Track and Field
In the mid-distance events, Morgan Manglaviti (Tunkhannock) PR’ed in the 800m with a time of 2:31.10, good for fifth place, at their last competition before the PSAC Outdoor Championships on Friday, May 3 at the Slippery Rock Last Chance event.
As the second leg of the 4x800m relay team Manglaviti just missed on a scoring time, finishing tenth in 10:02.19 at the PSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mansfield University on May 11.
Ellen Kuzma (Tunkhannock) just missed qualifying for the 100 meter dash final on Friday, May 3, in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships in Chester, Pa., with a time of 13.17 seconds to finish ninth. The senior had been battling injuries the past couple of weeks and finished third in the first heat.
At the same event, in the 4x100 Meter Relay, the Monarch team of Sarah Ross (Tunkhannock) was the lead leg of the team that ran a season best time of 50.40 seconds to qualify for Saturday’s final. King’s finished fourth in the second of two heats with the eighth-fastest time in the field of 10.
On the final day, the 4x100 meter relay team, which was bookended by Ross and Kuzma, ran 50.32 seconds to finish eighth and score one point. Kuzma was added as the anchor leg from the prelims as the team ran faster than the time of 50.40 seconds they ran in the qualifier.
Ross competed one last time this season in cold and wet conditions on Monday, May 13, at the Swat Final Qualifier Meet on the campus of Swarthmore College for the King’s College outdoor track and field team.
She ran the second-fastest 400 meters of her career to finish 28th overall out of 37 runners with a time of 1:03.00 in the fourth of five heats. The sophomore finished fifth in the heat and was just over a second off her school record time of 1:01.85 that she ran earlier this year at the Holiday Invitational.
Senior Kenzie Jones (Elk Lake) had a performance to remember in the women’s 3K-steeplechase on May 10, compiling a fifth place finish in a field of 23 runners. Jones time of 11:44.07 was good enough for a new PR and four points towards Mansfield’s team total.
Jones opened the day for Mansfield in the women’s portion of the 5K, recording an eighth place finish with a time of 18:30.58. Her time was good enough to reach the podium and was her second best time in her collegiate career in the event.
Marywood University won its first-ever women’s track and field title at the inaugural Atlantic East Conference Championships on May 5 at Gwynedd Mercy University. In just the fifth year of the program, the Pacers swept both the men’s and women’s team championships.
Sophomore Ashleigh Clarke (Lackawanna Trail) was the top finisher in the 10K with 51:06. Clarke finished second in the 5K.
Senior Katie Bennett (Elk Lake)came through for the Pacers to take second place in the 1500 with a time of 5:18.16.
In a back-and-forth decathlon outing, sophomore Christian Scotti (Tunkhannock) picked up the top spot on the podium with 4,878 points. He won the 110 hurdles, pole vault, long jump, shot put and javelin portions.
Bryce Steele (Tunkhannock) finished sixth in the decathlon for Misericordia University men’s track & field team on the second day of the MAC Championships, Saturday, May 4.
Sophomore Matt Kinback (Lackawanna Trail)won the 800 meter run on Sunday, May 6, to lead the University of Scranton men’s track and field team to a tie for fifth place at the Landmark Conference Championships at Goucher.
The Royals finished with 45 points in the two-day competition to improve upon last spring’s sixth place overall result.
Kinback brought home gold in the 800 meter run by posting a winning time of 1:53.10, setting a new personal record by more than a second.
In field events, William Prebola (Tunkhannock) got the action started, winning the javelin with a best toss of 52.90 meters as the Lafayette track and field team continued their season over the weekend of April 27 and 28 at the Carol and John Covert Classic in Bethlehem.
At the same event, Erin Rome (Tunkhannock) also had a solid run in the 5000 meter run, finishing fourth in a time of 20:04.43.
A week later at the Patriot League Championships, Prebola got in on the scoring, finishing eighth in the javelin with a best throw of 55.33 meters for one point in the event.
Cody Brown (Tunkhannock) and the Delaware Valley Aggies completed their baseball season.
Brown started all but one game and finished with a .327 average and five doubles. He was 7-for-9 on the season in stolen bases and had 19 RBIs.
On the mound, he struck out 25 in his 45 innings of work, and compiled a 7.00 ERA in his 2-6 record.
Alex Frear (Tunkhannock) finished 37 overall for Misericordia University in the 2019 MAC Freedom Championship at Mountain Laurel Golf Club in White Haven, Pa., on April 27 and 28, shooting a two day total 200.
The No. 3 seed Keystone College men’s tennis team fell 5-2 to No. 2 seed Bryn Athyn College in the CSAC Semifinals on April 25 at Legacy Tennis Club.
Sophomore Alek Greenip (Tunkhannock)and Sean Lape defeated Nikita Smirnov and Vojtech Luza at flight 1 doubles, 8-4.
At flight 2 singles,
junior Colin Franko (Tunkhannock) defeated Luza 6-0, 6-0.