Wolves Have A Fine Showing At 35th Annual Oil Country Invitational

Above photo by Coach Ryan Cornecki – Brenna atop the Girls’ shot put podium

The North Clarion Wolves Track and Field Team had twelve athletes participate in the 35th Annual Oil Country Invitational, held at at Oil City High School’s Oil Field sports complex on Saturday, May 4th.

The Wolves came away with five medals.

Brenna Armstrong led the way, taking first in the Girls’ shot put, with a heave of 35′-7″ and third in the discus with a throw of 108′-11.”

Photo by Ryan Cornecki – Brenna, third place in the discus

Kaitlyn Guth took home the fourth place medal in the Girls’ 300 hurdles, with a personal record time of 52.50.

Photo by Roxanne McFarland – Kaitlyn Guth 300, fourth place 300 hurdles (Redbank Valley’s Mylee Harmon, first place).

Jackson Nicewonger placed fifth in the 3200. He had a personal record time of 10:43.81. Jackson’s time qualified for the District 9 Class-AA Championships.

Photo by Roxanne McFarland – Jackson Nicewonger, fifth place Boys’ 3200

The Wolves had another place winner in Mason Gourley, who finished sixth in the 300 hurdles. Mason was clocked in 44:29, which was a personal record.

Photo by Roxanne McFarland – Mason Gourley, 6th place, 300 hurdles

Several other Wolves, who didn’t medal, still placed in the top ten.

Abbie Hastings was seventh in the Girls’ 3200 (12:49.34). Dane Sliker finished eighth in the Boys’ 800 (2:08.29), a personal record and district qualifying time. Eliza Datko ran for ninth in the Girls’ 1600 (5:53.68); she also finished eleventh in the 3200 (13:09.93), both personal records. Josh Turner had a personal record as he finished ninth in the Boys’ 3200 (11:12.60).

Photo by Roxanne McFarland – distance runners (L-R) Josh Turner, Jackson Nicewonger, Abbie Hastings, Eliza Datko. All four ran PRs in the 3200, With Eliza also getting a PR in the 1600.

Others competing for North Clarion included Brady Guth, with a personal record in the Boys’ triple jump (38:01 – personal record); Hayden Hindman, in the Boys’ shot put (36′-4.5″); Emma Fitzsimmons, in the Girls’ 100 hurdles (18.48), 300 hurdles (59.96) and long jump (12′-4″); and Addison Siegel in the Girls’ shot put (27′-8.5″) and discus (83′-08″).

(Way to go, Wolves!!!! Thanks to throwing coach Ryan Cornecki and distance coach Roxanne McFarland for their photos!!)