After defeating Valley View & Montrose last week, Tuesday's Lackawanna League track & field win over Scranton might have seemed a bit anticlimactic. However, the Lady 'Cats took care of business, rolling to a lopsided victory and a third straight Division II crown.
For a third straight year, Western Wayne’s girls track & field team closed out the Lackawanna League campaign with a dominating performance.
The Lady ‘Cats crushed Scranton High on Tuesday afternoon to put the finishing touches on yet another championship.
The local lasses piled up 108 team points in rolling to their sixth consecutive win and a third straight Division II title.
“I’m very proud of these girls,” Coach Justin Collins told TWI Sports. “They’ve worked awfully hard and they’ve bought into the coaching philosophy we’ve been trying to instill since the beginning.”
Western Wayne has now won four of the past five Division II titles. The next big goal for the Lady ‘Cats is a District Two crown.
“We’re definitely looking to improve our performance at the next level,” Coach Collins said. “We’ve consistently been in the Top Five, but now we need to take a step up.”
On the Track
Sarah Wildenstein and Shannon Myers led an all-out Lady ‘Cat attack on Tuesday afternoon.
Wildenstein romped to wins in both the 100M high (:17.7) and the 300M intermediate hurdles (:52). Myers dominated the long distance scene with victories in the 1600M (5: 59) and 3200M (13:11).
Kacie Urian and Leah Krompasky also contributed big wins.
Urian broke the tape in the 400M (1:04.5), while Krompasky cruised home in the 800M (2:45.7).
Amy Florentino & Abby Carmody delivered gold medal performances in the throws. Amy wrought gold in the shot (26’10”) and Abby finished first in the javelin (82’1”).
The Lady ‘Cats also took 2-of-3 in the jumps.
Courtney Kromko leapt to victory in the long (15’11”) and Bridget Quinn emerged victorious in the high (4’6”).
Cora Orehek chipped in with a gold medal pole vaulting effort (7’6”).