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


TOWANDA — Senior Emma Roe and sophomore Emma Bronson were triple-winners for Athens, while Towanda won 10 of 18 events, but the two rivals battled to a 70-70 draw here Tuesday afternoon in NTL Large School Division track & field action.

Roe won the 100-meter dash in 12.9 seconds, and junior Hannah Walker was second in 13.0 seconds

Roe also won the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:04.0, and the 200-meter dash in 27.4 seconds.

Roe and Walker were also part of the winning 400-meter relay that clocked in with a time of 55.2 seconds. (Not all names provided.)

Bronson won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:41.2, and freshman Cailyn Conklin was second at 3:16.8.

Bronson won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:56.2, and Conklin was second in 7:23.3. She also won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 12:54.6,, and Conklin was third in 16:26.1.

Walker won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 52.2 seconds.

Freshman Emma Pernaselli won the shot put with a heave of 27-feet, 5 1/2-inches, and Olivia Bartlow was second at 26-feet, 5-inches. Pernaselli finished third in the javelin with a toss of 69-feet, 2-inches.

Bartlow finished second in the discus with a throw of 73-feet, and Pernaselli was third at 68-feet, 2-inches.

Freshman Mya Thomson was second in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 27-feet, 1 1/4-inches. Thompson also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 1-inch.

Junior Destiny Henderson finished third in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 198 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.