First Posted: 4/18/2013
PA girls track and field coach Joe Struckus isn’t one to predict the future, but after the Lady Patriots defeated Hazleton 82-68 on Wednesday at Trippi, even he had to admit the girls have a shot at wining the WVC Division I title and maybe even going undefeated.
Hazleton Area, deep and strong, went into Wednesday 3-0, but the Lady Patriots put on a show by setting two school records and tying two more in the victory.
“It was very surprising,” Stuckus said, not of the win, but of the records the girls broke and tied. “They came out and performed.”
Though she placed second to Hazleton’s Malone who went 9 feet, Sierra Williams tied the school record in pole vault at 8’ 6” and Catherine Lombardo tied school record in the 800 at 2:22.
Madison Mimnaugh broke the school record in 1600 at 5:10 by six seconds. The 3200 relay team of Sam Mayers, Tara Johnson, Catherine Lombardo and Kaitlynn Kutcha lowered the school record to 9:55.
Olivia Giambra stayed hot in the jumps winning the triple and long jumps. Celes Owens won the high jump at 4-10. Emily Walseki won the 300 hurdles. Parent won the javelin.
Also scoring for PA were Lanza, Powers, Chisdock, Barber, Tubioli, Meyers, Seaman, Senese and Ashby.
PA is 4-0 with three meets left against Tunkhannock (1-3) at home Wednesday, at Berwick (1-3 with a loss to Hazleton) Tuesday, April 30 and Dallas (2-2) at home on Tuesday, May 7.
Hazleton Area 100
Pittston Area 45
Hazleton Area swept the 800, 1600 and the shot put, but D’Eliseo provided another school record with a 38.4 in the 300 hurdles beating Jack Goldowski’s in 1981 time of 38.56. according to pa.milesplit.com D’Elieso’s 38.4 is tied for the best time in the state with Wellington Zaza of Garnet Valley.
D’Elieso won the 110 hurdles again in 14.6.
Kester, Erfman and Maslowski swept the pole valut for PA.
This week the Wyoming Area boys and girls defeated Nanticoke. The boys are 3-1 behind 4-0 Northwest in Division 2. The girls are 2-2. Holy Redeemer leads gilrs Division 2 at 3-0.
Hanover at WA
Tunkhannock at PA