Warrior Track and Field Competes at Bellwood Invitational

The West Branch track and field team traveled to Bellwood to compete against schools around the state
Braden Brown hands the baton over to teammate Drake Witherite.
Braden Brown hands the baton over to teammate Drake Witherite.
Image/Graphics by Jenna Mertz

On Monday, April 29, The Warrior Track and Field team traveled to Bellwood-Antis Area School District to compete in the Bellwood-Antis Invitational. 

Starting with the Boys’ team, the Boys’ 4×400 and 4×800 finished in 8th place, with times of 3:40.74 and 8:13.13. Gavin Dunlap was the only male Warrior to compete in the 100-meter dash, finishing with a time of 13.12. In the 400-meter dash, Sage Carr finished in third place with a time of 52.32. Nick Stavola also ran the 400 in 1:00.23. In the 1600, Dylan Ryder finished with a time of 6:27.93. 

Onto the high jump, Joel Evans finished in ninth place jumping 5 feet 6 inches. In the discus, Kevin Hurley threw 61 feet, 2.5 inches. In the javelin, Logan Kolp and Evan Emigh threw 92-10 and 80-6, respectively. Finally, Logan Kolp finished in 17th place in the shot put, throwing 35 feet 3 inches.

For the Lady Warriors, Natalie Yingling and Miya Stagi competed in the 100. Yingling finished with a 14.12 and Stagi with a 16.37. Then, in the 400, Natalie Yingling ran 1:10.04, and Mya Redmond ran a 1:26.93. Also, in the 800, Ciara Condon ran it in 2:59.63. In the 1600m, Emily Shingledecker finished with a time of 7:18.88. For the 100m hurdles, Jessica Batcho finished with a time of 19.33. The 4×400 team finished in 12th place, with a time of 5:00.48. In the long jump, Mya Redmond jumped 9 feet 1 inch and Hailee Lytle jumped 9 feet 10 inches. 

Onto the discus, Marley Croyle placed 11th with a distance of 75-4. Skyler Hebel placed 18th with a distance of 68-3. Then in the javelin, Marley Croyle placed first with a distance of 145-6. Skyler Hebel also placed 12th, with a distance of 88-8. Finally, in the shot put, Isabella Kerfoot threw a distance of 23-3.5 and Samantha Stencil threw a distance of 21-11.

As the season end is around the corner, Joel Evans commented on the season so far. “This season has gone fairly well. Last year was a lot better because we had 5 guys who were all at the same levels but this year we proved we could still do it. For us to still have one of the top relay teams around, even when losing two big pieces, it really shows how dedicated we are to our sport.”

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