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Track team pleased after first meet

With a maturing group of underclassmen mixed with a seasoned core, Catasauqua’s track team opened its season on a high note with an impressive overall showing against Notre Dame.

“We did a pretty good job in our first meet against Norer Dame,” said Rough Riders’ head coach Kyle Rusnock. “We had some very good results for this early in the season, which has us excited .”

Hailey Jenkins helped set the early pace, as she record first-place finishes in the 100 and 200. Jenkins ran the 100 in 12.5 and the 200 in 272. Abigial Antipas was second in the 200 in 27.7.

Antipas also won the long jump in a mark of 15.00.75. Jada Keys-Pujols was second in the long jump in 14.02.75.

Julia Harth took top honors in the triple jump with a mark of 30.02, and she was third in the 300 hurdles (55.0).

Lauren DeLong had the top toss in the shotput with a mark of 33.01.75, and she was second in the discus at 85.01.

The Roughies’ 4 X 100 relay team took the top spot in 53.0 paced by Shelby Haldeman, Antipas, Kayla Davis, and Jenkins.

On the boys’ side, Hamaad Jenkins was third in the 100 in 15.9. Jeremiah Cofie was second in the 200 in 25.2.

William Aguirre was a multiple placer, as he captured the pole vault (7-0, and was third in the 3,200 (13:44). JoJo LaFond also was a multiple-placer, finishing second in the 110 hurdles (16.4) and 300 hurdles (44.7).

Manny Bolmer won the long jump (19.01), Dylan Lorah took the triple jump (32.11.50), and Joshua Rodriguez seized the discus (108-3). Rodriguez also was third in the shot out (33.09).

Peter Lapointe was second in the 400 (55.8), Cadeo Estronza was second in the 800, and Javen Ying was second in the javelin (110).

Rusnock was happy with the beginning.

“We had a lot of strong performances,” he said. “Our throwers are off to a good start throwing decently in awful weather and our long-distance runners had great s running against some of the best competitors in the league.

“Overall, we were pleased with our results, and how the kids competed.”