Wallenpaupack Area’s junior high track and field teams played host to Lakeland on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a split against the Chiefs.


Wallenpaupack Area’s junior high track and field teams played host to Lakeland on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a split against the Chiefs.

The boys fell 69-54, while the girls won 76-47.

For the Boys, the top Buckhorn finishers were Ricky Smith in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.97; Rashawn Battle took the 200 (26.25); Shane Hansen in the 400 (57.9) and 800 (2:26); Sean Duncan in the 1,600 meter run (5:14); and Isaiah Rios in the 110 hurdles (19.8).

Chris Irving in the 300 meter hurdles; the 400 meter relay team of Ricky Smith, Battle, Brad Bieski, and Marcus Sabrowski finished with a time of 48.8; the 1600 meter relay team of Smith, Hansen, Sabrowski, and Bieski finished in 4:01.9; and the 3200 meter relay team of Anthony Guerrieri, Hansen, Brian Rose, and Robbie Segalla crossed the line in 9:31.

Smith had a distance of 17’2” in the long jump; Chris Irving jumped 31’3” in the triple jump; and Battle cleared 4’8” in the high jump.

Bieski took the shot put with a throw of 40’2”, and the discus with 117’2”.

New District Qualifiers for the boys are: Marcus Sabrowski (100, 12.28); Battle (100, 12.41); Chris Irving (400, 59.0; 300 hurdles,  47.62); Jake Wacker (1600, 5:18); and the 3200 relay team of Guerrieri, Hansen, Segalla, and Rose (9:31).

Girls Results
Taylor Ruziecki (100, 13.6); Gretchen Hiller (200, 29.6); Aleaha Wacker (400, 68.3); Deidre Schmidt, (800, 2:36); Alyssa LaFave (1600, 6:03); Rebecca Elliot (100 hurdles, 18.9); and Natalie Christopher (300 meter hurdles, 55.7) were the top finishers in the sprinting events.

The 1600 relay team of Haley Miller, Hope Decker, Aleaha Wacker, and Taylor Ruziecki finished in a time of 4:33.4.

Decker, LaFave, Miller, and Schmidt finished in 11:26 in the 3200 relay.

Elliot (14’3.25”, long jump); Decker (30’6.5”, triple jump); LaFave (4’6”, high jump); Tori Marro (28’8”, shot put); and Amber Krauter (58’, discus) were the top Lady Buckhorn finishers in the field events.

New District Qualifiers: Taylor Ruziecki (100, 13.6); Gretchen Hiller (100, 13.72); Deidre Schmidt (800, 2:36); Anne Monte (1600, 6:03); Samantha DiLella (1600, 6:11); Natalie Christopher (100 hurdles, 19.4; 300 hurdles, 55.7); Rebecca Elliot (long jump, 14’3.25”); and Alyssa LaFave (4’6”, high jump)