Wolves Track And Field Sweeps Lions

Photos by Matt Lerch – Above: Kaitlyn Guth on her way to winning the 100 hurdles at Brookville against C-L

The North Clarion Wolves Track and Field Team swept the Clarion-Limestone Lions at the Brookville track, on Tuesday (May 7th).

The North Clarion Girls won their contest 105-28, while the Boys won their matchup 121-28, in the dual meet finale for both, with each finishing 6-1, with districts awaiting.


Grace Carroll had a big meet for the Wolves, winning three individual events, the high jump (4′-9″), the long jump (15′-2.5″) and the triple jump (32′-8.25″). Kaitlyn Guth, Sophie Babington and Brenna Armstrong each won two events, with Kaitlyn capturing the 100 hurdles (17.5) and the 300 hurdles (50.8), Sophie victorious in the 400 (68.8) and the 200 (31.2), while Brenna took first place in the shot put (35′-11.5) and the discus (114′-1″).

Four Wolves had one first place performance. Marley Kline won the 100 (13.8), Gia Babington 800 (2:27.7) and Abby Hastings in the 3200 (13:26.4) while also finishing third in the 1600, and Jayden Sheftic in the pole vault (6′-6″‘), with a third in the 400.

Natalie Durish had three second place finishes, in the 100, the triple jump and the long jump. Eliza Datko had a pair of seconds, in the 1600 and 3200. Also finishing second were Karlie Shaffer in the javelin, Bela Troese in the pole vault and Addison Siegel in the discus. Addison also finished third in the shot put.

Lacey Lauer had two third places, in the long jump and the high jump. Others with a third place were Emma Fitzsimmons in the 100 hurdles, Adeline Best in the 300 hurdles, and Lauren Brinkley in the triple jump.

The 1600 relay (4:27.6) was victorious. The foursome included Sophie Babington, Kline, Guth and Gia Babington.


Mason Burford had a strong performance for North Clarion, picking up three individual first places, the 100 hurdles (15.8), 100 (11.4) and the 400 (53.6). Jackson Nicewonger won a pair of events, the 1600 (4:55.3) and the 3200 (11:01.6).

Mason Burford winning the 110 hurdles at Brookville against C-L

Eight others captured one individual event. Mason Gourley won the 300 hurdles (44.6). Dean Sliker won the pole vault (8′-3″) and also took second in the 400. Isaac Lerch finished first in the long jump (19′-4.5″) while also finishing second in the 200. Brady Guth took first in the triple jump (37′-9.5″) and was second in the 800. Ian Hoke was first in the javelin (128′-4″) and third in the long jump.

Mason Gourley finished first in the 300 hurdles (44.6), Dane Sliker won the 800 (2:07.6), Hayden Hindman captured the shot put (37′-4″) and Brody Pack was victorious in the discus (105′-1″).

Other Wolves place winners included: Jackson Rudesyle, second in the shot put and discus; Ben Lambert second in the 110 hurdles and third int high jump; Jonas Wilshire, second in the 1600; Josh Turner second in the 3200; Anthony Bartley second in the long jump; Michael Swanson, second in the high jump; Aiden Thomas, third in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles; Asher Bell, third in the pole vault and triple jump; Blake Weckerly, third in the pole vault; and Jack Pappas, third in the 3200.

North Clarion swept the relays.

Jonas Wilshire, Dane Sliker, Braun Gourley and Wyatt Boyden broke the school record, as they combined to run an 8:30.03 in the 3200 relay. They eclipsed the old record of 8:32.77, which stood since 1981 (43 years), by Bob Hanson, Dave Siegel, Mark Caswell and Reid Hoover.

Noah Naser, Ben Lambert, Brady Quinn and Isaac Lerch joined together to win the 400 relay in 46.4, while Mason Burford, Dane Sliker, Mason Gourley and Wyatt Boyden formed the 1600 relay, winning in 3:39.06.

(Good Work, Wolves!!!! Thanks to Matt Lerch for his photos!!)