Butler boys track wins TSTCA title
EDINBORO — The Butler boys won the TSTCA Championship meet at Edinboro University. The girls placed fifth.
There were 77 total schools attending the meet. The Butler 4x800 relay team of Lucas Slear, Ryder Kriley, Alex Karenbauer and Skyler Vavro set the standard for the day with a victory in the championship's opening event. Guinness Brown added a second in the 400 and fourth in the 200.
Tristan McGarrah vaulted over 14-1 for second place and also over the state championship qualifying standard. The 4x200 relay team of Brown, Isaiah Seybert, Braydon Young and Byron Manchester placed second and then Brown, Seybert and Manchester teamed with Karenbauer for second place in the 4x400 relay.
The girls 4x200 relay of Samantha Penrod, Gabby Boden, Alli Morrow and Anna Baxter placed second with a state qualifying time of 1:47.29. And the 4x400 relay team of Taylor Timmons, Emma Lehman, Chelsey Kabel and Baxter placed third as did the 4x800 relay team of Jen Cichra, Autumn Pettinato, Krislyn Green and Kabel.
In the 3,000 meters, sophmore Jen Cichra broke the school record with a time of 10:57.68, breaking the record Pettinato set last week at 11:01.33.
The PA Indoor Track & Field State Championships is the final meet of the indoor season. It is March 1 at Penn State University. Butler placers in the meet follow:
4x800: 1-Lucas Slear, Ryder Kriley, Alex Karenbauer, Skyler Vavro 8:24.39
Pole Vaut: 2-Tristan McGarrah 14-1, 4-Andrew Kline 13-6
400 Run: 2-Guinness Brown 50.73
4x200: 2-Guinness Brown, Isaiah Seybert, Braydonn Young, Byron Manchester 1:31.95
4x400: 2-Alex Karenbauer, Isaiah Seybert, Guinness Brown, Byron Manchseter 3:34.63
60 Hurdles: 3-Byron Manchester 8.63
200 Meters: 4-Guinness Brown 22.87, Isaiah Seybert 22.99
DMR: 4-Sage Vavro, Lucas Slear, Ryder Kriley, Skyler Vavro 11:07.87
60 Meters: 8-Isaiah Seybert 8.28
800 Meters: 8-Ryder Kriley 2:01.08
4x200: 2-Samantha Penrod, Gabby Boden, Alli Morrow, Anna Baxter 1:47.29
4x400: 3-Taylor Timmons, Emma Lehman, Chelsey Kabel, Anna Baxter 4:12.97
4x800: 3-Jen Cichra, Autumn Pettinato, Krislyn Green, Chelsey Kabel 10:05.31
60 Hurdles: 4-Anna Baxter 9.52, 6-Emma Lehman 9.72
400 Run: 5-Taylor Timmons 1:01.91
800 Meters: 5-Chelsey Kabel 2:23.49
DMR: 6-Autumn Pettinato, Caitlin Peratt, Chloe Weiland, Jen Cichra 13:56.19
Long Jump: 7-Alli Morrow 16-4.5
200 Dash: 8-Alli Morrow 26.90
High Jump: 8-Alexia Mechling 4-11
Pole Vault: 8-Samantha Penrod 10-4