Congratulations to the following members of the Viking Track and Field Team – who competed at the WPIAL Championships at Slippery Rock University:
*The Girls 400 Meter Relay Team of Sydney Duriancik, Sydney McCray, Jessica Ross, and Sophie Yard finished 14th and had their best time of 53.68.
*The Girls 1600 Meter Relay Team of Sydney Duriancik, Sydney McCray, Anna Sodowsky and Sophie Yard ended up in 11th place and dropped 6 seconds for their best time of 4:25.43.
*Sophie Yard tied for 6th in the High Jump at 4’ 8” – picking up her first WPIAL medal
*Jessica Ross medaled and placed 7th in the Pole Vault – with her career-best vault of 8’ 6”
*Casey Weightman stood at the top of the podium – winning gold in the javelin throw – with a toss of 121’ 7” on the last throw of the finals – beating the Neshannock thrower by nine inches.
*Daniel Dunmire finished 11th in the 800 with another P.R. of 2:07.06
*Nick Curci threw the discus and finished in 14th place with a throw of 117-5.
*Nick Cecchini took the 8th place medal in the Pole Vault – clearing 11 feet.
*Greg Klingensmith surprised the competitors (but not the coaches) in the discus. Greg entered the meet in 13th place and left with a 3rd place medal and a school record as well – he threw 156 feet, 9 inches. The old record was 153 feet.
*The Boys 400 Meter Relay Team of Nick Curci, Jacob Mull, Michael Fryer, and Luke Fox finished in 13th place with a time of 46.95.
Representing Apollo-Ridge next Friday at the PIAA Championships – at Shippensburg University – will be…
Greg Klingensmith and Casey Weightman