SCRANTON – Even before the regular season is complete, track and field teams have begun the transition into the postseason with special multi-teammates.
For Pittston Area, that meant a chance to compete at Memorial Stadium, site of the May 16 District 2 Class AAA Championships, with an appearance in Thursday night’s Jordan Relays.
Wyoming Area started seeing how its strong dual-meet squads can stack up against larger fields when it turned in an impressive performance at the Cougars Twilight Invitational at Misericordia University April 30.
Jordan Relay Girls
Jenna Smith, Jessica Tighe, Jamie Chisdock and Anjelica Singer earned a silver medal, combining for second place in Class AAA in the 4x100-meter relay in the Jordan Relays with a time of 51.45 seconds.
Pittston Area had won the previous three titles in the 61-year-old event, but wound up fifth out of 11 teams in the Class AAA standings this season.
Wallenpaupack won the team title, 51-42, over Abington Heights after each school won three of the six events that make up the Jordan Relays. Pittston Area had 24 points.
The Patriots got a pair of fourth-place finishes from their mid-distance and distance runners.
Tara Johnson, Sam Mayers and Maddy Mimnaugh were part of the fourth-place finishes in both the distance medley and 4x800 relay. Mia Barbieri led off the distance medley and Arianna Boccardi led off the 4x800.
Kirsten Durling, Gianna Galli, Singer and Kayleigh Walker were fifth in the 1600 sprint medley.
Barbieri, Nicole Mayers, Mimnaugh and Tiffany Tubioli were seventh in the 4x400 relay.
Cougars Twilight Girls
Bree Bednarski won three individual events April 30 at Misericordia when Wyoming Area ran away from the pack for the team championship at the Cougars Twilight Meet.
Wyoming Area scored 192 points to lead a nine-team field. Central Columbia was a distant second with 122 5/6.
Bednarski won the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the javelin.
Vanessa Shedlock won the 400, Shelby Stackhouse took the 100 hurdles and Wyoming Area also won 3200 relays.
Shedlock also placed second in the triple jump and third in the 100. Stackhouse added a second in the high jump. The Warriors were second in the 400 relay.
Jillian Spak was second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles while Laura Heinzlmeir was second in the 3200 and third in the 1600.
Jalen Rhodes, in the 100, and Madelyn Resciniti, in the shot put, were both second. Nicole Wright was third in the javelin.
Cougars Twilight Boys
Marc Minichello and P.J. Angeli won events at the Cougars Twilight Invitational where Wyoming Area finished second of nine teams, behind only Coughlin.
Minichello won the javelin. Angeli won the triple jump.
Michael Murphy was second in the 100 and third in the 200.
Ryan Murray (high jump), Ethan Crake (110 high hurdles) and the 400 relay team all finished second.
Donovan O’Boyle was third in the 100.
Coughlin finished with 142 ½ points, 11 ahead of Wyoming Area.
Jordan Relays Boys
Matt Ambrose, Kemar Woodruff, Richard Wallace and Naseem Guillaume finished seventh in the 1200 sprint medley at the Jordan Relays.
The Patriots also had eighth-place finishes in two other events.
Pittston Area tied for 10th in Class AAA with four points.
Pittston Area girls 103, Berwick 47
Abbie Sheerer and Anjelica Singer led the way Tuesday night when Pittston Area set up a showdown for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title with a 103-47 victory over Berwick.
The Patriots will try to win their third title in four years Monday at home against Dallas. In the same scenario to end the 2015 season, Dallas ended Pittston Area’s hopes of a third straight title. Both teams are 6-0.
Sheerer won the high jump and triple jump and took second in the long jump. Singer won the 100 and long jump.
Pittston Area swept all three relays.
Berwick boys 78, Pittston Area 72
Berwick defeated Pittston Area, 78-72, in a WVC Division 1 meet Tuesday.
Colin Tracy swept the hurdles while Walter Coles won the discus and javelin for the Patriots.