Warren sweeps Fort LeBoeuf at home

The Warren Area High School track teams completed a non-region sweep of Fort LeBoeuf Thursday at War Memorial Field.

The boys were 89-52 winners and had a new district qualifier in Blake Ristau. The freshman distance runner finished with a personal-best 10:43 in the 3200 and also ran a leg of the winning 4-by-800 relay with Tanner Rosenberg, Alec Colosimo, and Dan Jenkins.

Rosenberg racked up four first-place finishes in the 4-by-800, 4-by-400, 400, and 800. His time of 50.77 in the 400 was less than two-tenths of a second off the school record in the event.

“He still hasn’t been pushed other than by Luke (Wortman),” said Warren boys coach Steve Norris. “That’s one of the reasons we’re going to McDowell this weekend. There will be some good competition in the 400 and 4-by4.”

The Dragons’ 4-by-400 relay team of Rosenberg, Wortman, Ryan Shattuck, and Kyle Kulka took first with Kulka running his best split of the season.

Other first-place finishes for Warren included Shattuck in the 110 hurdles, Ryan Gorgacz in the 100, Colosimo in the 1600, Wortman in the 300 hurdles, Dakota Matson in the 200, Kulka in the long jump, and the 4-by-100 relay featuring Kulka, Matson, Gorgacz, and Anthony Gedz.

Norris also praised the performance of some of his younger athletes, namely Rob Bablak in the 200 and Nick Willetts in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

“We’re thrilled with everything as coaches,” said Norris. “You’re always down at times in the season, then you slowly start to see the workouts come into play. Anytime you win, you’re happy.”

The Lady Dragons won as well, 84-56.

Olivia Ashbaugh was a three-time winner for the girls in the 1600, 3200, and 4-by-800 relay.

Lindsay Onuffer won the 100 hurdles, Ashley Barker won the long jump, D.J. Hahn won the shot put, and Claudia Olsen won the discus.

Warren’s win was aided by sweeps in the 1600, 3200, and shot.

“We were very pleased with everyone’s performance,” said girls’ coach Mark Sweet. “The kids are really starting to find themselves. We had a lot of PRs today; it was truly a solid team effort.”

Second-place finishes for the Lady Dragons included Hahn (3200, javelin), Casey Kulka (100), Katlyn Adams (200, 400, long jump), McKenzie Merenick (800, triple jump), Savannah Tichenor (1600), Rachel Lasecki (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Tori Paris (high jump), and Nikki Atkins (shot put, discus).

A handful of Warren boys will compete at this Saturday’s McDowell Invitational, while the others will return to action against Corry Tuesday at War Memorial Field.

Warren boys 89, Fort LeBoeuf 52

3200 relay: 1. Warren (Rosenberg, Ristau, Jenkins, Colosimo) 9:19

110 hurdles: 1. Shattuck (W) 15.96, 2. Paluh (F), 3. Willetts (W)

100M: 1. Gorgacz (W) 11.74, 2. Kulka (W), 3. Matson (W)

1600M: 1. Colosimo (W) 5:06, 2. Pier (F), 3. Johnson (W)

400M: 1. Rosenberg (W) 50.77, 2. Wortman (W), 3. Gragle (F)

400 relay: 1. Warren (Kulka, Gedz, Matson, Gorgacz) 45.95

300 hurdles: 1. Wortman (W) 42.94, 2. Shattuck (W), 3. Willetts (W)

800M: 1. Rosenberg (W) 2:13, 2. Nielson (W), 3. Jenkins (W)

200M: 1. Matson (W) 24.76, 2. Flinn (F), 3. Bablak (W)

3200M: 1. Ristau (W) 10:43, 2. Pier (F), 3. Connelly (F)

1600 relay: 1. Warren (Shattuck, Kulka, Wortman, Rosenberg) 3:33

Triple jump: 1. Paluh (F) 40’10”, 2. Nowacki (W), 3. Hashim (F)

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

High jump: 1. Paluh (F) 5’8″, 2. Combs (F), 3. Hashim (F)

Shot put: 1. Alexander (F) 42’6.5″, 2. Beer (F), 3. Miller (F)

Discus: 1. Miller (F) 121’7.5″, 2. Beer (F), 3. Stewart (W)

Javelin: 1. Fort LeBoeuf (F) 126’0″, 2. Stewart (W), 3. Davis (W)

Warren girls 84, Fort LeBoeuf 56

3200 relay: 1. Warren (Ashbaugh, Hahn, Lemmon, Tichenor) 12:53

100 hurdles: 1. Onuffer (W) 17.36, 2. Lasecki (W), 3. Kennelley (F)

100M: 1. McGraw (F) 13.24, 2. Kulka (W), 3. Barker (W)

1600M: 1. Ashbaugh (W) 6:35.68, 2. Tichenor (W), 3. Lemmon (W)

400M: 1. Bengel (F) 1:02.35, 2. Adams (W), 3. Castagnino (W)

400 relay: 1. Fort LeBoeuf 53.65

300 hurdles: 1. Pontillo (F) 52.23, 2. Lasecki (W), 3. Onuffer (W)

800M: 1. Bengel (F) 2:44.21, 2. Merenick (W), 3. Tichenor (W)

200M: 1. McGraw (F) 28.05, 2. Adams (W), 3. Kulka (W)

3200M: 1. Ashbaugh (W) 15:08.22, 2. Hahn (W)

1600 relay: 1. Fort LeBoeuf 4:46.16

Triple jump: 1. Cass (F) 31’5″, 2. Merenick (W), 3. Papale (F)

Long jump: 1. Barker (W) 15’9.5″, 2. Adams (W), 3. Papale (F)

High jump: 1. Cass (F) 5’1″, 2. Paris (W), 3. Rindfuss (F)

Shot put: 1. Hahn (W) 30’9″, 2. Atkins (W), 3. Olsen (W)

Discus: 1. Olsen (W) 99’9″, 2. Atkins (W), 3. Sargent (F)

Javelin: 1. Rose (F) 123’10”, 2. Hahn (W), 3. Cass (F)

CORRY 108, YOUNGSVILLE BOYS 42

CORRY 101, YOUNGSVILLE GIRLS 49

The score was one-sided, but Youngsville came home from their track meet at Corry with a few things to smile about. Both the boys and girls lost by over 50 points each, but there were several key personal bests, and three Eagles qualified for districts.

“The girls went after it,” said Youngsville girls coach John Victor. “We just got beat. We were good, we PR’d in just about every event. Brooke Messinger qualified for districts in the mile… We’re getting there. It’s about getting the focus for the post season. The first steps are starting to happen.”

“It was a great day for track, weather wise,” said Youngsville boys coach Jeff Manelick. “We had some guys that had season bests or personal best. Matt Fox in the 100, even though he was third, he qualified for districts. Andy Lawani had a real nice run in the 300 hurdles. He got caught on the last hurdle, which cost him the race, but he still qualified for districts.”

Youngsville has some difficulties with practicing the field events.

“Tanner Burns overcame that,” said Manelick. “Even though we don’t have a pit, he does runway drills. He went over 10 feet and won the event today.”

As any coach, he saw room for improvement.

“We have to get more consistent in our jumps,” said Manelick. “We’re young, but we’re inconsistent there. We’ve had some problems with eligibility, and on a small squad that really hurts, and we haven’t been nearly as strong in the throws.”

The Eagles will travel to the McDowell Invitational this Saturday.

Corry 108, Youngsville boys 42

3200 relay: 1. Corry (Royek, Derry, Hannon, Whiteley) 10:41

110 hurdles: 1. Nichols (C) 16.63, 2. Lawani (Y), 3. Lyon (Y)

100M: 1. Cragg (C) 11.21, Walsh (C), 3. Derry (C)

1600M: 1. Whiteley (C) 4:56, 2. Burns (Y), Derry (C)

400M: 1. Short (C) 55.00, 2. Lauffenburger (Y), 3. Clark (Y)

400 relay: 1. Corry (Walsh, Morris, Frontera, Cragg) 46.37

300 hurdles: Nichols (C) 44.02, 2. Lawani (Y), 3. Ishman (Y)

800M: Hannah (C) 2:27, 2. Alexson (Y), 3. Lehnen (Y)

200M: Walsh (C) 11:03, 2. Burns (Y), 3. Sipe (C)

1600 relay; 1. Youngsville (Lauffenburger, Fox, Lawani, Clark) 3:55

Long jump: Morris (C) 18’2″, 2. Kusiak (C), 3. Clark (Y)

Triple jump: Cragg (C) 40’9.25″, 2. Clark (Y), 3. Hannah (C)

High jump: Cragg (C) 5’10”, 2. Sipe, 3. Frontera (C)

Shot put: Smith (C) 46’8″, 2. Sipe (C), 3. Gray (C)

Discus: Jones (C) 152′, 2. Sipe (C), 3. Hoffner (Y)

Pole vault: Burns (Y) 10′, 2. (C), 3. (C)

Corry 101, Youngsville girls 49

3200 relay: Youngsville (Messinger, McCluskey, Fehlman, Olsen) 10:50

110 hurdles: 1. Haehn (C) 17:46, 2. Eastman (Y), 3. Stockston (C)

100M: 1. Weber (C) 13:75, 2. Haehn (Y), 3. McChesney (Y)

1600M: 1. Sutherland (C) 5:45, 2. Messinger, 3. Olsen (Y)

400M: 1. Hall (C) 1:06, 2. Gottschling (C), 3. Swartzbaugh (Y)

400 relay: Corry 55.11

300 hurdles: Stockton (C) 49.79, 2. Eastman (Y), 3. Haehn (C)

800M: Fehlman (Y) 2:39, 2. Lehner (C), 3. Hall (C)

200M: Lindstrom (Y) 28.81, 2. Weber (C), 3. Gottschling (C)

1600 relay: Corry 4:41

Long jump: Anderson (C) 13’9.75″, 2. Swartzbaugh (Y), 3. McChesney (Y)

Triple jump: Anderson (C) 29’10”, 2. Swartzbaugh (Y), 3. McChesney (Y)

High jump: Goodsel (C) 5’3″, 2. Anderson (C), 3. Mation (C)

Shot put: 1. Anthony (Y) 31’9″, 2. Culver (C), 3. Nutt (C)

Discus: 1. Nutt (C) 88’8″, 2. Gluvna (C), 3. Culver (C)

Javelin: 1. Gluvna (C) 120’9″, 2. Anthony (Y), 3. Morse (Y)