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LebCo Track and Field Season Update: May 1

It is hard to believe that we are only a week away from all dual meets for the 2023 season being completed.  This week will move four teams closer to potentially winning championships, but overall it gives the athletes another chance for some good competition fresh off of the Lebanon County Championship Meet.


     Annville-Cleona Dutchmen 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

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

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

Recent Results

April 24 v Columbia

Girls: Annville-Cleona 138, Columbia 9 Scoresheet 

Boys: Annville-Cleona 107, Columbia 24 Scoresheet

Girls Update: Annville-Cleona welcomed the small contingent from Columbia, using the opportunity to put in work and build depth that will benefit them as the season continues.  Madi Long (Fr.) continued to show consistency as one of LebCo’s best Triple Jumpers, winning the event with a jump just over 33’.  Though Annville won 14 of the 15 individual events, only two Dutchmen won multiple events. Claire Hoover (Sr.) won the Javelin and High Jump.  Kendall Cooper (So.) won the 200m and 400m.

Boys Update: Outside of the short sprints, the Dutchmen did not receive much of a threat from the visiting Crimson Tide.  Of the 17 contested events, the home team took 1st place in 14 of them. As a show of their depth, there were not any repeat winners.  Some of the highlights from Annville came courtesy of the throws, where sophomore Jon Shay won the Discus with a throw of 118’9″ and senior Phoenix Music won the Javelin with a 127’1.5”.  Freshman David Moran continued to impress, taking 1st in the 400m with an impressive time of 53.1.

Up Next: Annville-Cleona will host Donegal this afternoon.  Donegal’s girls are a one-loss team, having only fallen versus ELCO.  The Boys were defeated by ELCO and Octorara.


     Cedar Crest Falcons 

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 1

Boys: 4-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 1

Recent Results

April 24 v Warwick

Girls: Cedar Crest 84, Warwick 66 Scoresheet

Boys: Cedar Crest 116, Warwick 34 Scoresheet

Girls Update:  Cedar Crest used its top end talent to overwhelm Warwick.  Freshman Kaddel Howard stole the headlines, as she broke two Cedar Crest records after running 11.8 in the 100m and then a 54.9 in the 400m.  Howard also won the 200m in a time that was not far off her previously established LL League record.  Fellow 9th grader Eliana Schneider won two events, the Javelin and the High Jump where she cleared 5’4”.  Makenzie Wamsher, another frosh, continued to show improvement in the 300 IM Hurdles and won the event in convincing fashion.  Junior Lizzie Lowe’s 800m win and Grace Tadajweski’s 1600m win completed a sweep of the 100m up to the 1600m from the Lady Falcons.  On the day, Crest won 10 of the 15 individual events.

Boys Update: The Falcons continued to show great progression in their win over Warwick. While hand timed, the times for the 200m may have been the story with seniors Gabe Lewis and Nick Garman going 1-2 in 22.5 and 22.9. They also went 1-2 in the 100m, with Garman then winning the 400m with a 51.2. Cedar Crest swept the 1600m with senior Owen Sparks (4:37.6) leading the way.  In the Field, junior Reed Fretz (20’1”) led a Crest sweep of the Long Jump after he had previously taken 1st in the 110m High Hurdles on the Track.  Sophomore Dylan Groff won the Javelin with a 144’6”, his best of the year, and took 1st in the Triple Jump. In the Shot Put, sophomore Tristan Long (45’7.5″) and junior Nick Lambros (44’10.5″) took 2nd and 3rd, placing them towards the top of the heap in LebCo. With the growth that the Cedar Crest athletes are showing, they will pose a major challenge to McCaskey’s hopes of take the Section 1 title away from them.

Up Next: Cedar Crest will travel to Penn Manor to take on the Comets in the final dual meet before the much anticipated match-up with McCaskey next week.  With that said, the Falcons will need to take care of business today in order to make next week mean something.


    ELCO Raiders  

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 5-0 overall, 5-0 in Section 3

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

Recent Results

April 24 v Octorara

Girls: ELCO 117, Octorara 28 Scoresheet

Boys: Octorara 89.5, ELCO 60.5 Scoresheet

Girls Update: ELCO overcame its latest challenge to remain undefeated in the ’23 season. This one as not close at all, as the pure athleticism of the Lady Raiders allowed them to put up points across the board. When all of the events were finished, ELCO won 16 of the 17 that were contested.  Aiding that effort was Jacey Hentz (Sr.) who won the 100m, 100m High Hurdles, Pole Vault, and set the ELCO record in the Long Jump (17’2”).  She was not alone in setting a record as fellow senior Samantha Nelson set the ELCO Discus record with a heave of 123’2”.  Nelson also won the Shot Put and Javelin.

Boys Update: ELCO knew it would be an uphill climb against deep Octorara squad.  Although they did lose, it was not without a fight. Coach Miller expressed how proud he was of the boys and the effort they gave. Colin Daubwon the Discus and Shot Put.  The Raiders won both Hurdle events with juniors Jackson Conners winning the 110m Highs and Luke Macchione winning the 300 IMs. Senior Alden Stickler won the Triple Jump, as he has continued to show improvement in the event. Sophomore Bryce Hoglund won the Pole Vault, clearing 10’6”.  Though the Section 3 title may no longer be an option, the Raiders will look to continue grinding as they have the level of talent that can often make noise in the postseason.

Up Next: ELCO will open May with a meet against their neighbors to the north, Northern Lebanon.  ELCO will need to win if the Girls want to wrap up another Section 3 title next week.  The Boys will look to shake off last week’s loss to Octorara.


Top Female Performances Through April 26

     Lebanon Cedars

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1

Dual Meet Records:

Girls: 0-4 overall, 0-4 in Section 1

Boys: 0-4 overall, 0-4 in Section 1

Recent Results

April 24 @ Manheim Township 

Girls: Manheim Township 101, Lebanon 49 Scoresheet

Boys: Manheim Township 92, Lebanon 54 Scoresheet


Girls Update: On Monday, the Cedars competed hard on the track with junior Zariyah Whigham (100m) and Anabel Fortuna (300 IM Hurdles) taking first.  Whigham then picked up a 2nd win when she broke Lebanon’s Triple Jump record for the 2nd time in as many times doing the event.  The record-breaking measurement of 35’10.5” won the event by nearly 6’.  Overall, it was in the Field where the Lebanon girls really shined, outscoring the Streaks 34-29.  Sophomore Liliana Harrison won both the Shot Put and Discus, showing she’s returning to form after winning silver medals in both events at last year’s LL League Championship Meet. Senior Mileyska Calderon again took 1st place in the Long Jump, this time with a leap of 17’4”. Senior Luissana Polanco got in on the 1st-place bonanza with a win in the Pole Vault.

Boys Update: The Cedars again competed hard and had some great individual performances in the meet against Manheim Township.  Nate Trace (Jr.) showed that he is a pretty good athlete once again, winning the Long Jump, Triple Jump, and also finishing 3rd in the 300m IM Hurdles with a 43.7.  This places Trace among the best hurdlers in LebCo this season.  Also finishing 3rd in an event was Ramon Urena Batista with a 10:01.8 in the 3200m, ranking the junior as the top in the event in LebCo. Emanuel Mason (Sr.) won the Shot Put with a throw of 43’8.5”.  Zahir Stoner (Sr.) led a sweep of the High Jump, clearing 5’10”.  Manheim Township’s strength in the Distance events likely overshadowed many other impressive performances by Cedar athletes.

Up Next: The Cedars will look to put up some great performances this afternoon when they host the facility where the Lancaster Lebanon League Championships are held.  They will have some pretty good competition in Hempfield to challenge them to do their best.


     Northern Lebanon Vikings

Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3

Dual Meet Records:

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

Boys: 2-4 overall, 2-3 in Section 3

Recent Results

April 24 v Lancaster Mennonite

Girls: Northern Lebanon 121, Lancaster Mennonite 22 Scoresheet

Boys: Northern Lebanon 120, Lancaster Mennonite 15 Scoresheet


Girls Update: The Lady Vikings matched up against a small Lancaster Mennonite team and were able to 3rd meet of the season.  Senior Ashley Rich led the way winning three events (200m, high Jump, Pole Vault).  Ayva Sechman (Jr.) won Discus and Shot Put. Freshman Mackenzie Miller contributed as well, winning two events (Long Jump, Triple Jump).  Fellow freshman Johbrianna Long continued her development with a focus on the 100m High Hurdles.

Boys Update: The Vikings used their strength in numbers, along with some very good performances to earn their win over Lancaster Mennonite. As a team, Northern Lebanon captured 13 – 1st places on the afternoon. The most impressive performance came from junior Tanner Feagley who threw a 146’10” in the Javelin. Feagley also won the Shot Put and placed 2nd in the Discus. Taking 1st places in individual events were 9 other Vikings, showing a positive progression of this team as they have battled through the season.

Up Next: Northern Lebanon will make the short trip to ELCO.  This will be another opportunity for growth, especially given some of the youth on the Vikings squad.


Top Male Performances Through April 26

   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 25 @ Red Land

Girls: Palmyra 83, Red Land 67 Scoresheet

Boys: Palmyra 116, Red Land 34  Scoresheet

Girls Update: The Lady Cougars used their depth to defeat Red Land on Tuesday afternoon.  On the track, Palmyra competed hard, highlighted by Abby Berarducci (Jr.) winning the 1600m in a time of 5:34, Avery Rohrer (So.) taking the 3200m in a time of 12:35, and Isabella Temple (Fr.) winning the 300m Hurdles in a very quick time of 50.2.  Palmyra dominate  in the Field events to pull away in the contest.  Sweeps of the Javelin and High Jump were respectively led by seniors Olivia Appleby and Lydia Stoner. Sofie Price (So.) was the top individual point scorer on the day, as she collected 11 with a 1st place finish in the Long Jump and 2nd place finishes in the Javelin and Triple Jump.

Boys Update: Palmyra was able to handle its business against Red Land and with the win guaranteed itself at least a share of the Keystone Division Title.  In the win, junior Mason Bucks soared to new heights clearing 16’1’ and setting the all-time Palmyra Pole Vault record.  The Cougars have continued to dominate in the hurdles with sophomore Tyler Burgess winning both the 110m High & the 300 IM events.  Junior Jonathan McDannell was 2nd to Burgess in both events, putting up some of the best times in LebCo this season. Freshman Travis McDannell ran an 11.2 to win the 100m and finished 2nd in the 200m to senior teammate Jose Morales. Senior Randy Nihm won three events, taking all three jumps and hitting 40’ in the Triple Jump for the first time this season. With a win over Milton Hershey, Palmyra  will repeat as the Keystone Champion.

Up Next: On Tuesday, the Cougars will host Milton Hershey with a Keystone Championship on the line for the Boys.  This will be the last dual meet of the season for these two squads.



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