BROOKVILLE — Both Brookville Area High School track and field teams came away with wins in their season-opening meet against Clarion Wednesday afternoon.
The Raiders rolled to a 112-38 rout while the Lady Raiders downed Clarion, 98-50.
Taking advantage of ideal weather conditions, rare for late March, all four teams combined to run, throw, jump or clear 15 district-qualifying standards.
For the Raiders, junior Ryan Thrush, a two-time state qualifier, had a hand in four of the Raiders’ six qualifying efforts in his quadruple-win day. He won the 200-meter dash (24.02), 400 dash (51.0) and 800 run (2:12.11) while anchoring the winning 4x400 relay (3:43.26) that also included John Matheny, Cole Aaron and Josh Keesecker.
Aaron made it a double-win day with a win in the pole vault (10 feet, 3 inches) while Seth Ray and John Frank were double-winners as well. Ray won the 300 hurdles (46.13) and high jump with a district-qualifying height of 5 feet, 9 inches. Frank won the 100 dash (11.9) and anchored the winning 4x100 relay (D9-qualifying 46.45) that also included Will Buckley, Bryan Dworek and Brandon McGranor.
Double-winning in the throws was Joel Dinger, who won the shot put (37 feet, 9 inches) and discus (92 feet, 9 inches).
Making an impressive debut with a win in the javelin was freshman Braden MacBeth, who qualified for districts in his first event with a throw of 147 feet, 1 inch.
Other winners for the Raiders were Kirkland Smith in the triple jump (37 feet, 5 1/4 inches) and the 4x800 relay (9:30.85) of Keesecker, Hayden Burdge, Zak Gilbert and Brodie Joiner.
In the Lady Raiders’ win, Brooke Hummel, Hali Olson and Brooke Shattenberg led the way. Hummel was a quadruple winner, taking firsts in the 100 and 200 dashes (13.6 and 28.77). She joined Olson, Shattenberg and freshman Jillian Taylor on the winning 4x100 relay that crossed the line in a district-qualifying time of 53.27 seconds. The same foursome also won the 4x400 relay in 4:40.63.
Olson won the 300 hurdles with a district-qualifying time of 50.44 while Shattenberg added a win in the 400 dash (1:06.45).
Freshmen Jennifer Kidder and Elissa McNeil were double-winners. Kidder won the 1,600 run (6:44.74), McNeil won the 3,200 run (14:00) and the two joined Cassidy Kemmer and Brynn Afton on the winning 4x800 relay (11:41.22).
Off the track, the Lady Raiders had two more district-qualifying efforts. Megan Grant won the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and Danielle MacBeth won the triple jump (29 feet, 11 1/2 inches). Also winning was Zoe Cable in the pole vault (7 feet, 3 inches).
Winning the Clint Puller Memorial Awards for outstanding Brookville performances were Olson and Thrush.
Both Brookville teams are back in action at Punxsutawney Tuesday.