Seamens, Baran win events for Ike girls at Twin Tier

BOLIVAR, N.Y.-The Eisenhower girls had a pair of individual champions and placed third out of 12 teams in Friday’s Twin Tier Invitational held at Bolivar-Richburg High School.

A week after becoming the school record holder in the event, junior Apprille Seamens took first in the pole vault with a height of 8’0″. Fellow vaulters Holly Chapman and Sydney Wallin finished fourth and eighth, respectively.

Freshman thrower Kirsten Baran’s toss of 89’2″ in the discus topped the rest of the field, including teammate Alecia Straight, who finished third. Baran also placed fourth in the shot put.

“It was the first time the girls have had a champion, and we had two. That’s a pretty good achievement for our program and shows how far we’ve come,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “This is a very important meet for us every year. It allows us to get out and compete against schools our size on a very nice track (at Bolivar-Richburg High School). I was very pleased with the girls today. There were a lot of personal bests even from those that didn’t place.”

Other individual placewinners included Emily McJunkin (sixth in high jump, sixth in 400), Chapman (seventh in long jump), Madi Hultman (third in shot put), Jackie Talasky (sixth in shot put), Wallin (seventh in 100 hurdles, fifth in 300 hurdles), Tiffany Work (eighth in 100 hurdles), Julia Bauer (fourth in 1600, seventh in 800), Kate Daugharthy (seventh in 400), Seamens (sixth in 300 hurdles), and Lacey Stanko (fifth in 200).

The Lady Knights picked up points from their three relays as well. The 4-by-800 team of Daugharthy, Stanko, Straight, and Bauer took fifth as did the 4-by-400 team of Daugharthy, McJunkin, Bauer, and Seamens. Work, Stanko, Tara Sleeman, and Mariel Clark teamed up to take sixth in the 4-by-100.

Johnsonburg was the girls’ team winner with a total of 127 points.

Eisenhower returns to action on Tuesday at home against Union City.