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Golden Eagles participate at Bedford Chrysler Challenge

The Tyrone track and field teams traveled to Bedford on Saturday morning, April 9, for the Bedford Chrysler Challenge Meet. Both Eagle teams did well against tough competition. The Tyrone Lady Eagles, led by an outstanding effort by Emily Ingle finished eighth among 14 schools with 23 points, and the Tyrone boys finished in fifth place with 44 points.
Emily Ingle broke her own school record in the 1600 run that she set just last week in the meet with Bishop Guilfoyle and Bald Eagle Area to help the Lady Eagles defeat BG for their first win of the year. Ingle finished second to Nikki Stuller of Central, in the 800, in 2:32.1, but cracked her own mark of 5:32 in the 1600, with a time of 5:29.2, trading places with Stuller who finished second.
Samantha Friday finished fifth in the 100 dash with a time of 14.6, and Elizabeth Tepsic was sixth in the 300 low hurdles with a timing of 51.0 for the Lady Eagles.
Berlin Brothersvalley won the girls Challenge with 109 points, followed by Bishop McCort (87), Bedford (79.25), Chestnut Ridge (52.75) and Central (42) rounding out the top five.
In the boys Challenge, Adam Shaffer won the javelin with a toss of 149-4. The 400 relay team of Matthew Lauder, Billy Dean, Trey Brockett and Leonard Wilson finished in third place with a time of 46.0. Brockett was second in the long jump (19-6) and third in the triple jump (38-9 1/2), while Wilson was second in the triple jump with a combined leap of 40-0 1/2. Shawn Ketrow added a third place in the pole vault with a vault of 10-6.
“We are trying to get both our boys and girls top-notch competition,” explained Tyrone track and field coach Tony Yaniello. “Due to other committments, we didn’t have our full squads there at the Chrysler Challenge. A lot of the kids did their personal bests. Emily Ingle has been so consistant this year and hasn’t even reached her potential yet. Liz Tepsic is able to do so many things well, that we’re really not sure what events to put her in.
“The boys will get a big shot in the arm when David Miller, Ron Miller, who is our best shot putter, Donnie Conrad and Shane Barre, our second best sprinter, get back. For one reason or another, all those guys have been out. The 400 relay team of Matthew Lauder, Billy Dean, Trey Brockett and Leonard Wilson ran a great race. We are lucky to have a lot of depth and getting Terry Tate back and having our field guys get better as we go have been great helps.”
Bedford cruised to the boys title by 70 points with 132, followed by Bishop McCort and Myersdale, both with 62, and Berlin Brothersvalley with 51.