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LebCo Track and Field Season Update: April 24

With several amazing performances at dual meets and at invitationals, it was another exciting week on the local track and field scene, There are still five teams who are undefeated going into the 5th week of meets.  This week not only holds some great dual meet action, but a handful of athletes will be representing at the Penn Relays.  The week caps off with the Lebanon County Championships on Friday evening.


     Annville-Cleona Dutchmen 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

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

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

Recent Results

April 17 v Lancaster Mennonite

Girls: Annville-Cleona 138, Lancaster Mennonite 9 Scoresheet 

Boys: Annville-Cleona 131, Lancaster Mennonite 12 Scoresheet

April 21 @ Twin Valley Invitational

Girls Update: In the meet against Lancaster Mennonite, Annville only ceded nine points resulting from three 2nd places taken by Mennonite’s Claire Thomas.  While the meet was not close, the Dutchmen challenged themselves and put up some outstanding performances. Freshman Makenzie Stellmach won the 3200m in a time of 12:20.81, while fellow frosh Madi Long won Triple Jump with a 33’3.5”.  Sophomore sprinters Kendall Cooper and Miracle Hershey dominated the sprints, with Cooper winning the 100m & 200m. Sophomore Ava Hoover won three events, the High Jump, Long Jump, and Shot Put.  Showing that the hard work is paying off, each of these young ladies continued their progression when they put out even better performances at Friday night’s Twin Valley Invitational.

Boys Update: Against Lancaster Mennonite, the Dutchmen were competing against one another in many events. This gave opportunities for many different faces to pick up points. The only two event winner was Ali Konneh, as he won the Long Jump and Triple Jump.  The big story was the winner of the High Jump, as Noah Gunderson returned from injury to clear 6’4” (video here). Gunderson replicated this performance on Friday night to win the event at the Twin Valley Invite.

Up Next: Annville will host Columbia today.  Though the Crimson Tide will bring some talented athletes, they will lack the numbers to give the Dutchmen much of a challenge when it comes to the overall score.


     Cedar Crest Falcons 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 3-0 overall, 3-0 in Section 1

Boys: 3-0 overall, 3-0 in Section 1


Recent Results

April 17 v Manheim Township

Girls: Cedar Crest 105, Manheim Township 45 Scoresheet

Boys: Cedar Crest 105, Manheim Township 45 Scoresheet

April 21 @ Twin Valley Invitational

Girls Update: The game plan in this meet was seemingly one of load management, as the Lady Falcons won while focusing on healthy progression.  Freshman Eliana Schnieder was the only member of the team who won multiple individual events, as she won the Javelin and High Jump. The most impressive feat in this meet was in the 800m where Schneider finished 3rd (2:23.7) behind junior Lizzie Lowe (2:22.9) and senior Grace Tadajweski (2:23.4). In the 100m High Hurdles, Mariah Haggerty ran an impressive 17.1 to win the event over sophomore Shannon Dorsey (17.2). Not to be outdone, the freshman duo of Makenzie and Hayden Wamsher continue to impress and add depth in the 300m IM Hurdles.  They will need all of this depth as they hope to stay on track to challenging for the Section 1 title.

Boys Update: In the meet against Manheim Township, Cedar Crest once again showed off their depth and kept on track for a collision with McCaskey in the final meet of the season.  Putting up 100+ points, Crest won all three relays, but only one Falcon won two individual events.  That young man was senior speedster Gabe Lewis who won the 100m and 200m. Nick Garman, also a senior, was 2nd in the 200m, laying down a 23.0! Kyle Rauchut (Sr.) stole the show in the 400m when he ran a 50.7.  Sophomore Jack Waranavage ran a 44.0 in the 300 IM Hurdles in a sign that there is more depth to assist senior Ethan Heisey, the winner of the event.  In the Shot Put, Christian Weaber (Jr.) and Tristan Long (So.) both broke the 45’ mark.  On Friday night, Weaber improved on that mark with a 48’4” throw.

Up Next: Cedar Crest will host Warwick this afternoon. Warwick’s Boys have a 1-3 record, while the Girls are 3-1 with the one loss coming to McCaskey. Also this week, the Cedar Crest Girls’ 4x800m team and Eliana Schneider (Javelin) will compete at the Penn Relays.  We will have the results for you.


    ELCO Raiders  

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 3

Boys: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 17 @ Columbia

Girls: ELCO 119, Columbia 11 Scoresheet

Boys: ELCO 102, Columbia 17 Scoresheet

April 21 @ Blue Mountain Invitational

April 22 @ Jack Roddick Invitational

Girls Update: In dual meet action, the Lady Raiders moved the line-up around for strategic purposes. Among the items that stood out was senior Sam Nelson winning three events, the Discus, Javelin, and the 800m. Jacey Hentz won multiple events as well, bringing home victories in the 100m High Hurdles and the Long Jump. Kayla Nauman (Sr.) won the Shot Put with a 32’2”, which is one of the best throws in the County so far. The pole vault was not contested. In invitational action, ELCO split its squad. At Shippensburg, Jacey Hentz and Carissa Bender each cleared 11’ in the pole vault to tie for 6th place. Hentz also finished 10th in the Long Jump and 100m High Hurdles. Makenna Haas competed in both meets, finishing 3rd in the 400m at Friday night’s meet at Blue Mountain before finishing 10th in the Triple Jump at Ship.  Also at Shippensburg, Sam Nelson finished 5th in the Javelin with the 2nd furthest throw by a LebCo athlete so far this season (126’3″).

Boys Update: Against Columbia, the Raiders easily won against their undermanned opponents. Three ELCO athletes won two events: senior Colin Daub (Discus/Shot Put); senior Alden Stickler (Long Jump/High Jump); junior Camden Marquette (800m/1600m). Over the weekend, the Raiders continued to shine. At Shippensburg,  junior Luke Macchione impressed with a 41.15, which earned him silver at the prestigious meet. At Blue Mountain, junior Elliot Kreider took bronze in the Javelin his best throw of his career (140’7″).

Up Next: ELCO will stay on high alert when they host Octorara this afternoon.  This rings especially true on the Boys side, as the Braves are carrying a 4-0 record into the meet.  The Section 4 title will be on the line.


Top Female Performances Through April 20

     Lebanon Cedars

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 0-3 overall, 0-3 in Section 1

Boys: 0-3 overall, 0-3 in Section 1

Recent Results

April 17 @ McCaskey

Girls: McCaskey 115, Lebanon 34 Scoresheet

Boys: McCaskey 103, Lebanon 43 Scoresheet

April 21 @ Twin Valley Invitational

Girls Update: The Cedars were able to snag three individual victories in their meet against McCaskey. Sophomore Liliana Harrison won the Shot Put and senior Aaliyah Ferrer won High Jump with a leap of 4’8”.  Rounding out a trio of Lebanon basketball starters was junior Zariyah Whigham who won the Triple Jump in her first time ever competing in the event.  Her mark of 34’4.75” set a new Lebanon High record! Speaking of record holders, it is worth noting that Mileyska Calderon did not compete in this meet.  At Friday night’s Twin Valley Invite, it was junior Dora Lopez that impressed with a 4th place finish in the Discus after her longest throw measured 103’8.5″.

Boys Update: At McCaskey, Lebanon won three individual events. In the 1600m, Tyler Long (Jr.) led the field. Jalik Hill (Jr.) battled the whole way around the track and clocked a 52.27 in the 400m.  Zahir Stoner (Sr.) won High Jump with a 5’8”.  On Friday night, Stoner improved on that mark, clearing 6’ to place 3rd at the Twin Valley Invite. Keep in mind that McCaskey is very good, so Ramon Urena Batista’s 10:13 3200m and Nate Trace’s 41’2” in the Triple Jump were only good enough for 2nd place finishes.

Up Next: The Lebanon “Road Warriors” will take their talents to Manheim Township this afternoon. With the way that the Cedars have been performing, this one could produce some interesting results.


     Northern Lebanon Vikings

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

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

Boys: 1-4 overall, 1-3 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 17 v Lancaster Catholic

Girls: Northern Lebanon 76, Lancaster Catholic 73  Scoresheet

Boys: Lancaster Catholic 80, Northern Lebanon 70 Scoresheet

Girls Update: The Lady Vikings scored a huge victory over visiting Lancaster Catholic, securing it with a 4x400m win to end the meet on the track. Leading the way for Northern Lebanon was senior Ashley Rich, who won the 400m, High Jump and Pole Vault.  In the High Jump, Rich cleared 5’. Freshman Johbrianna Long continued to impress in the 100m High Hurdles, scoring a photo finish victory over her opponent from Catholic.

Boys Update: The Vikings lost a close meet to Lancaster Catholic.  Among the highlights for the Vikings was junior Tanner Feagley winning both the Discus and Javelin.  Sophomore Eli Thompson won the Shot Put to complete the sweep of the throwing events.

Up Next: This afternoon, Northern Lebanon will host an undermanned Lancaster Mennonite squad that has struggled to find points. The Vikings will look to continue their progression as they have looked better in recent weeks.


Top Male Performances Through April 20

   Palmyra Cougars

Mid-Penn Conference – Keystone Division

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 4-1 overall, 4-1 in Keystone

Boys: 5-0 overall, 5-0 in Keystone


Recent Results

April 18 v Hershey

Girls: Hershey 77.5, Palmyra 72.5 Results

Boys: Palmyra 81, Hershey 69 Results

April 22 @ Jack Roddick Invitational

Girls Update: The Lady Cougars narrowly lost a meet to rival Hershey. While they battled, they could not overcome the depth on the track that the Trojans had. Delaney Miller (400m), Isabella Temple (100m High Hurdles), and Carmen McConaghy (300m IM Hurdles) each took first places.  Palmyra took firsts in each of the throwing events: Jordan Palmer (Shot Put), Vanessa Flores (Discus), and Sofie Price (Javelin).  On Saturday, the team was at Shippensburg where the biggest highlight came when senior Lydia Stoner cleared 5’2” to take silver in the High Jump.

Boys Update: The Cougars overcame the challenge from Hershey to remain undefeated. Senior sprinter Jose Morales won the 100m and 200m.  Sophomore hurdler Tyler Burgess won both the 110m Highs and the 300m IMs.  Junior Andrew Manning led a sweep of the Shot Put, while senior Eli Becker won the Discus and sophomore Cade Palmer won the Javelin. Juniors Mason Bucks and Zachery Morrissey once again went 1-2 in the Pole Vault.  On Saturday, they competed at Shippensburg and provided several highlights. In the hurdles, Burgess finished 6th in the 110m Highs, while junior Jonathan McDannell ran his season best time to finished 5th.  Bucks participated in the medal haul with a 5th place finish in the Pole Vault after clearing 15’.  Additionally, Morales finished 8th in the 200m and his 4x100m Relay team also finished 8th.

Up Next: On Tuesday, the Cougars will travel across the river to take on Red Land.  While Red Land’s Boys have struggled, Palmyra’s Girls will have to rely on their depth to prevent Red Land from pulling an upset.

This week, Mason Bucks will be competing in the pole vault competition at the legendary Penn Relays.



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