INDIANA â€” Punxsy's boys' track and field head coach John Smith expected a tough meet for his 9th and 10th graders last Thursday at Indiana.
Faced with some of the top competition from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) and District VI, the Chucks had three athletes place second.
The top three competitors in each event medaled, while anyone who finished fourth, fifth or sixth earned a ribbon.Nathan Ward (800-meter run 1,600-meter run), Dylan Lettie (300 hurdles) and Jesse Reichard (long jump and triple jump) were the Chucks' top finishers.
"Punxsy boys had some stiff competition from the 10 schools competing in the invitational, especially from Altoona, Baldwin and Norwin," Smith said. "But we came away with some good times and distances to take some medals and ribbons."
Lance Deet placed fifth in the 110-hurdles (18.8), Jordan Londan placed fourth in the discus (109-4) and Brock Getch finished sixth in the javelin (100-0). Altoona, Baldwin, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Salem, Indiana, Ligonier Valley and Norwin also competed.
Other results included:
100-meter dashâ€” Matt Burke, 12.2; Tanner Evans, 12.4.
200-meter dashâ€” Ryan Presloid, 27.8; Tristan Acre, 29.0.
400-meter runâ€” Benjamin Spencer, 67.5.
800-meter dash â€” Ward, 2:11; Jackson Spencer, 2:34.
1,600-meter run â€” Ward, 4:57.
3,200-meter run â€” Luke Fugate, 11:41; William Boddorf, 14:16.
110-hurdles â€” Lance Deet, 18.8.
300-hurdles â€” Dylan Lettie, 45.2; Andrew Bullers, 59.5.
4x100 relay â€” Tom Renwick, Tyler Baer, Evans and Burke, 50.3.
4x400 relay â€” Deet, Spencer, Luke Fugate and Ward, 4:13.
4x800 relay â€”Deet, Ward, Fugate and Renwick, 9:53.
Pole Vaultâ€” Baer, 8-0.
Javelinâ€” Getch, 100-0; Jordan Londan 90-5.
Discus â€” London, 109-4; Kyler Smathers 87-4.
Shot put â€” Jonathan Vos, 33 1/2; Getch, 31-10.
High Jump â€”Â Dylan Lettie, 5-4.
Long Jump â€” Jesse Reichard, 18-3 1/2; Brett Neal, 16-5.
Triple Jump â€” Reichard, 39-0; Neal, 35-11.