Martinazzi, BC girls excel

Bishop Carroll Area High School senior Alyssa Martinazzi had a banner day Tuesday in leading the Lady Huskies to the girls team championship in the District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Meet at Mansion Park.

Martinazzi qualified for the upcoming PIAA state tournament at Shippensburg University in three individual events — the 100 dash, 200 dash, and long jump — while also anchoring the Lady Huskies’ victorious 400-meter relay team that will be moving on to states.

Martinazzi, a basketball and track standout at Carroll who will compete in collegiate track at Saint Francis University, finished second in both the 100 and 200 dashes and third in the long jump.

Martinazzi placed second in the 100 dash with a 12.46, a split-second behind Forest Hills’ Zoe Roush, who won in 12:39. Martinazzi’s time of 25.80 in the 200 dash placed her second to Penns Valley’s Isabella Culver, who won the event in 25.68.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Martinazzi said. “I (set a personal record) in both events. I’m peaking when I want to. Hopefully, I can run these times at states and get a few medals.”

Martinazzi placed third in the long jump with a distance of 16-10™, and she anchored the victorious 400-meter relay team that won in 51:12. Other members of that team included Megan Kwisnek, Maddie Murphy, and Jade Snedden.

Kwisnek, Abbie Baker, Snedden and Murphy also comprised Carroll’s third-place 1600-meter relay team that finished in 4:13.41 and will be advancing to states. The top three finishers in each event, plus any others who meet state-qualifying times, qualified for the state tournament.

A pair of juniors, Murphy in the triple jump and Jenna Bobroski in the discus, also qualified for states in those events by finishing second and third, respectively for Carroll. Murphy triple-jumped 38-3™ inches and Bobroski threw the discus 109 feet, four inches for Carroll, which won the girls team championship with 76 points. United was just behind in second place with 72 points.

Central Cambria and Penn Cambria also enjoyed decent days in the girls competition. Central Cambria junior Paige Wess won the 800 run with a time of 2:17.75 and Carly Kaschalk also qualified for states in the event with a third-place time of 2:21.76.

Central Cambria had two first places in the relay events, both of which were anchored by Wess. The Lady Red Devils’ 1600-meter relay team of Kaschalk, McKenna Hayward, Ella Vrabel and Wess won in 4:05.89, while Central Cambria’s 3200-meter relay squad with the same runners in the same order won in 9:39.27.

Wess won the 800 with a strong individual effort.

“I was really excited about it,” Wess said. “I went in a little scared, but when I saw my time was a PR (personal record), I was definitely happy about it. I wanted to stay on the heels of the person in front of me, and kick it in at the end.”

Penn Cambria will have two girls going to states in two separate events. Senior Lauren Michina qualified with a second place in the high jump after turning in an effort of five feet, two inches, and a third place in the triple jump, with a jump of 38 feet, two inches.

Sophomore Lyric Janosik finished second in the high jump with a 17-4 and also met the state-qualifying time of 36-8§ in the triple jump, while finishing fifth in that event.

Michina also qualified for states in the high jump and triple jump last year, finishing sixth at Shippensburg in the triple jump.

“I did it last year, it’s a great feeling, I’m so happy to be moving on,” Michina said. “The high jump wasn’t my best. I definitely could have done better. There’s always room for improvement. The triple jump didn’t go as smoothly as it usually goes for me. My steps were a little off, but I was happy to put things back together and finish third.”

Michina hopes for continued improvement at the state tournament.

“Hopefully, I can place better than I did last year in the triple jump, and also place in the high jump,” Michina said.

Penn Cambria coach Josh Himmer said that Michina brings all the intangibles to the table as well as possessing sheer athletic prowess.

“She has great athletic ability and a great attitude,” Himmer said.

Janosik is happy to be moving on to states in both the high jump and triple jump.

“It’s honestly such a great feeling to have this experience as a sophomore,” Janosik said. “I’m hoping the next two years, I can go even further.”

Bellwood-Antis senior Lexi Gerwert was a state qualifier in the pole vault with an effort of 11 feet even that placed her second in that event.

Meet notes: Richland’s Morgan Gossard set a District 6 record with an effort of 13 feet even in winning the pole vault … Penns Valley’s Culver won the 400 dash with a District 6 record of 56.82.

GIRLS

100 dash: 1, Roush, FH, 12.39; 2, Martinazzi, BC, 12.46; 3, Simpson, SB, 12.92; 4, Lediy, JV, 16.42; 5, Shepps, JUN, 17.03; 6, Wagner, TY, 17.21; 7, Veneziano, BEA, 17.22. 200 dash: 1, Culver, PV, 25.68; 2, Martinazzi, BC, 25.80; 3, Long, SB, 26.60; 4, Caddy, FH, 26.96; 5, Brunner, BG, 27.24; 6, Smith, BM, 27,65; 7, Gossard, RCH, 27.79; 8, Burns, JUN, 27.82. 400 dash: 1, Culver, PV, 56.82 (MR); 2, Risinger, MC, 59.38; 3, Long, SB, 59.67; 4, Hayward, CC, 61.25; 5, Vrabel, CC, 62.53; 6, Chobany, POR, 62.85; 7, Snedden, BC, 63.50; 8, Frey, LV, 63.85. 800 run: 1, Wess, CC, 2:17.75; 2, Simander, SJ, 2:21.35; 3, Kaschalk, CC, 2:21.76; 4, Valko, FH, 2:24.61; 5, Greathouse, FH, 2:25.65; 6, Prestash, WB, 2:29.13; 7, Chappell, SJ, 2:30.72; 8, Stapleton, PM, 2:31.68. 1600 run: 1, Serra, SJ, 5:13.83; 2, Hull, PV, 5:20.05; 3, Dorian, WH, 5:21.54; 4, Barbato, Bm, 5:21.81; 5, Cusatis, SJ, 5:34.93; 6, Walker, MC, 5:38.14; 7, McKeel, CC, 5:43.59; 8, McElheny, CH, 5:43.90. 3200 run:1, Walker, MC, 11:31.38; 2, Barbato, BM, 11:33.79; 3, Mazza, SJ, 11:44.25; 4, McElhenny, CH, 12:04.32; 5, Hull, PV, 12:08.83; 6, Ebbs, SJ, 12:13.66; 7, Prestash, WB, 12:14.86; 8, Montag, FH, 12:17.87. 100 hurdles: 1, Bracken, U, 15.25; 2, Marsh, SJ, 15.99; 3, Butler, PV, 16.37; 4, Leidy, JV, 16.42; 5, Shepps, JUN, 17.03; 6, Wagner, TY, 17.21; 7, Veneziano, BEA, 17.72; 8, Riegel, PV, 17.64. 300 hurdles: 1, Bracken, U, 45.77; 2, Marsh, SJ, 47.39; 3, Shepps, JUN, 47.59; 4, Susick, U, 48.41; 5, Gwin,, HUN, 48.73; 6, Smith, FH, 48.88; 7, Guthrie, CC, 50.28; 8, Veneziano, BEA, 50.24.

400 relay: 1, Forest Hills, 50.48; 2, Bishop Carroll, 51.12; 3, Saltsburg, 51.57; 4, Penn Cambria, 51.67; 5, Richland, 51.96; 6, Juniata, 52.68; 7, Bishop McCort, 53.03; 8, Huntingdon, 53.06. 1600 relay: 1, Central Cambria (Kaschalk, Hawyard, Vrabel, Wess), 4:05.89; 2, Saltsburg, 4:11.69; 3, Bishop Carroll, 4:13.41; 4, Forest Hills, 4:16.84; 5, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, 4:17.59; 6, United, 4:19.79; 7, Penns Valley, 4:23.17; 8, Juniata, 4:24.05. 3200 relay: 1, Central Cambria (Kaschack, Hayward, Vrabel, Wess), 9:39.27; 2, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, 9:47.84; 3, Forest Hills, 9:49.08; 4, Marion Center, 9:57.19; 5, Juniata, 10:35.63; 6, Bishop Carroll, 10:43.85; 7, Purchase Line, 10:49.85; 8, Penns Manor, 11:01.33. High jump: 1, Bracken, U, 5-4; 2, Michina, PC, 5-2; 3, Arblaster, U, 5-0; 4, Ratchford, BC, 5-0; 5, Janosik, PC, 5-0; T6, Brunner, BG, 4-10; T6, Sheaffer, JUN, 4-10; T8, Mercer, BA, 4-10; Papcun, POR, 4-10. Long jump: 1, Roush, FH, 17-10.5; 2, Janosik, PC, 17-4; 3, Martinazzi, BC, 16-10.25; 4, Michina, PC, 16-9.25; 5, Murphy, BC, 16-5.75; 6, Warren, SJ, 16-3.5; 7, Arblaster, U, 16-3; 8, Mercer, BA, 15-9. Triple jump: 1, Horrell, LV, 38-7.5; 2, Murphy, BC, 38-3.25; 3, Michina, PC, 38-2; 4, Roush, FH, 37-9.5; 5, Janosik, PC, 36-8.75; 6, Arblaster, U, 36-6.75; 7, Beitel, SB, 36-4; 8, Beitel, SH, 35-0.25. Shot put: 1, Fry, U, 39-6.5; 2, Polenik, PM, 38-1.25; 3, Wolf, BM, 35-2.25; 4, Sheredy, NC, 34-7; 5, Holler, BEA, 34-4.25; 6, Tomalson, U, 33-10.5; 7, Fetsko, MC,32-11.75; 8, Wilson, JV, 30-8.5. Discus: 1, Fry, U, 112-5; 2, Polenik, PM, 111-7; 3, Bobroski, BC, 109-4; 4, Burkett, PC, 108-3; 5, Mellott, BEA, 102-4; 6, Sheredy, NC, 101-3; 7, Beward, JUN 99-5; 8, Thompson, MC, 98-6. Javelin: 1, Thompson, MC, 123-6; 2, Polenok, PM, 122-7; 3, Fleming, PL, 113-11; 4, Conrad, CH, 113-0; 5, Buggey, HC, 110-1; 6, Bauer, CC, 107-6; 7, Fetterolf, PV, 104-9; 8, Crofcheck, TY, 103-7. Pole vault: 1, Gossard, RCH, 13-0 (MR); 2, Gerwert, BA, 11-0; 3, Polacek, WH, 10-0; 4, Yahner, BCm 9-6; 5, Cascino, RCH, 9-6; 6, Keim, BC, 9-6; 7, Zernick, NC, 9-0; 8, Meagher, PM, 8-6.

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. BC—Bishop Carroll, 76; 2. U—United, 72; T3. FH—Forest Hills, 64; T3—SJ—Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, 64; 5. CC—Central Cambria, 50; T6. PC—Penn Cambria, 45; T6—PV—Penns Valley, 45; 8. MC—Marion Center, 39; 9. SB—Saltsburg, 36; T10. BM—Bishop McCort, 27; T10. PM—Penns Manor, 27; 12. JUN—Juniata, 23.50; 13. RCH—Richland, 20; 14. WH—Westmont Hilltop, 12; 15. LV—Ligonier Valley, 11.50; T16. JV—Juniata Valley, 11; T16. BEA—Bald Eagle Area, 11; T16. CH—Cambria Heights, 11; 19. NC—Northern Cambria, 10; 20. BA—Bellwood-Antis, 9.5; 21. PL—Purchase Line, 8; 22. BG—Bishop Guilfoyle, 6.5; T23. HUN—Huntingdon, 5; T23. WB—West Branch, 5; T25. TY—Tyrone, 4; T25. HC—Homer Center, 4; 27. POR—Portage, 3; 28; SH—Southern Huntingdon, 1.

BOLD: Additional qualifiers

(MR): Meet record

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