Several Ike athletes place at Coudy invite

COUDERSPORT – Several Eisenhower track athletes took on the wind and chill to place at Friday’s 11-team Coudersport Invitational.

“The boys, with small numbers, took seventh overall,” said Eisenhower assistant coach Ryan Hoffman.

Tim Lange was third in the 110-meter hurdles (17.67 seconds) and 300 hurdles (43.9), and fifth in pole vault at nine feet.

Devin VanGuilder was third in the mile at 4:52.5, just missing districts, and he was second in the two-mile in 10:59.

Jason Adams was sixth in 18.8 seconds in the 110 hurdles; Randy Buchanan sixth in the 400 in 45.3; Derek Lasecki fifth in the 800 in 2:21; Bryon Braswell sixth in the 200 in 25.2; the 4×100 relay of Logan Eadie, Adams, Ben Morrison and Braswell was third in 49.3, and; the 4×400 of Noah VanHouten, Adams, Lange and Buchanan was third in 3:47.

“They are pretty excited about the Warren County meet (Thursday) because they are pretty close to PR’s and getting (district-qualifying times),” said Hoffman.

Also with a small group, the Lady Knights had several top-six placewinners, including:

the 1,600 relay of Tiffany Work, Emily McJunkin, Emily Warner and Lacy Stanko, third in 4:45.77; Stanko fourth in the 200 in 29.10 seconds; the 400 relay of Work, Tara Sleeman, Stanko and Nikki Dubyne, fourth in 55.85; McJunkin fourth in the high jump in 4-8; Work fifth in the 100 in 14.34 and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 18.15, and; the 3200 relay of Grace Thompson, Jackie Talasky, Courtney Jewell and Sleeman, sixth in 12:58.80.

“Obviously, Tiffany Work had a nice night placing in all four of her events and Stanko in three of her events,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue.