By: Tim Birney | | April 23, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


ATHENS — Freshman Mya Thompson won four events, and sophomore Emma Bronson was a triple-winner to pace Athens in an 82-67 win over Wyalusing here Friday afternoon in NTL girls track & field action at Alumni Stadium.

Thompson won the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:05.72, and sophomore Abby Prickitt was third in 1:23.38.

Thompson led a sweep in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 1 1/2-inches, while sophomore Cassy Friend was second at 14-feet, 9 1/2-inches, and freshman Abbie Panek was third at 12-feet, 5-inches. Thompson also won the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 30-feet, 2 1/2-inches, and Friend was third at 25-feet, 11-inches.

Thompson teamed with freshman Emily Henderson, senior Hannah Walker, and Friend to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 1:24.22.

Bronson won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:35.93, and the 1,600-meter run in 5:51.01. Bronson finished off a sweep of the distance events, winning the 3,200-meter run in a time of 13:03.45.

Walker won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 56.83 seconds, and Henderson was second at 1:04.45.

Henderson won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.59 seconds, and sophomore Shelby Morris was second at 22.13 seconds.

Junior Olivia Bartlow won the discus with a toss of 88-feet, 2-inches, and freshman Emma Pernaselli was second at 82-feet, 1-inch.

Walker finished second in the 100-yard dash in 13.68 seconds, and Panek was third in 15.19 seconds. Walker also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 28.3 seconds, and Friend was third in 30.71 seconds.

Pernaselli finished second in the javelin with a throw of 69-feet, 9-inches. Pernaselli also finished second in the shot put with a heave of 25-feet, 6-inches, and Bartlow was third at 25-feet. 3 1/2-inches.

Morris was third in the high jump at 3-feet, 10-inches, and junior Emily King was third in the pole vault at 5-feet, 6-inches.

Athens, now 4-0-1, 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).