Shorthanded North Clarion Girls Claim Fourth At 33rd Annual Oil Country Track And Field Invitational

(Images courtesy of North Clarion Track and Field – Wolves Girls’ First Place 3200 Relay Team at the top of the podium: Clockwise from top left Brynn Siegel, Bella Scott, Sophie Babington, Gia Babington.)

The North Clarion Wolves competed in the 33rd Annual Oil Country Invitational on Saturday, May 9th. The team was shorthanded, but the Girls’ still managed to come away with a Fourth Place finish.

(Wolves Head Coach Doug Jackson shared this summary.)

Evelyn Lerch (1:03.87) and Gia Babington (1:04.15) earned 2nd and 3rd, respectively in the 400. Ev qualified for districts. The 4×800 (10:34.40) of Bella Scott, Sophie Babington, Brynn Siegel, and Gia Babington were winners.

(Brynn Siegel proudly displaying the three medals she earned.)

Brynn Siegel also earned 2nd in the 1600 (5:45.62) and 4th in the 3200 (12:41.58). She crushed her 3200 personal record by twenty-three seconds. Sophie Babington was 5th in the 800 (2:40.16). (Editor’s note – Coach Jackson’s Daughter Ashia ran for Oil City finishing 4th in the 800 (2:34.75) qualifying for the District 10 Championships.) And, Rebekah Ketner was 6th in the shot (30-05).

(Gia Babington captured 3rd place in the 400.)

Other participants who did not place were: Olivia Siegel, Addison Siegel, Nicole Fair, Isaac Lerch, Noah Naser, Bailee Verdill, Ben Aaron, and Mason Gourley.

(Sophie Babington placed 5th in the 800. Also, in fourth 4th place is Coach Jackson’s Daughter Ashia who runs for Oil City.)

We didn’t have our full complement of athletes again at the Oil Country Invite because North Clarion’s musical had a matinee performance Saturday and a night performance. A number of our track athletes were leads in the musical. Six of other of our Track and Field athletes came to support them after competing in the Oil Country Invite including Olivia Siegel, Addison Siegel, and Clarion athletes Evelyn Lerch and Bekah Ketner. I’m more proud of these bonds between athletes than I anything we do in a meet. Awesome. I couldn’t have hoped from more from this co-op.

(North Clarion image: North Clarion Track and Field athletes and coaches at the play – Front (L-R): Dawson Hotchkiss, Olivia Siegel, Kylie Disney, Taylor Sherbine, Evelyn Lerch. Back L-R: Coach Roxanne McFarland, Kaine McFarland, Katie Bauer, Addison Siegel, Parker Evans, Emily McCaslin, Rebekah Ketner, Coach Ryan Cornecki.)

(Congratulations on the fine showing at the Oil Country Invite and your great camaraderie, Wolves!!!! Thanks to Coach Jackson for this summary and North Clarion Track and Field for the images.)

Complete Results:

33rd Annual Oil Country Invitational 2022 – 33rd annual Invite results (