Repeat performances dominate City Track and Field meet

By Ron Busch

FORT WAYNE — The 2016 CYO City Track and Field Meet featured numerous repeat winners from last year’s meet. Last year’s girls’ champion St. Jude again finished on top in 2016. Rachel Landstoffer of St. Jude notched 3 first place finishes: in high jump (a repeat from last year), the 4X200 meter relay, and the 100 meter hurdles — setting a new CYO record. Other student-athletes with at least three first place finishes included Libby Bierbaum of St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne. Libby scored blue ribbons in discus, shot-put, and the 4X100 meter relay. Dora Javins of St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne, led all girls’ competitors with four firsts. Javins repeated last year’s win in the long jump, and went on to victory in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and the 4×100 meter relay. Dora added these 4 blue ribbons to her collection.

On the boys’ side of the ledger Patrick Finley of St. Charles, dominated with 2 new CYO records on the way to four first place finishes this year. As reported last week, Finley set records in both the 100 meter dash and the 400 meter run. Finley also demonstrated his athleticism by claiming victory in the high jump. This made all three victories repeats of blue ribbons Patrick won last year. He also laid claim to being the only three event winner in boys’ competition this year. Team-mates testified “that his track shoes were still smoking the morning after the meet.” Boys with 2 first-place wins included Howard Steele of St. Vincent de Paul, Eric Cobos of St. Jude and Anthony Ventrulla of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Individual events including first, second, and third place winners are listed below:

Girls’ high jump – 1.) Rachel Landstoffer, St. Jude; 2.) Julia Broeman, St. Charles; 3.) Ingrid Spenn, St.John FW

Boys’ high jump –1.) Patrick Finley, St. Charles; 2.) Ben Schreck, St. Vincent; 3.) Rod Custard, St. John FW

Girls’ long jump –1.) Dori Javins, St. John FW; 2.) Katie Nix, St. Jude; 3.) Natalie Hirsch, St. Vincent

Boys’ long jump – 1.) Howard Steele, St. Vincent; 2.) Alex Fosnaugh, St. Vincent; 3.) Brian Pantoja, St. Elizabeth

Girls’ discus – 1.) Libby Bierbaum, St.John FW; 2.) Abbigail Schenkel, St. Vincent; 3.) Riley Howard, St. Aloysius

Boys’ discus – 1.) Eric Cobos, St. Jude; 2.) Marcus Hartle, St. John FW; 3.) Nolan Fischer, St. Charles

Girls’ shot-put – 1.) Libby Bierbaum, St. John FW; 2.) Vanessa Federspiel, St. Jude; 3.) Riley Howard, St. Aloysius

Boys’ shot-put – 1.) Eric Cobos, St.Jude; 2.) Harry Howe, St. Charles; 3.) Henry Verslype, St. Elizabeth

Girls’ 100 M hurdles – 1.) Rachel Landstoffer, St. Jude; 2.) Annie Thoma, St. Elizabeth; 3.) Natalie Hirsch, St. Vincent

Boys’ 100 M hurdles – 1.) Howard Steele, St. Vincent; 2.) Alex Fosnaugh, St. Vincent; 3.) Derek Miller, St. Charles

Girls’ 100 M dash – 1.) Dori Javins, St. John FW; 2.) Annie Thoma, St. Elizabeth; 3.) Katie Nix, St. Jude

Boys’ 100 M dash – 1.) Patrick Finley, St. Charles; 2.) Anthony Ventrulla, St. Elizabeth; 3.) Howard Steele, St. Vincent

Girls’ 800 M run – 1.) Anna Morris, St. Charles; 2.) Aileen Delaney, St. Jude; 3.) Natalie Vogan, St. Jude

Boys’ 800 M run – 1.) Michael Finley, St. Charles; 2.) Carter Cook, St. Elizabeth; 3.) Atticus Wiseman, St. Jude

Girls’ 4X100 M relay – 1.) St. John FW, (Bierbaum, Knipp, Chellis, Javins); 2.) St. Charles; 3.) St. Jude

Boys’ 4X100 M relay – 1.) St. Charles, (Tippmann, Hartzog, Howe, Finley); 2.) St.Vincent; 3.) St. John FW

Girls’ 400 M run – 1.) Alexis Dennis, Queen of Angels/Precious Blood; 2.) Nora Steele, St. Vincent; 3.) Rachel Landstoffer, St. Jude

Boys’ 400 M run – 1.) Patrick Finley, St. Charles; 2.) Eric Cobos, St. Jude; 3.) Jack Miller, St. Vincent

Girls’ 200 M dash – 1.) Dori Javins, St. John FW; 2.) Katie Nix, St. Jude; 3.) Mary Cicchiello, St. Elizabeth

Boys’ 200 M dash – 1.) Anthony Ventrulla, St. Elizabeth; 2.) Alex Fosnaugh, St. Vincent; 3.) Omar Nieto, St. Elizabeth

Girls’ 1600 M run – 1.) Aileen Delaney, St. Jude; 2.) Anna Morris, St. Charles; 3.) Paige Aselage, St. Vincent

Boys’ 1600 M run – 1.) Carter Cook, St. Elizabeth; 2.) Joseph Didier, St. Vincent; 3.) Atticus Wiseman, St. Jude

Girls’ 4X200 relay – 1.) St. Jude, (Landstoffer, Odle, Delaney, Nix); 2.) St. Vincent; 3.) St. Elizabeth

Boys’ 4X200 relay – 1.) St. Elizabeth, (Nieto, Verslype, Pantoja,Ventruella); 2.) St. Vincent; 3.) St. Jude

Girls’ team totals: 1.) St. Jude; 2.) St. Charles; 3.) St. John FW; 4.) St. Vincent

Boys’ team totals: 1.) St. Charles; 2.) St. Vincent; 3.) St. Elizabeth; 4.) St. Jude

 

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