Corry’s Liam Cragg (left) and Brendan Walsh take off in the 100-meter dash.

OIL CITY — Corry’s boys won for the fourth time in five track meets and the Lady Beavers moved to 3-2 after Region 3 sweeps at Oil City on Tuesday.

"It was nice to get back on the winning end of things,” said girls coach Andy Potocki. “Meg Silka qualified for districts in the javelin and our 400m relay team of Darci Haehn, Abby Bowen, Sabryn Kinney and Samie Weber had their best time of the season by nearly 2 seconds."

Brie Sutherland won the 1600 and 3200, Shelby Stockton first in the 100 and 300 hurdles.

The girls are now 1-2 in the region, after winning 83-67.

Abby Gluvna shows her winning form in the javelin in Tuesday’s meet.

The boys won a tight one, 75-74, and are 2-1 in the region.

Every point was important, Corry’s 1-2-3 sweep of the pole vault a nine-point swing.

Frank Nichols won both hurdle races. Mitchel Jones won the javelin, Nate Smith the shot.

Dennis Whiteley was first in the 3200, Liam Cragg in the 100 and Reece Wright in the pole vault.

"That was one of the most exciting meets I have been involved with while coaching,” claimed Andy Passinger. “It was tied several times , then Oil City had a one-point lead, then we did the same. It was back and forth. Finally, it came down to the last race — the1600-meter relay — and we told our guys that this is where you prove you are men.

“Sure enough, Precha, Hannon, Nichols and Short won it,” he said. “I can't say enough about Justin Short in the end of the race. After Nichols made up some major ground, Short was leg-for-leg with the OC guy. Short had just a little more than him and won it in the last 10 meters. It was awesome.

“We are constantly telling these men that every point counts and we were missing some teammates who could have helped us,” Passinger noted. “Mitchel Jones did what we knew he could, which was qualify for districts in javelin throwing 148 feet. Also, Dennis Whiteley ran a huge race in the 3200, not only winning it, but also qualifying for districts (10:48). Each and every man helped us pull this one out.”

Corry has its first home meet scheduled for Thursday against Youngsville.

Corry Boys 75, Oil City 74

 110 hurdles — Nichols (C) 16:63; 3200 relay — Oil City 9:05.61; 100 — L.Cragg (C) 11.88, 2. B.Walsh (C); 1600 — King (OC) 4:49.20, 2. Whiteley (C); 400 — Short (C) 56.2, 3. Reynolds (C); 400 relay — Oil City 46.56; 300 hurdles — Nichols (C) 44.34; 200 — Rice (OC) 24.12; 800 — King (OC) 2:10, 3. Precha (C); 3200 — Whiteley (C) 10:48; 1600 relay — Corry (Precha, Hannon, Nichols, Short) 3:53.63; Shot put — N.Smith (C) 44-10, 2. John Sipe (C), 3. Gray (C); Discus — Reed (OC) 113-10, 2. Jones (C); Javelin — Jones (C) 148-2; Triple jump — Rice (OC) 37-8; Long jump — Rice (OC) 18-9 1/4, 3. Morris (C); High jump — Scurry (OC) 5-7, 2. Cragg (C); Pole vault — Wright (C) 8-6, 2. Schuler (C), 3. Thomas (C).


Corry Girls 83, Oil City 67

 100 hurdles — Stockton (C) 18:34, 2. Haehn (C), 3. Kinney (C); 3200 relay — Oil City 11:08; 100 — Schwab (OC) 14:07; 1600 — Sutherland (C) 6:01, 3. Xander (C); 400 — Schwab (OC) 1:05, 2. Hall (C), 3. Gottschling (C); 400 relay — C (Haehn, Bowen, Kinney, Weber) 56.78; 300 hurdles — Stockton  (C) 52:11, 3. Haehn (C); 200 — Carll (OC) 29:55, 3. Blake (C); 800 — Xander (C) 2:47, 3. Lambert (C); 3200 — Sutherland (C) 13:08. 3. Fielding (C); 1600 relay — C (Blake, Hall, Gottschling, Stockton) 4:53; Shot put — Fontanaza (OC) 32-7, 2. Culver (C), 3. Benedict (C); Discus — Fontanaza (OC) 94-6, 2. Gluvna (C); Javelin — Gluvna (C) 110-3 1/2, 2. Shields (C), 3. Silka (C); Triple jump — Rodgers (OC) 30-1, 2. Anderson (C); Long jump — Schwab (OC) 13-9, 3. Anderson (C); High jump — Goodsel (C) 5-1, 2. Anderson (C); Pole vault — D.Williams (C) 8-0, 3. Fielding (C).

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