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Bobcats And Lady Cats Have Fine Showing At Mars Invitational, Lewis Girls’ Field MVP, Brinkley First In High Jump (04/27/19)

(Submitted Photo: Gavin Brinkley atop high jump medals stand after first place finish)

The Clarion Area Track and Field Teams had a nice showing at the Mars Invitational on Friday, April 26th, with the Bobcat Boys capturing sixth place and the Lady Cats garnering the ninth spot.

The Locals had a number of place winners, led by Girls’ Field MVP Laken Lewis and Gavin Brinkley for the Boys. Lewis had a pair of firsts, capturing the pole vault (10′-9″) and the high jump (5′-9″), while taking third in the triple jump (32′-4″). She scored twenty-six points for the Lady Cats. Brinkley was first in the high jump (5′-9″), third in the long jump (19′-10.5″) and fifth in the triple jump (38′-10.5″).

Others to medal for the Clarion Area Boys include:

The Boys 4×800 relay team consisting of Nick Schill, Noah Schill,Donny Cunningham, Dan Ketner,took second place with a time of 8:42.87. Nick Schill was fourth in the 1600 (4:51.90), while brother Noah was fifth in the 800 (2:08.06). Nathaniel Lerch placed fifth in the 3200 (10:32.56). Nate Kaltenbauch was seventh in the discus (114′-6″).

Others top ten finishes:

For the Bobcat Boys, Donny Cunningham took eighth place in the 800 (2:12.12), Lerch was ninth in the 1600 (4:59.41) and the 4×400 relay, which includes Noah Schill, Don Cunningham, Josh Mitchell, Nick Schill (3:51.48) finished ninth. Lady Cat Rebekah Ketner was tenth in the shot put (29′-6″).

Others competing for Clarion Area included Lady Cats Evelyn Lerch, Grace Adams and Bella Scott, and for the Bobcat Boys, Cody Hofius, Kaegan Phillips and Gavin Hoover.

Clarion Coach Rosary Penningtons had this to say about her athletes performance, “The Bobcats withstood the rain, wind and chilly temperature to earn some medals today.  The conditions were pretty poor, several schools pulled out but Clarion Area trudged on to get the work in.”

(Great Work, Bobcats and Lady Cats!!!!)