WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Sheffield’s junior high track and field teams closed out the season on a high note, capturing nine titles, and more than two dozen top-three finishes, at the 2023 Moniteau Junior High School Invitational.
The Wolverines had a 12-1 regular season record and closed out the year with a banner day at Moniteau.
“When you are having great success at both the Junior High Levels and the Varsity Level, the proof is in the pudding for an incredible future,” Sheffield coach Jason Snell said. “Some of these Junior High Kids are running better times than our varsity kids. To say we are excited for the future of Wolverine Track and Field is a huge understatement!”
The nine first-place finishers were the boys 4×800 relay (James Chapman, Reilly Morgan, Travis Childress, and Carter Campbell), the boys 4×100 relay (Landen Faul, Chase Fetzeck, Michael Knapp, and John Whipple), the girls 4×100 relay (Tymber Barr, Kaelon Connolly, Raelyn Wightman, and Madison Snell), Connolly in the 200, Reed Grubbs in the 400, Morgan in the 3200, Fetzeck in the 300 hurdles, and Madison Snell in the shot put and discus.
Earning second-place were the girls 4×800 relay (Bella Campbell, Peyton Heeter, Eli Retterer, and Kaitlyn Finch), the boys 4×400 relay (Grubbs, Campbell, Fetzeck, and Knapp), Whipple in the 100, Snell in the 100, Whipple in the 200, Campbell in the 3200, Childress in the 3200, Fetzeck in the 110 hurdles, and Quinn Winslow in the discus.
Finishing third were James Wagner (200), Morgan (800), Heeter (1600), Campbell (100, 300 hurdles, javelin), Chapman (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Chloe Robinson (high jump), Grubbs (long jump), Connolly (long jump), and Viola Anderson (javelin).
“Having those results at any point of the season is so wonderful, but ending the season that way was such a extraordinary feeling for all athletes and coaches involved and does so much for confidence, excitement, and motivation for next year,” Jason Snell said.