Dragons, Eagles impressive at Oil City Invitational
OIL CITY – Warren’s Naomi Hahn and Kayla Giambrone, as well as Youngsville’s Jake Hogg brought home first place finishes at the 30th Oil City Invitational on Saturday, part of a strong showing for both programs with a number of medals.
Hahn took first in the 1600 with a time of 5:22.37, ahead of Lakview’s Claire Oliver (5:29.31) and Giambrone (5:30.23), while Giambrone’s winning time in the 3200 was 12:28.43, just over 13 seconds better than second place finisher Emma Pringle of West Middlesex (12:41.50). Teammate Leah Drake finished sixth in 13:19.41.
Hogg, meanwhile, cleared 6-1 in the high jump, besting Brookville’s Cameron Hooven in a tiebreaker.
Warren’s Lydia Latimer finished second in what was a very exciting 400 meter race (1:03.22) with winner Abby Biddle of Grove City (1:03.09) and third place finisher Maya Jones of Kennedy Catholic (1:03.23). Latimer added a second place finish in the high jump (5-1), getting edged by Lakeview’s Cecily Greggs (5-3).
Bri Ristau had a very strong run in the 800, finishing third (2:31.02), while the 1600 relay team was fourth (4:38.61), as was Myah Madril in the triple jump (32-7).
For the Warren boys, Troy Shattuck ran a blistering time in the 800, finishing third in 2:00.56.
Devon Navaroli was fourth in the 1600 (4:44.01), Noah Butcher sixth in the javelin (140-10 1/2), Nathan Edwards and Dominic Caprino 7-8 in the 100 (11.82 and 11.97), Nate Eadie eighth in the 3200 (10:50.72), the 400 relay team third (45.94) and the 1600 relay team fourth (3:45.48).
For the Youngsville in addition to Hogg, Jordan Keyes uncorked a throw of 153-0 in the javelin in the finals, good for second place to Sharon’s Noah Weese (160-7).
Also, Aaron Morris took sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.03).
For the girls, meanwhile Linsey Jukes had a big day in the sprints, taking fifth in both the 100 (13.36) and 200 (27.48).
Naomi Swartzbaugh and Jocelyn Taydus again were among the best in the hurdles.
The duo went 4-5 in the 100 hurdles (16.78 and 16.90) and took fourth and sixth in the 300 hurdles (48.67 and 51.88).
“We took advantage of great weather, Oil City’s amazing facility, and tough competition to earn some personal bests and hardware at the Oil County Invitational on Saturday,” said Youngsville coach Michelle Johnson. “They faced the toughest competition they’ve seen this season yet many of them accepted the challenge.”