H.S. Track and Field: Pittston Area, Wyoming Area girls remain unbeaten

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch


    Taryn Ashby and Marley O’Brien combined for a meet record in the javelin April 16 when Pittston Area won its fourth straight Icebreaker Relays girls title.

    The Patriots outscored host Wallenpaupack, 90-75, for the title.

    The relay combines the efforts of two teammates in the field events.

    Ashby and O’Brien were the top two individuals in the javelin, combining to easily win the event. Ashby had a throw of 122-9 and O’Brien had 117-9 for a record team total of 240-6.

    Pittston Area won the middle distance medley relay and shot put, finished second in the 4 x 100 shuttle hurdles and 4 x 100 relays and was third in the distance medley and 800 sprint medley.

    O’Brien was also part of the shot put win. Iana Davis was second and O’Brien third among individuals in the event.

    Sam Mayers, Maddy Mimnaugh and Tara Johnson were part of both the middle distance win with Kirsten Durling and the third-place distance medley with Tiffany Tubioli.

    Krista Maurizi, Tubioli, Sydney Williams and Abbie Sheerer formed the second-place relay team. Jamie Chisdock, Jenna Smith, Jessica Tighe and Mia Barbieri were second in the 400 relay.

    Icebreaker Relays boys

    Pittston Area won both boys hurdles events at the 21st annual Icebreaker Relays.

    Nick Barbieri, Naseem Guillaume, Shane Syms and Colin Tracy won the 4 x 110 and 4 x 300 shuttle hurdles events.

    Paul Moska was the second-best individual in the high jump, joining Matt Ambrose to make the Patriots the second-place team in the event. Ryan Davis and Walter Coles combined for second in the javelin.

    Scranton won the boys team title and host Wallenpaupack won the combined boys-girls championship.

    Pittston Area girls 110, Wyoming Valley West 40

    Marley O’Brien and Arianna Boccardi each won two individual events Tuesday when Pittston Area defeated host Wyoming Valley West, 110-40, to improve to 4-0 in Division 1 of the Wyoming Valley Conference.

    O’Brien threw the discus 86-7 and the javelin 110-4.

    Boccardi ran the 1600 meters in 5:48 and the 3200 meters in 12:35.

    Maddy Mimnaugh won the 400 and ran legs on the winning 1600 and 3200 relay teams. Kirsten Durling was on the same two relay teams. Sam Mayers won the 800 and anchored the 3200 relay win.

    The win allowed Pittston Area to remain in a tie for the division lead with Dallas.

    Wyoming Area girls 142, GAR 2

    Shelby Stackhouse won four individual events Wednesday when Wyoming Area remained undefeated in WVC Division 2 girls track with a 142-2 rout of GAR.

    Stackhouse won the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump and pole vault.

    Bree Bednarski won the 100 and 200 dashes and anchored the winning 400 relay. Laura Heinzlmeir won the 1600 and 3200 runs.

    Wyoming Area boys 139, GAR 10

    Ryan Murray swept the three jumping events Wednesday to lead Wyoming Area to a 139-10 romp over GAR in a WWC Division 2 boys meet.

    Murray won the long jump in 20-0, the triple jump in 38-11 and the high jump in 5-10.

    Alex Chronowski won the 200- and 400-meter dashes and ran a leg on the winning 1600 relay team.

    Ethan Crake swept the hurdles while Kyle Carr won the shot put and discus.

    Wyoming Valley West boys 80, Pittston Area 70

    Wyoming Valley West edged Pittston Area, 80-70, Tuesday in a WVC Division 1 meet.

    Colin Tracy won both hurdles events for the Patriots. Kyle Mlodzienski won the 800-meter run and anchored the 3200 relay.

    By Tom Robinson

    For Sunday Dispatch

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