By: Tim Birney | | May 3, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


ATHENS — Junior Jaden Wright was a four-time winner, and senior Kyle Anthony was a triple-winner to lead Athens to wins over Northeast Bradford and North Penn-Mansfield here Tuesday afternoon in NTL track & field action.

Athens tallied 94.67 points, while North Penn-Mansfield had 50.33 points, and NEB collected 38 points.

“The kids did a lot of good things tonight across the board,” said Athens coach Scott Riley. “It was a really nice team showing as we wrapped up our dual meet schedule.

“Now, we have some time to focus on some good workout between now and the NTL meet,” he added.

Wright won the 100-meter dash in 11.64 seconds, while freshman Kolsen Keathley was second in 11.93 seconds, and freshman Carter Lewis was third in 12.05 seconds

Wright also won the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.79 seconds, while Lewis was second in 24.19 seconds, and Keathley was third in 24.3.

Wright also collected a win in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 5-inches, while senior Cameron Whitmarsh was third at 17-feet, 9-inches, and Keathley was fourth at 17-feet, 8 1/2-inches.

Wright teamed with senior Levi Kuhns, Keathley, and Lewis to win the 400-meter relay in 46.17 seconds.

Anthony won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:00.91, while freshman Ethan Hicks was third in 5:05.16, and Bertsch was fourth in 5:27.03. Anthony finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:08.18.

Anthony teamed with seniors Sander Bertsch and Ryan Thompson, and junior Ethan Denlinger to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 8:59.7.

Anthony teamed with freshman Ronel Ankam, Lewis and Thompson to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 3:47.76.

Kuhns won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.54 seconds, while Ankam was third in 18.12 seconds, and Congdon was fourth in 20.11.

Ankam won the 300-meter hurdles in 46.22 seconds, and Kuhns was second in 46.42 seconds.

Hicks won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:11.63, and senior Izaak Hobday was third in 12:12.53.

Denlinger won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-feet, 6-inches.

Thompson finished second in the 400-meter dash in 56.4 seconds, and Denlinger was fourth in 58.07 seconds.

Sophomore Josh Martin finished third in the discus with a toss of 110-feet, 9-inches. He finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 117-feet, 10-inches.

Freshman Peter Jones finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 36-feet, 3-inches, and Brendan Jones was fourth at 31-feet, 7 1/2-inches.

Congdon was third in the high jump at 4-feet, 10-inches, while Brendan Jones and Connor Brown tied for fourth at 4-feet, 8-inches.

Athens returns to action May 13 at the NTL Championships.


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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).