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Press photo by Bob FordTyra Brown took fourth in the 100 and the 200 at last week’s Colonial League meet. She also ran in the 400 relay which took second place behind Southern Lehigh. Press photo by Bob FordTyra Brown took fourth in the 100 and the 200 at last week’s Colonial League meet. She also ran in the 400 relay which took second place behind Southern Lehigh.
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Roughs compete at CL meet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Patrick Matsinko and scott pagel pmatsinko@tnonline.com spagel@tnonline.com in Sports

The Catty track team competed in the Colonial League meet last week at East Stroudsburg South.

The 400 relay team, after taking over the top seed, took second behind Southern Lehigh. The Spartans had a winning time of 50.85 while Catty had a 51.29. Tyra Brown, Hanasia Jenkins, Amaiya Johnson and Kenzie Bradley ran the relay for the Roughies, who will get another shot at Southern Lehigh in this week’s District 11 meet at Blue Mountain.

In the end, the goal is to get to the next level.

“I want to go to states, definitely with the 4x100 relay,” said Brown, who also raced in the 100 and 200. “It’s a really amazing experience.”

Bradley earned two medals last week. She took second in the long jump behind Jill Olewine of Northern Lehigh, and was third in the triple jump behind Olewine and Amelia O’Brian of Bangor.

Brown took fourth in 100, entering the meet as the fifth seed, and was also fourth in the 200 for Catty. She was looking to take her experiences from the league meet and better herself at districts this week.

“It definitely makes you more motivated to get back to that point,” said Brown. “It really pushes you and motivates you.”

Getting the league meet out of the way also gave Brown a chance to work on things and evaluate her events.

“I pushed myself in the 100 and I’ll definitely keep that in mind for the 4x100 relay and the 200,” Brown said. “The 100 is definitely a start to finish all the way through, and the 200 is more of a steady spring all the way and you just kind of finish out.”

Jacob Wittman is looking for revenge at districts. He entered the Colonial meet as the top seed in the pole vault but ended up fifth with a 10-6. Northern Lehigh’s Nick Miller took first clearing 12-0.

A couple of other Roughs also finished in the top-10 in their events. Katelin Gillespie was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 29-9.25. Jackie Garner was seventh in the shot put with a toss of 28-9.25. Jamie Reppert was eighth in the discus with a throw of 90-10.