FPS staff report
April 1, 2013
The Carrollton High School boys and girls track teams opened their seasons last Saturday at the Claymont Jeff Arthurs Invitational at Claymont High School.
The boys placed fourth with 86 points, while the girls were fifth with 69 points.
Boys head coach Larry Cogan thought his team did well for their first meet.
“It was a good first meet with the weather cooperating,” Cogan said. “Some of our athletes were not satisfied with their first meet of the season, but I reminded them it was our first meet.”
“They know they have some work to do in the following week to keep getting better. So I am glad they are not satisfied and they need to keep improving each day.”
Junior Lynk Tranter had a pair of first place finishes for the Warriors. He won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.7 and the long jump with a jump of 19’9.5”.
Placing second for the Warriors were the 3,200-meter relay team of John Brown, Joe Knipp, Austin Wolford and Austin Keefer with a time of 9:08; the 1,600-meter relay team of Noah Stertzbach, Brown, Dan Leary and Keefer with a time of 3:51; Dakota Maple in the discus with a throw of 139’9” and Tranter in the high jump with a jump of 5’10”.
Placing third were Wolford in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:45; Brown in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15 and Justin Johnson in the shot put with a throw of 42’11 3/4”.
Placing fourth were Avery Wilson in the long jump with a jump of 17’10 1/4”; Austin Bentley in the discus with a throw of 121’6” and Maple in the shot with a throw of 40’8 1/2”.
Placing fifth was Wolford in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:58.
Placing sixth were Stertzbach in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.6 and Keefer in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.4.
In the girls’ portion of the invitational, the Lady Warriors got first place finishes from Stephanie Donley in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.26 and Abbey Wilson in the discus with a throw of 106’7”.
“I thought as a whole we performed well considering we are a little younger still and some of our team members are on spring break,” said head coach Chris Woolf. “Our freshmen and sophomores got a lot of experience. Our upper classmen did what I expected and performed well. Overall, I am fairly happy with the effort the girls gave.”
Placing second was the 800-meter relay team of Jordan Schlabach, Sarah Donley, Stephanie Donley and Hayley Barrick with a time of 1:55.82.
Placing third was the 400-meter relay team of Schlabach, Brittany Swinehart, Barrick and Jessica Rogers with a time of 57.62; Wilson in the shot put with a throw of 34’8 1/5”; Barrick in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.96 and the 1,600-meter relay team of Stephanie Donley, Lindsay Schandel, Harlee Schandel and Sarah Donley with a time of 4:40.33.
Placing fourth for the Warriors were Lindsay Schandel in the 800 with a time of 2:46.31; the 3,200-meter relay team of Rogers, Emily Swaim, Lindsay Schandel and Harlee Schandel with a time of 12:00.2 and Barrick in the long jump with a jump of 12’8 1/4”.
Placing fifth were Jordan Schlabach in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.94 and Stephanie Host in the triple jump with a jump of 24’9 1/2”.
Harlee Schandel placed sixth for the Warriors in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 58.46.