The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 18, 2013

Boys track and field: Wary performance at districts


In AA, the winners were Lewisburg's Ben Frankel, 21-1 in the long jump; Southern Columbia's Luke Rarig, 15.00 in the 110 high hurdles; Southern's Joey Kleman, 11.26 in the 100 and 22.85 in the 200; Lewisburg's Udoka Eze, 44-4 in the triple jump; East Juniata's David Brantley, 40.17 in the 300 hurdles; Mount Carmel's Eric Joraskie, 49-8 ¼ in the shot put; Southern's Cody Pavlick, 150-10 in the discus; and Mount Carmel's 400 relay team of Nick Troutman, Joraskie, Elijah Duran and Christian Kelly, in 43.85.

Several other athletes advanced by meeting the standards.

In AA, Lewisburg's Brandon Smith qualified in the javelin (second in 197-1); Rarig in the 300 hurdles (second in 40.22); Mount Carmel's Rob Varano in the pole vault (third in 13-6); Lewisburg's Sean Walker in the 1,600 (second in 4:24.14); Danville's Tyler Vella, also in the 1,600 (fourth in 4:25.92); and the third- and fourth-place teams in the 1,600 relay (Lewisburg in 3:29.29 and Mount Carmel in 3:29.45 seconds, respectively).

In AAA, Milton's J.T. Fogelman in the javelin (second in 180-2) and the aforementioned Cuozzo and Ede (second and third, respectively, at 39.60 and 39.63).

Southern Columbia won the AA team title with 83 points, and Williamsport edged out Milton for the AAA crown.

Wary's previous best in the 100 had been 11.34, but he ran an 11.31 in the preliminaries. Of the final, he said, "It was the best start I had all season. It was very aggressive, the whole race was aggressive."

At the end, he said, "I didn't want to slow up, just in case someone came by; I just tried to be aggressive all the way."

He said he had not been running the 200 because they were trying to get the 1,600 relay ready for the big meets. "We figured (the 200) would be a good chance for me (Saturday)," he said.

He was surprised by his performances, but said it was something he had dreamed about. "I think about it every single day, even in the summer, I've thought about it, and for it to actually happen like this …"

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