Robert Spagna Varsity Track Championships – Lady Cats Winners in AA again!

Our Varsity Track and Field teams competed at the Robert Spagna League Championship Meet held at Scranton Memorial Stadium yesterday. Our girls finished 1st in AA out of 9 schools and 2nd overall (against AAA competition), losing only to Abington Heights, a larger school that just set the record for most consecutive dual meet wins in Lackawanna League history. Note that scoring goes out to eight places, and the place mentioned also accounts for going against AAA compeition, teams we will not see at districts. The girls were led by Trina Barcarola’s 3rd Place and new school record Pole Vault finish of 11′-6″, breaking her old school record of 11’0″. Trina finished 2nd in the 300 Hurdles with a new school record time of 45.74, breaking Michelle Morcom’s old record of 45.93 set back in 2004. Trina also finished 2nd in the 100 Hurdles and teamed up with Samantha Atcavage, Annie Skirpan, and Gianna DeBastiani to earn a 2nd place medal in the 4 by 400 Relay with a time of 4:08.16, which is now 5th all time. Annie also took 3rd in the 400 and 7th in the 800. Samantha added a 6th place finish in the 300 Hurdles. Gianna also took 4th in the Long Jump and teamed up with Cassidy Asinski, Noelle Orehek, and Elizabeth Pulice to earn 6th place points in the 4 by 100 Relay. Sydney Krompasky took 5th in the Pole Vault, while Esmerelda Mendez took 4th in the Discus and 6th in the Shot Put. Maya Black and Kaila Johnson tied for 8th place in the High Jump. The 4 by 800 Relay team of Victoria Hutchinson, Morgan Wagner, Haley Estus, and Lilly Black took 7th.

The Boys finished 4th in the AA standings. Leading the way was Evan Coons, whose throw of 134′-07″ earned him a 3rd place finish as well as the 4th best throw in school history. Johnny Barcarola finished 3rd in the Long Jump, Dylan Walck finished 5th in the Javelin, and Ed Sledzinski finished 6th in the Shot Put. The 4 by 800 Relay team of Brandon O’Sullivan, Jake Pasake, Ryan Cavage, and Leonard Johnson finished 4th. Jake also placed 7th in the 3200.

Both teams are at it Tuesday at Scranton Memorial Stadium for the PIAA District II Class AA Championship Meet, with a start time of 3pm. The finals of events start at 5:30pm. The girls look to defend their title from last year, while the boys look to compete for their first district title since the 2015 season. #RollCats

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