DuBOIS — The DuBois track and field teams split with Punxsutawney on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Beavers won 13 out of 18 events on the day in a 113-36 win over the Lady Chucks. The boys dropped to Punxsutawney, 91-59.
The Lady Beavers swept the relay events on the day. Julie Marchioni, Brianna Nelson, Trulee Stainbrook and Lizzy French took the 3200 relay.
Chelsea DeSalve, Brooke Leithner, Dayna DeSalve and Reese Sayers were first in the 400 meter relay.
Alaina Heberling, Bethany Guldbrandsen, Nelson and Sayers were the winners of the 1600-meter relay.
Sayers also picked up a pair of individual wins in the 100 and 200 dashes, giving her four wins on the day. Sayers ran a time of 13 seconds flat in the 100 dash, and a 26.5 in the 200 dash.
The 26.5-second 200 dash was the second-fastest time in school history.
“Reese had another spectacular day in the sprints,” said DuBois girls coach Scott Sullivan. “She is joining some very elite company and with a whole month of competition to go, I would not be surprised if she challenges Anna Pfingstlers’ 2009 school record of 26.14.”
Dayna DeSalve also picked up a pair of wins in the long jump and triple jump. Her long jump was a leap of 17-8, while her best triple jump was 33-9.
Her long jump was only a half-inch away from her own school record of 17-8 1/2 set last season.
Payton McAninch came away with a pair of wins in the 1600 and 3200 runs. McAninch ran a 5:46.5 in the one-mile, and followed with a 12:58.1 in the two-mile run.
“Payton is really starting to come on as of late,” said Sullivan. “She ran four hard races today as she is getting closer and closer to her cross country conditioning that helped her win back-to-back district titles.”
The Lady Beavers also swept the hurdles as Maddison King won the 100 hurdles in 17.2 seconds, while McKensy Peles took the 300 hurdles in 51.9 seconds.
Marissa King (pole vault) and Brandi Johnson (javelin) also picked up wins for DuBois.
Along with her three wins, Dayna DeSalve took second in the 100 dash.
Brooke Leithner got second place behind DeSalve in both the long jump and triple jumps, leaving an impression on Sullivan.
“Brooke keeps improving every meet and now has two very impressive marks in the long jump (16-3) and triple jump (34-5),” he said.
Also picking up a pair of second place finishes were Eliana Welch (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Cassie Folmar (1600 run, 3200 run).
Kate Sutter (400 dash), Lizzy French (800 run), Courtney Clinger (discus), Valla Palmiere (shot put), Jerica Fischer (high jump) and Ashley McCluskey (javelin) all took a second place in their respective events.
Peles (100 hurdles), Heberling (400 dash), Maddison King (300 hurdles), Nelson (800 run), Leithner (200 dash) and Clinger (shot put) all took third places.
For the boys, the Beavers had one relay win in the 3200 meter relay as Jacob Butterfuss, Jeremy Fischer, Seth Braid and Alexander Bush with a time of 8:59.
Dante Dawson got the fastest time in the 100 dash for the Beavers with a time of 11.5 seconds. Kaleb Stevens also got a win in the 3200 run with a time of 11:38.7 for DuBois’ lone wins on the track.
Liam Wilderator (discus, 97-8), Austin Shaffer-Doan (shot put, 35-4) and Randy Holben (pole vault, 10-0) were the winners of the field events for the Beavers.
Dawson and Shaffer-Doan, who each earned individual wins, got second place finishes in the 200 dash and discus, respectively.
Jeremy Fischer (3200 run), Wes Russell (shot put), Rick Lines (javelin), Jordan Meinert (triple jump) and Bradyn Schwabenbauer (high jump) all also came in second place in their respective events.
Taking third places in events were Damien Ashenfelter (100 dash), Fischer (1600 run), Brenden Saunders (300 hurdles), Braid (800 run), Shawn Knobloch (discus), Schwabenbauer (long jump), Meinert (high jump) and Cole Finley (pole vault).
“We have some areas to work on to improve,” said DuBois boys coach Brian Clinger. “Punxsy had a nice group of athletes today.”
DuBois goes to the Lock Haven Invite on Friday.