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DuBois’ Crystal Clinger, shown in action earlier this season, won the shot put Tuesday against St. Marys with a heave of 33 feet, 2 inches. She also was second in the discus.

File photo by Chris Wechtenhiser

ST. MARYS — The DuBois Lady Beavers track and field team won 11 of 18 events in a 91-59 win over St. Marys on Monday afternoon.

Dayna DeSalve ended up being the easy highlight of the day for the Lady Beavers as she broke two of her school records.

DeSalve shattered her 2015 record of 17-8 in the long jump and topped it with an 18-5 on Monday.

She also broke her triple jump record from last year. The old record was 36-3 and her best jump on Monday was 36-11.

“Dayna absolutely stole the show today,” said DuBois coach Scott Sullivan. “She shattered both of her school records in dominating fashion.

“There is not a student-athlete more deserving of these records. She is one of the strongest, most dedicated athletes we’ve ever coached. Her work ethic in the weight room is unparalleled.”

On top of her two record-breaking jumps, DeSalve also ran a leg in the 4 x 100 meter relay that also took first place in the meet with a time of 51.66 seconds. She ran with Chelsea DeSalve, Brooke Leithner and Reese Sayers.

DeSalve also took second place in the 100 dash.

DuBois also got a relay win in the 4 x 400 relay as Alaina Heberling, Jessica Smith, Kate Sutters and Reese Sayers took the event with a time of 4:26.2.

St. Marys won the 4 x 800 meter relay in 10:15.43.

The Clinger wins each won in an event as Crystal took the shot put with a throw of 33-2, while Courtney won the discus at a distance of 101-11.

Brandi Johnson made it a clean sweep for the girls in the throwing events as she took the javelin with a throw of 104-3.

“The Clinger twins had huge days in the field,” said Sullivan. “Crystal popped an impressive 33’2 shot put and Courtney dominated the discus with a throw of 101’11. Valla was a close second in the shot at 32’11.

“Our javelin girls swept the event with three impressive performances. Brandi Johnson won and was followed by two personal bests from Ashley McCluskey and Nicole Schalk.”

Also taking wins for the Lady Beavers were Maddison King (100 hurdles, 17.50 seconds), McKensy Peles (300 hurdles, 52.15 seconds), Sayers (200 dash, 27.04 seconds) and Jerica Fischer (high jump, 4-4).

Out of the seven events that the Lady Dutch won, six of them came on the track. The lone exception was Rachel Bauer, who won the pole vault at 8-0.

Michelle Bauer took the 1600 and 3200 runs, respectively. Her 1-mile time was 5:32, while her 3200 time was 11:57.

Arianna Kleppinger (100 dash, 12.95 seconds), Caitlyn Bankovich (400 dash, 1:07.02) and Amanda Foster (800 run, 2:30) also won events for St. Marys.

Taking second place in events for DuBois were Kelly Kumetis (100 hurdles), Payton McAninch (1600 run), Maddison King (300 hurdles), Jessica Smith (800 run), Valla Palmiere (shot put), Crystal Clinger (discus), Ashley McCluskey (javelin) and Nicole Schalk (high jump).

The Lady Beavers also got third place finishes from Peles (100 hurdles), Sayers (100 dash), Lizzy French (400 dash), Brianna Nelson (800 run), Kate Sutter (200 dash), McAninch (3200 run), Leithner (triple jump), Schalk (javelin) and Marissa King (pole vault).

St. Marys got second places from Jenna Cherry (400 dash), Kaitlyn Barackman (200 dash and long jump), Amanda Foster (3200 run), Sierra Nunamaker (triple jump) and Rachel Glass (pole vault).

Cherry (1600 run), Rachelle Armanini (300 hurdles), Sydney Eckert (shot put), Sophie Geitner (discus), Sierra Nunamaker (long jump) and Elle McGowan (high jump) all finished in third place in their respective events.

DuBois, which improved to 7-0, ends the regular season Thursday at Clearfield.

St. Marys is at the Elk County Meet on Thursday.

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