By DICK VANO’LINDA
GETTYSBURG — The York Suburban and Gettysburg girls’ track and field teams began Tuesday tied with Eastern York for first place in Division II of the York-Adams League.
The Trojans and Warriors are still deadlocked, but not for first place.
That’s because their dual meet on Tuesday afternoon ended in a rare 75-75 tie, leaving both teams with 4-0-1 records.
Eastern, meanwhile, improved its record to 5-0-0 and took over sole possession of first place by defeating Susquehannock, 116.67-33.33.
The Gettysburg boys remained undefeated with an impressive 108.5-41.5 victory over Suburban.
“It would have been nice to get a win, but we tied,” Suburban’s Olivia Gettle said. “Hopefully, we can win when we go against Eastern and West York.”
Gettle delivered two first-place finishes, winning the distance double, the 1,600 and 3,200.
“I ran Saturday in the Arctic Blast, and I have another race coming up this Saturday,” Gettle said. “I was trying to get my times today, but I paced myself a little bit.”
Gettle and the 3,200 relay team of Rachel Walker, Zette Pflaum, Sarah Cardone and Keelyee Walker earned the Trojans’ only first-place finishes on the track.
In the field, the Trojans won four events, outscoring the Warriors, 35-28. Gettysburg captured the track portion, 47-40.
Jordan Shoff (javelin), Morgan Taylor (shot put), Anna Wirschal (discus) and Grace Tyson (pole vault) were Suburban winners in the field. Shoff also recorded second-place finishes in the shot put and discus to supply her team with 11 points.
“We (the members of the Trojans’ field crew) push each other to do well,” Shoff said. “Having them beside me helps. We definitely knew that the meet was going to be close today. We tried our best.”
Suburban coach Dave Wickenheiser thought coming into the meet that his team could win by 14 points.
“That was if everything played out the way I thought it could, and unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. They (Gettysburg) got two of three relays, and that’s a 10-point swing right there. We had some good performances today, and so did they, but we came up short in a few events.”
Suburban’s Ty Avery ran an excellent race in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles and was leading with just 10 meters to go when she tripped on a hurdle and fell to the track. Gettysburg’s Sophia Kranias won the event and Suburban’s Grace Pindzola and Sofia Spadotto took second and third, respectively.
“Ty, for the first time running the event, looked really strong,” Wickenheiser said.
Gettysburg’s Zanna Abelle swept the sprints, 100, 200 and 400, and anchored the 1,600 relay team that clinched the tie by winning the last event.
Daniel Filler (1,600 and 3,200), Michael Heeschen (110 hurdles and 300 hurdles), Edny Celius (100 and 200) and Wade Laudeman (long jump and javelin) each posted two individual victories for the Gettysburg boys’ team. The Warriors secured first place in 15 of the 18 events. Brady Wilt (800), Bodhi Wilson (high jump) and the 3,200 relay team of Wilt, Donovan Mears, Peter Wagner and Matty Curry were the Suburban winners.
“Their boys’ team is super,” Wickenheiser said.
OTHER BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
South Western 105, Central York 45: At Hanover, Tanner Fuhrman led the Mustangs to the easy victory with wins in the 100 dash, 200 dash and long jump. South Western also dominated in the field events, taking first in all seven. Brook Wilson was a bright spot for the Panthers, winning both the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.
Spring Grove 91, York High 54: At Spring Grove, Evan Greer and Justin Culp led the Rockets by each capturing two individual victories. Greer won the 110 hurdles and javelin, while Culp won the 1,600 and 800. For the Bearcats, Jacob Whitfield won the shot put and discus and Deshaun Horton won the long jump and triple jump.
York Tech 103, Hanover 45: At Hanover, Thaddeus Cwiklinski won three events (200, 400, 800) for the victorious Spartans. Brandon Montouth added to the winning cause by capturing the 110 and 300 hurdles. Hanover had a successful day in the field, winning the high jump, javelin, shot put and discus.
Susquehannock 76, Eastern 74: At Glen Rock, the Warriors received two individual wins apiece from Nicholas Tannura (100, 200) and Tyler Buckley (long jump, triple jump). For the Golden Knights, Mason Bair (800, high jump), Tyler White (1,600, 3,200) and Sawyer Richardson (110 and 300 hurdles) each picked up two individual wins.
Red Lion 89.5, New Oxford 60.5: At New Oxford, Ethan Gatchell won 800 and 400 to help lead the Lions to victory. Aaron Gebhart (3,200) and Kyle West (300 hurdles) were the lone winners on the track for the Colonials.
Dover 89, Kennard-Dale 60: At Fawn Grove, brothers Shawn and Shane Orchard were big for the Eagles, winning two events, the 110 hurdles and the high jump. Dover also took first in two of the three relay events, the 4×100 and 4×400. For the Rams, wins in the shot put by Quincy Noland and the 1,600 run by Theodore Koussis highlighted their performance.
West York 95.5, Northeastern 54.5: At Northeastern, the duo of Abdul-Mumuni Junaid and Andrew Moyer paced the Bulldogs. Junaid won the 100 and 200 dashes, while Moyer excelled at the 110 and 300 hurdles, while also winning the pole vault. Noah Hake was part of three event wins for Northeastern, winning the 1,600 run and then was part of the 4×800 and 4×400 relay teams.
OTHER GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Central York 81.5, South Western 68.5: At Hanover, Kennedy Little paced the Panthers thanks to victories in the 100 and 200 dashes. Lynne Mooradian continued to dominate in any event she competes in, taking first in the 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump for the Mustangs.
Spring Grove 117, York High 19: At Spring Grove, Abby Erlemeier led the Rockets by taking individual first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and high jump. Zoe Stauffer won the 100 and 300 hurdles, while Nathalie Elliott won the long jump and pole vault. The Rockets captured first place in 17 of the 18 events.
York Tech 106, Hanover 35: At Hanover, the Spartans were led by D’Shanna Edwards and Katie MacDougall. Edwards was solid in the field, winning the javelin, discus and shot put. MacDougall got it done on the track, winning the 1,600, 3,200 and was part of the victorious 3,200 relay. Renee Eisenberg won the 100 hurdles and the triple jump for Hanover.
Eastern 116 2/3, Susquehannock 33 1/3: At Glen Rock, the Golden Knights captured first in all 18 events. Individually for the Golden Knights, Hannah Myers (200, 400), Maura DeReamer (javelin, discus), Maddie McLain (1,600, 3,200) and Taylor Currier (triple jump, long jump) each won two events.
Dover 106, Kennard-Dale 34: At Fawn Grove, Emily Reynolds had a strong performance in the field events for the Eagles, winning both the triple jump and long jump. The Rams had their best showings in the long-distance running events, with Madison Ferner winning the 1,600 and Elizabeth Six winning the 3,200.
Red Lion 86, New Oxford 64: At New Oxford, Jayla Godfrey won the 100 and 300 hurdles and teammate Tristan Schluderberg won the 1,600 and 3,200 to pace Red Lion. The Colonials’ Ayanna Johnson turned in a balanced effort in a losing cause, winning the 100 and 200 on the track and the long and triple jumps in the field.
West York 91, Northeastern 59: At Northeastern, Katherine Tallman’s wins in the discus and javelin helped the Bulldogs win five of the seven field events and defeat the Bobcats. For Northeastern, Brittany Arentz won the 400 run and the long jump to win two of the six event victories for her team.
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