The Punxsutawney Spirit

Punxsy junior high track/field takes part in Johnsonbur­g Invite

- By Cody Powell

JOHNSONBUR­G — On Saturday, the Punxsutawn­ey junior high track and field team took part in the annual Johnsonbur­g Invitation­al, where the girls took fifth place with 47 points, while the boys came in third with a score of 70.

Those athletes who finished in first place earned a blue ribbon and t-shirt, while everyone who took second through sixth earned ribbons.

For the boys, Adam Manners took first in the long jump with a mark of 18-01.50, while also placing first in the triple jump (38-04.75) and high jump (5-04).

He also took sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.14, which was also a new personal best. Manners scored 31 points for the team and also took home the meet’s MVP award.

In the hurdles, Jordan Rutan took second in the 110-meter hurdles (18.54) and 300-meter hurdles (47.24), both of which were new personal bests. He also had a time of 26.8 in the 200-meter dash for a new personal best.

Chris Setree placed first in the pole vault with a new personal-best mark of 7-00, and in the 3,200-meter run, he had a time of 13:00 for a qualificat­ion to the Altoona Championsh­ips.

In the 800-meter run, Adin Bish came in third with a time 2:32, while Abe Santos placed fourth in the discus (89.05) and sixth in the shot put (32-00).

In the pole vault, Colin Slater placed fifth with a mark of 6-00, while Christian Gambino had personal bests in the 1,600-meter run (7:52.60) and 800-meter run (3:43.90).

For the girls, the 4x400meter relay team of Olivia Toven, Breeana Bergreen, Brehanna Satterlee and Adelynn Lewis took first place with a time of 4:44.

Toven went on to place second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.24, and in the 400-meter dash, she raced to third with a time of 1:07.14.

Also, Bergreen came in fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:54.10.

In the pole vault, Lewis placed first with a mark of 6-08, while Elliana Kostok was behind her in second with a mark of 6-02.

Also, Ellie Bodenhorn came in fourth in the event with a mark of 5-02.

“We had a great day at Johnsonbur­g, with many of our girls placing and having a lot of personal bests,” said Punxsy girls coach Krista Lowry.

 ?? ?? Pictured are members of the (top left photo) girls 4x400-meter relay, including Breeana Bergreen, Brehanna Satterlee, Olivia Toven and Adelynn Lewis, with their t-shirts for finishing first in the event, along with (top right photo) Ellie Bodenhorn, who placed fourth in the pole vault. (Middle left photo) Pictured are (from left) Chris Setree, Abe Santos, Adam Manners and Colin Slater with their ribbons for finishing in the top six places, and (middle right photo) Manners shows his MVP award along with long-time Punxsy jumping coach Mark Curtis. (Bottom photo) Pictured is Jordan Rutan dashing across the finish line on Saturday.
Pictured are members of the (top left photo) girls 4x400-meter relay, including Breeana Bergreen, Brehanna Satterlee, Olivia Toven and Adelynn Lewis, with their t-shirts for finishing first in the event, along with (top right photo) Ellie Bodenhorn, who placed fourth in the pole vault. (Middle left photo) Pictured are (from left) Chris Setree, Abe Santos, Adam Manners and Colin Slater with their ribbons for finishing in the top six places, and (middle right photo) Manners shows his MVP award along with long-time Punxsy jumping coach Mark Curtis. (Bottom photo) Pictured is Jordan Rutan dashing across the finish line on Saturday.
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