UNION CITY — The UC boys and girls notched their first track and field wins of the season as Union City swept visiting Youngsville in a Region 4 track meet on Tuesday afternoon. 

Union City’s boys triumphed 83-50, while the UC girls tied Youngsville, 70-70. The Lady Bears won a tiebreaker having more first-place finishes.

Sarah Toy was a four-time winner taking first in all of her events — 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump, 33-03. 

The UC girls took first in one of three relays. Alyssa Boyd, Isabela Waldmann, Olivia Trauner and Abby Anaya combined for a winning time of 13:15.71 in the 3200 relay. 

Boyd won two individual events in addition to the relay. She went 1:04.19 in the 400, edging out Youngsville’s Lydia Swartzbaugh by .38 seconds, and won the 800 in 2:30.21. UC’s Sierra Bahl was first in the high jump, clearing a height of 4-06. 

The UC girls dominated in the shot put and discus. 

Rebecca Rutkowski, Kelsey Shayko, Alexis Webster and Sydney Allen were 1-2-3-4 in the shot put, while Chloe Russell and Webster went 1-2 in the discus. Rutkowski recorded a winning toss of 29-02 in the shot put and Russell won the discus with a hurl of 71-05.

Nate Jones was a double winner for the UC boys as he hurdled his way to first places in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He won the 110 in 19.17 and the 300 in 44.65. UC’s Justin Northrop finished second behind Jones in both events. 

Isaac Jones was first in the 400 with a time of 55.67, followed by Sam Bacon, Judah Gardner and Josh Burgess. UC’s Aaron Taylor won the 800 in 2:29.47, while Esteban Waldmann finished the 1600 first in 5:08.97.

Emmett Murphy cleared 5-03 to win the high jump for the Bears, and UC’s Derek Smrcka had a winning throw of 99-06 in the discus.

See tomorrow’s Journal for complete track results.

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