Cocalico girls snap Elco s 32-meet streak

By on April 6, 2011

Jess Lawville and Leah Wallace both were double winners last Thursday in Denver to power the Cocalico girls track team to an 89-61 non-league victory over visiting Elco. Lawville captured both the 100 (13.2) and 200 (28.1) sprints while Wallace took home victories in both the 1600 (5:58.0) and 3200 (13:02.0) distance runs to pave the way. The win was significant in the fact that it snapped the Raiders’ 32-meet winning streak. In addition to Lawville and Wallace, other Cocalico athletes to win individual events included: Carrie Sensenig in the 400 (66.3); Amanda Drexel in the 800 (2:44.2); Rebecca Grube in the discus (74-9); Courtney Ueberroth in the triple jump (30-11); Ashley Strenko in the high jump (4-8); and Rachel Brooker in the pole vault (7-6). Cocalico also swept all three relays. The 400 team of Ueberroth, Emily Johnson, Gina Glass and Lawville was victorious with a time of 53.4; The 1600 squad of Gingrich, Amber Pinkerton, Sensenig and Janelle High finished first with a time of 4:29.0; and the foursome of Sensenig, Wallace, Gingrich and Drexel claimed the 3200 relay in a time of 11:02.8. In the boys meet, Elco edged Cocalico, 76-74, to had the Eagles their first loss of the season. Kyle Felpel was a triple winner to pace the Eagles, winning the shot put (50-9); discus (148-9); and javelin (144-5). Other individual winners for the Eagles were: Devin Strickland in the 100 (11.9); Mark Belousov in the triple jump (39-1); Shea Evans in the high jump (5-10); and Ben Graybill in the pole vault (10-6). Cocalico also added two relay victories. The team of Spencer Moser, Austin Hartman, Tyler Buckwalter and Strickland claimed the 400 relay in a time of 47.8; and the 1600 squad of Michael Rissmiller, Brandon Martin, Moser and Buckwalter ran to victory in a time of 3:40.1. Cocalico also was in action Monday afternoon at home vs. Lampeter-Strasburg. In girls’ action, the visitors handed the Lady Eagles their first loss of the season in an 89-61 verdict. Drexel led the way for the Eagles with a pair of wins, claiming both the 1600 (6:03.) and the 3200 (13:20.9). Lawville added a victory in the long jump (15-7 1/2) while Strenko claimed a victory in the high jump (4-10). The final victory of the day for Cocalico came in the 400 relay as Ueberroth, Glass, Johnson and Lawville combined for a winning time of 52.7. In boys’ action, the Eagles improved to 2-1 and gained the split with the Pioneers as they took six of the seven field events to key a 95-55 win. Felpel was again a triple winner, claiming the shot (55-4 1/2), discus (170-9) and javelin (153-9), to lead the way. Other single event winners for the Eagles included: Josiah Harper in the 800 (2:10.7); Alex Aletriz in the 1600 (5:00.8); Moser in the long jump (19-5); Martin in the high jump (5-10); and Graybill in pole vault (10-6). In addition, the Eagles claimed all three relays. The 400 team of Moser, Hartman, Buckwalter and Strickland crossed the line first with a time of 46.1; Rissmiller, Martin, Moser and Harper claimed the 1600 relay with a time of 3:43.9; and the 3200 relay squad of Plasterer, Aletriz, Daniel Trommler and Harper with a winning time of 9:23.2. Ephrata was idle this past week following a cancellation and postponement. The Mounts’ meet scheduled for last Friday vs. Palmyra has been canceled and will not be made up. In addition, Ephrata s meet slated for Tuesday afternoon at Manheim Central has now been pushed back to Thursday (4 p.m.) due to weather. More TRACK, page B-3

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