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LHS splits vs. EHS

Easton’s girls track and field team snuck by Liberty’s girls, 76-74, but Liberty’s boys handled Easton’s boys comfortably, 92-58, last Monday at Liberty.

Despite the two-point loss, the Hurricane girls had several first-place finishes, including three first-second-third place finishes: in the 200 meter dash won by Jesikah Samuel (27.4), followed by Aziah Wilkens (27.8), and Sara Gonzalez (28.0); in triple jump won by Brooke Rawls (33-08.00), followed by Bianca Justance (32-08.00), and Maryam Kariym (30-08.00); and in javelin won by Brylee Tereska (120-02), followed by Gianna Sciarra (87-04), and Julia Medaska (77-01).

“My technique was pretty good on that throw, but I was slow, so I need to speed it up a little bit,,” said Tereska, who threw a 129-01.00 two weekends ago at the 95th Annual Jack Roddick High School Invitational at Shippensburg University.

Tamia Bruce took first place in shot put (36-04.00), Brooke Rawls won high jump (4-07.00), Annika Flanigan was first in pole vault (11-10.00), and Samuel won long jump (15-11.00).

Madeline Mumma won the 3200 meter run (12:14.7).

In boys events, top scorers for the Hurricanes were Josh Farrell in the 100 meter dash (10.8), Tyler Daley in the 200 meter dash (23.5), and Kenneth Ruiz in the 400 meter dash (54.4).

Emrick Leshko took first place in the 800 meter run (2:07.0), Jacob Orrico was first in the 1600 meter run (4:47.9), and Owen Reilly won the 3200 meter run (10:34.1).

“My plan was hold my pace, relax, let them do the work and then just go,” said Leshko. “I haven’t run for eight days, so holding that felt pretty good. Props to [the other runners] for pacing really well because I couldn’t have done that without them. It hit perfectly for my game plan.”

Raymon Deschamps was a double winner in individual events: the 110 meter hurdles Raymon Deschamps (16.2) and the 300 meter hurdles (43.3).

Deschamps was also on the winning 4x4 relay team of Farrell, Ruiz, and, Jack Huie (3:35.8).

Huie, Hayden Shiban, Leshko, and Spencer Sabo combined to win the 4x8 relay (9:00.6), and Damian de Los Santos Suriel, Farrell, Kyndred Wright, and Daley won the 4x1 relay (45.0).

“My main thing is acceleration,” said Daley. “I’d been having the worst handoffs I’ve ever had, and that right there was the best handoff I’ve had in a long time. You’ve gotta wait, look back at your teammate, and once they hit that mark, that’s when you’ve got to go into turbo mode, and that’s what I did today. Perfect timing.”

Bryce Bailey won pole vault (11-00.00), and Jack Donchez won javelin (153-07).

Liberty's Kenneth Ruiz wins the 400 meter dash during the Hurricanes track and field meet against Easton on April 25, 2022.
Press photos by Katie McDonald Liberty's Jesikah Samuel nears the finish line of the 200 meter dash during the Hurricanes track and field meet against Easton on April 25.