Wallenpaupack Area and Lakeland battled to a 75-75 stalemate Friday afternoon in early season Lackawanna League track & field action. The Lady Bucks were led by several stellar performances in both distances events and relays.

Two of the region’s top track & field programs clashed Friday afternoon at Chapman Lake.

Lakeland hosted Wallenpaupack in a Division One meet that could have serious ramifications for the Lackawanna League championship chase.

This season-opening event was nip & tuck from start to finish. And...when the final score was tallied ...the meet had ended in a 75-75 tie.

Weather permitting, the Lady Bucks will return to action on Wednesday. Pau-pack will put out the proverbial welcome mat for perennial D-2 powerhouse Abington Heights.

Solid Start
Paupack struggled to a 1-5 record in Lackawanna League track & field action last spring.

This season, under the direction of rookie Coach Frank Gaudenzi, the Lady Bucks are hoping to jump back into contention.

On Friday, the Paupack girls authored solid performances in the distance and relay events.

Erika Maxson finished first in the 1600M with a time of 5:57. Autumn Fasceski followed that up with a win of her own in the 3200M (13:26).

Paupack’s 3200M relay team also cruised to victory. Stephanie Halas, Hannah Stack, Steph Ingulli and Marley Miller combined for a winning time of 11:14.

•Halas also broke the tape in the 800M, posting a time of 2:44.

•Whitney Vargas sprinted to a first place finish in the 100M dash.

The Lady Bucks balanced these track wins with several equally impressive performances in the field.

•Grace Wildermuth earned gold in the javelin via a throw measuring 84’4”.

•Michele Coletta captured top honors in the discus (81’5”).

•Carly Satterfield finished first in the shot with a toss of 29’6”.