Jersey Shore has success at District 4 track and field championships
Jersey Shore’s Devon Walker was the Bulldogs’ lone individual district champion in girls competition at the two-day District 4 track and field championships in Class AAA. Walker won on Thursday with a distance in the triple jump of 34 feet, 8 1/4 inches, besting Mifflinburg’s Ella Shuck (32-10 1/4) and Shamokin’s Madison Lippay (32-1 3/4). The win qualified Walker for the state meet.
On Saturday in boys competition, Jersey Shore’s Peter Bellomo took second place in the javelin with a 183-foot finish. Danville’s Bronson Krainak placed first at 191-8. Both advanced to states. The Bulldogs had another second-place finisher in Stone Sechrist, who finished behind only Shikellamy’s Jayden Packer in the pole vault competition. Sechrist cleared 12-3.
Raidan Francis took fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:31.85, behind only District 4 champion Jacob Hess of Lewisburg (4:19.20), Danville’s Evan Klinger (4:21.74) and Danville’s Rory Lieberman (4:28.84).
Peyton Welshans was a sixth-place finisher in the 400 after running a 52.51.
Tate Sechrist was an eighth-place finisher in the hurdles with a time of 16.37 and took seventh in the 300 hurdles in 42.12.
The Bulldogs’ 1,600 relay team won gold with a time of 3:25.52.
On the girls side, Jersey Shore’s Abigail Corson, a junior, took third with a time of 27.18 in the 200, behind only champion Carly Aument of Selinsgrove (25.71) and Shikellamy’s Emma Koontz (27.06). She also took fifth in the 100 with a time of 13.24 in Class AAA competition.
The Bulldogs’ 1,600 relay team had success by placing fourth. The team of Anna Sick, Alexa Greevy, Peyton Dincher and Abigail Corson ran a 4:17.33, behind Shikellamy (4:04.16), Selinsgrove (4:04.22) and Williamsport (4:15.40).
Jersey Shore’s Olivia Spotts was a seventh-place finisher in the discus throw with a distance of 87 feet, 1 inch. Madelyn Gerst was a fourth-place finisher in the javelin with a throw of 104-2. Dincher tied for sixth place with Shamokin’s Brooke Klinger in the high jump competition with a height of 4-7.
Birtukan Hartman took seventh as a freshman in the 3,200 by finishing in 12:50.80. In the shot put, Jersey Shore’s Bailee Stroup took eighth after throwing 30-6.