Wallenpaupack Area’s boys and girls varsity track teams traveled to Lakeland on Tuesday and came back with a pair of wins.


Wallenpaupack Area’s boys and girls varsity track teams traveled to Lakeland on Tuesday and came back with a pair of wins.

The boys won 115-35 and now have a record of 3-3. The girls are also 3-3 after an 84-66 victory.

On the girls side of the meet, the 3200 meter relay team of Steph Halas, Stevie Lis, Marley Miller, and Chelsea Mann cruised to a first place finish with a time of 13:20.

Mann also crossed the finish line first in the 800 with a time of 2:24.

“Chelsea Mann has been running very well for us this year and our relay teams have been doing really good for us. The 4x8 and 4x4 have been real good and Jenna Franklin has been pretty steady in the 300 hurdles,” said Paupack head coach Frank Gaudenzi.

Hannah Stack (1600); Autumn Faceski (3200); Elaine Bouselli (shot put); Brittany Davis (400); Kayla Guerrieri (discus) and the 1600 meter relay team all claimed first place.

“All the girls are working very hard, but the distance and mid-distance girls go through some very heavy workouts during the week,” Gaudenzi said.

Notable Finishes
Carly Schuler (second, 100 hurdles); Whitney Vargas (second, 100; second, long jump); Taylor Maxson (second, 1600); Erika Maxson (third, 1600); Jenna Franklin (second, 300 hurdles); Steph Halas (third, 800); Brittany Davis (second, 200); Stevie Lis (second, 3200); Gigi Elashram (second, discus); Holly Kleinert (second, triple jump; third, long jump); CJ Beury (second, pole vault).

For the boys, the 3200, 400, and 800 relay teams all took first place.

“The boys 4x4 relay team has really come on lately and they have the best time in the Lackawanna League. The 4x8 team has been getting their times down and they have a real shot as well this year,” Gaudenzi added.

“Pat Ingulli has been doing great, Josh Rake is a great find with him coming off his wrestling season. Chris Schneider has been doing really good. I’m happy with how all of the guys are doing this year.”

Isaiah Slutter, who has been refraining from the jumping events due to a knee injury, has been cleaning up the sprinting events and on the relay teams as well.

Against the Chiefs Slutter finished first in the 100, 200, was on the 400 relay team and on the 1600 relay team.

“Isaiah (Slutter) has been having trouble with his knee and hasn’t been able to jump, and he was a 19 to 20 foot jumper, but he is doing great in the running events,” said Gaudenzi.

Anthony Bouselli, just a freshman, had his personal best in the javelin with a distance of 129-6 for first place and a distance of 153-3 in the discus for another top finish.

“For a freshman he is doing very well and had his personal best both in the discus and the javelin at Lakeland. He works very hard and is the type of kid who pays attention to detail and technique,” Gaudenzi said.

Frank and Guy Bruno have been battling all season long in the shot put and discus, with Guy taking second and Frank third in the discus against the Chiefs.

“Frank has been beating Guy more this year, but Guy is getting back up there and they both have qualified for districts.”

Tom Ruppel (1600); Adam Newcomer (400); John Kilduff (800); Josh Rake (3200); and Caleb Vogler (long jump) all finished first for the Bucks.

Notable Finishes
Chris Colella (second, 110 hurdles); Mike Sylvester (second, 100); George Folk (third, 1600); Keith Tsuhako (third, 400); Tom Salkoskas (second, 300 hurdles); Victor Steffen (third, 300 hurdles; second, javelin); Caleb Vogler (second, 200; second, high jump); Chris Schneider (second, 800); Corey Schmalzle (second, 3200); Guy Bruno (second, discus); Frank Bruno (third, discus); Adam Newcomer (third, javelin); Nico Tereschak (third, high jump); Aris Rotella (second, pole vault); Steve Roskoz (third, pole vault).

The Bucks have one meet left in the regular season on May 3 vs. Honesdale. Then they have Jordan Relays on May 5, the Spagna League Championships on May 10 and the District Meet on May 17.

“I’m expecting some good things here in the next couple of weeks but the league and competition is really tough this year,” said Gaudenzi.

“I think that having the numbers we have is good because in our practices we have good kids going out there against each other, and that really helps.”