MILL HALL — The DuBois track and field teams made the trek out east on Interstate 80 to Central Mountain to battle the host Wildcats and Hollidaysburg in its second tri-meet of the week.
After both teams swept Elk County Catholic and Johnsonburg Tuesday, each came away with a split on Thursday.
The Beavers blasted the host Wildcats (117-33) but fell to Hollidaysburg (96.5-49.5). It was the same on the girls side, where DuBois beat Central Mountain (94.5-55.5) but lost to the Lady Golden Tigers (95-51).
The DuBois girls posted five overall wins on the day, while boys had four.
Abby Dressler headlined the girls’ effort, as the Lady Beaver freshman collected three wins on the day. She won both the 800 (2:41.1) and 1,600 (5:50.17) runs and was part of the 4x800 relay squad (11:21.7) — along with Stefanie Hoyt, Emalee Horner, Abby Dressler, Kyra Hoover — that beat both teams.
It marked the second straight meet Dressler won all three of those events.
Gabby Snyder-Petitti added a win in the shot put (32-4), while Danielle Baumgartner claimed top honors in the javelin (86-5).
Baumgartner also added a victory in the discus (84-5) in the meet against Hollidaysburg to give DuBois six wins against the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Beavers also got a handful of second-place finishes against Hollidaysburg from Hoover (800), Bailey Strouse (3,200), Jerica Fischer (long jump) and Allyson Andrulonis (javelin).
Hoover added thirds in the 400 and 1,600, while teammates Madee Finalle (100 hurdles, 200 dash), Kallysta Castro (300 hurdles), Madisan Cable (3,200), Heather Gilga (pole vault) and Izzy Geist-Salone (high jump) did the same in their respective events.
The Lady Beavers had 12 wins in the meet against Central Mountain. Outside of its overall winners, DuBois got wins in that meet from Hoover (400), Castro (300 hurdles), Strouse (3,200), Fischer (long jump), Morgan Allman (triple jump) and the duo of Zoie Enseki and Gilga, who each cleared 7-6 in the pole vault.
The 4x400 relay squad (Geist-Salone, Hoyt, Dressler, Hoover) also ended that meet with a win.
On the boys side, DuBois got another big day from senior jumper Jordan Meinert, who was a double overall winner in the long (18-10) and triple (39-4 1/2) jumps. He also was third in the high jump (5-10).
Teammate Brenden Saunders added a victory in the 110 hurdles (18.4), while the 4x800 relay of Andrew Boyle, Ryan White, Mack Jaramillo and A.C. Deemer crossed the line first in a time of 8:49.3.
Saunders added a second win against Hollidaysburg in the 300 hurdles (45.14), while Boyle won the 800 (2:11.18) against the Golden Tigers.
DuBois got runner-up finishes from Dale Kot (300 hurdles), Zach Shilala (pole vault), Blaise Carney (shot put) and Brandon Connor (javelin). Thirds went to Kot (110 hurdles), White (1,600), Matthew Muhollan (pole vault) and Connor (shot, discus).
Like the girls, the Beavers found way more success against the host Wildcats and won 14 of the 18 events.
Along with its overall winners, DuBois got individual first-places from Derraick Burkett (100, 200), White (1,600), Saunders (300 hurdles), Jaramillo (3,200), Shilala (pole vault), Meinert (high jump), Carney (shot) and Connor (javelin) against Central Mountain.
The 4x100 relay team also won.
DuBois had nearly as many second-places — Kot (110, 300 hurdles), Zach Henery (100), Kaleb Stevens (1,600), Aidan Castro (400, long jump), Ruben Estrada (200), A.C. Deemer (3,200), Mulhollan (pole vault), Luke Sturrock (high jump) and Connor (discus).
“It was nice to get another meet in today,” said Beavers coach Brian Clinger. “We had some nice performances from a lot of guys, including the likes of Jordan Meinert, Andrew Boyle, Brenden Saunders and the guys on the 4x800 relay team.”
DuBois is off until next Friday (April 12) when it travels to the Latrobe Invite.