You might say the Pittston Area girls track and field team is a bit greedy. But greedy is a good thing.
The Patriots continued their hot start to the 2014 season with a convincing 123-27 win over Crestwood Monday to move to 3-0 on the season. But most impressive was how they did it.
Pittston Area won every track event, and dropped just two field events en route to the win. But it doesn’t end there. The Patriots swept seven of the 18 events.
Maddy Mimnaugh was a triple winner in the 3,200 relay, the 1,600 and the 800. Taylor Powers ran a 12.9 in the 100 and a 28.5 in the 200, while anchoring the 400 relay to a win. Olivia Giambra took first in the long jump and triple jump.
Pittston Area 96
The Pittston Area boys track and field team was just as convincing on Monday against Crestwood to move to 2-1 on the season.
The Patriots came away with a 96-53 win over the Comets thanks to some strong running and throwing events.
Mike Havrilla was the top scorer for Pittston Area with wins in the 3,200 relay, the 1,600 and the 3,200 runs. Colin Tracy swept the hurdle events.
The locals also swept the throwing events. John Poli led a sweep in the shot put by tossing a 44-11. He was also a winner in the discus with a throw of 122-6.
Pittston Area 3
Pittston Area convincingly swept singles play in a 3-2 win over Tunkhannock Monday.
Twin brothers Trent and Tyler Woodruff, playing No. 1 and No. 2 for the Patriots, dropped just one point combined to take down the top two Tunkhannock players.Tretn defeated Tony Shao 6-0, 6-1, while Tyler was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Dan Greenip.
Terry Briggs took a 6-1, 6-0 win over Nate Underwood.
Wyoming Area 2
Wyoming Area’s Nick Leon picked up the only singles win for the Warriors in a 3-2 loss to Crestwood.
Robby Keenan and Robbie Shovelin each picked up wins in singles to help Crestwood earn the close win over Wyoming Area.
The team of Chris Fazzini and Christian Malkemes earned a win in doubles for the Comets.
The Warriors doubles team of Aaron Carter and Tom Rose won in doubles over Crestwood’s John Andrews and David Madl 7-5, 6-2.