BY COREY GESFORD
Action was light on the track and field scene as the varsity teams competed in the 63rd Jordan Relays held at Scranton High School in the lone action of the week, and the future stars were highlighted at the Phil Tochelli Junior High Championships.
Montrose Boys finished a distant second in the Class 2A division to Lakeland. The Chiefs finished with 54 points to run away with the title. Montrose recorded 38 points and edged out Western Wayne who finished with 36.
Montrose captured the initial race of the event winning the Distance Medley (800-400-400-1600) behind the team of Liam Mead, Mike Henry, Evan Snyder, and Brandon Curley.
Montrose finished third in the 1200 Medley (400-200-200-400), 1600 Medley (200-200-200-800), 3200 Relay (4×800), and 1600 Relay (4×400).
The Meteors took fourth place in the 400 Relay (4×100) and the 3200 Relay (4×800)
Mountain View, Susquehanna, and Blue Ridge also participated in the Boys events.
Montrose Girls finished third with 33 points team points placing behind Champion Western Wayne and second place Dunmore.
The Lady Meteors finished second in the Distance Medley (800-400-400-1600), and captured third-place finishes in the 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, and the 3200 Relay. They also registered a fourth place finish in the 1600 Medley.
Susquehanna had a third-place finish in the 1200 Medley.
In the Junior High Championships, Montrose’s McKenzie White took home two individual gold medals and participated as a member of the winning 1600 Relay team in the girls 2A division.
White captured the 100-meter in a time of 13:16 and the 200-meter with a run of 28:42. She then teamed with Paige Brewer, Cecelia Adams, and Stephanie Summerville to win the 1600 in a time of 4:47.63.
Mountain View’s Rebecca Plomchok won the 400-meter in 1:09.15 and finished third in the 100-meter behind White.
Susquehanna’s Ava Presley finished second in the 100 Hurdles with a time of 18:03. Also capturing a second-place finish was Elk Lake’s Krista Jones in the 1600-meter. Montrose’s Brewer followed Jones in the 1600 to finish third.
On the Boys side, Elk Lake’s Justice Johnson finished second in the 1600-meter with a time of 5:17.59 and the Elk Lake 1600 and 3200 relay teams finished third in their respective races.