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LebCo Track and Field Season Update: April 17

Three weeks are in the books.  With another round of meets starting today, there are three programs whose teams remain undefeated. From an individual perspective, there are many athletes who have put up noteworthy performances and will be winning medals during championship season.


     Annville-Cleona Dutchmen 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 2-1 overall, 2-1 in Section 3

Boys: 1-2 overall, 1-2 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 11 v Octorara

Girls: Annville-Cleona 106, Octorara 43   Scoresheet

Boys: Octorara 113, Annville-Cleona 37  Scoresheet

Girls UpdateThe Dutchmen won twelve of the eighteen events in their battle against Octorara. There are two things worth noting from this win: 1) Not one member of the team won multiple events; 2) Annville swept both the 100m and 200m sprint events. Sophomore Kendall Cooper won the 100m with a 12.6, the top time in LebCo so far this season. The #2 100m runner in LebCo is teammate and fellow sophomore Miracle Hershey.

Boys UpdateAnnville-Cleona suffered defeat to a very strong Octorara team. The team showed its distance depth by winning the 4x800m relay. Freshman David Moran was a bright spot for the Dutchmen, winning the 400m in 54.o. In a very exciting distance race, sophomore Landon Hostetter ran the #2 fastest 3200m in LebCo, but was edged out at the finish. If things hold when the list is updated this week, Hostetter will be the LebCo #1 after running a 10:05 in invitational action on Friday night.

Up Next: The Dutchmen will host Lancaster Mennonite, whose teams have each lost their last two meets (Donegal and Lancaster Catholic.


Weekend Invitational Results

     Cedar Crest Falcons 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 2-0 overall, 2-0 in Section 1

Boys: 2-0 overall, 2-0 in Section 1

Recent Results

April 10 v Hempfield

Girls: Cedar Crest 110, Hempfield 40 Scoresheet

Boys: Cedar Crest 84, Hempfield 66 Scoresheet

Girls UpdateThe Lady Falcons cruised to victory, using elite talent and depth to make it happen. Freshman sprinter Kaddel Howard  was running in her first varsity dual meet and quickly became the top story when she ran the 400m in the fastest time in PA to date (55.53).  Howard then ran the 200m in 24.34 to break the Lancaster Lebanon League record. Howard was not the only freshman to star for Crest on the day, as Eliana Schneider won the 1600m, Long Jump, High Jump, and the Javelin. Adding to the youth movement, two other freshman won individual events: Nachali Manon Aquino (shot put) and Makenzie Wamsher (300 IM hurdles – her twin sister was second). Other event winners for Cedar Crest were: senior Alyssa Vandett (triple jump); senior Sophia Rosenberg (shot put); junior Lizzie Lowe (800m); junior Hailee Kreiser (pole vault); sophomore Shannon Dorsey (100 high hurdles). Also worth noting that while Schneider’s 1600m time of 5:17.88 won it,  senior Grace Tadajweski finished second clocking a 5:18.45, currently the second fastest time run in LebCo this spring.

Boys UpdateHempfield is a very, very good team, with elite talent in middle distance/distance.  Cedar Crest were able to overcome this through key performances in the sprints and the field to edge the Black Knights on Monday afternoon. Seniors Gabe Lewis (10.87/22.93) and Nick Garman (11.33/23.17) went 1-2 in both the 100m and 200m races. Seniors Kyle Rauchut (53.31) and Derrick Nolan (53.87) did the same in the 400m. Junior Reed Fretz won the 110m High Hurdles and the Long Jump. Ethan Heisey, second in the 110m High Hurdles, won the 300 IM Hurdles. Other event winners were junior Leo Tirado (high jump) and freshman Tristan Long (shot put). The Falcons also won the 4x100m relay and in a testament to solid their depth and solid meet planning, scored a huge win in the 4x800m relay to begin the meet.

Up Next: The Falcons will host Manheim Township today.  Wins would help both teams stay on pace in challenging for the Section 1 title. While still weeks away, it looks like Cedar Crest and McCaskey are on a collision course in the final dual meet of the season (May 8th).


    ELCO Raiders  

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 3-0 overall, 3-0 in Section 3

Boys: 3-0 overall, 3-0 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 11 v Lancaster Catholic

Girls: ELCO 103, Annville-Cleona 46

Boys: ELCO 80, Annville-Cleona 70


Girls Update: The Lady Raiders are keeping pace in their quest to win their fifth straight Section 3 title. ELCO won ten individual events, including a sweep of the 100m, along with all three relays.  The only athlete to win multiple events was senior Carissa Bender who led the 100m sweep and also won the pole vault with a 11’7″, a new ELCO record. Senior Jacey Hentz won the 100m High Hurdles in a 15.8, which is the top time in LebCo this season. Adding to victories in technical events, junior Sara Miller won the 300 IM Hurdles in 51.5, also one the fastest county times. Senior Kayla Nauman won the shot put with a 29’10.25″.

Boys UpdateThe Crusaders did not make it easy for the Raiders, but ELCO used its depth to win the match-up. One of the major difference makers in the meet was that ELCO went at least 1-2 in each of the throwing events and the long/triple jumps. Senior Colin Daub won both the Shot Put and Discus. Sophomore Chad Keller picked up key wins in the 800m and 3200m. Other first place winners for the Raiders were: junior Camden Marquette (400m); senior Alden Stickler (long jump); junior Luke Macchione (triple jump); junior Logan Kless (javelin).

Up Next: The Raiders will go on the road today to battle the Columbia.  Due to numbers issues, the Crimson Tide struggle to put up points and as a result have lost their last two match-ups.


Top Female Performances Through April 13

     Lebanon Cedars

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 0-2 overall, 0-2 in Section 1

Boys: 0-2 overall, 0-2 in Section 1

Recent Results

April 15 @ Black Knight Invitational

Girls UpdateThe Cedars had a week of rest, but were in action for part of the day at the Black Knight Invitational.  The meet lasted long enough for senior Mileyska Calderon to win the Long Jump.  Her mark of 18’1″ not only broke the Lebanon school record, but also the meet record.  She followed it up by placing 4th in the 400m in a time of 1:00.54, a new PR.

Boys UpdateAt the Black Knight, there were two notable performances. Junior Ramon Urena Batista finished 7th in the 1600m, running a time of 4:30.40. Sophomore Nate Trace took 3rd in the Triple Jump when he recorded a leap of 41’5.25″.

Up Next: The road warrior Cedars are back in action today at McCaskey.



     Northern Lebanon Vikings

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 1-3 overall, 1-2 in Section 3

Boys: 1-3 overall, 1-2 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 11 @ Columbia

Girls: Northern Lebanon 117, Columbia 24

Boys: Northern Lebanon 126, Columbia 15

Girls UpdateThe Lady Vikings outmatched the Crimson Tide to earn their first win of the season. Northern Lebanon won fifteen of the seventeen contested events.  It was a total team victory with seemingly only senior Ashley Rich winning multiple events (200m/high jump).

Boys UpdateThe Vikings picked up their first win of the season in the meet against Columbia. Senior Aidan Bertrand won the 200m and 400m. Also winning multiple events was junior Joseph Escobales who won both hurdle races. Junior distance runner Tyler Shunk won the 1600m before then seting the 3200m meet record at Friday night’s Sterling Hoffman Invite.

Up Next: Today, the Vikings will host Lancaster Catholic.  The Crusaders teams are each carrying a 1-2 record following last week’s losses when they visited ELCO.


Top Male Performances Through April 13

   Palmyra Cougars

Mid-Penn Conference – Keystone Division

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Keystone

Boys: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Keystone

Recent Results

April 11th v Cedar Cliff

Girls: Palmyra 109, Cedar Cliff 41 Results

Boys:  Palmyra 101, Cedar Cliff 49 Results

April 13th  v Mechanicsburg

Girls: Palmyra 120, Mechanicsburg 30 Results

Boys:  Palmyra 103, Mechanicsburg 47 Results

Girls Update:  The Lady Cougars were in action twice this past week and used a their depth to win both match-ups. When looking at the results, there is a winning formula that is clear.  When one of their athletes wins one event, they are probably at least second in another.  Simply put, Coach Byrd’s team is using its athleticism to pick up points across the board. When it comes to multiple event winners, sophomore sprinter Delaney Miller won the 100m & 200m in both meets, completing the spring sweep by adding a victory in the 400m against Mechanicsburg. Other multiple event first place winners against Cedar Cliff were sophomore Ellie Schaffer (800m/1600m) and senior Xerena Topos (long jump/triple jump). A performance worth noting was when senior Lydia Stoner cleared 5’3″ in the high jump to win against Mechanicsburg. That mark is current #1 in LebCo.  Last, but definitely not least, is senior Kaylie Groff who against Cedar Cliff cleared 11’1″ in the pole vault to set a new Palmyra record.

Boys UpdatePalmyra used its depth to comfortably win both meets this past week. In look at the results, there are not many areas where this team is week, as they are strong in the sprints, distance, throws, and the more technical events. Freshman Cornelius Cummings has been a pleasant addition this season, winning multiple distance events in each meet.  Against Mechanicsburg he took first in the 1600m and 3200m, then changed it up to the 800m and 1600m against Cedar Cliff. Junior Jake Vottero is also among the county’s best distance runners, which has allowed for many points to be picked up in the this area. Adding to their overall prowess, sophomore Tyler Burgess went undefeated this past week in the 110m High Hurdles and 300 IM Hurdles. Other Cougars winning multiple events against Cedar Cliff were: senior Jose Morales (100m/200m); senior Eli Becker (shot put/discus); Mason Bucks (high jump/pole vault). It was also a big week for Bucks as he found out that he had been accepted into the Penn Relays and on Tuesday against Mechanicsburg cleared 15’7″, the top height in Pennsylvania so far this season.

Up Next: The Cougars will host Hershey tomorrow (Tuesday) in a clash of two undefeated Keystone teams.


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