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Dragons Dominate Pirates in Track, Field


The Central Dragon boys’ track and field team defeated Williamsburg 108.5-31.5 on April 25, winning 13 of the 17 contested events.

Colby Liebal was a double winner, taking the 100- (11.7) and 200-meter (24.0) sprints while also contributing to two winning relay teams. WT Davis also won twice, winning the 800 (2:17) and 3200 (11:52) runs. Davis was also a member of the 4x400 winning relay team.

Individual winners in one track event were Spencer Horton in the 110 hurdles (18.7), Josh Biesinger in the 400-meter sprint (:56), Mason Baker in the 300 hurdles (50.7) and Luke Knisely in the 1600 (5:23). In field events, Tyson Daughenbaugh won the shot put (40-8), Jarod Dick the discus throw (112-5) and Parker Gregg in the pole vault (8-6). Gregg was also a member of both relay winning events, while Biesinger and Colin Rupert also participated in the relays.

Williamsburg’s Dylan James won all three jumping events – high jump (5-6), long jump (18-9) and triple jump (37-2).

“It was great seeing so many of our athletes winning in their specialties. We had some excellent times and distances and are hopefully gaining momentum for the postseason,” Central coach Kayla Wheland said.

Girls’ Track

The Central Lady Dragon track and field team won impressively 111-27 over Williamsburg lon April 25 as they won 15 of 17 events.

Alyssa Bartley continued her winning ways as she was victorious in the 100 (13.3), 200 (28.2) and 400 (1:03.9) sprints. Leah Decker had a pair of top finishes winning the 110 (18.9) and 300 (54.7) hurdles. Emma Lingenfelter won the 800-meter run in 2:38.5. Both Lady Dragon relay teams also too first place.

In the field events, Decker won both the long jump (14-3) and triple jump (30-9). Rachel McCready was also a double winner, finishing first in the shot put (26-10) and discus throw (80-3). Claire Conrad won the high jump (3-10), Jocie Miller the javelin throw (96-7) and Ellen Kennedy the pole vault (9-0).

“This was the best showing of the year for the girls,” Central coach Kayla Wheland said. “There has been steady progress all season and they stepped it up against Williamsburg. The regular season is coming to a close soon so we’ll need to continue with this type of performance.”


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