North Clarion Junior High Track And Field Athletes Deliver Some Fine Performances In The Cranberry And Oil City Track And Field Invitationals

(Images by Christie Datko – Above: Mason Burford broke the Oil City Jr. High Track and Field Invitational triple jump record with a jump of 38’2”)

The North Clarion Wolves Junior High Track and Field Team had a busy and productive two days as they competed in the Cranberry Invitational on Monday, May 9th and the Oil City Invitational on Tuesday, May 10th.



Mason Burford had two individual first place finishes, capturing both hurdles. He won the 110 hurdles in a time of 17.13 and the 300 hurdles in 48.41. he also joined Hayden Weber, Jonas Wilshire and Aaron Grayson on the 4X100 relay who recorded a time of 4:36.

Irwin Hudson took first place in the discus with a throw of 108-2. Michael Swanson was victorious in the high jump with a leap of 4-10, with Brady Guth finishing third and Logan Bish finishing fifth, with both clearing 4-6.

Bish finished second in the shot put at 35-4, Landon Lutz was third at 32-2.5 and Hudson took fourth at 31-10.5. Jayden Becker took second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.79 and fourth in the 110 hurdles in 20.6. Grayson ran a 1:02 to finish in a tie for second in the 400. Wilshire was second in the 800, with a time of 2:28, while Jackson Nicewonger was fifth with a 2:46. The 400 relay consisting of Burford, Grayson, Bish and Landon Lutz posted a time of 50:17 for second.

Weber was third in the 1600 with a time of 5:19. Wilshire finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 32-9, while Guth was fourth at 32-4.

C.J. Zacherl finished fourth in the 200 with a time of 29.47 and fifth in the 400 at 1:05. Guth was fourth in the long jump, going 15-3. Swanson was fifth in the 110 hurdles at 20:66.


Sydney Baumcratz finished first in the 100 with a time of 13:87. Emma Fitzsimmons was first in the triple jump with a 25-10, Baumcratz was second at 25-9 and Eliza Datko was third, going 24-1.

(Grace Carroll claimed first place in the high jump (4-4) and the long jump (14-0) at Cranberry (above) then claimed a pair of second place finishes in the same event at Oil City, clearing a height of 4-8 in the high jump and going 14-7.75 in the long jump.)

Grace Carroll cleared 4-4 to win the high jump, while Abigail Hastings was third at 4-0. Carroll also won the long jump with a distance of 14-0, Fitsimmons was third at 12-1 and Baumcratz took fifth, going 11-6. Carroll finished second in the 100 hurdles at 18.68, Maggie Snodgrass was fourth with a 20.49 and Fitzsimmons captured third place at 20.01.

Datko ran a 3:12 to finish second in the 800, with Raven Cunningham in third at 3:13. Datko also finished fourth in the 1600, running a 6:57. Adi Best ran a 1:02 to finish second in the 300 hurdles. Callie Snodgrass was third at 1:03, Lilly Shirey was fourth at 1:05 and Olivia Boddorf was fifth at 1:07. Hastings was fourth in the 3200 at 16.09. Lila Gourley ran a 34.65 for fifth place in the 200.

The 4X100 relay, which included Fitzsimmons, Baumcratz, Carroll and Best captured first place in 59.52. The The 4X400 relay, consisting of Datko, Shirey, Maggie Snodgrass and Callie Snodgrass was second with a 5:13 time.

Oil City (Seventh Annual Meet – 19 Teams and roughly 500 athletes participated)


Mason Burford came up big in this meet also, with two individual firsts including a meet record 38-02 in the triple jump. His other win was in the 100, where he ran a 12.18. Logan Bish also had a first place finish, capturing the javelin with a throw of 114-2.

(Logan Bish (left) brings home a first place medal with a javelin throw of 114’2” at the Oil City Invitational! Throwers Pictured Left to Right:  Logan Bish, Hudson Irwin, Leroy Ochs, and Kelton Stitt.

Jonas Wilshire and Hudson Irwin each had a fourth place finish, with Wilshire running the 800 in 2:28.05 and Hudson tossing the discus 109-4. Landon Lutz cleared 4-10 for fifth in the high jump, while Brady Guth was fifth in the triple jump at 33.11.5.

North Clarion’s three relays had good success.

The 4X100 finished second with a time of 49.56. The team consisted of Burford, Lutz, Bish and Grayson Aaron. The 4X400 featuring Burford, Wilshire, Aaron and C. J. Zacherl ran a 4:11.50, good for fourth place. The 4X800, which included Wilshire, Caleb Turner, Jackson Nicewonger, Jack Pappas also captured fourth with a time of 10:37.99.


Grace Carroll claimed a pair of second place finishes, clearing a height of 4-8 in the high jump and going 14-7.75 in the long jump.

Sydney Baumcratz had a fifth place showing in the triple jump with a leap of 25-8.

The 4X800 relay team of Maggie Snodgrass, Callie Snodgrass, Raven Cunningham and Abigail Hastings captured third place with a time of 12:24.81.

Coach Dan Patton: It was great to see these young athletes go out there and compete in such a large track meet and be competitive. To be honest, I don’t always focus on what place they get in their events. I am more interested in if they are improving and having fun. A lot of  them accomplished both on Wednesday and on top of that the Girls team finished 9th  out of 18 and the boys finish 2nd out of 16.

(Congratulations and great work, Wolves!!!!)

Links to results of both meets:


Oil City