WEST SUNBURY — Getting a split decision at Moniteau, the Redbank Valley track and field teams continued their busy early-season schedule.
The Lady Bulldogs won, 98-52, while the Bulldogs dropped a close one, 78-72.
Both teams visit Clarion Thursday before Saturday’s trip to the DeMans Team Sports Invitational in Brookville. Next week, both teams are back home Tuesday against Cranberry.
At Moniteau, the Lady Bulldogs got triple-win days from Carley Shick and Elizabeth Hook. Shick won the 400-meter dash (1:06.5) and ran on two winning relays, including the 4x800 (11:41) with Ryleigh Smathers, Rhiannon Laughlin and Emma Huffman, and the 4x400 (4:47) with Katie Davis, Hook and Smathers.
Hook won the 100 dash (13.7) and also ran a leg on the 4x100 relay that won in 54.4 with a district-qualifying time. Joining her were Paiton Rizzo, Taylor King and Mariah Clark.
Also on the track, Quinn Fricko won the 800 run (2:54) while finishing second in the 1,600. Shick added a second in the 200 dash.
Lindsay Evans doubled in the throws, winning the shot put and discus (94 feet, 8 inches). Karlee Wells won the javelin (100 feet, 1 inch) while Rizzo won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump and 100 hurdles.
Brooke Eberle won the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches).
Also for the Lady Bulldogs, Huffman was second in the 800 run, Smathers was runner-up in the 400 dash, and Clark and King shared second in the 100 dash. Hope Spence was second in the pole vault and Lilly Shaffer finished second in the javelin.
Sam Hetrick broke his own record in the high jump for the Bulldogs, besting his 6 foot, 5 inch record from last year’s Redbank Valley Invitational by clearing 6 feet, 6 inches. He also finished second in the triple jump and 100 dash while running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay (46.0) with Javin Brentzel, Joe Mansfield and Keaton Kahle.
Kahle added wins in the 100 dash (11.3) and 200 dash (24.0). Kyle Watkins won the 3,200 run (12:33) finished second in the 1,600 and ran a leg on the winning 4x800 relay (11:42) with Nick Smith, Owen Fricko and Ty Sherry.
Declan Fricko won the 1,600 run (5:29), and finished second in the 400 dash and high jump.
Smith added a runner-up in the 800 while Anthony Baileys and Tanner Kerle turned in seconds in the discus and javelin respectively.
In last week’s meet:
WEDNESDAY, April 3
At New Bethlehem, both teams notched wins against visiting Clarion-Limestone. The Bulldogs won 99-51 while the Lady Bulldogs won 101.5-48.5.
For the Bulldogs, Keaton Kahle was a quadruple winner. He won the 100 (11.54) and 200 (24.42) dashes and combined with Declan Fricko, Austin Rupp and Nick Smith to win the 4x400 relay (4:18.86) and Javin Brentzel, Sam Hetrick and Joe Mansfield to win the 4x100 relay (47.86).
Fricko tripled, adding wins in the 400 (58.92) and 800 (2:28.95) while finishing second in the high jump to Hetrick, who won with a district-qualifying height of 6 feet.
Mansfield and Brentzel finished 1-2 in the long jump with Mansfield winning with a leap of 18 feet, 4 inches, one inch better than Brentzel. Rupp cleared 8 feet to win the pole vault. Hetrick and Mansfield finished 2-3 in the triple jump.
The 4x800 relay of Kyle Watkins, Jacob Faulk, Owen Fricko and Nick Smith won in 9:58.68. Watkins added a second in the 1,600 run.
In the throws, Anthony Baileys won an impressive discus day with a district-qualifying toss of 134 feet, beating C-L’s Jimmy Gunning and Mitch Knepp, who also threw qualifying distances.
Tanner Kerle finished second in the shot put.
The Lady Bulldogs won 12 of the 18 events against C-L. Carley Shick led the way with a triple-win day. She won the 400 dash (1:07.88) and ran legs on both the winning 4x400 (4:47.08) and 4x800 (11:39.85) relays. She joined Ryleigh Smathers, Claire Clouse and Kate Davis on the 4x400, and Smathers, Emma Huffman and Quinn Fricko on the 4x800.
Clouse, Paiton Rizzo, Mariah Clark, Lindsay Evans and Elizabeth Hook all doubled. Rizzo, Clark, Hook and Clouse won the 4x100 relay (55.38). Rizzo won the 100 hurdles (18.14) with a district-qualifying run. Clark won the 100 dash (13.86) and added a second in the 200. Evans won the discus (87 feet, 5 inches) and shot put (28 feet, 4 inches) while Hook won the triple jump (32 feet, 5 inches) with a district-qualifying leap.
Also winning were Karlee Wells in the javelin (103 feet, 6 inches) with a qualifying throw, MacKenzie Young in the pole vault (7 feet) and Brooke Eberle (4 feet, 6 inches).
Scoring points as well for the Lady Bulldogs were Megan Gourley (second in 100 hurdles), Quinn Fricko (seconds in 800 and 1,600 runs), Smathers (second in 400 dash), Frankie Dinger (second in javelin), Wells and Chloe Wiant (2-3 in discus), Madison Foringer (second in shot put), Hope Spence and Austin Kirkpatrick (tied third in pole vault), Taylor King and Rizzo (2-3 in long jump), Rizzo (second in triple jump) and Ryley Pago (second in high jump).