Strong showing for Punxsy track & field at Districts

Staff Writer

On Friday, the Punxsy track and field program saw a number of medalists at the District 9 championships in Brookville. (First photo) Boys’ medalists for Punxsy included (from left) Ty Knarr, Antonio Stello, Bayden Lyle, Emmet Jamieson, Ethan May, Evan States, Owen Bartlebaugh, Jacob Bellerillo, Jake Pearce, Matthew Greenblatt, Alex Gianvito, Ben Presloid, Ethan Presloid, Matthew Wehrle and Andrew Wehrle. Missing from the photo is Caleb Bender. (Second photo) The Punxsy girls who medaled were (front row, from left) Elyse White, Kate Horner, Alyse Whitman, (back row) Olivia Roberts, Leah Miller and Sammy Dyson. Missing from the photo is Makena Nesbitt.

Several Punxsy participants also advanced to the PIAA Championships (the state meet) next weekend at Shippensburg University. All three of the Punxsy boys' relay teams and the girls' 4x800-meter relay team advanced, as did Sammy Dyson (shot put and discus), Leah Miller (high jump), Kate Horner (400-meter dash), Antonio Stello (100-meter dash), Matthew Wehrle (800-meter run) and Owen Bartlebaugh (3,200-meter run).