The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 27, 2014

Roundup: Hickory girls, SR box cop teams titles at City of Hermitage Invite

- — The District 10 track & field championships were not decided Saturday afternoon in Hermitage. However area aficionados got a glimpse of, perhaps, what will transpire in Erie County come mid-May.

Slipprey Rock boys and Hickory girls copped team titles during the 15th annual City of Hermitage Invitational.

At blustery Hickory High’s Hornet Stadium, the Rockets roared to 94 points to outdistance runner-up Hickory (80), while the Lady Hornets harvested the crown by outscoring Wilmington, 116-5. to 108.5.

“ ... the third places, fifth places, eighth places, those just give you those extra points. And then the guys who were top-seeded all came through — that made it work,” summarized Slippery Rock Coach Tom Meling.

“This is, probably, our deepest boys’ team since two-thousand-nine when we won a region championship,” Meling continued. “We have good depth when we’re healthy. We’ve had some bad luck with some injuries, but (Saturday) everyone was there that needed to be there, so it was just great.”

“Last year in (Class) triple-A we were second to Grove City,” Hickory co-Head Coach Barb Dzuricsko recalled regarding the 2013 D-10 Championships. “This year, with some of the new additions we have coming in, we beat Grove City in our first dual-meet and that opened up our eyes a little bit because that was the team that had defeated us.

“Our goal is to go after the District 10 championship,” Dzuricsko continued. “We’re starting to build a nice team, and we were missing some of our top athletes (sprinter Nikki Arbanas and versatile Lauren and Maddie Bell), so we did this without some of the pieces of the puzzle.

“Triple-A is always hard,” Dzuricsko admitted, “so, if we’re gonna win one more, we’d like to leave Harbor Creek with a trophy. That’s our goal. Whether it happens or not, (Satur)day showed that our kids, in their events, are at the top, and we had tons of PRs (personal bests).”

“You have to do it that day, for districts,” Meling cautioned. “If we can do it that day, we’ve got a chance ’cause we have strenght in a lot of areas so we can, potentially, score in almost every event, which is what you’ve kind’ve got to do to win a district championship.

Regarding his AAA Rockets, Meling mused, “I think we’ll be competitive against Cathedral Prep. Prep is the number one team, obviously, but as good as (the Ramblers) are in the sprints, we can kind’ve do some things against them in the distance and middle-(distance) areas and, hopefully, sneak in some points elsewhere.”

There were numerous multiple-winners and other outstanding performances, including:

ä Hickory’s Luke Lewis, who swept the shot put (61-8è) and discus (158-1). He and teammate Austin Aikins were 1-2 in both events.

ä Wilmington’s Hannah Drake and George Junior Republic’s Ronald Pearson both swept the long and triple jumps. Drake doubled up with jumps of 17-4 1/4 and 34-11, respectively, while Pearson produced a 21-3 long jump and soared 40-11 1/4 in the triple.

Drake also lent a leg to the Lady Hounds’ runner-up distance-relay foursome.

ä Hickory freshman Heather Grober garnered a sweep of the 100-meter dash (12.69) and intermediate hurdles (46.09).

Although she placed as runner-up to Gen. McLane’s Bethany Evanovich in the 200-meter dash — both surpassed the meet mark, Evanovich at 25.52 — Grober gained a place in Hickory program’s record book. She surpassed the 1987 mark set by state-caliber sprinter Lisa Lippincott (26.13) with a 25.62.

ä Several relay teams won, including Mercer 4x1 (Megan McKinney, Courtney Young, Alexa Stanton, Emily Young) and Sharon Lady Tigers’ 4x4 (Leonna Bell, Zhane’a Davis Jessica Talbert-Kirsch and Xsila Powell). Also, Slippery Rock 4x8 (Brady Kadlubek, Mark Cessar, Will Henry, Josh Jones) and 4x4 teams (Shane Kirkwood,  Cessar, Kadlubek and Chris Reesman), and Hickory’s sprint-relay quartet (DeQuan Lewis, Chase Moretti, Dozie Ezi-Ashi and Matt Voytik).

ä Grove City’s Ryan Budnik posted a twin-killing in the 1600- (4:38.09) and 3200-meter runs (10:03.54), and was part of the Eagles’ runner-up distance-relay foursome.

ä Mercer’s Jarred Davis swept the 200-meter dash (22.9) and high hurdles (14.9).

ä Evanovich, in addition to being part of the Lady Lancers’ winning distance-relay quartet, notched a double-double in the 200 and 400.



City of Hermitage Invitattioal


Team Standings and Key: Hickory (H) 116.5; Wilmington (W) 108.5;  Gen. McLane (GM) 85; Sharon (Sh) 52; Grove City (GC), Mercer (Mer) 50; Slippery Rock (SR) 49; Harbor Creek (HC) 35.5; Clarion (C) 32; Union City (UC) 28.5; Cambridge Springs (Spa) 23; North East (NE) 22.5; East (E) 17; Redbank Valley (RV) 13; Oil City (OC) 4.5; Titusville (T) 4; Commodore Perry (CP), Reynolds (R) 3; Keystone (K), Sharpsville (Sv) 2; Northwestern (N) 1.

Individual Results*

(Note: The Herald lists the top 3 placewinners in each event, and any Mercer Countian who places among the top 8).

3200 relay — 1. Gen. McLane (Bethany Evankovich, Morgan Price, Christina Fair, Vicky Evankovich), 10:00.58; 2. Wilmington (Rikki Brumbaugh, Hannah Drake, Hannah Winters, Allison Baldwin) 10:01.63; 3. Sharon (Xsila Powell, Brienna Roys, Jordan Williams, Jessica Talbert-Kirsch) 10:07.07; 4. Grove City (MiKayla Wimer, Catie and Mary Jaskowak, Olivia Lowe), 10:12.61; 6. Hickory (Jessica Garcia-Ramirez, Lexi Bible, Evita Scoccia, Haley Boyd) 10:24.26.

100 hurdles — 1. Sophia Mazza (HC) 15:14*; 2. Megan McKinney (Mer) 15.22*; 3. Aster Chmielewski (SR) 15.82; 4. Molly Joyce (SR) 15.88; 8. Brady Dalton (SR) 17.26.

100 — 1. Heather Grober (H) 12.69; 2. Jaiah Williams (E) 12.9; 3. Courtney Young (Mer) 13.03. 5. Ra’Kiva Rice (Sh) 13.29; Mindy Brown (Mer) 13.47.

1600 — 1. Bible 5:25.61; 2. Price (GM) 5:26.78; 3. Williams 5:36.35; 5. M.Jaskowak 5:41.02; 8. Boyd 5:48.02.

400 — 1. B.Evanovich (GM) 1:00.03; 2. Eve Gardner (UC) 1:01.25; 3. Powell 1:02.59; 4. Bell 1:03.67; Mindy Brown (Mer) 1:04.32; 6. R.Brumbaugh 1:04.97.

400 relay — 1. Mercer (McKinney, C.Young, Alexa Stanton, Emily Young), 51.39; 2. Sharon (Leonna Bell, Zhane’a Davis, Talbert-Kirsch, Ra’Kiya Rice), 52.30; 3. Hickory (Alura Dalton, Jillian Greenburg, Grober, Victoria Russo) 52.65; Wilmington (Chanielle Cooper, Tessa Sikora, Liz Ferrante, Cori Logan) 53.56.

300 hurdles — 1. Grober 46.09; 2. Joyce 47.60; 3. McKinney 48.74; 5. Nicole Young (Mer) 49.75; 6. Ferrante 50.40; 7. Dalton 50.90; 8. E.Young 51.38.

800 — 1. Olivia Mamula (Spa) 2:32.42; 2. Alyssa Boyd (UC) 2:33.40; 3. Baldwin 2:34.22; Boyd 2:37.66; 6. Talbert-Kirsch 2:40.08; 7. Williams 2:40.92.

200 — 1. Evanovich 25.52*; 2. Grober, 25.62*; 3. Gardner 26.17; 4.  Sikora 26.75; 5. C.Young 6. Russo 27.45; 7, Powell 27.49.

3200 — 1. Price11:39.66; 2. Kate McIntosh (NE) 11:53.79; 3. Bible 12:08.39; 5. K.Jaskowak 12:18.46; 8. Hannah Sanford (GC) 12:43.58.

1600 relay — 1. Sharon (Bell, Davis, Talbert-Kirsch, Powell) 4:15.23; 2. Harbor Creek 4:22.17; 3. Wilmington (R.Brumbaugh, Drake, Winters, Baldwin) 4:22.34; 4. Mercer (Brown, Nicole, Courtney, Emily Young) 4:24.13; 5 Grove City (Maddie Hamilton, Lowe, Wimer, Melanie Wizorek)  4:36.25; 7. Sharpsville (Haleigh Coryea, Casie Scott, Izzy Schell, Aubrey DelFratte) 4:41.86.; 8. Hickory (Abbey Murphy, Boyd, Russo, Garcia-Ramirez) 4:49.20. 

Shot put — 1. Elena Marchand (H) 43-4; 2. Emily Campbell (SR) 41-11; 3. Sophia Fustos (H) 41-1è; Julie Falvo (W) 38-10ê; 5. Cailen Blaire (H) 36-3; 7. Monica Johnson (W) 34-9è.

Discus — 1. Falvo 132-6; 2. Campbell 131-11; 3. Fustos 124-8; 4. Marchand 121-11è; Blaire 115-3; 6. Rachel Toy (R) 106-8.

Javelin — 1. Jennifer Ochs (C) 112-7ê; 2. Lynde Edmonds (RV) 105-3; 3. Ellie Mularski (SSR) 99-6è; 4. Hope Wilterdink (H) 98-7è; 5. Jamie Thompson (W) 98-6è; 6. Winters 96-8.

Long jump — 1. Drake 17-4 1/4; 2. Lindsay Luzier (GM) 16-3; 3. Madison Weaver (C) 15-7è; 4. McKenzie Fagan (GC) 15-6 1/4; 6. Dalton 15-2è.

Triple jump — 1. Drake 34-11; 2. Laken Ganoe (C) 33-10è; 3. Sikora 32-0è; 4. Claire Malak (H) 31-9; 5. Fagan 21-2; 6.  Sarah Schwenke (W) 31-1è; 8. Mularski 30-4.

High jump — 1. Fagan 5-0; 2. Sikora 4-10; 3. Julie Kenneson (C) 4-10; 4. Katie Gustas (H) 4-8; 6. Ally Hahn (W) 4-6.

Pole vault — 1. Hailey Hall (GC) 11-0*; 2. Molly Regan (GM) 10-6*; 3. Thompson 10-0; 4. Julia Strobel (W) 10-0; 5. Malayna Mason (H) 9-6; 8. Sarah Schaffer (GC) 9-6.



Team Standings and Key:
Slippery Rock (SR) 94; Hickory (H) 80; George Junior Republic (GJR) 71; Grove City (GC) 66; North East (NE) 65; Wilmington (W) 56; Mercer (Mer) 54; Northwestern (N) 42; Gen. McLane (GM), Clarion (C) 25; Titusville (T) 24; Harbor Creek (HC) 22; Redbank Valley (RV) 21; East (E) 18; Sharon (Sh), Reynolds (R), Oil City (OC) 8; Commodore Perry (CP) 6; Cambridge Springs (Spa) 5; Union City (UC) 3; Sharpsville (Sv) 1.

3200 relay — 1. Slippery Rock (Brady Kadlubek, Mark Cessar, Will Henry, Josh Jones) 8:27.32; 2. Wilmington (Jared Masters, Ryan Davis, Brandon Slicker, Cody Cooper) 9:41.74; 3. Grove City (Aaron Benka, Ryan Budnik, Ryan Whiteman, Dillon McConnell) 8:46.23; 5. GJR (Jakiyak Bradley, Abraham Johnson, Quadir McNeil, Byron Staten) 8:48.82; 6. Commodore Perry (Eric Johnston, Chad Peterson, Cody Schreiber, Nathan White) 9:05.27; 8. Hickory (Parker Redmond, Coulter Bishop, Kyle Boyd, Paul Kurelko) 9:09.56.

110 hurdles — 1. Jarred Davis (Mer) 14.90; 2. Fred Urbaniak (SR) 15.58; 3. Bobby Marzano (H) 16.4; 6. Justin Peidel (H) 16.97; 7. Stefan Pontius (W) 17.03.

100 — 1. Ian Corbett (C) 10.95*; 2. Kianta Britton (GJR) 11.33; 3. Davis 11.36; 5. Matt Voytik (H) 11.51; 6. Shukiem Murray (GJR) 11.53; 7. DeQuan Lewis (H) 11.65.

1600 — 1. Budnik 4:38.09; 2. Jones 4:41.88; 3. Gary Olson (NE) 4:46.52; 6. Benka 4:54.36.

400 — 1. Shane Kirkwood (SR) 51.81; 2. Cooper 52.24; 3. Kadlubek 52.41; 5. Johnson 53.26; 6. Timothy Thompson (Sh) 54.05; 8. Bishop 54.44.

400 relay — 1. Hickory (D.Lewis, Chase Moretti, Dozie EziAshi, Voytik) 45.52; 2. Mercer (Walter Haines, Luke Leonard, Davis, Chase Hoffman) 45.64; 3. East 46.26; 4. Wilmington (David Perrine, Dwight Scott, Kyle Slicker, Moses Morris) 46.50; 5. GJR (McDaneils, Britton, Anuedi Moldonado, Murray) 46.71; 7. Reynolds (Curt Fowler, Dylan McDanel, Sam McClimans, Ryan McQuown) 47.65.

300 hurdles — 1. Hoffman 42.52; 2. Marzano 42.88; 3. Scott 43.05; 6. Urbaniak 44.55; 7. Moretti 45.26; 8. Moldonado 45.59.

800 — 1. Olson 2:03.52; 2. Whiteman 2:05.77; 3. Cessar 2:07.64; 4. McConnell 2:09.20; 8. McNeil 2:12.42.

200 — 1. Davis 22.9; 2. Kirkwood 23.13; 3. Britton 23.26; 5. Kadlubek 23.67; 6. Thompson 23.96; 8. Murray 24.32.

3200 — 1. Budnik 10:03.54; 2. Andrew Maxwell (SR) 10:06.09; 3. Benka 10:24.33; 6. Calvin Gealy (W) 10:30.21; 7. White 10:37.79; 8. Logan Lukonic (Sv) 10:40.22.

1600 relay — 1. Slippery Rock (Kirkwood, Cessar, Kadlubek, Chris Reesman) 3:33.87; 2. North East 3:40.20; 3. Grove City (Steven Riddle, Tyler Eccles, McConnell, Brayden Pyle) 3:43.20; 4. GJR (Staten, Johnson, Qayshawn Oliver, Ronald Pearson) 3:43.45; 5. Hickory (D.Lewis, Marzano, Michael Steach, Bishop) 3:45.8; 6. Wilmington (Cooper, Scott, Bud Wynder, Morris) 3:45.84; 7. Reynolds (Fowler, Garrett Daniello, McDanel, McQuown) 3:46.27; 8. Commodore Perry (Cody Beachy, Michael Bonnett, Peterson, Jesse Richmond) 3:48.86.

Shot put — 1. Luke Lewis (H) 61-8è; 2. Austin Aikins (H) 51-6è; 3. Brayden Wojtecki (N) 45-11 1/4; 6. Evan Blaire (H) 45-7è; 7. Warren Marlowe (GC) 44-1è.

Discus — 1. Lewis 158-1; 2. Aikins 149-9; 3. Korbin Hornberger (RV) 138-6; 5. Marlowe 120-10; 7. Cam Neal (SR) 119-8.

Javelin — 1. Grayson Hill (NE) 171-2; 2. Tate Schwab (T) 161-7è; 3. Corey Shinko (N) 160-3è; 5. Ian Behm (W) 156-11; 6. Brandon Fagan (GC) 149-7è; 7. Justin Reed (Sh) 141-1.

Long jump — 1. Pearson 21-3; 2. Jon Newara (NE) 20-6 1/4; 3. Oliver 20-5 1/4; ; 8. Perrine 19-5è.

Triple jump — 1. Pearson 40-11 1/4; 2. Shinko 40-8; 3. Perrine 40-6è; 5. Oliver 39-2; 6. Slicker 38-5; 7 Trent Porter (SR) 38-2; 8. Chase Allen (SR) 38-1.

High jump — 1. Brendon Tinko (NE) 6-2; 2. Shinko 5-10; 3. Pontius 5-10; 4. Kirkwood 5-10; 5. Bradley 5-10; 6. Reesman 5-10.

Pole vault — 1. Haines 14-0; 2. Hunter Truitt (GM) 13-6; 3. Kyle Schrecengost (RV) 12-6; 5. Tyler Gongloff (R) 12-0; 7. Dalton Meals (GC) 11-6.

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