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Bald Eagle Girls/Bellefonte boys win in track action

Seth Miller/ Jeff Jodon
It was Senior night at Bald Eagle Area Friday night as the Eagles’ track and field team played host to Mountain League rival Bellefonte and Central.
The team honored seniors Alexis Bucha, Morgan Chambers, Heather Hewett, Adazia Mellott, Madison Watkins, Kaitlyn Weible, Logan Fetzer, Jared Gettig, Tony Talarigo
And Mariah Veneziano.
Bellefonte and Bald Eagle renewed its rivalry from the beginning to the very end of the meet in possibly one of the best days Mother Nature has given either of the track teams this season.
“I thought this was a great meet.But you in the Mountain League and everyone in the Mountain League is tough. So you got to come and be ready to run. We finally also got some nice weather,” Bald Eagle Area coach Jeff Jodon said. “As far as meet wise, I would say this was the best this season. I’ve never seen a spring like this. Here again, we haven’t been able to spend a lot of time outside because of the weather.”
The Bald Eagle boys and girls both came out victorious against Central with wins of 101-49 and 95-55, respectively.
But in the battle for bragging rights, the two teams split as the Bellefonte boys defeated the Eagles 88-62 while Bald Eagle gritted our a tough 76.5-73.5 win over the Lady Raiders.
“We are Definitely happy with the results. We were much improved. We were at Clearfield last week with Penns Valley and we didn’t compete there as well as I thought we should’ve but today we did. Bald Eagle always brings a strong team so we were prepared better for it this week than we were last week for our meet,” said Bellefonte coach Seth Miller. “We were also very solid in field events.”
On the boys side, the Red Raiders took top spots in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 9:10.4 and the 4×400 meter relay team finished with the top spot of 3:43.1.
Bald Eagle took the 4×100 meter relay with time of 47.4.
In the 110-hurdles, Bald Eagles’ Logan Fetzer took top honors with a time of 19.1. Fetzer also took the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.5.
Teammate Judah Eveleth also finished First with a time of 11.80 in the 100-meter dash.
Bellefonte took the 1600-meter run thanks to a top finish of 4:51.5 from Brett Pope. He also had an easy time taking home the top spot in the 3200-meter run with a finishing time of 10:07.4.
In the 400 and the 800, the Red Raiders were again successful as Cole Hovis took both with times of 52.1 and 2:13.7, respectively.
Bald Eagle finished out the running events with a win in the 200-meter run. Taking the top spot was Blake Roberts with a time of 25.20.
In the field events, Bellefonte took all but one event.
The only event the Bald Eagles took was in the pole vault as Nick Turner finished with a top jump of 11’.
In the long jump and the triple jump, Bellefonte’s Moyelle Fernandez finished with leaps of 19’ 6” and 41’10 1/2”.
In the high jump, Seth Johnson took flight for a first place finish of 5’ 4”.
Leading the way for the field event competitors was the Red Raiders’ Luke Lambert as he took home wins in the shot put, discus and javelin. In the shot he finished with a throw of 47’ 8” while he threw the discus a whopping 130’ 7”. Rounding things out the the javelin was a toss of 126’.
On the girls’ side, things were much tighter in the scoring department.
Bald Eagle took 2-of-3 in the relay races, winning the 4×100 relay (54.4) and the 4×400 relay (4:35.8).
In its only win in the relays, the Red Raiders finished first in the 4×800 with a time of 12:02.4.
Bald Eagles’ Veneziano took the 100-hurdles with a time of 17.1.
Bellefonte then took the 100-meters, 1600-meters and 400-Meyers.
Sara Tressler won the 100 with a time of 14.0.
Amber Shirey was tops in the 1600-run with a time of 5:59.1. She also took home the 3200-meters with a time of 12:47.5.
Alyssa Packer gave the Eagles another win as she took home the top spot in the 300-hurdles with a final time of 50.2.
Bellefonte’s Amaya Rothrock got the Lady Raiders back on the board with a win in the 800. The time was a 2:46.6.
In the 200, Bald Eagles’ Caitlyn Taylor took top honors with a time of 29.2.
Things were just as close in the field events.
Robson picked up two field wins to the running event. She placed First in the long jump and triple jumps with leaps of 14’ 10 1/2” and 32’ 2”, respectively.
Bellefonte also took the high jump, Andrea Linn took First in the high jump with a leap of 4’ 8”.
Elisa Shadow kept the Red Raiders in the hunt with a First in the pole vault (6’6”).
In the shot put, Gabrielle Peghetti won with a throw of 37’ 6”.
Mellott helped her team as she got a win for the Eagles in the discus (100’) while teammate Madison Watkins finished with a throw of 93’10” in the javelin.
Both teams travel to compete in their league meet Tuesday in Clearfield.

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