Lady Meteors top Jordan Relays

distance medley team of, from left, Samantha Bennici, Rebecca Timm, Allison Lewis and Angela Russell pose with their medals are winning the event on Thursday night. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

distance medley team of, from left, Samantha Bennici, Rebecca Timm, Allison Lewis and Angela Russell pose with their medals are winning the event on Thursday night. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

BY JOBY FAWCETT
Times-Shamrock Writer

On Thursday night at Scranton Memorial Stadium, Montrose Area defended its girls’ Class AA title at the Jordan Relays.

Winning three Class AA events and finishing second in two others, the Lady Meteors scored 52 points.
Lakeland and Holy Cross tied for second with 36 points each.

“This was our main goal,” Montrose’s Samantha Bennici said. “Of course there can be gold medals that come along with that, but we really wanted to win that team title.

“And there is so much pressure when you are trying to repeat.”

Montrose, like Lakeland, shot out quickly by winning the Distance Medley and went on to post wins in the Class AA 3,200 relay and the 1,600 relay.

Montrose Area’s Allison Lewis, left, hands the baton off to teammate Rebecca Timm during the distance medley at the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

Montrose Area’s Allison Lewis, left, hands the baton off to teammate Rebecca Timm during the distance medley at the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

Bennici was a member of all three winning teams for the Lady Meteors, running a solid anchor in the 1,600 leg of the Distance Medley.

“Everybody did everything they could to win and a lot more,” Bennici said.

Allison Lewis was a member of the Distance Medley and the 1,600 relay, Angela Russell was on the Distance Medley and the 3,200 relay, while Rebecca Timm, Emma Griffiths, Emma Washo, Meghan Gilhool and Myra Lattimore contributed to one relay win each.

“We all ran our best and it is exciting to say that we won Jordan Relays again,” Lewis said.

On the boys’ side, Blue Ridge placed seventh overall, Montrose took ninth and Susquehanna finished in 10th place.

 

A pair of Blue Ridge runners compete in the Jordan Relays on Thursday night. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

A pair of Blue Ridge runners compete in the Jordan Relays on Thursday night. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

CLASS AA GIRLS

Team standings: Montrose 52; Lakeland 36; Holy Cross 36; Dunmore 24; Mid Valley 22; Blue Ridge 20; Lackawanna Trail 20; Riverside 12; Carbondale Area 5; Susquehanna 4.

Distance Medley: Montrose (Angela Russell, Allison Lewis, Rebecca Timm, Samantha Bennici) 10:05.36; Holy Cross 10:07.00; Lackawanna Trail 10:17.74; Mid Valley 11:05.91; Blue Ridge 11:23.59; Dunmore 11:55.47; Dunmore 11:55.47; Riverside 12:35.89; Lakeland 12:41.54.

400 Relay: Lakeland (Taylor Flynn, Cassidy Jenkins, Kayla Agentowicz, Sarah Larkin) 50.79; Montrose 51.03; Blue Ridge 54.26; Riverside 54.31; Dunmore 54.46; Holy Cross 54.63; Carbondale Area 56.47; Mid Valley 56.52.

Montrose’s Erik Burgh, front, takes a handoff from teammate Jake Blom during the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

Montrose’s Erik Burgh, front, takes a handoff from teammate Jake Blom during the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

1200 Medley: Lakeland (Cassidy Jenkins, Taylor Flynn, Sarah Larkin, Mackenzie Kaiser) 2:58.11; Montrose 3:00.26; Blue Ridge 3:08.62; Mid Valley 3:16.53; Holy Cross 3:18.56; Riverside 3:27.60; Carbondale Area 3:28.43; Dunmore 3:30.45.

3200 Relay: Montrose (Angela Russell, Emma Griffiths, Emma Washo, Samantha Bennici) 10:33.66; Dunmore 10:40.99; Holy Cross 10:48.63; Lackawanna Trail 10:52.06; Lakeland 10:52.18; Mid Valley 10:53.94; Riverside 13:46.58; Susquehanna 14:00.56.

1600 Medley: Holy Cross (Kaitlyn McDonnell, Ashley Hensel, Jacqueline Bennie, Tess Kearns) 4:33.24; Mid Valley 4:40.27; Montrose 4:40.73; Lackawanna Trail 4:47.52; Blue Ridge 4:51.06; Lakeland 4:56.95; Dunmore 5:10.49; Carbondale Area 5:16.92.

1600 Relay: Montrose (Meghan Gilhool, Myra Lattimore, Samantha Bennici, Allison Lewis) 4:06.37; Lakeland 4:12.75; Dunmore 4:24.81; Holy Cross 4:27.92; Lackawanna Trail 4:33.23; Susquehanna 4:51.58.

Montrose’s Samantha Bennici takes the baton from teammate Myra Lattimore in the 1600 relay on the way to winning the event at the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

Montrose’s Samantha Bennici takes the baton from teammate Myra Lattimore in the 1600 relay on the way to winning the event at the Jordan Relays on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/ED KING

CLASS AA BOYS

Team standings: Lakeland 54; Dunmore 34; Holy Cross 34; Mid Valley 30; Riverside 26; Lackawanna Trail 18; Blue Ridge 11; Carbondale Area 9; Montrose 8; Susquehanna 6.

Distance Medley: Lakeland (Mark Arzie, Casey Albino, Brandon Newberry, Nathan Morgan) 8:13.86 (meet record; old mark, 8:13.92, Lakeland, 2006); Holy Cross 8:23.77; Dunmore 8:41.82; Blue Ridge 9:05.57; Lackawanna Trail 9:14.73; Mid Valley 10:05.84.

400 Relay: Riverside (Jimmy Tucker, Mikkell Green, Nico Munley, Dave Sweetman) 43.61; Mid Valley 44.69; Lakeland 45.61; Dunmore 45.71; Holy Cross 47.57; Carbondale Area 47.69; Susquehanna 48.01; Blue Ridge 48.51.

1200 Medley: Lakeland (Gavin O’Donnell, Tim Hackenberg, Garth Estadt, Casey Albino) 2:31.54; Riverside 2:33.73; Dunmore 2:34.76; Mid Valley 2:36.87; Lackawanna Trail 2:38.45; Carbondale Area 2:44.08; Susquehanna 2:44.47; Montrose 2:48.88.

WGSI 0873200 Relay: Lakeland (Nathan Morgan, Brandon Newberry, Zack Krieger, Mark Arzie) 8:38.11; Holy Cross 8:41.42; Dunmore 8:50.74; Lackawanna Trail 9:27.83; Riverside 9:45.31; Montrose 9:47.01; Mid Valley 10:18.11.

1600 Medley: Holy Cross (Stanley Lo, John Luczkovich, Matt Marsh, Rico Galassi) 3:41.75; Lakeland 3:47.49; Mid Valley 3:51.47; Blue Ridge 3:54.08; Riverside 3:55.11; Dunmore 3:56.95; Carbondale Area 4:07.65; Montrose 4:10.90.

1600 Relay: Lakeland (Gavin O’Donnell, Mark Arzie, Zack Krieger, Casey Albino) 3:30.15; Dunmore 3:41.86; Mid Valley 3:43.80; Lackawanna Trail 3:44.46; Holy Cross 3:53.80; Montrose 3:54.25; Susquehanna 3:55.78; Carbondale Area 3:59.92.