Records are made to be broken.
Case in point - Thursday's Warren County Track Meet at War Memorial Field.
In all, six records were broken during Thursday's meet. Kalil Slaughter was the day's big winner with a total of three records set. Slaughter set new marks in the 100 and 200 as well as the 4 X 100 relay with teammates Michael Torres, Eric Allen and Dylan Reynolds.
Times Observer photo by Mitch Wilston
County hurdles standouts Cassie Swartzbaugh of Youngsville, left, and Summer Walter of Warren compete in the 300 hurdles during the Warren County Track Meet Thursday. Swartzbaugh won the event in record setting time, but Walter was later named co-MVP on the track, having broke the meet and school record in the 100 hurdles.
Other records Thursday were set by Cassie Swartzbaugh in the 300 hurdles, Summer Walter in the 100 hurdles and Youngsville's 4 X 400 boys team of Bob McCoy, Rocco Gatta, Nathan Smith and Max Lalwani.
While the individual side of the meet was wild, the team competition ended very much like it has in recent years. With Warren victorious on both the girls and boys sides of the festivites.
The Warren boys swept their county competition by a wide margin, winning in some unexpected key places.
Team results: Warren 117.5, Youngsville 52, Eisenhower 47.5, Sheffield 43
3200 relay: 1. Warren (Simmons, Bosko, Bablak, Hultman), 8:49.17, 2. Youngsville (McCoy, Rosenberg, Hoover, Gruver), 3. Eisenhower (Foster, Knisley, Amroski, Perrotti).
100 hurdles: 1. Zigler (W), 15.98, 2. Willits (W), 3. Wortman (W), 4. Hoover (Y), 5. Kellogg (Y).
100: 1. Slaughter (S), 10.91, 2. Burnett (W), 3. Smith (Y), 4. Gatta (Y), 5. Lalwani (Y).
1600: 1. Simmons (W), 4:44.82, 2. Bosko (W), 3. Amroski (E), 4. VanGuilder (E), 5. Stover (W).
400: 1. McCoy (Y), 51.11, 2. Willets (W), 3. Perkins (E), 4. Bablak (W), 5. Wortman (W).
400 relay: 1. Sheffield (Slaughter, Allen, Reynolds, Torres), 44.16, 2. Youngsville (Gatta, Smith, Gurdak, Lalwani), 3. Warren (Barirde, Pastor, Matheny, Anderson).
300 hurdles: 1. Zigler (W), 41.62, 2. Stapleford (W), 3. Baker (W), 4. O'Brien (E), 5. Mill (S).
800: 1. Rosenberg (Y), 2:05.74, 2. Foster (E), 3. Bosko (W), 4. Hultman (W), 5. McCoy (Y).
200: 1. Slaughter (S), 22.13, 2. Burnett (W), 3. M. Lalwani (Y), 4. Sherer (E), 5. Torres (S).
3200: 1. Simmons (W), 10:57.26, 2. Amroski (E), 3. Hoover (Y), 4. VanGuilder (E), 5. Stover (W).
1600 relay: 1. Youngsville (Gatta, McCoy, Smith, Lalwani), 3:27.67, 2. Warren (Stapleford, Burnett, Willets, Wortman) 3. Eisenhower (Perkins, Yeagle, O'Brien, Foster).
Javelin: 1. Yeagle (E), 180' 6", 2. Stapleford (W), 3. Graham (W), 4. Fitch (S), 5. Leonard (S).
Shot put: 1. Graham (W), 43' 9 1'2", 2. Gatta (Y), 3. Leonard (S), 4. King (S), 5. Fitch (S).
Discus: 1. Graham (W), 140' 3", 2. Fitch (S), 3. Anderson (W), 4. Sherer (E), 5. Leonard (S).
Long jump: 1. Slaughter (S), 21' 3 1/2", 2. Smith (Y), 3. Reynolds (S), 4. Sherer (E), 5. Baker (W).
High jump: 1. Zigler (W), 6', 1. Davis (W), 2. Sherer (E), 2. Mill (S), 3. Josephenson (Y).
Triple jump: 1. Perkins (E), 39' 4", 2. Davis (W), 3. VanHouten (E), 4. Hamrick (Y), 5. Baker (W).
Team results: Warren 142, Youngsville 74, Eisenhower 28, Sheffield 12
3200 relay: 1. Youngsville (Robinault, Lindstrom, Morrison, Maille), 10:28.38, 2. Warren (Castagnino, Paris, Beardsley, Rimer), 3. Eisenhower (McCool, Altman, O'Brien, Bogniak).
100 hurdles: 1. Walters (W), 15.28, 2. C. Swartzbaugh (Y), 3. Lasecki (W), 4. Thomas (W), 4. A. Swartzbaugh (Y).
100: 1. Levesque (W), 13.26, 2. Kulka (W), 3. Armanini (W), 4. Talasky (E), 5. Morrison (Y).
1600: 1. Beardsley (W), 5:59.13, 2. Castagnino (W), 3. Spade (W), 4. Maille (Y), 5. Stanko (E).
400: 1. Robinault (Y), 1:04.76, 2. Lindstrom (Y), 3. Baran (E), 4. Paris (W), 5. Domville (W).
400 relay 1. Warren (Armanini, Levesque, Kulka, Walter), 50.84, 2. Youngsville (Morisson, Reynolds, Swartzbaugh, Lindstrom), 3. Eisenhower (Baran, Flynn, Carlson, Talasky).
300 hurdles: 1. C. Swartzbaugh (Y) 46.10, 2. Walters (W), 3. Kulka (W), 4. Lasecki (W), 5. A. Swartzbaugh (Y).
800: 1. Beardsley (W), 2:30.17, 2. Rimer (W), 3. Baran (E), 4. Robinault (Y), 5. Lindstrom (Y).
200: 1. McLaughlin (Y), 27.30, 2. Kulka (W), 3. Levesque (W), 4. Paris (W), 5. Flynn (E).
3200: 1. Maille (Y), 2. Castagnino (W), 3. Spade (W), 4. Stanko (E), 5. Marsh (E).
1600 relay: 1. Warren (Beardsley, Rimer, Walter, Levesque), 4:20.58, 2. Youngsville (Morrison, Robinault, Swartzbaugh, Lindstrom), 3. Eisenhower (Baran, Carlson, O'Brien, Talasky).
Javelin: 1. Wenger (W), 86' 7", 2. Labesky (S), 3. Owen (W), 4. Schott (W), 5. Cindrick (Y).
Shot put: 1. Cindrich (Y), 28' 3 1/2", 2. Sherman (W), 3. Haskins (E), 4. Clark (Y), 5. Morrison (W).
Discus: 1. Cindrich (Y) 89' 1", 2. Pinkerton (W), 3. Sherman (W), 4. Yarzabek (W), 5. Clark (Y).
Long jump: 1. Armanini (W), 15' 8", 2. Wenger (W), 3. Merenick (W), 4. Martin (Y), 5. Flynn (E).
High jump: 1. Davidson (S), 4' 8", 1. Wenger (W), 2. Sherer (E), 3. O'Brien (E), 4. Reynolds (Y).
Triple jump: 1. Armanini (W), 32' 9", 2. Reynolds (Y), 3. Merenick (W), Davidson, 5. Martin (Y).
"I thought it was going to be a really close meet, but we took some key places," said Warren boys coach Steve Norris, "It was great to sweep the hurdles right off the bat."
Warren gained a lot of momentum from the first, second and third-place finishes in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. In the 110 hurdles, Nathan Zigler flashed through with a personal best time of 15.98 seconds. Jordan Willetts was second and Luke Wortman third.
Zigler would finish first again the the 300 hurdles, this time trailed by teammates Matt Stapleford and Jordan Baker. Zigler also claimed a first-place finish in the high jump.
Brad Simmons won three times for the Dragons on Thursday. Individually, he claimed the 1600 and 3200 while also winning the 3200 relay with Amani Bosko, Caleb Hultman and Rob Bablak. Rex Graham's two wins closed out Warren's day as the senior won both the shot put and discus. Graham was named field MVP for his efforts.
For Sheffield, Slaughter was the runaway choice - no pun intended - for boys track MVP. First, he won the 100 with a jaunt of 10.91 seconds before winning the 200 with a run of 22.13. For good measure, Slaughter would team with Torres, Allen and Reynolds to set a new meet record with a 400 relay time of 44.16. In the field, Slaughter won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, three and a half inches.
Youngsville's 1600 relay team blistered the track with a run of 3:27.67. McCoy, a member of the winning relay team, was also a winner in the 400, clocking in with a run of 51.11 seconds. Teammate Tanner Rosenberg claimed a victory in the 800, giving the Youngsville boys a third winner on the day.
Eisenhower wasn't shut out in the final victory total, winning two events. Ben Perkins won the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, four inches and Alex Yeagle won the javelin with a winning toss and personal best of 180 feet, six inches.
The Warren girls ran away with the female competition and Warren teammates Walter and Ellis Beardsley shared the MVP honors on the track. Walter won the 100 hurdles, breaking the meet record with a time of 15.28 seconds. She also won the 400 relay with Casey Kulka, Brooke Armanini and Kaitlyn Levesque and the 1600 relay with Beardsley, Levesque and Paige Rimer.
Beardsley's MVP performance was highlighted by two individual wins as she won both the 800 and 1600.
Armanini's strong day included wins in the long jump and triple jump, Anna Wenger won the javelin and Levesque was an individual winner in the 100.
"All of the county teams did well today," said Sweet. "This was probably the best county meet that I can remember when you look at it across the board."
Despite not winning the team competition, the Youngsville girls had a great performance with a strong showing by Swartzbaugh. Swartzbaugh breezed through the 300 hurdles, setting a new meet record in 46.10 seconds.
The Eagles' other big star was Kellie Cindrich whose victories in the shot put and discus earned her field MVP honors. Cindrich threw the disc 89 feet and one inch and the shot over 28 feet to claim victory.
Other two-time winners for the Eagles were Lexi Robinault and Katelyn Maille. Robinault teamed with Maille, Kellie Lindstrom and Alexis Morrison to win the 3200 relay and also won the 400 while Maille won the 3200. Abbie McLaughlin was a winner in the 200.
Despite not having the numbers, Sheffield's girls team had a steady day of competition. Ashley Davidson won the high jump with a leap of four feet, eight inches and teammate Abby Labesky added a second in the javelin.
Eisenhower's best female performances came from Liz Baran, Jessica Haskins and Marian Sherer. Baran was strong in both the 400 and 800, finishing third in both while Sherer was third in the high jump and Haskins third in the shot put.
Complete results from the 2011 Warren County Track Meet are listed below. New meet records are listed in bold.