Sheffield's Dylan Hardwick comes down the final stretch on his way to the NTL Title in the 800. Photo courtesy Jason Snell.

Hardwick Wins 800 Title as Sheffield Boys Take 2nd at NTL Championships

May 12, 2024

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Dylan Hardwick won the 800, and all three Sheffield boys’ relays finished second as the Wolverines finished second at the North Tier League Championships Friday at CARP Park.

See the complete results.

Port Allegany won the boys’ team title with 138 points. Sheffield finished with 98 points and Coudersport was third with 83 points.

“You watch all these athletes work so hard from a young age and grow year after year,” Sheffield coach Jason Snell said. “The efforts and results from tonight make your heart happy and make you fully aware that all of their hard work and all of your coaches, and your own hard work is all worth it when you have evenings like tonight!”

Hardwick was seeded second in the 800 (2:08.59) and set a PR with his winning time.

“That was such an exciting race,” Snell said. “Such a great moment when you see a hardworking senior pull off a huge goal and at the NTL Championships of all places! Very proud of Dylan!”

Hardwick finished sixth in the high jump as well.

“Dylan just tried high jump a couple of weeks ago,” Snell said. “He is obviously one of those amazing athletes you could throw in pretty much anywhere and he would place. He is definitely our Jim Thorpe!”

Hardwick was also part of the 1600, with Colby Barr, Christopher Joblon, and Austin Fiscus, and 3200, with Joblon, Alex Eaton, and Chase Kyler, relays that finished second. The 400 relay of Alex Marfink, Chase Fetzeck, Isaac Hammerbeck, and Barr also finished second.

Barr took third in both the 100 (12.33) and the 400 (57.15). Will Zdarko finished fifth in the 200 (26.23). Eaton was fifth in both the 1600 (5:16.09) and 3200 (11:26.94) setting PRs in both events.

Marfink was second in the 110 hurdles (19.76), while Isaac Hamerbeck was third (20.31) and Chase Fetzeck was fourth (20.33).

Hammerbeck and Fetzeck finished second (48.36) and third (48.91), respectively, in the 300 hurdles.

Aamond Bowman placed in all three jumping events as he finished sixth in the long jump (17’ 3.5”), fifth in the triple jump (37’ 6.5”), and fifth in the high jump (5’).

“The boys’ night of place Winners went even better than expected,” Snell said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way most of our kids ended the season, especially our seniors who competed for the last time!”

For the Ladies, the 3200 team of Madison Snell, Katie Finch, Chloe Robinson, and Kayle Bell finished fourth, while the 400 team of Kayle Bell, Sarah Hoffman, Katie Finch, and Madison Snell took fifth.

Sarah Hoffman took second in the 100 hurdles (18.10) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (54.54). She also ran a season-best 29.78 to finish third in the 200. Madison Snell finished fourth in the 100 (14.20)

In the field, Emily Foster took second in the high jump (4’11”) and was fifth in the shot put (29’ 8.5”). Emma Roell was third in the discus (89’ 10”). Emily Davidson finished sixth in the javelin (84’ 1”).

“We will have a large list of participants to announce this week and hope for even bigger and better results still to come on the big districts stage,” Snell said. “It was a proud night to be a Wolverine!”

The Wolverines will next compete at the District 9 Championships on Friday, May 17, at Brookville High School. Action begins at 1 p.m.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Subscribe to our newsletter

White Cane Coffee presents Coffee & a Conversation

Don't Miss