BARTLOW, BRONSON LEAD LADY WILDCATS AT DISTRICT 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 22, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney

 
BARTLOW, BRONSON LEAD LADY WILDCATS AT DISTRICT 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

WILLIAMSPORT — Athens junior Olivia Bartlow  was the top place-winner for Valley girls, winning a bronze medal in the discus, while Athens sophomore Emma Bronson won a pair of medals in the distance events here Saturday at the District 4 Track & Field Championships.

The Lady Wildcats, competing in Class AAA, finished seventh (out of seven) with 19 points, while Class Sayre was tied for 18th (out of 27) with 4 points.

Bartlow finished third in the discus with a toss of 91-feet, 2-inches, while Athens sophomore Meltem VanHelden was 13th at 67-feet, 5-inches, and freshman Emma Pernaselli was 14th at 62-feet, 9-inches.

Bronson finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:35.27, and was fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:30.78

Senior Leah Liechty and senior Emma Roe, junior Hannah Walker, and freshman Mya Thompson teamed to finish fifth in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:25.19.

Liechty, sophomore Cassy Friend, and freshmen Emily Henderson and Abbie Panek teamed to finish sixth in the 400-meter relay in a time of 55.98 seconds.

Thompson, who won four medals on the weekend, finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 5 3/4-inches, and Friend was 10th at 14-feet, 4 1/4-inches.

Pernaselli finished eighth in the javelin with a throw of 94-feet.

 

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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.