B’ville track sides compete at sectional meets

Boys win 4x400 relay; Allen claims girls 400-meter dash

— Carlie McNamara, eighth in the shot put, had a second-place discus throw of 98 feet 2 inches though it was well behind RFA’s Mariah Mays, who won with 120’10”. Emily Soeder was third in the high jump, clearing 5 feet.

Elizabeth Wisely took seventh place in the pentathlon, while Jordan was seventh in the long jump. Danielle Piontkowski gained seventh place in the 400 hurdles as Rachael Miller was seventh in the 1,500-meter run, Annie Thompson got eighth in the 3,000-meter run and Tomasello was eighth in the 200 sprint.

In the sectional AA boys meet, B’ville would pick up 53 points, matching the girls fifth-place effort as, again, F-M (143 points) pulled away for the victory.

The Bees did win the 4x400 relay, though, as the quartet of Brennan LaQue, Dan Walker, Jeff Mahar and Nate Wicks hit the line in three minutes, 24.17 seconds, edging out F-M (3:24.78) to prevail.

On his own, Mahar ran the 400-meter dash in 50.08 seconds and was runner-up to F-M’s Charlie Beeler (49.83 seconds), with Wicks fifth (51.47 seconds) and Walker (53.08 seconds) in sixth place and LaQue finishing eighth.

Alec Peinkofer dueled with F-M star Nick Ryan in the 800-meter final, Peinkofer finishing in 1:53.26, but still finishing second to Ryan (1:52.29) as Andy Fleming (1:58.47) finished fifth and Connor Ross was eighth. Ross, Fleming, Josh Perez and Jack Martin were third (8:31.62) in the 4x800 relay.

Pat McNamara, with a discus throw of 139 feet, just missed a victory as RFA’s Robert Alder threw it 139’3” to finish in front. Sam Smith, with 2,359 points, claimed fourth place in the pentathlon.

Shawn Calnan cleared 5’10” for fifth place in the high jump, also finishing eighth in the long jump. Chad McCardell got to sixth place (17.13 seconds) in the 110 high hurdles, with Perez sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Cody Young was ninth in the shot put.

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