Butler indoor track sets record in debut
After losing its first two meets to weather cancellations, the Butler High School indoor track and field teams opened their season Saturday with a TSTCA meet at Edinboro University.
The Golden Tornado boys distance relay team set the school record time of 10 minutes, 57 seconds. Running that relay were Noah Beveridge, Brett Brady, Doug Kostelansky and Tim Porter.
Other Butler boys medaling in this 70-team event were Ryan Marcella in the 60 meters, 200 meters, 4x400 and 4x200 relays, Logan Paule in the triple jump, Isaiah Seybert in the triple jump and 4x200, Aden Dressler in the 3,000 meters, Jack Codispot in the pole vault, Jake Wolfrum and Cade Gratzmiller in the 4x400 and 4x200, Vance Jackson in the 4x400.
Butlerís girls won a pair of relay events. Erin LeMay, Maggie Welty, Mariah Geibel and Liz Simms won the 4x800 in 10:10.48 while Maddie Tonini, Gabrielle Boden, Chesna Tomko and Simms won the 4x400 in 4:11.97.
Jena Reimer took second in the shot put with a toss of 40 feet, bettering the state championship standard. Simms placed second in the 800 meters.
Numerous other Tornado girls placed at the meet. They include the following:
4x200 relay: 2-Gabrielle Boden, Kenna Jackson, Chesna Tomko and Maddie Tonini 1:52.49; 3-Tabby Wilbert, Maegan Emanuel, Heidi Bednarz and Anna Baxter 1:54.95
4x400 relay: 5-Emma LeMay, Heidi Bednarz, Erin Gianneski, Anna Baxter 4:32.85
4x800 relay: 4-Erin Gianneski, Emma LeMay, Megan McClymonds and Autumn Pettinato 11:18.58
Distance medley: 3-Erin LeMay, Maegan Emanuel, Maggie Welty, Chelsey Kabel 13:59.79
200 meters: 6-Gabrielle Boden 27.45
400 meters: 4-Maddie Tonini 62.07, 6-Chesna Tomko 62.48
800 meters: 2-Liz Simms 2:21.93
1,600 meters: 4-Maggie Welty 5:40.12
3,000 meters: 7-Chelsey Kabel 11:32.58
Long jump: 7-Mackenzi Popovich 15-7.75
Triple jump: 7-Elena DiPippa 32-7.50, 8-Mackenzi Popovich 32-4
Shot put: 2-Jena Reinheimer 40-0.