Track teams split opener vs. Trojans
Cold and wet spring weather has delayed much of the start of the high school sports season. While Emmaus’ first track meet of the season was postponed for a couple days, the Hornets are unlikely to get another meet in until next week with the forecast for the first week of April looking much the same as the past two weeks of March.
The Emmaus track and field teams had successful seasons last year, with the girls finishing 8-3 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and the boys going 7-4 in the league.
Several athletes who had successful postseason are expected back for this season at Emmaus.
Sophomore Mackenzie Dries, who placed fourth in districts in the 400-meter dash. She ran a 1:00.04 in her first high school season.
Abby Dalton, now a senior, is ready to put a stamp on a historic career at Emmaus. The distance runner, who also is a standout cross county runner, placed in the top five of two events at last year’s district competition. She placed fifth in the 3200-meter run in 11:36.07, and then finished sixth in the 1600-meter run in 5:21.61.
Senior Sophie Pickering will run the middle distance event in the 800-meter run after coming in 10th place a season ago. Senior Emily Ingalls (50.58 seconds) and Junior Edna Creelman (50.77) placed ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles.
The boys also expect to return some key pieces from last spring. The junior pair of Alan Doelue and Isaiah McPherson led the Hornet boys last season at districts, placing fourth and sixth in the 100-meter dash, respectively.
Sophomore Jacob Smolinsky (14th in 400-meter dash), Junior Jack Brown (14th in 800-meter run) and sophomore Paul Petre (17th in 800-meter run) round out the top-20 finishers for the Hornet boys at last year’s district meet.
The teams opened their season last week with a split against Parkland. The Hornet boys team fell 113-47, but the Emmaus girls pulled out a 77-73 win over the Trojans. Alanna Smith (100), Dries (400), Dalton (3200) and Naomi Devarie (shot put) earned wins in individual events, and Emmaus ran to victories in all three girls relays.
The boys meet saw one Hornet individual winner in Lubens Myers (200). Emmaus’ boys 1600-meter relay team was also victorious.
Emmaus 77, Parkland 73
100: 1. Alanna Smith (E) 11.84, 2. Kayla Smith (E), 3. Hali Perry (P);
200: 1. Breyanna Roper (E) 26.84, 2. Alanna Smith (E), 3. Hali Perry (P);
400: 1. Mackenzie Dries (E) 1:02.74, 2. Madison McWhinney (E), 3. Ava Schaller (P);
800: 1. Ava Bendetti (P) 2:30.2, 2. Kera Reinhard (E), 3. Abby Heilenman (E);
1600: 1. Ava Bendetti (P) 5:39.3, 2. Kaitlyn Carter (E), 3. Madison Zaun (P);
3200: 1. Abigail Dalton (E) 11:45.7, 2. Madison Zaun (P), 3. Lily Goense (P);
100H: 1. Christine Hutchinson (P) 18.74, 2. Tayah Mehrtens (E), 3. Laurel Widdoss (E);
300H: 1. Christine Hutchinson (P) 52.04, 2. Edna Creelman (E), 3. Sarah Jane Waterman (E);
4x100: 1. Emmaus 50.64, 2. Parkland;
4x400: 1. Emmaus 4:21.7, 2. Parkland;
4x800: 1. Emmaus 10:04.6, 2. Parkland;
High jump: 1. Ellie Baldo (P) 4-9, 2. Grace Steurer (P), 3. Laurel Widdoss (E);
Long jump: 1. Shelby Staib (P) 16-3 1/2, 2. Laurel Widdoss (E), 3. Adriana Goetz-Morales (P);
Triple jump: 1. Shelby Staib (P) 34-9, 2. Laurel Widdoss (E), 3. Grace Steurer (P);
Pole vault: 1. Brenna McKinley (P) 8-0, 2. Megan Kearns (P), 3. Abigail Sommers (E);
Discus: 1. Shelby Staib (P) 94-1, 2. Anna Scott Hand (E), 3. Phoebe Lingold (E);
Javelin: 1. Shelby Staib (P) 101-8, 2. Sonya Shivok (P), 3. Jada Rodriguez (P);
Shot put: 1. Naomi Devarie (E) 30-10, 2. Mikayla Anne Woodring (P), 3. Kendra Yeboah (P);
Parkland 113, Emmaus 37
100: 1. Julian Colon (P) 11.34, 2. Habeeb Salau (P), 3. Izaiah McPherson (E);
200: 1. Lubens Myers (E) 23.64, 2. Habeeb Salau (P), 3. Ese Duke (P);
400: 1. Mustapha Salau (P) 52.74, 2. Mason Boyd (E), 3. Colby Kocon (E);
800: 1. Jacob Ringer (P) 2:09.6, 2. Paul Petre (E), 3. Nathan Ringer (P);
1600: 1. Sam Morgan (P) 4:49.3, 2. Riley Williamson (P), 3. Nicholas Bower (P);
3200: 1. Nicholas Bower (P) 10:22.0, 2. Nathan Rode (P), 3. Matthew Zager (P);
110H: 1. Adriel Montes (P) 17.64, 2. Jake Ryan (E), 3. Douglas Marube (P);
300H: 1. Adriel Montes (P) 43.64, 2. Jaiden Acevedo (E), 3. Nicolas Andrade (P);
4x100: 1. Parkland 45.14, 2. Emmaus;
4x400: 1. Emmaus 3:46.7, 2. Parkland;
4x800: 1. Parkland 8:50.5, 2. Emmaus;
High jump: 1. Kiaeem Comegys (P) 6-3, 2. Adam Klinger (P), 3. Keon Carroll-Hering (E);
Long jump: 1. Michael Gombos (P) 19-1, 2. Jeremy Guridy (P), 3. Giovanni Recchia (P);
Triple jump: 1. Michael Gombos (P) 40-0, 2. Adam Klinger (P), 3. Mason Boyd (E);
Pole vault: 1. Franco Perinotti (P) 13-6, 2. Joshua Lemberg (P), 3. Peyton Brown (E);
Discus: 1. Brian Hanton (P) 124-8, 2. Jeremy Sell (P), 3. Austen Kasaczum (E);
Javelin: 1. Christopher Tigar (P) 121-4, 2. Arti Schmidt (E), 3. Michael Ruisch (P);
Shot put: 1. Jeremy Sell (P) 45-2 1/2, 2. Adam Piston (P), 3. Austen Kasaczun (E);