BROOKVILLE — Withstanding cool, wet conditions, Brookville, DuBois and DuBois Central Catholic’s track and field teams converged for a three-team meet Tuesday afternoon.
Bellefonte was originally scheduled to attend, but did not make the trip. Instead it was a sweep for the Brookville boys, who beat DuBois (96-54) and DCC (107-43), and the DuBois girls, who beat Brookville (94-56) and DCC (101-49).
Also, the DuBois boys bested DCC (83-63) while the Brookville girls topped DCC (87-63).
It very well could’ve been the first time the Raiders (6-1) beat the Beavers (3-2) in a dual track meet since at least 1974. Overall, the Raiders won 11 events as senior Ryan Thrush led the way with a triple-win.
Thrush won the 200-meter dash (22.7) and 400 dash (53.35) while finishing second to DuBois’ Kyle Frantz (11.24) in the 100 dash. Thrush anchored the winning 4x400 relay (3:38.54) that included Ian Thrush, Dillon Olson and John Matheny.
Olson made it a double-win day with another win in the 300 hurdles (43.29). Seth Ray doubled as well in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and triple jump (42 feet, 7 inches).
Ian Thrush was part of the winning 4x100 relay (45.16) that included Brandon McGranor, Bryan Dworek and John Frank. Dworek added a win in the long jump (20 feet, 9 inches).
Also overall winners from the Raiders were Addison Singleton in the 110 hurdles (16.27), Zach Wildeson in the pole vault (11 feet, 3 inches) and Martin Decker in the discus (112 feet, 1 inch).
The Beavers’ 4x800 relay of Andrew Boyle, Seth Braid, Jeremy Fischer and Jacob Butterfuss won in 9:25.05. DuBois also got three individual wins from Kyle Frantz in the 100 dash (11.24), Drew Buskirk in the shot put (37 feet, 8 1/2 inches) and Rick Lines in the javelin (144 feet, 6 inches).
“This was a good meet for us today,” said Beavers coach Brian Clinger. “Coach (Dan) Murduck has a nice team this season, and I wish him the best of luck in the (D-9) Class AA Championships.
“Getting to run, jump and throw at a track where the District 9 AAA Championships will be held is a good morale boost for our athletes,”
DCC’s lone winner was a triple-win performer as Linkin Nichols won the 800 run (2:10.04), 1,600 run (4:57.72) and 3,200 run (11:03.76).
The Lady Beavers won nine events with Jessica Smith tripling after winning the 800 run (2:38.63) and running legs on the winning 4x400 (4:19.72) and 4x800 (11:29.54) relays.
Smith joined Lauren Usaitis, Kyra Hoover and Reese Sayers on the 4x400, and Usaitis, Trulee Stainbrook and Genevieve Janocha on the 4x800.
Hoover added a win in the 400 dash (1:06.17) while Sayers won the 100 dash (13.04). Thrower Crystal Clinger also doubled, taking the shot put (32 feet) and discus (99 feet, 3 inches).
Also winning for DuBois (6-1) were Emalee Horner in the 3,200 run (13:00.2) and Ashley McCluskey in the javelin (117, 1 inch).
The Lady Raiders (3-4) won five events with Morgan Johnson doubling, winning the 200 dash (27.43) and running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay (52.52) with Maley Zents, Dani MacBeth and Brooke Hummel.
Also for the hosts, Megan Grant won the high jump (4 feet, 11 inches), Mattisen Drake won the pole vault (9 feet) and Madison Johnson took the long jump (15 feet, 5 inch).
For DCC, Riley Meyers was a double-winner in both hurdles races, winning the 100s in 16.42 seconds and 300s in 49.21 seconds. Sylvia Pisarchick won the 1,600 run (6:00.98) and Haley Frey won the triple jump (31 feet, 2 1/2 inches).
Two Lady Cardinals also set school records, although they didn’t win those events, as Caitlin Drahushak threw the javelin 82-2 and Haley Pettenati cleared 7-3 in the pole vault.
“The kids put their best effort forward today, and we had lots of personal best performances on the track in in the field,” said DCC coach Tom Shade. “Right now, we have at least 14 district qualifiers spanning 21 events for the program, and we expect more before the season ends at the Redbank Invite next week.”