DuBOIS — Mother Nature wiped out most of the athletic events in the Tri-County Area Tuesday, but the DuBois and Bradford track and field teams dodged the thunderstorms and ultimately split a meet at DuBois Area High School.
Both schools came away with lopsided wins on the day, with the DuBois girls coming away with a 103-38 victory and Bradford boys a 92-49 triumph.
The host Lady Beavers won 11 of 17 events — the pole vault was not contested due to the wet conditions — against a Lady Owls squad missing a handful of starters.
Senior Jerica Fischer led the charge for the Lady Beavers as she won all three jumping events with the best marks of her career. She set personal bests in the long (16-5), high (5-2) and triple (31-6) jumps.
“Jerica had a career best day,” said DuBois coach Scott Sullivan. “She just missed tying the school high jump record. She cleared 5-2 and had three great attempts at 5-4, just barely knocking the crossbar off each time. Then she long jumped 16-5 to easily set another career best in the long jump and ended the day winning the triple jump with a career best 31-6.”
Sophomore Antonia Fenice joined Fischer in being a triple winner on the day and set some career marks herself. She won both the 100 (13.38) and 200 (28.04) dashes — setting personal-bests in both sprinting events.
She ran anchor leg on the 4x100 relay squad (53.38) that competed unopposed. Alana Burton, Ashley Usaitis and Amanda Rossi were also part of that relay squad.
DuBois’ only other multi-winner was senior thrower Gabby Snyder-Petitti, who captured both the shot put (30-6 1/2) and discus (87-3).
Other Lady Beaver winners were junior Emalee Horner (3,200 –13:33.59) and freshmen Madee Finalle (100 hurdles –18.18) and Kallysta Castro (300 hurdles –55.5).
Beyond those 11 victories, the Lady Beavers swept the top three spots in five different events (100 hurdles, 100 dash, 300 hurdles, 3,200 and long jump).
Danielle Baumgartner led that effort as she placed second in all four of her individual events — 100 hurdles, high jump, discus and javelin.
Abby Dressler added runner-up finishes in the 800 and 1,600 runs, while Rossi (100), Kyra Hoover (400), Abby Geist-Salone (300 hurdles), Ashlyn Jimenez (200), Bailey Strouse (3,200), Burton (long jump) and Kelli Hoffer (triple jump) all finished second in their respective events.
Lady Beaver Morgan Allman collected three third-place finishes in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump. DuBois also got thirds from Jimenez (100), Horner (1,600), Stefanie Hoyt (400), Hoover (800), Madisan Cable (3,200) and Allyson Andrulonis (javelin).
“We have had two big invites canceled, so we really needed to get this meet in as we are behind where we should be for this time of year,” said Sullivan.
On the boys’ side, DuBois won just five of 17 events against a tough Owls squad.
Two of those wins came senior jumper Jordan Meinert, who captured top honors in the long (19-8) and high (5-10) jumps. He added a runner-up finish in the triple jump.
Brenden Saunders (300 hurdles –42.28) and Brandon Connor (javelin –142-0) each added individual victories, while the quartet of Andrew Boyle, A.C. Deemer, Mack Jaramillo and Ryan White opened the meet with a with a win in the 4x800 relay (8:48.68).
DuBois got a pair of second places from Kaleb Stevens in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs, while Boyle (400), Caleb Keighley (400) and Zach Henery (200) were the runner-up in their respective races.
Connor added a third in the discus, while other Beavers to collect third places were Deemer (800), White (1,600), Damien Ashenfelter (100) and Dale Kot (300 hurdles).
“Jordan Meinert had another good day for us, as did Brenden Saunders,” said Beavers coach Brian Clinger. “The 4x800 relay put together a nice run to open the meet with a victory, and Brandon Connor had a nice throw in the javelin for us today.”
Both DuBois teams return to action Friday at the Mars Invite.