A year ago, Tatum Norris won two PIAA state championship medals and singlehandedly brought a team championship home for Susquehanna Community.
She nearly repeated the feat at the Lackawanna League’s Robert Spagna
Championships held last week at Scranton High School.
Norris won four gold medals and accounted for all 40 of Susquehanna’s points as the Lady Sabers finished second to Lakeland in the girls’ Class 2A division.
The Binghamton University-bound senior defended her 100 and 200-meter titles with a time of 12.23 seconds in the 100-meter and 25.52 in the 200. Norris noted that participating in four events hurt her 100 and 200-meter times.
Norris added a win in her new event the long jump clearing 17 feet 5¼ inches and set a personal best in the pole vault when she cleared 12 feet.
Elk Lake finished fourth in Class 2A paced by a second-place finish by Gianna Tewksbury in the discus with the sophomore’s throw reaching 104 feet 3 inches.
The Lady Warriors got a record-setting performance from Sydney Upright in the triple jump. Her 34-0¼ jump eclipsed the 1995 record set by Helena Wooden and earned her a fourth-place finish. Katie McGlynn was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 31-3. Upright also joined Mackenzie Strohl, Danica and Makayla Wagner for a fourth-place finish in the 3200-meter relay. Danica Wagner placed eighth in the long jump.
In the 800-meter race Forest City’s Kate Korty placed second – running for Carbondale – while Montrose’s Avery Kerr was third and Mountain View’s Carissa Flynn was sixth. Korty also had a sixth-place finish in the
On the boys’ side, Montrose finished sixth in 2A with its 3200-meter relay team placing fourth while Jesse Rogers was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.32. Nate Sinkovich was fifth in the 3200-meter race.
Elk Lake finished right behind Montrose at seventh as Wyatt Johnson had a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 40-11. The Warriors also had a pair of sixth place finishes as Dylan Way was sixth in the 400-meter with a time of 55.03 and Kendel Jones placed sixth in the 1600-meter with a time of 4:35.32.
Susquehanna’s JT Burke placed eighth in the 800-meter with a time of 2:08.6.
Area athletes returned to Scranton High School on Monday and Tuesday for the District II championships.