WRIGHTSVILLE — The juniors on the Eastern York girls' track-and-field team have something special going for them.
They haven't lost a dual meet since the first event of their seventh-grade season.
The members of the Golden Knights' Class of 2018 kept the streak going Tuesday, with help from their teammates, by defeating York Suburban, 87-63. Eastern is now 2-0-0 in York-Adams Division II and York Suburban is 0-1-0.
Suburban, meanwhile, captured the boys' meet, 96-53.The Trojans are 1-0-0, and the Knights are 0-2-0.
"We really want to keep this (the winning streak) going." Eastern junior Maddie McLain said. "Coach (Joel Jacobs) emphasizes we already have two (varsity) years in the books, so why not keep it going. We want to keep building on this performance today."
McLain more than did her part by winning the 1,600 and 3,200 runs and running a leg on the winning 3,200 relay team. Two other juniors, Madison Nalls and Hannah Myers, also scored first-place finishes, Nalls in the 800 and Myers in the 400. Myers was also runner-up n the 800 and McLain's younger sister, Olivia, took second In the 1,600 and 3,200.
"Liv is a great companion," Maddie McLain said. "I push her, and she pushes me. It's good to know there's someone there who's going to train with me and push as hard as I do."
The McLains and their teammates piled up a 64-23 advantage on the track.
"This team has been a great group of girls," Jacobs said. "I used to talk about our youth, but now, it's become experience and the leadership of the seniors."
Two seniors, Tia Judy (100 hurdles) and Ashley Kerr (shot put) supplied first-place finishes for the Knights, and Emily Smith, a sophomore, won the discus competition.
Suburban's Madison James turned in a tremendous performance by winning four events: high jump, triple jump, long jump and javelin.
"Madison had a PR (personal record) in the triple jump and she tied her PR in the high jump," Suburban head coach Dave Wickenheiser said. "She's been working really hard, and she's going to West Chester."
Boys' meet: Wickenheiser's boys' team captured 10 of 18 events and combined the victories with second-place finishes in 13 of the 15 individual events.
"We had a nice meet from our boys' team," Wickenheiser said. "Bodhi Wilson won two events on the track (200 and 400) and then went 6-4 in the high jump."
Wilson's teammate, Ralph Casper, set a school record with a throw of 150-7 in the discus. Casper also took first in the shot put with a toss of 50 feet, 10 3/4 inches. The school record in the shot is 51-7.
"That (school record in the shot put) is my next target," the senior said.
Eastern's Demonte Martin swept the hurdles (110 and 300).
TRACK & FIELD
South Western 91, Central York 59: At South Western, big days from Drew Hartlaub and Dhane Schmelyun helped the Mustangs gallop past the Panthers. Schmelyun won the 110 and 300 hurdle races and was a part of the winning 1,600 relay team. Hartlaub won the 100 dash and ran on the victorious 400 relay team. Antonio Rivera won the 400 for the Panthers.
Gettysburg 129, Kennard-Dale 21: At Gettysburg, Edny Celius led the Warriors by capturing first in the 110 hurdles, 100 dash and long jump.
York Tech 96, Fairfield 54: At Spry, the Spartans captured first in nine of the 10 track events. Individually for Tech, Evan Schlosser won the 1,600 and 3,200, and Kole Shenberger won the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Red Lion 87, New Oxford 62: At New Oxford, Jerome Jessup and Dom Eyler led the Lions by each capturing two individual wins. Jessup won the 300 hurdles and 200 dash, while Eyler won the 110 hurdles and long jump.
West York 76.5, Susquehannock 72.5: At West York, Ay’Jaun Marshall and Shane Kauffman won two races each before teaming up as part of the victorious 400 relay team for the Bulldogs. Marshall captured the 110 and 300 hurdles while Kauffman won the 100 and 200. Erik Younkin won the 400 and helped the Warriors win the 3,200 and 1,600 relay.
TRACK & FIELD
Central York 75.5, South Western 74.5: At South Western, Sierra Starner won both hurdles races and Olivia Gemma won the 800 and 1,600 to help lead the Panthers to a narrow victory. Gemma also ran on the winning 3,200 relay team. Jazmin Walker won the shot put, discus and javelin for South Western. The Mustangs’ Sammy Trone won the 200 and 400 and was also a member of the victorious 1600 relay team.
Gettysburg 117, Kennard-Dale 17: At Gettysburg, Genesis Mercedes led the Warriors by taking first in the 400 run and high jump. For the Rams, Jessica Ollis won the 100 and 200 dashes.
Fairfield 106, York Tech 40: At Spry, the Spartans were led by Katie MacDougall capturing the 1,600 and 3,200.
Red Lion 91, New Oxford 59: At New Oxford, Kierston Lloyd and Sydney Beaverson led the Lions to the road victory by each capturing two individual wins. Lloyd won the 1,600 and 800, while Beaverson won the 100 and long jump. As a team, the Lions captured all three relays.
Susquehannock 85, West York 65: At West York, Despite the Bulldogs winning a large number of events, the Warriors were able to secure victory on the strength of numerous second and third-place finishes. Tesia Thomas was West York’s top performer, winning the 100, triple jump and long jump while also helping the Bulldogs secure a victory in the 400 relay. Abby Martin won the 800 and was a a part of the victorious 3,200 and 1,600 relay teams for Susquehannock.
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