Once again, the Lady Bucks’ 3200 relay team etched its name in the record books, this time stopping the clock in a time of 9:41.25.
Hannah Stack, Steph Halas, Emily Martone, and Chelsea Mann crossed the line in first place, ahead of North Pocono, breaking the old Spagna Meet record of 9:52.4. It was also a new Paupack school record.
“The work ethic that these girls have displayed over the duration of the season has been tremendous,” said Paupack distance coach Dan Nalesnik.
“I think they knew they had the potential to place a very strong team on the track, and also recognized that they truly needed to dedicate themselves to the sport to get the results they were hoping for.
“Although they are excited about claiming the Spagna record and lowering the school record by about 15 seconds this spring, their top goal is to earn themselves a trip to the state championship meet.”
As a team, the Lady Bucks finished the meet in third place (96.25), behind Western Wayne (120.25), and Honesdale (102.25).
Hope Decker also claimed a gold medal in the triple jump, landing at a distance of 34-7. Decker also finished second in the 400 (59.21).
“Hope did such a fabulous job and she is such a hard worker,” said Paupack jumping coach Lisa Hochreiter.
“She jumped a foot and a half farther than her best in the triple jump and is looking for that school record. She never settles for anything, and had a great time in the 400.
“We expect good things from her at districts.”
Kayla Guerrieri finished third in the discus with a toss of 105-1.
“Kayla threw for a personal best and has really been clutch in big meets,” said Paupack throwing coach Bernie Bieski.
“She really stepped up and has been steadily improving all year.”
Taylor Campfield finished seventh in the discus, throwing for a total distance of 97-9.
“Taylor is another one that threw for a personal best, and qualified for the finals,” said Bieski. “Finishing seventh out of between 22-24 girls is quite an accomplishment.”
Taylor Ruziecki, just a sophomore, threw for a distance of 96-9 in the javelin, earning a sixth place finish.
“As a sophomore, that is a great accomplishment,” said Bieski. “She has also improved all year long.”
Notable Girls Finishers
Jasmine Stevenson was seventh in the 100 with a time of 13.42, and fourth in the 200 (29.96); Hannah Stack was fourth in the 1600 (95:40.72); Chelsea Mann was third in the 800 (2:20.23); Deidre Schmidt was seventh in the 3200 (12:29.87); and the 1600 relay team was second (4:06.45).
Overall, the Bucks came in seventh, racking up 60.5 points on the day. Scranton Prep took first place (150), Valley View (107) was second, and Delaware Valley took third (88.5).
Page 2 of 2 - Paupack’s Anthony Bouselli brought home the gold medal in the discus, throwing for a distance of 159-0. He was also second in the javelin (173-8), and sixth in the shot put (44-8).
“He threw very well and came in as a second seed in the discus,” said Bieski. “He seems to have a high passion for competing in the big meets and this was the toughest competition that he has faced.”
“In the javelin, Robert Castellani from Valley View threw very well, and so did Anthony. It was a very good competition and Anthony showed exceptional sportsmanship at the end. I’m sure he will be excited about the rematch coming up at Districts.”
Tom Ruppel crossed the finish line with a time of 4:42.86 in sixth place, just in front of teammate Corey Schmalzle who was seventh (4:43.07.)
Paupack Record Broken
Kevin Sives record in the 3200 of a time of 9:43.7 set in 2005, was broken by Rico Galassi of Holy Cross who stopped the clock in a time of 9:39.28.