Dragons shine at Brookville Invitational

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – The Warren Area High School track and field teams turned in a big day at the 20-team Demans Brookville Invitational on Saturday.

The girls were outstanding, with the distance runners stealing the show.

Naomi Hahn (12:02.99) and Kayla Giambrone (12:26.85) went 1-2 in the 3200, with Hahn also winning the 1600 (5:27.96) and Giambrone coming in third (5:39.34). In addition, Bri Ristau ran a strong race in the 800, coming in fourth (2:35.18).

Lydia Latimer had Warren’s other individual first place, cruising to victory in the 400 by over two seconds in 1:01.63. Latimer also finished in a tie for second in the high jump (5-0) and fourth in the 200 (27.63).

Trinity Wennberg was also a multiple-event placewinner for Warren, coming in fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.76) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (54.56).

Sophomores Kyleigh Wilson and Jordan Sitler did well in their first invitational, with Wilson taking fifth in the 100 (13.20) and ninth in the long jump (14-11 1/4), while Sitler was ninth in the 100 (13.82) and 13th in the long jump.

Freshman Katie Beyer was yet another multiple-event medalist, taking seventh in both the 400 (1:05.69) and 800 (2:37.08).

Myah Madril was fifth in the triple jump (31-9) and 11th in the javelin, while Sophie Olson was seventh in the discus (79-10).

The 1600 relay team of Beyer, Ristau, Hahn and Latimer was third in 4:26.40, while the 400 relay team consisting of Wennberg, Sitler, Madril and Wilson was fourth in 52.80.

For the boys, Nathan Edwards was strong in the sprints, taking fourth in the 100 (11.59) and eighth in the 200 (24.25).

Devon Navaroli was excellent in the distance races, finishing second in the 1600 (4:40.88) in a great finish with Elk County Catholic’s Jacob Carnovale, who won with a time of 4:39.61. Navaroli was also fifth in the 800 (2:08.07). Graham Carr was 10th in the 1600 and 12th in the 800, while Nate Eadie medaled in the 3200 with a fifth-place finish (10:42.43).

Kyle Adams was sixth in the 200 (23.52), 10th in the long jump and 13th in the triple jump.

Alex Zeigler, meanwhile, placed in the javelin with a throw of 135-6, good for seventh.

The 400 relay team of Ben White, Aiden Sibits, Adams and Edwards was also seventh (46.37).

“We had a really good day. Not only did we have a lot of medalists, but we had a lot of new district qualifiers,” said Warren coach Kevin Dustin. “For our girls we added Kyleigh Wilson (100m), Lydia Latimer (200m), Katie Beyer (400m,800m), Brianne Ristau (800m), Trinity Wennberg (100mH), and the 4x100m team of Wennberg, Sitler, Madril, and Wilson. Our boys added Devon Navaroli (800m) and Nate Eadie (3200m). Outside of the qualifiers there were a ton of improvements and personal bests. We are at a very good point right now and are only looking to keep progressing.”