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Roughies seem to be on track Roughies seem to be on track
Roughies seem to be on track Roughies seem to be on track

Roughies seem to be on track

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by jeff moeller Special to the Press in Sports

If Catasauqua’s first meet is an indication of their success this season, the Roughies certainly are on the right track.

Even though they were on the short end of the results for both boys’ and girls’, the Roughies had several standout performers.

Tyra Brown took a pair of firsts in the 100 and 200 meters. Teammate Kenzie Bradley was the top place finisher in the girls’ high jump. Bradley also finished second in the long jump.

Trinity Kern finished second in the 300 meter hurdles and Tory Simmons also was second in the javelin.

Joe Sparacello took first in shot put and he was fifth in discus. Grant Gebhardt also took top honors in the javelin and he was third in discus.

Jacob Wittman took a first in the pole vault for the Roughies.

Dante Kaintz also had a busy and productive day as he finished second in the triple jump, third in the high jump, and fourth in the long jump. Matt Smith had a second-place finish in the 800 meters.

“I love the way our team competed at Southern Lehigh,” said head coach Kyle Rusnock. “The Kids were fired up and wanted to run the events.

The coaching staff was proud and very pleased after our first meet.”

In the Zephyr Duals at Whitehall, the Roughies finished fifth as a team.

Bradley had another productive day as she was first in the high jump and second in the long jump.

Wittman again shined as he took the top spot in the pole vault.

This week, they will have meets against Palmerton Tuesday and Wilson Thursday.

“We still need to do some work to get better and figure out some more specific events for people,” added Rusnock. “But this is a dedicated group that is willing to work, and they will improve over time.”