5/10 - Wilson boys break 23 year old Berks County Record


Results and summary courtesy of Julie Pelchar, The Reading Eagle

The Wilson boys 400 relay team led the Bulldogs to the AAA team championship Saturday afternoon at the William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet at Gov. Mifflin High School. The team of Travis Mosser, Chad Henne, Shawn Smith and Andy Lehatto broke a 23-year-old Berks County record with a time of 42.40. Lehatto also won the 100 (10.93) and set a meet record in the 200 (22.02) as Wilson won its third team title in four years. Super thrower Jon Hart of Wyomissing won the shot put, discus and javelin to lead the Spartans to their 10th straight AA crown. Teammate Andy Taylor (49.33 in the 400) and Exeter's Brian Dodds (15-1 in the pole vault) also set meet records. Twin Valley's Shawn Moore took the 1600 and 3200, while Leah Kacanda, Exeter, threw to wins in the Shot Put and Discus.

Wyomissing dominated the girls' competition. Senior distance queen Debbie Huss withstood a challenge from freshman Jess Topper of Gov. Mifflin to better her own meet record in the 1600 with a 5:02.43. Huss also set a meet record in the 3200 with an 11:11.22 and her teammates broke a Firing record in the 3200 relay (9:35.11) as Wyomissing won its third straight AA team title. Gov. Mifflinwon its ninth consecutive AAA championship.

Schuylkill Valley flexed its muscle on the track, too. Senior Heather Patch broke a meet record in the 100 hurdles (14.75) and classmate Laura Pucul broke one in the 300 hurdles (45.26). The pair combined with Vi Nguyen and Shannon Carl to break a meet record in the 400 relay in 49.66.

Sprint star Jessica Forrest of Reading High swept all three sprints.