News and Announcements
It’s here, and we are excited for the season to begin! Please refer to your email for full information.Girls only Monday and Wednesday. Roster for the girls will be on Wednesday at 5:15pm. Boys only Tuesday and Thursday. Roster for the boys will be on Thursday at 5:15pm Friday morning is mandatory practice for ALL rostered from 10am-12 pm (no school)
After 2 years, it was a great day returning to the Carnival Meet, especially considering we had several meets canceled this season. There are learning moments in each and every experience, so we appreciate these opportunities. Here are the highlights from some of the performances of the day:
1. Molly Lineberger again PR’d for indoor shot, 31-01.75, which is also her life time best throw for outdoor as well! She finished 8th overall. WAY TO GO MOLLY!!!!!!
2. Boys DMR was so fun to watch with a 24 second drop and a 3rd place medal! They were battling in the top 3 the entire race. Conor Fisher had his best split in the 1200m with a 3:33, Blaise Verrastro “blazed” by the competition in :53 for the 400m, Tyler Finck held steady with a 2:14 800m running alone most of the time, and Oscar Felegy had his lifetime best time of 4:50 (11 second PR) in the anchor leg!!!!
3. Holden Brown ran both of his indoor PR’s yesterday, in the open 400m (55.24) and 4×800m split (2:09)! Holden is a strong leader on the team, works hard, and keeps everyone on the right “track.”
4. AJ Hurlburt tied for a 3rd place medal among some of the best in Pole Vault! He will be advancing to the state indoor meet, held at Penn State University on 2/27/22!!! He hopes to again break the school record at the state meet!
5. The boys 4×400m was uncertain who was running, but they pulled it together and dropped a bit more time. Matt Norton returned to racing in the lead-off leg with a crazy hand-off in lane 6, Zavier Urbaez ran his lifetime best split of 55.4, Zac Olszewski in his first ever track competition ran a 56.6, and Blaise Verrastro ran back-back events DMR then 4×4 with a 54.7 split!
6. Bethany Brown just missed finals in the 60m hurdles, but she was focused on 3-stepping the entire race, and she did it! She missed the indoor school record by 0.09.
7. The girls 4×800m relay (Payton Campbell, Addison Kleinle, Sophia Kovalski, and Addison Shank) and 4×400m relay (Isabella Scarlata, Heather Augustin, Addison Shank, Payton Campbell) both finished around seed times with a completely different line-up!
8. The girls DMR (Addison Kleinle, Isabella Scarlata, Isabela Lees, Hailey Reinhard) stayed strong and worked through challenges together to finish 10th overall. Isabela ran the open 3,000 and Hailey ran the open mile prior.
9. Reagan Breisch ran his first ever 60m hurdles indoors, only his second indoor meet (ran 55m hurdles prior) in his high school career. We look forward to watching his progress this year!
10. Evan Loro fnished 8th overall in LJ, not quite reaching his best, but we look forward to watching his progress this year as well!
Please check your email regarding practices onward to prepare for Spring!
Spring Track & Field information has been emailed to those who have signed up for the team! If you are still interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Physical or Recertification forms are due by 2/25/22!
*IMPACT testing is due prior to or on 2/24/22. Team session is on 2/24/22 for anyone who needs assistance.
*March 7th and 9th – Girls Tryouts 2:45pm-5:30pm
*March 8th and 10th – Boys Tryouts 2:45pm – 5:30 pm
*March 11th – First full practice for team roster 10am – 12 pm (No school this date)
It may be hard to believe, but our Spring Track & field season is quickly approaching! Here is the google form, from our athletic office, to fill out no later than Feb 3. Information will be emailed out to those student athletes who signed up, on Feb. 4.
Winter Track Club updates: Kudos to those athletes who are attending regularly…..we notice!
We’ve completed almost 7 weeks of training and 3 indoor meets so far. Training plans for the rest of the winter season will be emailed out this weekend, as our weather gets a little trickier for the remaining 6 weeks. Here are some highlights of our last meet:
1. AJ Hurlburt once again won and broke his own school record, now at 14-0, which is a provisional indoor state qualifying mark for pole vault!
2. Didro Augustin broke the indoor 55m dash record, 6.95 seconds, previously held by 2 of our graduating seniors last year Colin Byrne and Gabe Trexler.
3. Molly Lineberger, in her first indoor meet of the 21-22 season, earned a 3rd place overall medal with her indoor shot put PR of 30-06.75! All 3 throws were over 30’.
4. Belle Lees, Sophia Kovalski, Payton Campbell, Conor Fisher, Holden Brown, Tyler Finck, and Oscar Felegy all improved their times in their respective indoor distance events this season.
5. We had 5 hurdlers compete this past weekend, and 3 of them advanced to finals. Bethany Brown, Hadlee Horvath, and Reagan Breisch advanced to the finals in the 55m hurdles. Of note, this was Reagan’s first race in hurdles in his high school career! Connor Tittermary and Zac Olszewski also raced this indoor event for the first time!
6. Hailey Reinhard won and ran a provisional indoor state qualifying mark in the mile, 5:20.14.
7. The boys 4×400m relay dropped 7 seconds off their time this season including Holden Brown, Blaise Verrastro, Zavier Urbaez, and Tyler Finck.
8. The girls 4×400m relay dropped 6 seconds off of their time this season including Hailey Reinhard, Isabella Scarlata, Payton Campbell, and Addison Shank.
In the past, we have waited to participate in indoor meets until the end of December/early January since we run our program as a club. But this year, we decided to start earlier and take advantage of the 4 Ursinus College indoor meets for consistency. A lot of great things happened. Here is a summary of our top performances, including 2 records broken:
1. Junior Aiden Hurlburt won pole vault both meets, and not only broke the indoor pole vault record, but also broke the long standing outdoor record of 13-6.25 from 1974! That’s right – a 47 year old record! He vaulted 13-7. This is just the start, so we will wait and see just how much higher he can soar by the end of this year, but a huge congratulations to him for this history breaking achievement!
2. His teammate, freshman Tyler Grabisnki, is not far behind placing 2nd in this weekend’s meet clearing 12-6! He also technically broke the previous indoor pole vault record. Pretty exciting for a freshman!
3. Junior Evan Loro placed 1st place in this weekend’s triple jump, getting his best jump by several feet of 40-0.75! If that wasn’t great enough, he also broke our indoor long jump record now at 19-7.25, a huge best jump for Evan!
4. Our boys 4×800 meter relay earned a 3rd place medal, Freshman Conor Fisher, Senior Holden Brown, Sophomore Tyler Finck, and Junior Oscar Felegy with a time of 8:52.25!
5. Our girls 4×800m relay also earned a 3rd place medal, including Sophomore Addison Kleinle, Senior Belle Lees, Freshman Isaballa Scarlata, and freshman Payton Campbell with a time of 10:28.90!
6. Our girls Distance Medley relay earned a 2nd place medal, with a time of 13:16.37, Sophomore Addison Kleinle, Senior Bethany Brown, Senior Belle Lees, and Junior Hailey Reinhard!
7. All 3 girls hurdlers advanced to finals between the 2 meets. Hadlee Horvath advanced in the Dec 11 meet, and Bethany Brown and Isabelle Russo advanced in the Dec 18th meet ending up with a 6th and 8th place overall, all finishing with indoor 55 hurdle PR’s!
8. Belle Lees placed 2nd overall in the 3,000m with a significant time drop of over 20 seconds, at 11:10.94! Payton Campbell wasn’t too far behind in her 3,000 debut finishing 4th with a time of 11:36 .72, the only freshman who competed in the event!
9. Hailey Reinhard placed 2nd in the 800m, with a lifetime best time of 2:22.71!
10. And last but not least, not only once, but twice, Senior Didro Augustin ran a 7.02 in the 55m dash, just missing the indoor record by 0.01 seconds! He is surely consistent!
For those who have not participated in indoor meets, keep working hard! Trust me, we are watching and noticing who is putting in the work to be able to compete at a higher level. We continue to run trials and measure in order to determine who is eligible and ready to compete! If you don’t get the opportunity to compete this indoor season, remember you are working to prepare for the Spring track and field season! If you get qualifying marks during spring season, you then get the opportunity the following indoor season.
Training plans for our holiday break will be sent out through remind text.
Work hard, be prepared, and have fun!