By: Tim Birney | | April 13, 2021 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning


TOWANDA — Athens won 12 events of 18 events, and swept five of them, en route to a 103-47 win over Towanda here Tuesday afternoon in NTL Large School Division track & field action.

Senior Asher Ellis won three individual events, and junior Kyle Anthony won two.

Ellis won the discus with a toss of 143-feet, and senior Ian Wright was second at 112-feet, 6-inches.

Ellis also won the shot put with a heave of 48-feet, 2-inches, and Ian Wright was second at 36-feet, 11-inches.

Ellis won the javelin with a throw of 162-feet, 2-inches, and Ian Wright was third at 111-feet, 11-inches.

Anthony led a sweep in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 2:16.9, with senior Connor Dahl second at 2:20.7, and junior Justin Lynch third in 2:23.8.

Anthony also led a sweep in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:06.0. Dahl was second at 5:08.8, and junior Kaden Gorsline was third in 5:10.2.

Junior Matt Gorsline led a sweep in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:07.9, with Anthony second at 12:30.7, and Dahl third at 12:37.3.

Sophomore Jaden Wright won the 100-meter dash in 11.5 seconds, and freshman Ryan LaSusa was third in 12.0 seconds.

LaSusa led a sweep in the 200-meter dash in a time of 25.3 seconds, with senior John Ayres second in 25.8 seconds, and junior Ryan Thomson third in 26.5 seconds.

Lynch led a sweep in the 400-meter dash in a time of 59.4 seconds, while Ayres was second in 59.5 seconds, and sophomore Ethan Denlinger was third at 1:00.3.

The Wildcats also won the 400-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter relays. (No names provided.)

Denlinger finished second in the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches, and junior Brendan Jones was third at 4-feet, 10-inches.

Brendan Jones was second in the triple with with a distance of 32-feet, 6 1/2-inches. He finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.3 seconds.

Jaden Wright finished second in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 8-inches, and junior Connor Brown was third at 15-feet 6 3/4-inches.

Junior Levi Kuhns finished third in the pole vault at 8-feet, 6-inches, and senior Carter Jones finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 20.5 seconds.

Athens returns to action Friday at Williamson.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.