TRACK & FIELD: York Suburban boys win York-Adams Division II showdown against Gettysburg
- The York Suburban boys' track and field team beat Gettysburg on Wednesday, 88-62.
- Both teams entered the meet with unbeaten York-Adams League Division II records.
- Bodhi Wilson, Andrew Paskey and Brooks Coughenour each won two individual events for Suburban.
One athlete is just a freshman whose high school career is off to an outstanding start.
The other two are upperclassmen, who are also key members of a team chasing a championship.
The trio combined for six individual first-place finishes on Wednesday afternoon to help York Suburban win a York-Adams Division II boys' track and field showdown.
The Trojans defeated Gettysburg, 88-62, leaving them alone at the top of the division at 4-0. Gettysburg dropped to 4-1.
Gettysburg captured the girls' meet, 100-49.
Bodhi Wilson, a senior, won the javelin and high jump. Andrew Paskey, a junior, captured the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. And Brooks Coughenour, a freshman, swept the 100 and 200 dashes.
Wilson, Paskey and Coughenour also ran a leg on the winning 400 relay team with Logan Zeiders.
"Gettysburg is an amazing team, and they beat us the last three years," Wilson said. "To beat them this year is exciting."
Wilson uncorked a throw of 152 feet, 3 inches to win the javelin and then leaped 6-5 to capture the high jump. Wilson made two jumps at 6-8 in an attempt to break the school record of 6-7 1/4, but wasn't able to clear the bar. He passed on a third attempt when a quad muscle he injured last week began bothering him.
"I haven't practiced the last two days, but they (the coaches) rested me for today hoping we could win the meet," he said.
Coughenour, meanwhile, put up times of :11.3 and :23.5 to sweep the sprints.
"Before hand, I'm definitely nervous, but once I get up there (the starting line), I shake it off and get in a zone," Coughenour said. "This (high school track) is definitely a lot of work compared to middle school. There's definitely a lot more endurance training here."
Coughenour was happy he could help the Trojans come out on top.
"It really feels good to be part of this team," he said. "A lot of the older kids were really psyched up for the meet."
Paskey delivered times of :17.2 and :41.7 to take both hurdles races.
Suburban's athletes placed first in 12 of the 18 events.
"Our motto is team before me, and we displayed that today," Trojans' head coach Dan VanHouwe said. "All the relays we expected to win, and the guys came through there. We had great performances from the sprinters, Bodhi jumped well and we have a great crop of freshmen who performed well."
Girls' meet: Suburban's Katie Wand earned a trio of firsts in the girls' competition, winning the long jump, high jump and javelin.
Lilly Natter (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles), Jordyn Browning (1,600 and 3,200 runs) and Lexie Sieg (discus and shot put) recorded two first-place finishes apiece for Gettysburg.
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York Tech 139, Hanover 11: At Spry, Liam Landis led the Spartans by taking first in the shot put, discus and javelin. Also for Tech, Zephaniah Stubbs won the 800 and triple jump, while Kole Shenberger won the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Dallastown 97, York High 43: At Small Athletic Field, the Wildcats captured first in 11 of 17 events. For the Bearcats, Khalid Dorsey captured first in the 100 and 200.
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York Tech 139, Hanover 5: At Spry, Paige Gordon, Julia Mathias and Kadie Kamara led the Spartans individually by each taking first in three individual events. Gordon won the triple jump, 100 and 300 hurdles; Mathias won the javelin, shot put and discus; and Kamara won the 100, 200 and long jump. The Spartans took first in all 18 events.
Dallastown 124, York High 15: At Small Athletic Field, the Wildcats captured first in 16 of 17 events. Individually for the Wildcats, Lian Peach won the long jump and triple jump, while Nautica Nolden won the high jump and shot put, Emily Schuler won the 1,600 and 800 and Riyana Owens won the 100 and 200.
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