Thursday, August 11, 2022

Diocesan Track and Field Athletes Find Silver and Gold at Districts

Track and field athletes from three Diocesan high schools took gold and silver medals at the District 3 Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University on May 20 and 21, in solid performances at Seth Grove Stadium.

In 3A girls’ competition, Bishop McDevitt’s Maddy Brooks captured gold in both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles, and Jazmine Bennett took gold in the long jump. In the girls’ 4×100 meter relay, Brooks and Bennett joined teammates Lindsay Husic and Olivia Grella in a silver-medal finish.

The Lady Crusaders’ total team performance earned Bishop McDevitt second place in team rankings in girls’ 3A competition, with 48 points.

In 2A competition, Lancaster Catholic’s Teresa Moore soared to gold in the high jump, while her teammate and brother Mason Moore sprinted to second place in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs, and William Scott earned silver in the 300 meter hurdles.

In girls’ 2A events, Trinity’s 4×400 team of Ella Cloak, Caroline Cunningham, Sara Crowell and Frances Maury bolted to a gold medal, besting second place by nearly two seconds. Crowell and Maury also teamed up with Lila Shore and Julia Sheaffer for the 4×800 meter relay, earning silver. Maury gave an individual second-place performance in the 400 meter dash.

In girls’ field events, the ’Rocks earned silver medals from Adeline Woodward in pole vault, Zaida Witkowski in shot put, and Isabelle Roes in discus.

Trinity’s girls’ team placed second overall in 2A team rankings, with 78 points.

The boys also found success in the district championships, with Trinity’s Tyler Rossi grabbing gold in the long jump and silver in the high jump. Dan Britten earned a silver in the 110 meter hurdles, and joined teammates Rossi, Trey Weiand and Maximilian Schlager in a second-place run in the 4×100 meter relay. In the 3200 meter relay, Trinity’s Jasper Burd came home with a silver medal.

For their efforts, Trinity boys placed second in 2A team rankings, with 74.33 points.

Track and field competition continues this weekend with the PIAA state championships at Shippensburg University on Memorial Day Weekend, featuring a number of student-athletes from Diocesan high schools.

(Photos courtesy of PIAA District 3 social media.)

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