HYDE — The DuBois track and field teams ended the regular season with a sweep at Clearfield on Thursday afternoon.
The boys took a 99-51 win over the Bison, while the Lady Beavers cruised to a 125-24 win.
For the DuBois girls, the win capped their eighth consecutive undefeated season, and they now have a record of 71-0 in those eight years.
For the boys, they finished the season at 6-2 heading into districts on Wednesday.
“It was nice to finish up the regular season with a win,” said DuBois boys coach Brian Clinger. “It was a total team effort today to give us a 6-2 record going into districts.”
“What a great way to end the season,” said Lady Beavers coach Scott Sullivan. “It was a beautiful day, and a great facility at Clearfield led to some awesome performances.
“Today’s meet ended the busiest part of our schedule –four meets in 10 days. We now have a much-deserved six days off until the district championships. The kids’ confidence is sky-high right now and they are chomping at the bit for Wednesday.”
For the DuBois girls, they swept all three relay events on the day. Bethany Guldbrandsen, Trulee Stainbrook, Madi Cole and Brianna Nelson took the 4 x 800 meter relay with a time of 11:06.70.
Chelsea DeSalve, Dayna DeSalve, Brooke Leithner and Reese Sayers won the 4 x 100 race with a time of 52.04 seconds. Sayers, Jessica Smith, Alaina Heberling and Kate Sutter ran a 4:13.36 in the 4 x 400 race for the relay sweep.
“All three relays ran well,” said Sullivan. “The 4 x 100 once again looked very solid, but the 4 x 400 relay looked the strongest. It was a very inspired race after losing to Clearfield last Friday at the Altoona Invite. We were happy to regain the No. 1 seed heading into districts.”
Sayers earned two more individual wins on the day with wins in the 100 (13.05) and 200 (27.44) dashes.
Dayna DeSalve also earned two more wins in the long jump (17-0) and triple jump (35-3), giving her three wins for the day.
Smith also earned a pair of individual wins in the 400 dash (1:05.34) and 800 run (2:31.69).
Payton McAninch took both distance events with a time of 5:38.91 in the 1600 run, and a 12:39.95 in the 3200 run.
Marissa King and Jerica Fischer took a jumping event each. King won the pole vault with a 7-0, while Fischer was tops in the high jump at 4-10.
The Lady Beavers also swept the throwing events as Courtney Clinger (discus, 93-9), Crystal Clinger (shot put, 34-5) and Brandi Johnson (javelin, 109-3) all won an event each to round out winners for the DuBois girls.
“The Clinger twins continued their strong seasons in the field events,” said Sullivan. “They were 1 and 2 in the discus with two impressive throws of 93 and 92 feet. Crystal then threw a personal best 34 feet in the shot to lead the team. Valla (Palmiere) was right behind them, scoring third in the discus and second place in the shot with a personal best 33 feet.”
DuBois also took numerous second place finishes as Maddison King was runner-up in both 100 and 300 hurdles.
Dayna DeSalve was second in the 100 dash, while Heberling (400 dash), Nelson (800 run) and Sutter (200 dash) all took seconds on the track.
Taking seconds in field events were Ellie Welch (pole vault), Brooke Leithner (long jump), Erin Crawford (triple jump), Crystal Clinger (discus), Palmiere (shot put) and Ashley McCluskey (javelin).
Welch (100 hurdles), McKensy Peles (300 hurdles), Stainbrook (800 run), Chelsea DeSalve (200 dash), Bayley Strouse (3200 run), Crawford (long jump), Marissa King (triple jump), Palmiere (discus) and Nicole Schalk (javelin) all had third places for DuBois.
Sullivan was most impressed with his javelin throwers on the day.
“If you have one thrower over 100 feet, it’s a big deal,” said Sullivan. “Today, we nearly had three. Brandi won again at 109, but huge throws by first year thrower Ashley McCluskey (105) and Nicole Shalk (99) was a shocking surprise.”
“It’s been a long season and the girls have obtained every one of their goals except one. Although we are a slight underdog Wednesday at districts, we fully expect everyone to give 100 percent and fight until the end to get that last goal achieved.”
For the boys, Dante Dawson led the way with four wins on the day.
Dawson won the 100 dash (11.77), 200 dash (24.08), long jump (19-4 1/2), and ran a leg in the 4 x 100 meter relay with Damien Ashenfelter, Ethon Fields and Domenic DiLullo. Their time was 46.62 seconds.
Seth Braid, Keaton Chapman, Jared McCoy and Andrew Boyle also got a relay win as they took the 4 x 400 relay with a 3:46.07.
Mike Blizzard and Brenden Saunders swept the hurdle events. Blizzard ran the 110 hurdles in 18.38 seconds, while Saunders crossed the line in 45.50 seconds.
Jeremy Fischer (1600 run, 5:04.58), McCoy (400 dash, 55.71) and Seth Braid (2:14.70) all had wins on the track.
Matt Holben (pole vault) and Bradyn Schwabenbauer (triple jump) were both first place in jumping events. Holben leaped an 11-0, and Schwabenbauer jumped a 38-9.
Dylan Yohe took the shot put at 36-6 to round out the boys’ winners.
Ashenfelter (100 dash), Jacob Butterfuss (400 dash), Chapman (300 hurdles), Kaleb Stevens (3200 run), Dalton Kruzelak (pole vault), Schwabenbauer (long jump), Jordan Meinert (triple jump), Jonathan Russell (discus), Austin Shaffer-Doan (shot put) and Rick Lines (javelin) all grabbed a second place.
McCoy (100 dash), Andrew Boyle (800 run), DiLullo (200 dash) and Meinert (high jump) rounded out the Beaver place winners with each taking third in their respective events.
The District 9 Class AAA Championships will be held at Kane High School on Wednesday.