) was 3rd in the pole vault, senior Noah Morey (18-ft, 5), junior Micaiah Fitch (17-ft, 9) and junior Emmanuel Posada (17-ft, 6) swept the long jump, and senior Mitchell Butler (35-ft, 6) and Posada (34-ft, 5.5) were 2nd and 3rd in the triple jump.

Morey (39-ft, 0.5) and senior Watson Feil (34-ft, 5) were 1st and 2nd in the shot put, Morey (111-ft, 7) won the discus, and Morey (149-ft, 8.5) and Feil (141-ft) were 1st and 2nd in the javelin.

"I challenged the boys to compete in more events due to our small numbers," 1st year head coach Brigette Largey said. "They accepted that challenge and gave it their all out there today. Subsequently, we had some surprise placing in events. We're looking forward to seeing how they progress this year."

"The final outcome exceeded my expectations," added girls head coach Elizabeth Hoover. "We had many PR's and I saw great things from the freshmen and newcomers. I am excited to see where this season goes!"

The teams are back in action on Tuesday, April 2 against North Penn-Mansfield, Sayre and Towanda.


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