Young track performing well

Track teamTaylor Scribner and Heather Chapman won two events as Granville split its dual meet with Stillwater and Lake George last Tuesday.
Scribner won the 100 (12.93) and 200 meter (27.67)dash while Chapman won the shot put (33 feet, 10 inches) and the discus (112 feet, 10 inches).
Also winning for Granville was Hannah Jones in the 800 meters, recording a time of 2:46. Hannah Gould finished second in the 1500 meter (6:48), several seconds ahead of teammate and third place finisher Brooke Stanley (6:54). Zoe Paige was second in the 400 hurdles (1:24.4) and Emily Leavey and Katarina Thomas finished two-three in long jump with leaps of 13 feet, 6 inches and 13 feet, respectively.
As a team the girls defeated Lake George 60-43 and lost to Stillwater 101-35.
Grant Gallagher paced the boys, winning the 100 meter dash in 11.68 and Gavin LeClair, Daegan Jones and Ryan Dalaba recorded two top three finishes.
LeClair was second in the discus with a throw of 112 feet, 1 inch and third in the shot put with a heave of 35 feet, 9 inches, 2 inches shy of first place.
Dalaba finished third in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:29 and second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:54.
Daegan Jones was second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 9 inches and second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.5 seconds.
Others who placed for Granville included Russ Ashfeld, who finished second in the 1600 meter run (5:28), Christian Rorbaek was third in the 800 meter run (2:29.7), Steve Baker was third in the long jump (15 feet, 10 inches) and Alex Lasa was second in the triple jump (37 feet, 2 inches).
As a team, the boys lost to Stillwater 96-44 and to Lake George 69-56.
Head coach Tim Best said he was pleased with how the team performed.
With nearly 50 kids, many of whom are freshmen and sophomores, he said the team is aiming to develop its younger athletes.
“I think in time they will do very well for us,” he said.
He mentioned LeClair as a young athlete who has a lot of potential.
“He’s doing very well. He’s very strong. He’s going to very good once he refines his form,” Best said.
Gallagher and Lasa are two upperclassmen Best said the team will turn to for contributions and Dalaba and Daegan Jones will be competitive in their events.
The girls team is led by Scribner and Chapman.
“They’re both hard workers and are our leaders,” Best said.
Scribner is one the fastest sprinters in the area and will be in the mix in every race she enters.
Best said Chapman is one of the best throwers in the state.
“She’s throwing further than she ever has,” he said. “Both girls should do very well and will earn the team a lot of points at the larger meets.”
Best said he expects the both teams to be in the middle of the Wasaren League and with some improvement they could be find themselves in the top three or four.

 

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