Stephen Brady (right)

Stephen Brady (right) leads and wins the 1600 meters.

 

It was a beautiful Tuesday for a track and field meet at Sheen Field.

"Conditions couldn't have been better for our home opener against Union City," said Corry boys coach Matt Cragg after a 134-14 win over the undermanned Bears.

The Corry girls also improved to 2-0 on the season with an easy 118-28 victory over visiting Union City.

The top performers included Skylar Riedel (second in the 100 in 14.04, on the winning 400 relay, first in the long jump with a mark of 15-9, first in the triple jump at 31-11), Hannah Smrcka (first in 1600 in a personal best time of 5:23.74, first in the 800 in 2:28.34, on the 1600 relay team), Abby Harrington (first in the 100 hurdles in 17.94, first in the 300 hurdles in 56.24, second in the high jump at 4 feet), and Hazel Greene (first in the discus with a mark of 104-8, first in the javelin at 79-8). 

Abby Harrington (right)

Abby Harrington (right) leads Union City’s Jess Messinger in winning the 100 hurdles.

"Our depth paid off again with victories in all three relays," noted coach Ryan Kelly.

Winning were the 3200 relay team of Teya Bailey, Alyssa Rowland, Emily Blake and Peyton Wilkinson in 14:13.54, the 400 relay team of Allison Zaczkiewicz, Alexis McGahen, Kendall Keener and Riedel in 54.94, and the 1600 relay team of Bailey, Alexa Turben, McGahen and Smrcka in 4:33.74. 

Other victories included Turben (400, 1:05.44), Kalista Linden (3200, 13:36), Mackenzie Campbell (high jump, 4-6) and Kendra Maker (shot put, 29-1).

Mackenzie Campbell

 

Mackenzie Campbell won the high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches.

 

Freshman Haeleigh Bayle had a phenomenal day with personal best times and second places in the 1600 (5:48.74) and the 800 (2:35.24).  Rachel Brady also finished in the top three in all three of her events (second in the javelin, third in the shot, third in the discus).

For Union City, Jess Messinger won the 100 (13.84) and 200 (28.74) while Grace Jones won the pole vault (6-6).

"The girls battled well in the warm conditions," claimed coach Kelly. "They continue to work hard at practice and show improvement every day."

Back to the boys.

"I was very pleased to see our kids come into this meet focused on their goals given that they have been off all weekend on Easter break," said coach Cragg. "We are starting to make individual improvements with a lot of our athletes.

"Despite Union City's low numbers, it did not hold back the boys from going out there and competing," he admitted. "Next Tuesday will be a true test when we take on Warren at home."

Corry swept the three relays, the 100 hurdles, the 100, 200, 400 and 3200 runs, the high and triple jumps, the shot and javelin.

Micaiah Pike won the 100 hurdles and high jump, Hunter Savitz the long and triple jumps, Levi Tasker the 100, Landen Weis the 200, Stephen Brady the 1600, Brady Steele the 400, Bryce Maleski the 800 and Chase Suchar the 3200.

David Perrett took the pole vault, Xavier Reyda the shot put, Kyron Helmer the discus and Tasker the javelin.

Xavier Reyda

Beaver Xavier Reyda won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet 1/2 inch in Tuesday’s home meet.

Jacob Sproveri posted two seconds and a third.

Union City's lone first went to Zach Beckwith in the 400. 

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