Western Wayne's girls varsity track & field team opened its 2010 regular season slate Friday afternoon by shellacking Riverside. Led by freshman Diana Hassan, the Lady 'Cats hammered out a 109-36 win over the host Vikings.


If Mother Nature cooperates, Western Wayne’s girls varsity rack & field team will carry an unblemished record with them into today’s meet against West Scranton.

The Lady ‘Cats opened their 2010 Lackawanna League season last Friday with a convincing victory over Riverside.

With veteran Coach Justin Collins calling the shots, Western Wayne is seeking its third consecutive Division II team title.

“It was very important to get that meet in,” Coach Collins told TWI Sports. “Riverside is a little bit down this year, so I just wanted us to get a win and stay healthy.”

And that’s exactly what the Lady ‘Cats did, rolling to a 109-36 decision.

Solid Debut
As was the case with the boys team in their first win of the season, the girls were paced by a freshman phenom.

Diana Hassan turned in a pair of gold medal efforts. The Lady ‘Cat frosh won both the shot (27’ 1”) and discus (74’4”).

“I’m really impressed with Diana,” said Coach Collins. “We haven’t been very strong in the throws the past couple of years and she shows a ton of promise.”

Kacie Urian also burst on the varsity scene. Another talented freshman who enjoyed a stellar junior high career, Urian sprinted to victory in the 200M (:28.74) and 400M (1:05).

Courtney Kromko added two field wins of her own to Western Wayne’s tally sheet.

Kromko finished first in the long jump (14’ 3”) and the high jump (4’8”). She also took second in the triple jump.