WRIGHT, BRONSONS NARROWLY MISS OUT ON TRIP TO STATES — SARA BRONSON, EMMA BRONSON EACH BREAK SCHOOL RECORD
By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 21, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning
WILLIAMSPORT — Athens saw several athletes come up just short of making
States at the District IV Track and Field Championships here Saturday.
the first time in recent memory, dating back more than 15 years that no
Athens track & field athlete advanced to the State meet.
the boys, junior Jaden Wright (11.38 second) was sixth in the 100, less
than 0.1 second away from the state standard. He also took sixth in the
200 in 23.30 seconds.
For the girls, freshman Sara Bronson (3,200 meters) and junior Emma Bronson (1,600 meters) both set new schools records.
Bronson’s time of 11:29.32 was good enough for second. She hung with
winner, Selinsgrove’s Shaela Kruskie (11:21.58) for seven laps, but
Kruskie pulled away at the end.
Emma Bronson (5:21.69) was
third in the mile — six seconds behind winner, Shik’s Alyssa Keeley.
Bronson stayed with her for much of the race.
Bronson took seventh in the mile at 5:35.62, while Emma Bronson was
fifth in the 800 in 2:30.70. Sophomore Thea Bentley (2:38.84) came in
12th in the 800.
Senior Hannah Walker was second in
the 300 hurdles (48.32 seconds) leading the race through the first 200.
She took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 27.26 seconds, and sixth in
the 100 hurdle finals in 17.06 seconds.
The Lady Wildcat
400-meter relay of sophomore Emily Henderson, junior Jenny Ryan, senior
Taylor Walker, and freshman Addyson Wheeler was fifth in 55.21 seconds,
while their 1,600-meter relay of junior Cassy Friend, Emma Bronson,
sophomore Mya Thompson, and Hannah Walker was sixth in 4:23.78.
Friend was ninth in the 400 in 1:05.33.
(15-feet, 11 1/2-inches) was fourth in the long jump, while Friend
(14-feet, 9 1/2-inches) took ninth, and Taylor Walker (13-feet, 1-inch)
Senior Olivia Bartlow (93-feet, 10-inches) placed third
in the discus, while sophomore Emma Pernaselli (76-feet, 6-inches), and
Rachel Jellif (63-feet, 6-inches) were 11th and 16th, respectively.
the boys, freshman Kolsen Keathley (23.90) was 12th in the 200-meter
dash, while freshman Carter Lewis (24.11) came in 14th. Freshman Ronel
Ankam (44.77) was 14th in the 300-meter hurdles.
Denlinger (2:10.79) was 14th in the 800-meter run, followed by senior
Ryan Thompson (2:11.62), and senior Kyle Anthony (2:13.03) in 16th and
Anthony (4:33.45) was just a couple seconds
off the state time in the 1,600-meter run, finishing fifth overall after
leading the race through the first two laps.
Freshman Ethan Hicks (5:04.93) was 19th in the 1,600-meter run, while also finishing ninth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:35.48.
Peter Jones (35-feet, 7 1/2-inches) was 23rd in the triple jump.
The 1,600-meter relay of Ankam, Thompson, Denlinger, and Anthony finished 11th in 3:44.08.