BROOKVILLE — It was a rare sweep for the Brookville Area High School track and field teams Tuesday.
In damp conditions against visiting Punxsutawney, the hosts won both matchups against their county rivals from the south. The Raiders won 88-62 while the Lady Raiders notched an 84-66 win.
The boys won 10 events, swept two of them and took one of the three relays to beat the Chucks.
Leading the way was senior Ryan Thrush, who was a triple-winner in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs in district-qualifying times of 2:05.59, 4:53.06 and 10:40.51.
Thrush also anchored the runner-up 4x400 relay that ran a district-qualifying time of 3:49.14. He joined John Matheny, Dillon Olson and Ian Thrush on that relay.
Seth Ray and Bryan Dworek were double-winners. Ray won the 300 hurdles (43.56, D9 qualifying) and high jump (5 feet, 8 inches, D9 Q) while finishing third behind Dworek and De-Angelo Coffey in a sweep of the long jump.
Dworek won the long jump with an effort of 20 feet, 9 inches, a district-qualifying distance. Coffey (19 feet, 7 inches) and Ray (19 feet, 3 inches) also jumped D9 qualifiers in second and third.
Dworek also helped the 4x100 relay win with a district-qualifying time of 45.29 seconds, joining Brandon McGranor, Ian Thrush and John Frank.
Also for the Raiders, Coffey (39 feet, 11 inches) and teammate Cameron Hooven finished 1-2 in the triple jump. Addison Singleton won the 110 hurdles (17.75) and Zak Gilbert won the pole vault, clearing a district-qualifying height of 11 feet, 3 inches.
“Our jumpers came through big and there were a lot of honor roll changes,” Raiders head coach Dan Murdock said. “On a day like this and this early in the season, that’s impressive.”
The Lady Raiders won 12 events, sweeping two and took two of three relays in their win. Dani MacBeth was a quadruple winner and Brooke Hummel was a triple-winner to lead the way.
MacBeth won the 300 hurdles (54.48) and long jump (15 feet, 4 1/2 inches) while running a leg on the winning and unopposed 4x100 relay with Hummel, Taylor and Maley Zents. They still ran a qualifying time of 54.6 seconds.
Hummel won the 100 and 200 dashes. She led a 100 sweep with a district-qualifying winning time of 13.53 ahead of teammates Jillian Taylor and Madison Johnson. She took the 200 dash with another district-qualifying time of 28.34 seconds.
The Lady Raiders also swept the pole vault with Mattisen Drake and Megan Grant qualifying for districts by clearing 8 feet, 3 inches. Drake won with less misses. Zoe Cable was third.
Elissa McNeil and Jennifer Kidder finished 1-2 in the 1,600 run with McNeil crossing the line in 6:29.36. Alexis Dubay won the 3,200 run (14:31.35), Madison Gilbert won the 100 hurdles (18.54), Laken Hergert won the javelin (109 feet, 1 inch, D9 Q) and Megan Grant tied for first in the high jump (4 feet, 5 inches).
“It was nice to pick up two wins against punxsy and think it’s been since 1998 since we’ve done that,” Lady Raiders head coach Doug Roseman said. “It’s always good to run them early in the year to gauge where we are at because they always have strong teams.
“Sweeping the pole vault and qualifying Megan and Matti was one of the keys, especially in the wind we had today and I thought the sprinters and hurdlers came through in a big way as well with Brooke qualifying in the 100 and 200. Going 1-2 in the 1,600 was a bonus that we were not counting on as well. The throwers continue to improve as do the relays.”
Both teams host the 20-team DeMans Team Sports Invitational Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m.