The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 23, 2013

Harold Raker's column on track and field: Look out below


COME ALONG WITH ME: Shikellamy's Ryan Wary, who had a huge day in the D4 Class AAA meet, winning the 100 and 200 dashes and the 300 intermediate hurdles, found a surprise passenger on the team bus on Saturday morning.

Wary said he was nervous about his races but when he got on the bus, he was joined by East Stroudsburg University sprinter and Shikellamy grad Brett Yeomans.

"I was surprised. I was really nervous sitting on the bus waiting for us to leave and he came on the bus and sat right next to me. He's my motivation. I only got to run with him for one year and I've always looked up to him."

Wary added the best comment he heard Saturday was from Brett's father. "He said I remind him of Brett running, that he has flashbacks of Brett and I really took that to heart."

With Yeomans holding his blocks, Wary repaid him by breaking Yeoman's school record in the 100 with an 11.06, and is one-tenth of a second off Yeoman's school record in the 200.

Not surprisingly, Wary and the Shikellamy coaches have asked that Yeomans go along to Shippensburg this weekend.

THE GANG'S ALL HERE: Wary was glad to win the 300 hurdles, but nearly as excited that his friends and rivals, Selinsgrove's Mike Ede and Weston Cuozzo, also qualified and will be there with him.

"That was awesome. We talked about it at the Selinsgrove (High School) Classic, we all said that we all wanted to make it. Every time we talked about it we would say 'we are all making it to states' so this is great," Wary said.

n Sports editor Harold Raker covers high school track and field. Email comments to

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