CLARION — The DuBois Central Catholic track and field teams competed in a tri-meet at Clarion Wednesday that also featured A-C Valley and came away with a split on the day.
The Cardinals beat A-C Valley, 99.5-70.5, and fell to Clarion, 87-60, while the Lady Cardinals also topped A-C Valley, 90-56 while falling to the hosts, 77-73.
The Lady Cardinals were led by senior Riley Meyers, who notched three first place wins in the track events.
Meyers ran a personal best 13.1 in the 100 dash, while also snagging wins in the 200 dash (27.8) and the 300 hurdles (47.1).
Meyers also placed second in the 100 hurdles with a personal best time of 16.0.
Sophomore Haley Pettenati also put in a good showing for DCC, placing second in the 400 dash as well as earning first place and setting a school record in the pole vault with a 7-0 performance.
Freshman Sylvia Pisarchick took first place in the 800 with a time of 2:37.9 and came close to breaking Nichelle Hoover’s 2004 school record of 2:34 in the process.
Freshman Martina Swalligan, meanwhile, managed to break a school record in the discus, throwing a first-place worthy 84-9 to surpass Mara Baronick’s 2013 record of 78-1.
Freshman teammate Juliana Stine threw over 80 feet for a second place finish to cap off the Lady Cardinals’ day.
For the boys, sophomore Noah Vokes led the charge in both the track and field events with a 38-point outing.
On the track, Vokes took first-place in both the 110 hurdles (16.3) and the 400 dash (56.4), while also clinching first in the long jump (19-2) and the triple jump (40-8).
Linkin Nichols and Egan Peck also came out big for the Cardinals on the track, with Nichols posting victories in the 1,600 run (4:56.6), the 400 dash (56.4), and the 800 run (2:14.9), while Peck snagged the 100 dash (12.0) and the 200 dash (25.4).
“These athletes have taken the program to new levels at DCC,” Cardinals head coach Tom Shade said about his competitors. “Once we deal better with a few challenges the program faces, things will really take off.
“In the next few weeks we’ll have as many or more district qualifiers as last year, in all event categories. Things are looking very positive, and we seem to be on the right track coming into the final stretch of the regular season.”
Central Catholic will return to action this Saturday at Franklin Area.