Castellani names ‘Coach of year’
Montrose Area track and field coach Sean Castellani was named Coach of the Year by the Scranton Times-Tribune for helping lead the Meteor girls’ track team through an undefeated season this past spring.
Castellani led the lady Meteors to the Lacakwanna Track Conference Division IV title and the Jordan Relays Class AA championship.
The Lady Meteors also earned all-star honors as three athletes, Myra Lattimore, Allison Lewis and Madelyn Pasteka, made the Times-Tribune’s team.
Elk Lake’s Meagan Bush, Taylor Watkins and Luke Jones were also named to the publication’s all-star team.
Lattimore, a junior sprinter from Montrose, earned a bronze at the Robert Spagna meet in the 200 at 26.59 and a fifth place in the 100 at 13.05.
At the District II Class AA championship, Lattimore took gold in the 200 at 26.63.
In the state meet, she was 15th of 25 in the 200 at 26.97.
Lattimore was also an LTC Division III-IV all-star, ran on the Jordan Relays championship 1600 relay team and District 2 Class AA 400 relay and 1600 relay title teams. She also won a seventh place medal at the PIAA championships as part of the 1600 relay team.
Lewis, a junior middle-distance runner from Montrose, earned a fourth place medal in the 400 at 1:00.78 at the Robert Spagna meet.
At the District 2 Class AA meet she took gold in the 400 at 59.56.
In the PIAA Class AA state meet she tied for 18th of 27 runners in the 400 at 1:01.31.
Lewis was also named an LTC Division III-IV all-star and ran on the championship Jordan Relays distance medley and 1600 relay teams and District 2 Class AA 1600 relay team. She also won a seventh place PIAA medal as part of the 1600 relay team.
Pasteka, a sophomore jumper from Montrose, won a bronze medal in the high jump at 5-0 at the Robert Spagna meet, and a 15th in the long jump at 14-8.75.
At the District II Class AA meet, Pasteka took silver in the high jump at 5-2 and fifth in the long jump at 15-7.
At the PIAA meet, Pasteka tied for 10th of 20 competitors in the high jump at 5-0.
Pasteka also helped lead her team to the LTC Division IV and Jordan Relays Class AA championships. She won a seventh-place medal at the PIAA Championships at part of the 1600 relay.
Elk Lake’s Meagan Bush, a senior thrower, took gold in the shot put at the Robert Spagna met at 36-8, and seventh in the discus at 88-11.
At the District II Class AA meet, Bush took gold in the shot put at 36-10.5, and 10th in the discus at 84-11.
At the PIAA Class AA meet, Bush finished in sixth place in the shot put at 38-10.
Bush was also named an LTC Division III-IV all-star. She was the first girl to win a state medal for Elk Lake in the throwing events. She broke her own school record in the shot put at 38-10.
Taylor Watkins, a junior thrower for Elk Lake, won gold at the Robert Spagna meet in the javelin at 110-2.
At the District II Class AA meet, Watkins took bronze in the javelin at 115-10.
Watkins was also named an LTC Division III-IV all-star and had the best distance in the javelin in the LTC during the regular season at 114-1. She finished sixth at the Wyalusing Invitational in the javelin.
Jones, a senior distance runner for Elk Lake, took a gold medal in the 3200 at the Robert Spagna meet, setting a record at 9:33.28.
At the District II Class AA meet, Jones took a silver medal in the 3200 at 9:35.03.
He went on to finish fourth place at the PIAA Class AA state meet with a time of 9:21.85.
Jones was also named an LTC Division III-IV all-star and had the best times of the year in the 800, 1600 and 3200 in Division IV. He set a school record in the 3200 at 9:21.85.