By: Tim Birney | | May 11, 2021 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Already the NTL regular-season champion, Athens finished off the 2021 campaign at unbeaten 8-0-1 with an 81-69 win over Williamson in girls track & field action at Alumni Stadium.

Sophomore Emma Bronson and senior Emma Roe were triple-winners for the Lady Wildcats, while juniors Hannah Walker and Olivia Bartlow, and freshman Mya Thompson were double-winners.

Bronson won the 1,600-meter run in 6:02.26, and Abby Prickitt was third in 7:35.52. She also won the 3,200-meter run in 13:27.66.

Bronson won the 800-meter run in 2:44.38, and Cailyn Conklin was third in 3:02.75.

Roe won the 400-meter dash in 1:03.78, and Thompson was third in 1:05.98.

Roe also won the 200-meter dash in 28.234 seconds, edging Williamson’s Scout Abel by 0.004 seconds. Roe finished second in the 100-meter dash in 13.84 seconds.

Roe teamed with Walker, Thompson, and senior Leah Liechty to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:37.25.

Walker won the 300-meter hurdles in 51.32 seconds.

Bartlow won the shot put with a heave of 26-feet, 6-inches, and freshman Emma Pernaselli was third in 22-feet, 6-inches.

Bartlow also won the discus with a toss of 85-feet, 2-inches, and Pernaselli was second at 82-feet, 2-inches. Pernaselli also finished second in the javelin with a throw of 86-feet, 10-inches.

Thompson led a sweep in the triple jump with an effort of 31-feet, 10 1/2-inches, while Bronson was second at 28-feet, 9-inches, and sophomore Cassy Friend was third at 22-feet, 11 1/4-inches. Thompson was second in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 4 3/4-inches.

Freshman Emily Henderson finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.25 seconds

Liechty finished second in the high jump at 4-feet, 4-inches. Liechty also finished second in the pole vault at 6-feet, and sophomore Shelby Morris was third at 5-feet, 6-inches.

Athens hosts the NTL Championships Friday at 1:30 p.m.


About the Author

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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).