PHOTO: Colin Kravitz wins the 400 on the way to helping North Pocono claim the boys team championship on its home track. (Zachary Allen Photo)
By Tom Robinson, NEPASportsNation.com
MOSCOW – Periodic updates from Tuesday’s action in the District 2 Class 3A Track and Field Championships at North Pocono Middle School.
North Pocono sophomore Colin Kravitz qualified for the May 29 Class 3A state meet in Shippensburg in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He scratched out of the 100 for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships.
Wyoming Valley West’s Mason Mendygral gets to replace Kravitz in the 100.
Mendygral finished second in the 100 dash and had a strong anchor leg in the 400 relay to lead the Spartans to the win.
Tatiyah Booker from Delaware Valley won the 400 and qualified in the 200, but decided to scratch.
Because Booker made the state 200 by hitting a qualifying standard, not as the district champion, she does not get replaced by another athlete.
CLASS 3A GIRLS RESULTS
Team scoring: Dallas (D) 74 ½; Pittston Area (PA) 57; Hazleton Area (Haz) 51; Berwick (B) 50; Crestwood (Cr) 41; Wyoming Valley West (WVW) 37; Scranton Prep (SP) 29 ½; Delaware Valley (DV) 26; Honesdale (Hon) 26; Wilkes-Barre Area (WBA) 26; Wallenpaupack (Wal) 26; Tunkhannock (T) 25; Abington Heights (AH) 21; Scranton (Scr) 16; North Pocono (NP) 13; Nanticoke (N) 12; Hanover Area (Han) 10; Valley View (VV) 9; West Scranton (WS) 8.
100: Jessica Cervenak (Cr) 12.34; Rachel Collins (Hon) 12.64; Lylah Mosley (WS) 12.87; Jakiya Kroon (PA) 13.15; Roelle Alguirre (T) 13.21; Emma Sheloski (Cr) 13.36.
200: Alondra Church (Dal) 25.25; Rachel Collins (Hon) 25.53; Jessica Cervenak (T) 25.61; Taliyah Booker (DV) 25.66; Lylah Mosley (WS) 26.77; Jakiya Kroon (PA) 27.11.
400: Taliyah Booker (DV) 55.86; Alondra Church (D) 56.95; Rachel Collins (Hon) 59.79; Elizabeth Viglone (D) 1:02.05; Abby Seely (B) 1:02.80; Marygrace Sabatini (AH) 1:03.15.
800: Jillian Bonczewski (WVW) 2:23.33; Rita Collins (SP) 2:26.14; Trinity Basara (Dal) 2:27.77; Maddie Fleschut (Dal) 2:28.88; Mikayla Zabrowski
1600: Rita Collins (SP) 5:18.07; Emily Franklin (NP) 5:27.24; Aracelia Denhalter (DV) 5:38.11; Brenna Dahlgren (Hon) 5:39.00; Kaye Meler (DV) 5:39.40; Jillian Wolk (Haz) 5:41.18.
3200: Molly DeMarzo (Cr) 11:30.28; Bella Noreika (Scr) 11:42.46; Avery Tompkins (SP) 11:48.51; Emily Franklin (NP) 12:04.48; Maggie Kozich (Cr) 12:12.06; Ellie Kozich (Cr) 12:20.18.
100 hurdles: Giavanna Innamorati (PA) 15.60; Lexi Nevel (B) 16.65; Kayla Kresge (Cr) 16.79; Isabella Colyer (Haz) 16.79; Anastasia Ioppolo (Wal) 17.06; Shelby Pocono (D) 17.24.
300 hurdles: Giavanna Innamorati (PA) 47.19; Esabella Mendola (WBA) 47.67; Calli Ogurkis (D) 47.72; Sophia Filali (D) 48.67; Jyanna Mendola (WBA) 48.86; Anastasia Ioppolo (Wal) 49.23.
400 relay: Pittston Area (Lauren LoPresto, Aria Messner, Giavanna Innamorati, Jakiya Kroon) 50.06; Wilkes-Barre Area 51.84; Dallas 51.87; Valley View 51.89; Abington Heights 52.03; Tunkhannock 52.06.
1600 relay: Dallas (Shelby Pocono, Calli Ogurkis, Elizabeth Viglone, Alondra Church) 4:07.51; Wilkes-Barre Area 4:14.73; Abington Heights 4:16.48; Crestwood 4:17.26; Valley View 4:18.51; North Pocono 4:21.52.
3200 relay: Crestwood (Emma Guydish, Regina Pirolli, Maggie Kozich, Molly DeMarzo) 9:59.93; Dallas 10:00.37; Abington Heights 10:14.44; Scranton 10:18.43; Hazleton Area 10:29.43; Valley View 10:35.76.
Long jump: Anastasia Ioppolo (Wal) 17-3; Aria Messner (PA) 16-10 ½; Lauren Festa (Haz) 16-10 ½; Brooke Acoveno (DV) 16-8 ½; Noelle Alguire (T) 16-4 ½; Lauren LoPresto (PA) 15-11.
Triple jump: Aria Messner (PA) 35-3; Lauren Festa (Haz) 34-8 ½; Brianna Dempsey (D) 34-5; Anastasia Ioppolo (Wal) 33-11 ¾; Isabella Popson (Han) 33-6 ¾; Faitkha Tiktova (WVW) 33-5 ½.
High jump: Fatikha Tiktova (WVW) 5-5; Isabella Popson(Han) 5-3; Taylor Woodeschick (B) 5-3; Avery McNulty (SP) 5-1; Anna Scoblick (AH) 5-1; Aria Messner (PA) 4-11.
Pole vault: Isabella Colyer (Haz) 11-0; Julia Lazo (Cr) 11-0; Stephanie Felmy (Wal) 10-0; Isabella Allen (AH) 10-0; tie Jennifer Simrell (SP) 9-6 and Calli Ogurkis (D) 9-6.
Shot put: Ashley Bueso (Haz) 36-10 ¼; CC Isenberg (B) 36-4; Brandy Varner (WVW) 35-1 ½; Felicity Martin (Scr) 34-9 ¾; Emmanuela Kier (Wal) 32-4 ¾; Sophia Lukowski (N) 32-4 ¼.
Discus: Sophaia Lukowski (N) 118-7; Brandy Varner (WVW) 112-3; Allie Melchiorre (B) 104-6; Jackie Nevel (B) 102-4; Kiara Kane (WVW) 100-11; Ashley Bueso (Haz) 97-10.
Javelin: Renny Murphy (B) 145-7; Abbey Hengst (Haz) 137-0; Allie Melchiorre (B) 134-4; Lorelai Paxton (T) 116-10; Alissa Koniszewski (VV) 114-0; Aby Cullen (N) 110-6.
CLASS 3A BOYS RESULTS
Team scoring: North Pocono (NP) 100; Wyoming Valley West (WVW) 82; Valley View (VV) 57; Wilkes-Barre Area (WBA) 51; Hazleton Area (Haz) 41; Dallas (Dal) 39; Abington Heights (AH) 34; Wallenpaupack (Wal) 30; Scranton (Scr) 24; Tunkhannock (T) 21; Crestwood (Cr) 20 ½; Pittston Area (PA) 18; Berwick (B) 11; Delaware Valley (DV) 10 ½; Berwick (B) 11; Delaware Valley (DV) 10 ½; West Scranton (WS) 10; Honesdale (Hon) 7.
100: Colin Kravitz (NP) 11.27; Mason Mendygral (WVW) 11.44; Justin Gockley (WS) 11.54; James Liparulo (VV) 11.56; Isaac Tripp (B) 11.57; Matthew Cusatis (Haz) 11.58.
200: Colin Kravitz (NP) 22.58; Connor Hilling (VV) 22.90; Isaac Tripp (B) 23.29; Justin Gockley (WS) 23.72; Nolan Dunnum (Cr) 23.91; no sixth place.
400: Colin Kravitz (NP) 49.82; Andrew Novrocki (WVW) 50.83; James Carrubba (Wal) 50.97; Hunter Vargo (Wal) 51.69; Chris Clauss (AH) 51.73; Nick Ruggeri (Cr) 52.93.
800: Tyler Petty (AH) 1:58.65; Michael McCann (Dal) 1:59.62; Andrew Tucker (Hon) 2:00.22; Owen Foytack (NP) 2:00.84; Thomas Principe (Wal) 2:02.46; Nathan Myers (T) 2:05.14.
1600: Michael McCann (D) 4:21.32; Caleb Kenyon (NP) 4:21.52; Jack Baronski (VV) 4:26.58; Aidan Horne (NP) 4:33.41; Nathan Myers (T) 4:38.40; Aidan LaTourette (Hon) 4:40.22.
3200: Caleb Kenyon (NP) 9:53.12; Tavian McKenna (WVW) 9:59.78; Jack Baronski (VV) 10:00.65; Adam Kanterman (DV) 10:04.60; Michael McCann (D) 10:05.10; John Syms (WBA) 10:05.24.
110 high hurdles: Jean Portes (Haz) 15.53; Sam Jones (Scr) 15.76; John Sidari (Haz) 15.88; Rubens Glaude (WBA) 15.96; Peyton Williams (B) 16.11: Peter Federici (D) 16.32.
300 hurdles: Peter Federici (D) 41.01; Tyere Dobson (WBA) 41.43; Justin Kolsovsky (VV) 41.89; Antoni Hairston (Scr) 41.92; Sam Jones (Scr) 42.17; Allan Williams (PA) 42.90.
400 relay: Wyoming Valley West (Donte Rhodes, Jeremiah Williams, Jack Gorham, Mason Mendyrgral) 43.69; Wilkes-Barre Area 44.08; Valley View 44.28; Pittston Area 44.92; Wallenpaupack 45.59; Berwick 45.70.
1600 relay: Wallenpaupack (James Carrubba, Mason Clark, Hunter Vargo, Thomas Principe) 3:30.22; Abington Heights 3:31.88; North Pocono 3:33.16; Wilkes-Barre Area 3:33.88; Valley View 3:39.18; Crestwood 3:39.32.
3200 relay: North Pocono (Owen Foytack, Adian Horne, Caleb Keynon, Colin Kravitz) 8:13.39; Abington Heights 8:20.32; Delaware Valley 8:32.94; Hazleton Area 8:36.68; Crestwood 8:36.69; Valley View 8:38.32.
Long jump: Jack Gorham (WVW) 21-8 ¼; Antonio Hairston (Scr) 20-4 ½; Amr Jones (Wal) 20-3 ¾; Andrew Novrocki (WVW) 20-2 ¼; David Behm (PA) 19-11; Caeden Messner (PA) 19-9 ½.
Triple jump: Matthew Cusatis (Haz) 45-1; Jack Gorham (WVW) 42-3; Andrew Heid (VV) 42-0; Jacob Nielsen (VV) 41-11 ½; Nayquan Hollman (WBA) 41-4 ¼; David Behm (PA) 41-1.
High jump: Le’Jean Berry (WBA) 6-5; David Behm (PA) 6-3; Zackery Abdelqader (WVW) 5-11; Adam Wood (Cr) 5-11; Antonio Hairston (Scr) 5-9; tie Joey Gzemski (Cr) 5-9 and Mark Callanan (DV) 5-9.
Pole vault: Trenton Zavada (WBA) 12-3; Isaac Mertz (Cr) 11-6; James Reese (AH) 10-6; Marcus Stull (NP) 10-0; Hunter Nye (Haz) 10-0; no sixth place.
Shot put: Cole Gorham (WVW) 55-7; Chris Kryeski (NP) 44-0; Tim Rinker (NP) 43-9; Dan Vislosky (VV) 42-11; Jhoan Robles (Haz) 42-9; Alex Romanoski (Cr) 42-2 ¼.
Discus: Cole Gorham (WVW) 173-2; Chris Kryeski (NP) 169-4; Russel Blue (Haz) 139-5; Donte Randle (VV) 137-10; Tim Rinker (NP) 137-9; Ethan Shadak (Cr) 135-1.
Javelin: Matthew Prebola (T) 222-2; Zach Calkins (D) 161-0; Jack Chilson (T) 160-0; Ben Kenzakoski (WBA) 159-6; Ryan Harder (T) 158-6; Kevin Lockett (PA) 158-6.
Pittston Area freshman Aria Messner pulled off a surprise win in the triple jump to technically keep the Lady Patriots in title contention all the way to the final event.
Dallas made it official by winning the closing 1600 relay by more than seven seconds over Wilkes-Barre Area while Pittston Area was seventh.
The Mountaineers won with 74 ½ points. Pittston Area scored 57 and Wyoming Valley Conference teams took the top six spots. Hazleton Area was third with 51, followed by Berwick 50, Crestwood 41 and Wyoming Valley West 37.
Scranton Prep led Lackawanna Track Conference teams in seventh with 29 ½.
North Pocono outscored Wyoming Valley West, 100-82, for the boys title.
Valley View was third with 57.
MORE: Return to this page throughout the remainder of the night for additional updates.
Caleb Kenyon won the 3200-meter run clinching the team title for the North Pocono boys on their home track. He won in 9:53.12.
The Dallas girls are closing in on the championship.
Girls sprinters are putting on a show, led by 400-meter winner Taliyah Booker from Delaware Valley and 200-meter winner Alondra Church from Dallas.
They met state standards while finishing behind each other, qualifying for an extra event in Shippensburg.
Church’s 400-meter effort of 56.95 would have been good enough for a meet record, but Booker came in even faster in 55.86.
A Purdue University scholarship athlete, Booker, won in 55.86. She was in the same spot as Church two years ago, unable to claim a meet record only because she finished behind a faster runner, Wallenpaupack’s Mackenzie Turner in 57.51.
Church came back with a victory in the 200, an event where the top four all qualified for states. She won in 25.25 and was followed by Honesdale’s Rachel Collins in 25.53, Tunkhannock’s Jessica Cervenak in 25.61 and Booker in 25.66.
The North Pocono boys and Berwick girls lead the team races at the midway points.
Through nine events, North Pocono has 46, followed by Wyoming Valley West 38, Hazleton Area 29, Wilkes-Barre Ara 28, Tunkhannock 20, Dallas 19 and Scranton 18.
At the same point, Berwick girls have 40 points. Pittston Area is next with 34, followed by Hazleton Area 23, Wyoming Valley West 20, Tunkhannock 19, Crestwood 16, Dallas 15 and Scranton Prep 14.
More event results:
North Pocono’s Colin Kravitz, the top qualifier in both the 100 and 200, won the 100 in 11.27.
Michael McCann from Dallas rallied late to edge Caleb Kenyon by two-tenths of a second in the 800.
Wallenpaupack’s Anastasia Ioppolo, who set the meet record while winning in 2019, repeated as long jump champ.
Scranton Prep’s Rita Collins won the 800 by more than nine seconds.
Nanticoke’s Sophia Lukowski won the discus with a throw of 118-7.
Tunkhannock’s Matt Prebola, one of the nation’s top javelin throwers, exceeded the previous district record by almost 13 feet on all six of his attempts.
Prebola bit the previous record by 21-3 and finished first by 61-2 with a throw of 222-2.
Justin Ryncavage from Coughlin set the previous record in 2002.
Berwick’s Renee Murphy, another potential state contender, won the girls title.
Murphy won with a throw of 145-7 and two other girls met the state qualifying standard in the event. Abbey Hengst from Hazleton Area was second and Allie Melchiorre, Murphy’s Berwick teammate, was third.
More results and qualifying:
Wilkes-Barre Area’s Trenton Zavada won the boys pole vault with 12-3.
Crestwood’s Owen Foytack, Aidan Horne, Caleb Kenyon and Colin Kravitz won the 3200 relay in 8:13.39.
State qualifier …
The win by Wyoming Valley West Cole Gorham was reported earlier. North Pocono’s Chris Kryeski, the 2019 champion, met the state qualifying standard while finishing second.
Qualifying for today’s finals …
North Pocono’s Colin Kravitz led qualifying in the 100- and 200-meter dashes by a significant margin considering the events.
Delaware Valley’s Taliyah Booker led girls 200 qualifying in 25.43.
The first gold medals of the day have been decided on the track and in the field.
The Crestwood girls, with former district cross country champion Molly DeMarzo pulling ahead in the final 70 meters, won the 3200-meter relay.
Emma Guydish, Regina Pirolli and Maggie Kozich ran the first three legs.
Cole Gorham from Wyoming Valley West set a school record while winning the discus title.
Qualifying is underway on the track at North Pocono.
Pittston Area’s Giavanna Innamorati led 100-meter hurdles qualifying by almost a half second in 15.64.
Hazleton Area had two of the top three 110 high hurdles qualifiers with Jean Porte followed by Scranton’s Sam Jones and teammate John Sidari.
Jessica Cervenak from Tunkhannock led 100 dash girls in 12.49.
In the finals today, only the district champion and those that meet lofty predetermined qualifying standards advance to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University May 29.
MORE: Check back often for updates throughout today and tonight’s competition.