DCC Vokes 110 hurdles

DuBois Central Catholic’s Noah Vokes cruises to a victory in the 110 hurdles Tuesday in a tr-meet against Brookville and Elk County Catholic. Vokes also took the overall win in the triple jump with a district-qualifying leap of 39 feet, 2 inches.

Photo by Rich Rhoades

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville track and field teams held a tri-meet with Elk County Catholic and DuBois Central Catholic on Tuesday afternoon.

The Raiders won both of their meets as they defeated the Crusaders (113-37) and the Cardinals (104-45). Elk County Catholic edged DCC in the other match, 78-68.

The Lady Crusaders won both of their matches as they dropped DCC (98-51) and Brookville (80-69). The Lady Raiders beat DCC, 88-62.

The Raiders had 11 boys take home first-place finishes, including two relay teams.

Ryan Thrush and Seth Ray each took home three wins. Thrush won in the 800 run (2:07.03), 1600 run (4:58.07) and ran a leg in the 4x400 relay (3:46.35) with John Matheny, Cole Aaron and Josh Keesecker.

Matheny also got a win in the 400 dash at 56.54 seconds.

Ray earned first place finishes in the 300 hurdles (45.60), high jump (5-7) and long jump (19-6).

Will Buckley, Bryan Dworek, Brandon McGranor and Tyler Park took the 4x100 relay (48.54) by a full second.

Also taking first place for the Raiders were Zach Wildeson in the pole vault (10-3) and Braden MacBeth in the javelin (146-6).

For DuBois Central Catholic, Andrew Trunzo and Noah Vokes each got a pair of wins. Trunzo earned wins in each of the 100 and 200 dashes, finishing in 11.88 seconds and 24.39 seconds, respectively. He won both events by just five hundredths of a second.

Vokes earned a win in the 110 hurdles (17.97) by nearly three seconds, and also took first place in the triple jump (39-2).

Joey Varischetti also got a win in the shot put with a throw of 44-8, more than four feet longer than any other thrower.

Six athletes got a first place for Elk County Catholic, including one relay team.

The Crusaders won the 4x800 relay, consisting of Jacob Carnovale, Patrick Hoffman, Logan Hoffman and Scott Brazinski. The team ran a time of 9:26, which was 11 seconds faster than Brookville –the only team that ran against ECC.

Matthew Dippold took first in the 3200 run (10:50.38) by nearly a minute, while Michael Dinsmore won the discus event with a throw of 107-3.

For the girls meet, Brookville’s Brooke Hummel was the only female athlete to pick up four wins on the day.

Hummel won the 100 dash (13.22) and 200 dash (27.91), and also participated in the 4x100 (53.94) and 4x400 (4:28.16) relays.

Also participating in the 4x100 relay was Maley Zents, Brooke Shattenberg and Jillian Taylor. Joining Hummel in the 4x400 relay was Shattenberg, Danielle MacBeth and Hali Olson.

Elissa McNeil also picked up a win on the track for the Lady Raiders in the 3200 run (13:50.51), edging Elk County Catholic’s Abby Bonfardin by 15 hundredths of a second.

Zoe Cable also won the pole vault (7-0) for Brookville.

For the Lady Cardinals, Riley Meyers won both hurdle events. She ran a 16.74 in the 100 hurdles and a 51.09 in the 300 hurdles.

Meyers likely would have been high scorer for the team, but suffered an injury after the 300 hurdle race.

Jordy Frank earned a win in the 400 dash (66.80), while Haley Frey took the high jump (4-8).

The Lady Crusaders won the 4x800 relay, comprised of Hannah Lenze, Lauryn Wortman, Kara Detsch and Bonfardin. The group crossed the finish line at 11:10.86.

Lenze and Wortman each had individual wins, as well. Lenz won the 800 run with a 2:48.84, while Wortman took the 1600 run at 6:14.26.

Hannah Wittman and Cassidy Cunningham each took two events in the field. Wittman won the long jump (15-7) and triple jump (33-6), while Cunningham grabbed first in the shot put (33-4) and discus (101-1).

Kristen Kirst also had a throwing win as she took the javelin with a throw of 90-8.

All three schools are back in action on Saturday at the Kane Invitational.

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