Conestoga Tracks Down Medals


By Elizabeth Billman, Sports Editor

Short distance sprinters and field event winter track athletes competed in the team’s second meet of the season at Ursinus college on Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. The meet was held on the indoor track at Ursinus and was lengthy, extending from 4 p.m. to about 8 p.m. The first race in which ‘Stoga athletes participated was the Girls 60 Meter Dash.

Junior Grace Lanouette placed first out of 25 runners with a time of 7.65 seconds and sophomore Lily Zhou placed fifth with a time of 8.20 seconds. In the Boys 60 Meter Dash sophomore Scott Miesen placed third out of 34 runners with a time of 7.28 seconds and freshmen Jack Collett placed seventh with a time of 7.40 seconds. In the Girls 200 Meter Dash freshmen Katie Billman placed fourth out of 27 runners with a time of 27.64 seconds and sophomore Jada Durham placed seventh with a time of 28.56. In the Boys 200 Meter Dash senior Nico Orozco placed third out of 32 runners with a time of 23.35 seconds and senior Andy Fabian placed 13th with a time of 24.93. In the Girls 400 Meter Dash junior Gabbie Castro placed seventh out of 26 runners with a time of 1:02.50 and senior Kiara Sprague placed ninth with a time of 1:03.10. In the Boys 400 Meter Dash sophomore Alyan Youssaf placed fifth out of 33 runners with a time of 53.52 seconds and junior Ethan Alexander placed 11th with a time of 56.23 seconds. In the Girls 4×200 Meter Relay the ‘Stoga team placed fourth out of 14 teams with a time of 1:52.64. The team included Lanouette, Kiara Sprague , freshmen Catalana Orozco and Castro. In the Boys 4×200 Meter Relay the ‘Stoga team also placed fourth out of 16 teams with a time of 1:37.80. The team included Collett, Nico Orozco, Miesen and junior Ethan Zhao. In the Girls Shot Put senior Alyssa Zawacki placed fifth with a seed mark of 29-00.50 meters out of 18 throwers and sophomore Kion Sprague placed ninth with a seed mark of 25-00.00 meters. In the Boys Shot Put junior Porter Fitzgerald placed 21st  out of 25 throwers with a seed mark of 29-04.00 meters and freshmen Henry Bailey placed 22nd with a seed mark of 26-00.00. Overall seven of the 16 athletes received a medal in their events, as well as both relay teams.

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Elizabeth Billman can be reached at [email protected].