Boys track brings home ICC title


Emily Wagner

Freshman Alexis Gerwert won the girls pole vault at the ICC Meet, and the boys team came home with the team title.

Sapphire McCready, Sports Editor

Once again Bellwood-Antis athletes continue to shine.

Kyler Lardieri got his chance to be in the spotlight when he was voted boys outstanding runner after his win in the open 800 at the ICC Championships yesterday in Loysburg. His time was 2:05.86.  He is the poster child for the Blue Devils’ philosophy because he runs in all three relays.

“I feel really good about winning the 800. It was the first time I ran the open 800, so I didn’t really know how to run it.  I stayed back until the last 200 then I made my move and went around everyone and finished first.  It was a good day and win for not running that race before,” said Lardieri.

The Bellwood-Antis boys’ track team placed first with 115 points to Everett’s 81 points, winning another ICC Meet championship.

On the girls side, Selena “Nina” Damiano was named the outstanding thrower with yet another record-setting performance.

The boys pulled off their victory without the advantage of a double individual winner.

Derek Swope took the lead in the 110 meter hurdles in 16.18 seconds.  Ethan McGee placed 5th in the 300 hurdles.

Nathan Davis ran the 400 in 52.66 seconds to place first.

Bellwood-Antis’s 3200 relay team of Aaron Mogle, Isaac Mills, Noah D’Angelo and Lardieri placed first with a time of 8:52.89.

The 1600 relay team of D’Angelo, Lardieri, Davis, and Jake Burch joined together to cross the finish line first with a time of 3:36.84.

Davis placed second in the 200 dash in 24.19 seconds and Devin Burr placed 5th in 24.95 seconds.

D’Angelo placed third in the 800 run with a time of 2:06.75.  Mills placed second in the 3200 with a time of 10:39.22.

B-A’s 400 relay team placed second.  Matt Glunt placed 2nd in the high jump.

Jake Burch placed 4th in the long jump and 5th in the triple jump.

Bouslough placed 6th in shot put and Dallas Huff placed 4th in javelin. Gunsallus placed 3rd in pole vault and Beam placed 5th.

The girls track team had some athletes that stood out as well.  The girls track team placed 5th overall.

Nina Damiano continued to set another record.  Nina was a double winner by set a meet record in the shot put and won the discus.  Nina took home the girls outstanding thrower.

“I was happy that I broke the meet record.  It was 35′ 5″ before and I knew I’d be able to.  I’m starting to get consistent with the 37-38 range, so I hope to break out a 40 at districts,” said Damiano.

Freshman Alexis Gerwert won the pole vault.

“I’m happy with the win but I am not satisfied with my performance.  I feel that I could have done better,” said Gerwert.

Panasiti placed 2nd in the 400 dash with a time of 1:02.31.  Whaley placed 6th in the 3200 run.

Luensmann placed 6th in the 100 hurdles.

B-A’s 400 relay team placed 5th and the 1600 relay team placed 3rd.

Mercer placed 6th in high jump and Ana Hollen placed 2nd in long jump.