Sheffield Wraps Up 2024 Season at District 9 Track and Field Championships

May 19, 2024

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – The Sheffield High School track and field teams wrapped up their 2024 season at the District 9 championships from rainy Brookville on Friday.

“Our season may have come to a close on yet another rainy, cold, and dreary evening (one of many this year), but our little school was represented very well on the big District 9 platform,” said Sheffield coach Jason Snell. “If you go to the PIAA Championships next week, you will see how many District 9 kids will place. You can’t even comprehend the amount or level of talent our area puts out year after year. For our team to have so many underclassmen make it to this event to compete with the best says a lot. It will get them the experience and knowledge of what to expect and what work needs done to return and get on the podium in the future. For our seniors who competed in their last districts, Emily, Dylan, Christopher, Chase, Alex, and Trenton, they will be missed dearly, They are a huge reason that Sheffield track and field has become as successful as it has in recent years.”

For the girls, senior Emily Foster led the way with a third-place finish in the high jump, clearing 4-10.

Also for the girls, Sarah Hoffman was ninth in the 100 hurdles (17.80), Madison Snell 13th in the 100 (14.06) and the 4×100 relay team of Hoffman, Snell, Raelyn Wightman and Kaitlyn Finch were 15th (57.00).

Hoffman was also 14th in the 300 hurdles (53.77) and Snell 15th in the shot put (28-3).

“Emily Foster may have just missed the second-place nod to send her back to states for a third time, but there is absolutely nothing to be disappointed about with her high school career. It was one of pure dominance. The injuries and setbacks may have been frustrating for her, but I believe that adversity is only going to help her at the next level.”

For the boys, Colby Barr was 14th in the 100 (12.35) and 16th in the 400 (57.69), Dylan Hardwick 10th in the 800 (2:08.68), Alex Marfink 14th in the 110 hurdles (20.93) and Isaac Hammberbeck (48.15) 13th and Chase Fetzeck (49.16) 14th in the 300 hurdles.

The 4×800 team Hardwick, Marc Lewis, Alex Eaton and Chase Kyler was eighth (9:09.02), the 4×100 relay team of Marfink, Fetzeck, Hammerbeck and Barr was 14th (48.56) and the 4×400 relay team of Lewis, Chris Joblon, Barr and Hardwick 11th (3:59.51).

“These kids are surrounded by so many great coaches,” Snell said. “From the distance to the relays, to the hurdles, to the sprints, to the field, all ofl these kids are flooded with coaches who care, believe in their athletes, and battle the adversity by their side. There are more than just student athletes’ hearts hurting to see the season come to a close. But that’s what it’s all about. Relationships, fun, hard work, rewards, and most importantly memories, life lasting memories. These amazing kids and coaches have filled so many pages in the scrapbook of life. The Wolverines will be back and fight harder than ever in 2025.”

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