Bobcat Track And Field Teams Fall To Redbank Valley, But Some Good Performances Turned In (04/12/19)

The Clarion Area Bobcat Track and Field Teams hosted Redbank Valley, on Thursday (April 11th). The Bobcat Boys fell to the Bulldogs 85-65 while the Lady Cats fell to the Lady Bulldogs 103-47, but there were some good individual performances.

Coach Rosary Pennington shared her thoughts on the event:

Unfortunately the Clarion Area boys fell short today, but not without some personal best performances, of which several qualified the boys for the PIAA district IX track meet.

Unfortunately the Clarion Area boys fell short today, but not without some personal best performances of which several qualified the boys for the PIAA districts IX track meet.

Noah Schill worked hard to set his sights on qualifying for districts in the 800 and he pulled his brother Nick along with him. They crossed the finish to take first and second place at times of 2:06.5 and 2:09 respectively.

They both also ran a leg of the winning 4×400 relay and Nick ran the 4×800 relay as well.

Nathaniel Lerch ran a time of 10:46.1 to qualify in the 3200 and also took first place in the 1600. On the track Don Cunningham had three winning events in the 400 as well as the 3200 and 1600 relays.

Josh Mitchell and Jacob Smith had a strong showing to contribute to the 4×400 relay and 4×800 relay and to pick up some seconds and thirds individually.

Gavin Brinkley surpassed some of his personal bests as well with a  leap of 20-3 to qualify in the long jump and broke the 40 foot barrier in the triple jump. Clay McElravy had a good day throwing, by getting personal best in the shot put throwing 40-7 and taking first and 118-0 taking second in dicsus. 

The girls accepted another loss, but are scraping to come back from injuries slowly.

Evelyn Lerch ran and 1600 for the first time this year and qualified for districts with a time of 5:59.5. Isabella Scott had good runs and put of respectable times in the 1600 and 3200.

Laken Lewis was a four event winner sweeping the jumping events. 

Bobcat Boys Place Winners:

4X800 (Jacob Smith, Don Cunningham, Dan Ketner, Nick Schill) (9:28) – 1st; 4X400 (Nick Schill, Noah Schill, Don Cunningham, Josh Mitchell) (4:12.8) – 1st; 100 hurdles – Josh Mitchell (20.3) – 2nd; 300 hurdles – Josh Mitchell (48.7) – 2nd, Dan Ketner (49.6) – 3rd; 800 – Noah Schill (2:06.5 – 1st, Nick Schill (2:19.0) 2nd; 200 – Josh Mitchell (27.5) – 3rd; 1600 – Nathaniel Lerch (5:04.1) – 1st; 3200 Nathaniel Lerch (10:46.1) -1st, Jacob Smith (12:01.5) – 2nd, Nick Schill (12:05.3) – 3rd; 400 – Don Cunningham (57.8); shot put – Clay McElravy (40′-7″) – 1st, Nate Kaltenbach (34′-6.5″) – 3rd; discus – Clay McElravy (118′-0″) – 2nd; javelin – Clay McElravy (118′-0″) – 3rd; long jump – Gavin Brinkley (20′-3″) – 1st; triple jump – Gavin Brinkley (40′-1″) – 2nd; high jump – Gavin Brinkley (5′-10″) – 3rd.

Lady Cats Place Winners:

100 – Wendy Beveridge (13.7) – 1st; 1600 – Eva Lerch (5:59.5) – 1st, Bella Scott (6:18.9) – 2nd; 800 – Grace Adams (3:21.7) 3rd; 3200 – Bella Scott (14:03.6) – 2nd; long jump – laken Lewis (16′-2″) – 1st, Wendy Beveridge (15′-7″) – 2nd; triple jump – Laken Lewis (32′-10″) – 1st, Wendy Beveridge (31′-11.5″) – 3rd; high jump – Laken Lewis (5′-0″) – 1st, Wendy Beveridge (4′-8″) – 2nd; pole vault – Laken Lewis (10′-0″) – 1st.

(Thanks to Coach Pennington for the meet summary. Keep up the good work, Cats!!!!)