TRACK: Eagles swept in road meet

WATTSBURG – Youngsville was competitive, but couldn’t muster enough firepower to avoid a sweep at the hands of Seneca during boys and girls track & field action, Tuesday, at Seneca Area High School.

The boys were on the losing end of a 99-51 final score while the girls dropped a 101-49 decision.

Despite the setback, Youngsville girls track coach John Victor was pleased with his team’s overall performance.

“For not being out on the track any more than we have, I though we did very well,” said Victor. “Abbie Swartzbaugh qualified for districts in both the 100 and 300 hurdles and our 4X100 relay team (of Emily McChesney, Emily Cedrone, Mallory Eastman and Kimmie Lindstrom) did a nice job.”

Victor was impressed by Piper Olsen’s run in the 3200, adding that Seneca “is just a very talented team from top to bottom.”

Youngsville’s 4X100 team won their relay race with a winning time of 55.97 seconds while Swartzbaugh swept the 100 and 300 hurdles events with winning times of 17.28 and 51.93 seconds respectively. Other winners for the Lady Eagles included Olsen in the 3200 (14:00.56) and Kellie Lindstrom in the 800 (2:44.78).

While coming out on the losing end of the team score, Youngsville’s boys team had winners all over the board. None of them won as much as senior standout Rocco Gatta.

Gatta was victorious in all four of his events, sweeping the 100, 200 and 400 races and winning the 4X100 relay with teammates Mike Hamrick, Thomas Chapman and Matthew Fox. Gatta won the 100 in 11.36 seconds, the 200 in 24.18 seconds and the 400 in 53.46 seconds. The winning relay time was 46.50 seconds.

Also winning for the Eagles were Andy Lalwani in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.62 seconds, Mitch Wilcox in the javelin with a throw of 150 feet, five inches and Hamrick was a two-time winner in the jumps, winning the triple jump (39’1 1/2) and the long jump (18’9 1/2).

“With our small numbers, we figured it would be tough to win the team competition, but we did very well and I was very pleased,” said Youngsville boys coach Jeff Manelick. “Rocco qualified for districts in the 100 and 400 and Andy Lalwani looked good in the hurdles. That was the first full set of hurdles he’s been over this season.”

Youngsville (0-1 boys, 0-1 girls) is at the Brookville Invitational Saturday.

Seneca 99, Youngsville boys 51

110 hurdles: 1. Andy Lalwani (Y) 17.62

3200 relay: 1. Seneca 9:06.72

100: 1. Rocco Gatta (Y) 11.36

1600: 1. Nadolny (S) 5:16

400: 1. Rocco Gatta (Y) 53.46

400 relay: 1. Youngsville (Mike Hamrick, Thomas Chapman, Matthew Fox, Rocco Gatta) 46.50

300 hurdles: 1. Twaroski (S) 45.06, 2. Andy Lalwani (Y)

200: 1. Rocco Gatta (Y) 24.18

800: 1. Enterline (S) 2:13.91

3200: 1. Burke (S) 12:12.90

1600 relay: 1. Seneca 3:54.81

Shot put: 1. McGill (S) 41’8, 3. Nathan Wilcox (Y)

Discus: 1. McGill (S) 129’1, 2. Nathan Wilcox (Y)

Javelin: 1. Mitch Wilcox (Y) 150’5, 2. Nathan Wilcox (Y)

Triple jump: 1. Mike Hamrick (Y) 39’1 1/2

Long jump: 1. Mike Hamrick (Y) 18’9 1/2

High jump: 1. Groenendaal (S) 5’4, 3. Sam Bubbenmoyer (Y)

Pole vault: 1. Pier (S) 11’6

Seneca 101, Youngsville girls 49

100 hurdles: 1. Abbie Swartzbaugh (Y) 17.28

3200 relay: 1. Seneca 11:13.92

100: 1. Barnett (S) 13.75

1600: 1. Leasure (S) 6:00.71

400: 1. Teed (S) 1:03.62

400 relay: 1. Youngsville (Emily McChesney, Emily Cedrone, Mallory Eastman, Kimmie Lindstrom) 55.97

300 hurdles: 1. Abbie Swartzbaugh (Y) 51.93

200: 1. Teed (S) 27.81

800: 1. Kellie Lindstrom (Y) 2:44.78

3200: 1. Piper Olsen (Y) 14:00.56

1600 relay: 1. Seneca 4:31.40

Shot put: 1. Black (S) 34’11

Discus: 1. Black (S) 101’3

Javelin: 1. Izbicki (S) 102’10

Triple jump: 1. Braine (S) 30’2

Long jump: 1. Braine (S) 14’0

High jump: 1. Braine (S) 4’8

Pole vault: 1. Skrutsky (S) 7’6