BROOKVILLE - Two members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field team captured their respective District 9 track and field championship Thursday at the D9-AAA track and field championships held at Brookville Area High School.
Trenton Schreiber and Gideon Woelfel will advance to the PIAA Class AAA track and field championship scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28 at Shippensburg University. Also advancing will be Brian Merritt.
Schreiber won the triple jump with a leap of 41’3.5”. Woelfel won the 3200 run with a time of 10:24.64 seconds. Merritt, who placed second in the 200 dash with a time of 23.54 seconds, will make the trip to Shippensburg as Cody Coats of Bradford, the 200 dash winner, has opted not to compete in that event at states.
Placing second in their events were Woelfel in the 1600 run with a time of 4:33.64 and Merritt in the 200 dash. Jonathan Prechtl placed second in the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.24 seconds, while Jimmy Werner placed second in the discus with a throw of 142’. Werner also placed fifth in the javelin with a throw of 156’.
Josh Rogers placed fourth in both the shot put and discus. He threw 47’6” in the shot put and 128’9” in the discus.
Dylan Reigel placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 18’10.5”. Mitchell Ovell was fifth in the110 hurdles with a time of 18.24 seconds.
“I was impressed with a lot of our performances today- Trenton Schreiber in the triple jump and Gideon Woelfel in the 3200 run,” said Dutch coach Mark Caskey. “Brian Merritt will be going to states in the 200 dash. Jonathan Prechtl ran a good race in the hurdles and Sam Guido performed well in all events. Jimmy Werner did well in the throwing events and Josh Rogers had a personal best in the shot.”
“The good thing is that just about all these kids are returning next year,” added Caskey.
The Bradford Owls won the boys’ team title with 148.50 points. DuBois Area was second with 103 points, while Punxsy was third with 63 points, followed by St. Marys 51.50 and Clearfield 5.
The Jim Manners Awards went to Cody Coats of Bradford and Catherine Sheffo of DuBois Area.
The DuBois Area Lady Beavers won the girls’ team title with 118.50 points. Bradford was second with 90 points, followed by Punxsy with 55.50 and Clearfield 12. The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch will be competing in the District 9 Class AA meet today at Kane.
A complete list of results will be published in Saturday’s edition of The Daily Press.