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D9/10 Boys Have Strong Showing at Butler Invite

Photo courtesy Oil City Track and Field

BUTLER, Pa. – District 9 and District 10 athletes had a number of top 5 finishes, and Grove City and Wilmington finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the team standings at the 56th annual Butler Golden Tornado Invitational Friday.

Five D10 athletes won their event, and D10 had a total of 19 top 5 place-winners. Moniteau’s David Stamm was D9’s lone top 5 finisher with a second-place throw in the javelin.

In the field, General McLane’s Ryan Harvey won the discus with a throw of 177’4″. Slippery Rock’s Seaton Wozniak took third and Oil City’s Seth Yeager fourth in the event.

Connor Vass-Gal (Wilmington) won the shot put with a 62’6″ throw. Oil City’s Mario Fonanazza and Yeager took fourth and fifth, respectively.

Lakeview’s Isaac Lightcap cleared 14’1″ to win the pole vault, while Grove City’s Josh Dreves went 6’3″ to take top honors in the high jump. Dreves also finished third in the long jump.

Other top finishers in the field events included Slippery Rock’s Josh Kingerski (4th, javelin) and Ethan Folmer (2nd, triple jump), and Wilmington’s Mason Reed (2nd, long jump).

Grove City’s Gabe Nichols was the lone individual winner on the track. His time of 4:19.29 was good for first place in the 1600. Cathedral Prep’s Andrew Brown finished third.

General McLane’s Dylan Throop and Fairview’s Michael Grechanyy took second and third, respectively, in the 3200.

Gavin Murdock (Lakeview) was fourth in the 300 hurdles, while Cole Frazier (Hickory) took fifth in the 400.

Wilmington’s 4 x 100 relay team of Darren Miller, Ethan Susen, Luke Edwards and Trevor Sturgeon took fifth.

The girls’ meet will take place Saturday.

See the full results here.

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