FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – North Clarion and Cranberry ran to a pair of tight finishes in track and field on Tuesday, with the North Clarion girls winning 75-73 and the Cranberry boys earning a 72-71 win.
North Clarion freshman Patrick Young won two events, the 800 and the discus. Sophomore Owen Schaffer was also a dual winner for North Clarion winning the triple jump and high jump. Aiding in North Clarion scoring was another freshman, Aiden Thomas, of North Clarion who won the 110 hurdles. North Clarion sophomore Dawson Hotchkiss narrowly missed district time in the 200m with a 24:30 on his way to victory.
A large Cranberry team on the track and in the field challenged the North Clarion girls.
Two North Clarion girls qualified for the District 9 Championship. Junior Rebekah Ketner won the shot put with a toss of 34’ 3.5” breaking her personal record. Junior Evelyn Lerch was a quadruple winner in back-to-back meets and won the 100, 200, 400, and participated in the winning 4×400 relay. She also qualified for the District 9 Championship with a time of 1:03.4 in the 400, just over three seconds off of her personal record of 59:89. Bella Scott chalked up two wins also narrowly missing district time in the 800 with a time of 2:42. Scott, Trinity Thompson and Jordan Hendrickson accompanied Lerch in the 4X400 relay win.