Lady Hornets take first against Towanda, Montgomery

Wellsboro girls pick up pair of wins, boys finish 2nd to Towanda

by Ed Weaver – May 1, 2018

The Wellsboro Girls Track & Field team won a tri-meet against Towanda and Montgomery on Monday, April 30.

The Lady Hornets scored 72 points to Towanda’s 63.75 and Montgomery’s 49.5. Towanda won the boys meet with 113 points, Wellsboro was 2nd with 55, and Montgomery finished 3rd with 20.

In the girls meet sophomore Caitlyn Callahan (13.23) won the 100m with sophomore Megan Starkweather (14.25) in 4th, sophomore Savana Batzley (29.51) was 2nd in the 200m, freshman Alexis Banik (1:12.15) won the 400m followed by sophomore Alex Chilson (1:12.17) in 2nd, freshman Aislin Hoose (3:06.2) was 2nd in the 800m, and senior Anna Bleggi (5:32.84) won the 1600m and was 2nd in the 3200m (14:40.65).

Senior Grace Heckman (17.75) won the 100m hurdles, sophomore Kylie Butler (1:00.38) and junior Zoe Iseri (1:01.07) were 4th and 5th in the 300m hurdles, Callahan won the high jump (4-ft, 8) and was 2nd in the long jump (15-ft, 3), senior Kaitlyne Kramer (7-ft, 6) won the pole vault, senior Dahlia Hosey (33-ft, 11) won the triple jump, sophomore Nina Coolidge (24-ft, 5) took 4th in the shot put, senior Abby Feil (70-ft, 6) was 3rd in the discus, and sophomore Lauren Singer (88-ft, 8.5) won the javelin.

Wellsboro won the 4x100m relay (52.92), was 3rd in the 4x400m relay (4:52.55), and won the 4x800x relay (12:22.29).

“I feel overall we did pretty well,” said girls head coach Elizabeth Hoover. “The 4×100 has been strong the last couple of meets, my 4×400 is coming on strong. As far as individual performances I hada couple of the throwers do some great things, my jumpers are hurting a little bit, my runners are hurting a little bit, we’re going to try and rest our legs this week and hopefully come back for next week.”

In the boys meet, senior Alex Kozuhowski was 2nd in the 100m (11.56) and the 200m (23.51). Sophomore Aidan Hauser (11.58) was 3rd in the 100m, junior Brett Rudy (24.91) was 4th in the 200m, freshman Jonathan Wetzel (1:01.17) was 4th in the 400m with freshman Zach Singer (1:01.98) in 6th, juniors Aidan Perry (2:27.77) and Trevor Weaver (2:30.23) were 3rd and 4th in the 800m, Perry was 5th in the 1600m, and freshman Tylar Wright was 4th in the 3200m.

Freshman Evan Hoover (19.52) took 3rd in the 100m hurdles, sophomore Brennan Warner (46.71) and Hoover (50.89) were 4th and 5th in the 300m hurdles, junior Holden Kennedy (5-ft, 6) was 3rd in the high jump, senior Devin Webster (8-ft) took 3rd in the pole vault, Hauser (19-ft, 5.75) won the long jump with Kozuhowski (18-ft, 1.75) in 2nd, and sophomore Frank Kewitt (36-ft, 7.5), sophomore Karter Witmer (35-ft, 5.5), and Kennedy (35-ft, 1.75) swept the triple jump.

Junior Hunter Brown (34-ft, 10.25) was 3rd in the shot put, Brown (97-ft, 3) was 3rd in the discus with Perry (95-ft, 7) in 5th, and Brown (125-ft, 2) was 3rd in the javelin with sophomore Austin Richards (118-ft, 1.5) in 4th.

“I think the meet went pretty well,” said co-head coach Matt Hildebrand. “It was really windy out here today so I think some of the athletes were at a disadvantage than others depending on what part of the track you run on and what direction you were throwing. Overall I think the kids did a great job today. Alex ran really well in the 100m and 200m, the relay teams are really gelling, both the boys and the girls, our throwers are making strides every week with their distances going up. That’s where we want to be going into NTL’s next week.”

Both teams are in action on Friday, May 4 at the Coudersport Booster Invite then return home next Tuesday, May 8 for their final regular season meet with North Penn-Mansfield.

Credits:
Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver
Videography: Ed Weaver, Andrew Moore, Ethan Chabala
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Ed Weaver
Anchor: Ed Weaver
Correspondent: Justin Grubb

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