Isabell Sagar leads strong day on the track as Loyalsock girls defeat Central Columbia 105-45
 

Isabell Sagar leads strong day on the track as Loyalsock girls defeat Central Columbia 105-45

By: Brett R. Crossley | WellsboroAthletics.com | April 11, 2019 | Photo courtesy Brett R. Crossley

 

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY

For the Loyalsock Lancers 

BLOOMSBURG—It was a quick eight laps as Loyalsock’s Isabell Sagar nearly chased down the entire group of male runners during the 3,200 Wednesday at Central Columbia. 

Sagar cruised to wins in both the 1,600 and 3,200, posting times of 5:23.11 and 10:32.09. The wins helped secure a victory for the Lancers, who defeated Central Columbia 105-45 to pick up the dual meet win. The boys fell to Central Columbia 112-38. 

It’s been that kind of season for Sagar, who has already qualified for the District 4 Championships in both of her events. In fact, Sagar qualified during the first home meet of the season. Since that race, she has spent time working on the little things that will help her make another deep postseason run. 

“I’m just kind of getting into things,” Sagar said. “I want to do some bigger races. It’s been a lot of run. It’s just a lot of fun to run at the meets now. It’s been a cool experience.” 

The few experiences Sagar has had on the track this year have garnered the attention of nearly every distance runner in the state. 

Sagar is posting ridiculous times in both runs. She has spent the offseason training by herself and the results of that discipline have been on full display throughout the early portions of the season. 

“I ran 10:50 last season, but that was toward the end of the season,” Sagar said. “It was the first home meet that I first broke 10:40. It was so great. It felt really good.” 

As Sagar fine-tuned things for the postseason, her teammates continued to push, winning the majority of events to pickup the victory over the Bluejays. 

Hailey Zurich was pushed throughout her 100 race as teammate Sophia Gardner nearly edged her on the final leg of the short race. Zurich posted a 12.81 and Gardner was right behind with a 12.86. Gardner went on to win the 200 with a time of 27.96. 

“It’s amazing having one of the underclassmen come in an push me,” Zurich said. “Last year we had a really good bond and for her to push me in training every time is really awesome.” 

Zurich also won the pole vault with a high jump of 11-00. Gardner won the long jump after she posted a 17-01.5. 

Megan Kendall got Loyalsock off to a good start as she picked up the first individual win for the team in the 100 hurdles. She finished with a time of 15.83. She would then go on to win the 300 hurdles with a 49.25. 

“I felt really rested coming into the meet,” Kendall said. “I got out quickly.” 

 

Loyalsock at Central Columbia track and field results: 

Girls

Loyalsock 105, Central Columbia 45

4x800: 1. Loyalsock (Maggie Ryder, Gianna Barone, Kelly O’Malley, Emma Rude), 15:40.20; 100 hurdles: 1. Megan Kendall (L), 15.83; 2. Allie Dowell (L), 17.74; 3. Elizabeth Mitchell (CC), 19.85; 100: 1. Hailey Zurich (L), 12.81; 2. Sophia Gardner (L), 12.86; 3. Rilee McMahan (CC), 13.72; 1,600: 1. Isabell Sagar (L), 5:23.11; 2. Emma Tredinnick (L), 5:52.58; 3. Kaylen Martin (CC), 6:04.19; 4x100: 1. Loyalsock (Megan Kendall, Sophia Gardner, Hailey Zurich, Charlotte Neylon), 52.11; 400: 1. Jillian Gump (CC), 1:06.12; 2. Lauren Bull (CC), 1:07.29; 3. Erin Machmer (L), 1:09.12; 300 hurdles: 1. Megan Kendall (L), 49.25; 2. Allie Dowell (L), 53.48; 3. Ruby Podeschi (CC), 56.27; 800: 1. Mackenzie Rodarmel (L), 2:31.76; 2. Anna Burdett (L), 2:32.50; 3. Elisa DiNicola (L), 2:39.17; 200: 1. Sophia Gardner (L), 27.96; 2. Rilee McMahan (CC), 28.33; 3. Madeline O’Neil (CC), 29.45; 4x400: 1. Central Columbia (Jillian Gump, Rilee McMahn, Rudy Podeschi, Lauren Bull), 4:40.11. High jump: 1. Maddie Fox (L), 5-2; 2. Tessa Gill (CC), 4-8; 3. Sarah Waltz (L), 4-4; Javelin: 1. Garcia Eckenrode (CC), 100-00; 2. Rikke Ross (CC), 95-2; 3. Alexis Keefer (L), 84-01; Shot: 1. Breanna Free (L), 26-10.5; 2. Grace Roberts (CC), 25-00; 3. Emma Crawford (CC), 24-10.50; Long jump: 1. Sophia Gardner (L), 17-01.5; 2. Hailey Zurich (L), 16-00; 3. Charlotte Neylon (L), 15-03.25; Discus: 1. Breanna Free (L), 79-2; 2. Amanda Brosious (CC), 74-9; 3. Hannalyn Schwarzer (L), 64-8.5; Pole vault: 1. Hailey Zurich (L), 11-00; 2. DeJanee Karns (CC), 8-6; 3. Lindsey Kingston (CC), 7-6; Triple: 1. Hannah Knecht (L), 31-04.5; 2. Adelyn Mayer (L), 29-02.5; 3. Megan Minnig (C), 28-07; 3,200: 1. Isabell Sagar (L), 10:32.09; 2. Emma Rude (L), 13:14.84; 3. Kaylen Martin (C), 13:21.16. 

Boys 

Central Columbia 112, Loyalsock 38

4x800: 1. Central Columbia (Jacob Busch, Tyler Davies, Ethan Heller, Joshua Broadt), 9:04.61; 110 hurdles: 1. Nathan Snyder (CC), 17:58; 2. Jack Schechterly (Central Columbia), 17.76; 3. Simeon Krizan (L), 17.93; 100: 1. Jared Verse (CC), 11.54; 2. Zach Alberti (L), 11.75; 3. Eli Morrison (CC), 11.86; 1,600: 1. Joshua Broadt (CC), 4:54.07; 2. Tyler Davies (CC), 4:54.92; 3. Jacob Busch (CC), 4:56.35; 4x100: 1. Central Columbia (Zander Bradley, Jack Schechterly, Eli Morrison, Gunnar Powlus), 46.80; 400: 1. Zander Bradley (CC), 52.22; 2. Dylan Devlin (CC), 53.38; 3. Brady Dowell (L), 53.98; 300 hurdles: 1. Jack Schechterly (CC), 43.72; 2. Simeon Krizan (L), 45.49; 3. Ian Huntington (CC), 46.76; 800: 1. Joshua Broadt (CC), 2:09.21; 2. Dominic Jennings (L), 2:12.20; 3. Ethan Heller (C), 2:18.90; 200: 1. Zander Bradley (CC), 22.74; 2. Jared Verse (CC), 23.09; 3. Dylan Devlin (CC), 23.85; 3,200: 1. Tyler Davies (C), 10:24.31; 2. Jacob Busch (CC), 10:29.05; 3. Jacob Stauffer (CC), 11:45.96; 4x400: 1. Central Columbia (Jack Schechterly, Dylan Devlin, Eli Morrison, Zander Bradley), 3:36.43. Discus: 1. Ian Wimer (L), 120-5; 2. Ryan Sarnoski (CC), 100-10; 3. Matthew Zurewich (CC), 88-00; Javelin: 1. Trae Devlin (CC), 137-03; 2. Zach Haefner (L), 135-10; 3. Alex Heiser (L), 135-00; Long jump: 1. Zach Stopper (L), 20-4; 2. Eli Morrison (CC), 17-7; 3. Ian Huntington (CC), 16-11; Shot: 1. Alexx Eveland (CC), 40-0; 2. Ian Wimer (L), 37-10; 3. Cooper Lytle (L), 35-8.5; High jump: 1. Jared Verse (CC), 5-8; 2. Tyler Hertwig (L), 5-6; 3. Nathan Snyder (CC) 5-4; Pole vault: 1. Nate Burke (CC), 12-00; 2. Hunter Valles (CC), 11-06; 3. Gabriel Waltman (CC), 10-6; Triple: 1. Rohin Sagar (L), 36-10; 2. Nathan Snyder (CC), 36-02; 3. Benjamin Robins (L), 35-03. 

 

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Brett Crossley has been covering sports in the area for more than a decade. Through that work he has built close community relationships with athletes, coaches, and athletic directors. In 2013 and 2015 he won Keystone Press Awards for Sports Story of the Year. He has worked as a photographer, columnist, beat writer, and sports editor.

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