Youngsville, Warren shine at Fairview
FAIRVIEW – Warren and Youngsville traveled to the Fairview Invitational on Saturday and turned in a number of impressive performances.
Warren’s Troy Shattuck and the 400 relay team of Kyle Adams, Marvin Bryant, Dominic Caprino and Nathan Edwards, as well as Youngsville’s Aaron Morris and Jordan Keyes earned individual firsts on the boys side, while Warren’s Lydia Latimer earned a pair of firsts and Youngsville’s Naomi Swartzbaugh and Alyssa Molek had a first place finish as well for the girls.
For the girls, Latimer, the two-time District 10 champion in the high jump, easily won the event at 5-3, while also coming out on top in the long jump (15’11 1/2“), besting Conneaut’s Jackie Lenhardt (15’8”). She also took second in the triple jump (31’3 1/4), edging teammate Myah Madril (31′ 1/2″), who finished third and Latimer was second in the 400 (1:04.2), an event where teammates Gabby Hahn and Bri Ristau finished 5-6.
Madril also finished third in the long jump (15’0“) and fourth in the javelin (84’1”).
The Warren distances runners once again had a strong day, with Naomi Hahn and Kayla Giambrone both going 2-3 in the 1600 and 3200, while Ristau and Gabby Hahn finished fifth and sixth.
For the Youngsville girls, the hurdling duo of Naomi Swartzbaugh and Jocelyn Taydus helped lead an impressive overall team effort.
Swartzbaugh won the 300 hurdles (50.5) and Taydus finished fourth (53.6), while in the 110 hurdles, Swartzbaugh was second (16.6), just getting edged by Kacey Sherwood of Fairview (16.5), while Taydus finished fifth (17.4).
Molek tied for first in the javelin with Rachel Cas of Harbor Creek (93-5).
Also for Youngsville, Linsey Jukes took third in the 200 (28.1), fifth in the 100 (13.5) and sixth in the triple jump (29’10 1/4“) and Rebekah Hogg was second in the shot put (28’3”), with Girard’s Patience Jefferson winning the event (30’7 3/4″).
For the Youngsville boys, Keyes dominated in the javelin with a winning toss of 167’7“, easily besting second-place finisher Johnny Hunter of Fairview (135’6”).
Morris had a big day winning the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.5, while finishing fifth in the 300 hurdles (44.2) and sixth in the high jump (5’7″).
Also for Youngsville, Jake Hogg finished third in the high jump (5’9“) and sixth in the long jump (18’6 1/2”).
The Eagles’ 3200 relay team of Mik Fehlman, Phoenix Lindell, Brandon Victor and Braden Wilson also finished fourth in 9:24.
“Our athletes did an amazing job with both the girls and boys team placing seventh overall out of 13 teams,” said Youngsville coach Michelle Johnson. “We are VERY pleased with the performances these athletes are displaying with minimal time spent actually on a track. YHS has had one meet thus far and it was at home which also happens to be the only time these kids have had on a track to train. Having a cinder track makes it extremely difficult to get any training in.” For the Dragons, Shattuck and Kyle Adams had big days.
Shattuck won the 400 in 52.7, almost a full second in front of second-place finisher Tyler Klinzing of Iroquois (53.5). He added a second-place finish in the 800 (2:05.6), an event won by Harbor Creek’s Ryan Starvaggi (2:02.1).
Adams, meanwhile, finished in a tie for third in the 200 with Fairview’s Michael Jarecki (23.4), narrowly missing out on the top spot, which belonged to Seneca’s Anthony Popalardo (23.3). Adams was also on the aforementioned 400 relay team, which won in a time of 45.7 (Fairview was second at 46.6) and he was fourth in the triple jump (39’6 1/4″).
Devon Navaroli ran a very strong race in the 1600, finishing third with a time of 4:47.7, while Noah Butcher was third in the 110 hurdles (16.0).