5/10 - Lewisburg wins behind Wetzel


Results and Summary courtesy of Lanny Conner

On a day that started chilly and damp, the competition was anything but. Just as the day became humid and very warm, the athletes heated up and provided the conference with one of its best meets ever.

On the girls side, Lewisburg took the team crown and was lead by the always brilliant AshleighWetzel. Ashleigh took the 1600 (4:55.20) the 800 (2:19.22) anchored the 3200 relay (9:41.01) and ran a leg on the runner-up 1600 relay (4:07.81). Warrior Run's Cori Brago took the shot (34'1) and discus (119'9). Other outstanding performances were turned in by Hughesville's Abby Montgmery(400 in 58.75) and Montoursville's Christa Sawko (IH in 46.19). Jersey Shore's Stephanie Liddictook two events, the Long Jump (16-05.25) and High Jump (5-0).

The boys were putting on a show of their own. Eric Baker showed tremendous range in leading team champion Montoursville. Baker started the day by qualifying for the 100 final (ultimately finishing 3rd in 11.53), and then proceded to bury the field in both the 400 (49.78) and 800 (1:56.15) and then anchored the 4x4 to a convincing 7.54 second win in 3:27.32. Lewisburg's Chris Spoonerwas showing unbelieveable strength by winning the 1600 in a relaxed 4:29.28, the 3200 in 9:49.87, anchoring the Lewisburg 4x8 team to what was the outstanding performance of the meet, breaking the meet record with an incredible 7:54.71, and finishing second to Baker in 1:58.40. Other outstanding performances were turned in by Montoursville's Dave Scheller (45'3.75 triple), ChrisWinchester of Jersey Shore (157'7 discus), and Southern Columbia's Rob Kerris (56'11.50 shot).