TRACK & FIELD: Sweep City: Dragons run past Youngsville at War Memorial; Sheffield boys win

Warren is making the sweep a common happening this season.

The Dragons completed their fourth dual meet sweep of the season Thursday, defeating cross county rival Youngsville in track & field action at War Memorial Field. The Lady Dragons were a 113-28 winner while the Warren boys won, 102-39.

“Youngsville has a great program and always provide some great competition,” said Warren girls coach Mark Sweet. “That’s why we added them to our schedule this year (despite it no longer being a region meet).” They are very well coached.”

Senior Ellis Beardsley had an outstanding day once again for Warren (4-0), winning in all four of her events. Individually, Beardsley won the 800 in a season-best 2:29.44, the 1600 in 5:31.79 and joined two winning relays. The 4X400 relay team of Beardsley, Valerie Latimer, Sydney Paris and Paige Rimer won in 4:29 and the 4X800 relay squad of Beardsley, Paris, Rimer and Anna Falvo won in 13:14.

Casey Kulka, Sabrina Anderson and Brooke Armanini were all three-time winners for Warren. Kulka flashed to victory in both the 100 and 200 as well as the 4X100 relay with Anderson, Armanini and Amy Castagnino. Anderson added a win in the 100 hurdles in 16.31 seconds and the high jump by clearing five feet, two inches. Armanini’s two individual wins came in the triple jump and long jump where she jumped a personal best 16 feet, seven inches.

Also recording field victories for the Lady Dragons were Nikki Atkins in the shot (30’9), Claudia Olson in the discus (86’9 1/2) and D.J. Hahn in the javelin (109’9).

Despite falling short in the team score, Youngsville (0-3) had plenty of outstanding performances in the girls competition. Kellie Lindstrom used a late surge to blow by the opposition in the girls 400-meter dash, winning in 1:04.63.

Piper Olsen added a victory in the two-mile run with a time of 12:59 and Abbie Swartzbaugh claimed victory in the girls 300 hurdles, winning in 52.51 seconds.

“Obviously we knew we couldn’t compete with Warren in the team competition, so we focused on trying to do our best as individuals and we really did today,” said Youngsville girls coach John Victor. “We had four girls qualify for districts today with Abbie Swartzbaugh in the high jump, Kellie Lindstrom in the 400, Katelyn Hall in the javelin and Piper Olsen in the 3200. Piper has taken over a minute off her time in the last month. She couldn’t make this coach more proud.”

The boys competition was also dominated by members of the Warren track & field team (4-0).

“Just another great day,” said Warren boys coach Steve Norris. “We got a lot of points from a lot of different places tonight and that’s something you always like to see. Devin Nowacki qualified for districts in the triple jump tonight which is fantastic for a freshman and Alec Colosimo and Ryan Shattuck had big days for us.”

Jordan Willetts, Colosimo and Shattuck all earned three victories on the afternoon. Willetts was a winner in the 100 and 200 as well as the 4X400 relay with teammates Shattuck, Dakota Marson and Luke Wortman. Shattuck also swept the hurdles events winning the 110 and 300 in 16.34 and 43.14 seconds respectively. Colosimo’s big day featured wins in the one-mile (5:13.52) and two-mile (11:39) as well as the 4X800 relay with Caleb Hultman, Ben Ruland and Nick Allen. Allen added an individual win in the 800.

Warren also got two wins each from Mark Davis and Chris McNeal in the field. Davis won the long jump and triple jump while McNeal controlled the shot and the discus. Austin Jerman won the javelin with a throw of 154 feet, eight inches.

Rocco Gatta and Mike Hamrick led the Youngsville boys (1-2) with two wins each. Gatta edged Warren’s Wortman in the boys 400-meter race and ran with Thomas Chapman, Andrew Tyers and Hamrick to victory in the 4X100 relay. Hamrick also was a winner in his best event – the triple jump. Hamrick’s winning leap was 40 feet, nine inches.

Youngsville returns to action Monday when they host Eisenhower in a makeup competition. Warren travels to Corry on Tuesday.

Warren boys 102, Youngsville 39

100: 1. J. Willetts (W) 11.40, 2. Gorgacz (W), 3. Tyers (Y)

400: 1. Gatta (Y) 51.14, 2. Wortman (W), 3. Hultman (W)

3200: 1. Colosimo (W) 11:39, 2. Johnson (W), 3. Zavinski (W)

Long jump: 1. Davis (W) 20’8, 2. Gorgacz (W), 3. Kulka (W)

110 hurdles: 1. Shattuck (W) 16.34, 2. Chapman (Y), 3. Lalwani (Y)

200: 1. J. Willetts (W) 23.20, 2. Wortman (W), 3. Clark (Y)

300 hurdles: 1. Shattuck (W) 43.14, 2. Chapman (Y), 3. Lalwani (Y)

High jump: 1. Davis (W) 5’6, 2. Nowacki (W), 3. Bubbenmoyer (Y)

1600: 1. Colosimo (W) 5:13.52, 2. Ruland (W), 3. Johnson (W)

800: 1. Allen (W) 2:20.94, 2. Nielson (W), 3. Ruland (W)

Triple jump: 1. Hamrick (Y) 40’9, 2. Davis (W), 3. Nowacki (W)

Shot put: 1. McNeal (W) 45’4 1/2, 2. Wilcox (Y), 3. Mechling (Y)

Discus: 1. McNeal (W) 123’10, 2. Mechling (Y), 3. Fox (Y)

Javelin: 1. Jerman (W) 154’8, 2. N. Wilcox (Y), 3. M. Wilcox (Y)

3200 relay: 1. Warren (Colosimo, Hultman, Allen, Ruland) 10:54

1600 relay: 1. Warren (Shattuck, Matson, Wortman, J. Willetts) 3:43

400 relay: 1. Youngsville (Hamrick, Chapman, Tyers, Gatta) 46.72

Warren girls 113, Youngsville 28

100: 1. Kulka (W) 13.17, 2. Amy Castagnino (W), 3. Barker (W)

200: 1. Kulka (W) 28.19, 2. Adams (W), 3. Latimer (W)

400: 1. Lindstrom (Y) 1:04.63, 2. Latimer (W), 3. Rimer (W)

800: 1. Beardsley (W) 2:29.44, 2. Rimer (W), 3. Falvo (W)

1600: 1. Beardsley (W) 5:31.79, 2. Falvo (W), 3. Olsen (Y)

3200: 1. Olsen (Y) 12:59, 2. Amanda Castagnino (W), 3. S. Paris (W)

100 hurdles: 1. Anderson (W) 16.31, 2. Eastman (Y), 3. A. Swartzbaugh (Y)

300 hurdles: 1. A. Swartzbaugh (Y) 52.51, 2. Eastman (Y), 3. Lasecki (W)

Long jump: 1. Armanini (W) 16’7, 2. Adams (W), 3. Merenick (W)

Triple jump: 1. Armanini (W) 31’10 1/2, 2. Barker (W), 3. Merenick (W)

High jump: 1. Anderson (W) 5’2, 2. T. Paris (W), 3. A. Swartzbaugh (Y)

Shot put: 1. Atkins (W) 30’9, 2. Yarzabek (W), 3. Anthony (Y)

Discus: 1. Olson (W) 86’9 1/2, 2. Yarzabek (W), 3. Pinkerton (W)

Javelin: 1. Hahn (W) 109’9, 2. Hall (Y), 3. Owen (W)

400 relay: 1. Warren (Armanini, Amy Castagnino, Kulka, Anderson) 53.17

1600 relay: 1. Warren (Beardsley, Latimer, S. Paris, Rimer) 4:29

3200 relay: 1. Warren (Beardsley, Falvo, S. Paris, Rimer) 13:14

Sheffield boys 117, Johnsonburg 21

Johnsonburg 94, Sheffield girls 28

The Sheffield boys and girls track teams set a number of personal-best times and distances on Thursday afternoon, as the boys cruised to a 117-21 dual meet win over Johnsonburg/Ridgway and the Lady Wolverines found themselves on the losing end of a 94-28 score at Sheffield Area High School.

Dylan Reynolds was a three-time winner for the Wolverines in individual events, taking first in the 100, 200, and long jump. His time of 11.7 seconds in the 100-meter dash was good enough to qualify for the District 9 meet, where he previously qualified in the long jump and 4×100 relay.

Senior Zach Parker was also a three-time winner in the 800, 1600, and 3200, and sophomore Adam Higby took first in both the triple and high jump. Logan Connelly, Dylan McNeal, and Quadir Thomas also won individual events for Sheffield, and the Wolverines took first place in all three team relays.

“We’ve come a long ways since Tuesday,” said Sheffield boys’ coach Rusty Barr. “We didn’t practice yesterday (due to a junior high track meet), but the kids buckled down and performed well today.”

Despite the loss on the girls’ side, the Lady Wolverines saw improved performances from a number of athletes. Jen Isenberg continued her strong sophomore season with a win in the javelin as well as the high jump, where her height of 4’11 qualified her for districts.

Jade Moore set a season best in the long jump with a distance of 14′ 2″, good for second place, and Brittany Fritz picked up a second place finish of her own in the shot put with a throw of 28′ 9 1/2″.

Morgan Leichtenberger took third in the high jump with a height of 4’7″ falling just short of the district qualifying mark in the event. The sophomore also earned third place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump.

“Johnsonburg has a very strong girls team,” said Sheffield coach Jenelle Johnson. “We’re a young team with mostly sophomores and freshmen, but we did pretty good.”

Both boys’ and girls’ teams will return to action on Tuesday, when they travel to Smethport for a dual meet with the Hubbers.

Sheffield boys 117, Johnsonburg 21

100: 1. Reynolds (S) 11.7, 2. Jones (S), 3. Gray (J)

200: 1. Reynolds (S) 24.3, 2. Rulander (S), 3. Haison (J)

400: 1. Connolly (S) 1:02, 2. Rulander (S), 3. Henson (J)

800: 1. Parker (S) 2:42, 2. Barr (S), 3. Connolly (S)

1600: 1. Parker (S) 5:38.6, 2. Barr (S)

3200: 1. Parker (S) 12:48, 2. Pierson (S)

110 hurdles: 1. Bundy (J) 19.9, 2. Corbin (S), 3. Schooler (S)

300 hurdles: 1. McNeal (S) 48.6, 2. Higby (S), 3. Bundy (J)

400 relay: 1. Sheffield 49.6

1600 relay: 1. Sheffield 4:18.1

3200 relay: 1. Sheffield 10:36

Shot put: 1. Thomas (S) 38’6, 2. Ranowiecki (S), 3. Feldbauer (J)

Discus: 1. Herbstritt (J) 106’2 1/2, 2. Ranowiecki (S), 3. Thomas (S)

Javelin: 1. C.J. (J) 167’11, 2. Ranowiecki (S), 3. Vile (S)

Long jump: 1. Reynolds (S) 19’3 1/2, 2. McNeal (S), 3. Gardner (J)

Triple jump: 1. Higby (S) 35’9, 2. Corbin (S)

High jump: 1. Higby (S) 5’10, 2. Corbin (S), 3. Vile (S)

Johnsonburg 94, Sheffield girls 28

100: 1. Fowler (J) 13.3, 2. Metheny (J), 3. Dubler (J)

200: 1. Metheny (J) 28.5, 2. Aboussou (J), 3. D’Angelo (J)

400: 1. Wolfe (J) 1:06

800: 1. Polaska (J) 2:50, 2. Barkley (J), 3. Isenberg (S)

1600: 1. Barclay (J) 6:56.1, 2. Woodford (J)

100 hurdles: 1. Benson (J) 16.3, 2. D’Angelo (J), 3. Leichtenberger (S)

300 hurdles: 1. Benson (J) 50.8, 2. D’Angelo (J), 3. Isenberg (S)

400 relay: 1. Johnsonburg 52.8

3200 relay: 1. Johnsonburg 11:19.3

Shot put: 1. Aboussou (J) 30’4, 2. Fritz (S), 3. Hansen (S)

Discus: 1. Imbrogno (J) 95’10 1/2, 2. Isenberg (S), 3. Hansen (S)

Javelin: 1. Isenberg (S) 106’8, 2. D’Angelo (J), 3. Vile (S)

Long jump: 1. Fowler (J) 15’10, 2. Moore (S), 3. Sprandle (S)

Triple jump: 1. Dubler (J) 31’3 1/2, 2. D’Angelo (J), 3. Leichtenberger (S)

High jump: 1. Isenberg (S) 4’11, 2. Hinton (J), 3. Leichtenberger (S)