By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | April 23, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


ATHENS — Senior Asher Ellis won three events to help Athens to its fifth straight win to open the season — an 85-64 win over Wyalusing — here Friday afternoon in NTL Track & Field action at Alumni Stadium.

Ellis led a sweep in the discus with a toss of 140-feet, 7-inches, while senior Lucas Aquilio was second at 105-feet, 8-inches, and senior Zach Stafursky was third at 105-feet, 1-inch.

Ellis won the javelin with a throw of 151-feet, 7-inches, and senior Ian Wright was third at 116-feet, 11-inches. Ellis also won the shot put with a heave of 45-feet, 3 1/4-inches, and Wright was third at 38-feet, 1/2-inch.

Sophomore Jaden Wright won the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.7 seconds, and freshman Ryan Lasusa was second in 25.28 seconds. Wright finished second in the 100-meter dash in 12.28 seconds, and Lasusa was third at 12.59 seconds

Lasusa led a sweep in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 55.55 seconds, while Kyle Anthony was second at 56.53 seconds, and Justin Lynch was third at 57.42 seconds.

Gorsline led a sweep in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:00.21, while sophomore Izaak Hobday was second in 12:20.92, and Dahl was third in 14:31.31.

Lynch, Dahl, Anthony, and Lasusa teamed to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:48.59.

Lynch teamed Sander Bertsch, Ethan Denlinger, and Dahl to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:42.56.

Junior Levi Kuhns won the pole vault at 7-feet, 6-inches, and sophomore Ethan Denlinger was second at 7-feet. Kuhns was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 49.08 seconds.

Anthony finished second in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.58, and Lynch was third in 2:20.76.

Dahl finished second in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:53.73, and Gorsline was third in 5:02.49.

Brendan Jones was second in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet, 10 1/2-inches. He was third in the triple jump at 34-feet, 7 1/2-inches.

Carter Jones was third in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 20.86 seconds.

Athens hosts Wellsboro Tuesday.


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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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).