Girls track and field all-stars

Jade Fry -
Ashley Blannard | Valley West Track -
Jace Garnick -

Giavanna Innamorati - -

Dallas speedster Sam Mazula won four District 2 Class 3A medals and led the Mountaineers to a first place finish in the WVC Division 1 and to second place in the district championships. - - Times Leader file photo
Jace Garnick was a driving force behind Lake-Lehman’s second straight PIAA medal in the 3,200 relay and for a Black Knights team that won a second consecutive WVC Division 2 championship. - - Times Leader file photo
Amiah Lukowski - - Times Leader file photo
Abby Korba - - Times Leader file photo
Abby Norwillo - - Times Leader file photo
Sarah Salus - - Times Leader file photo
Shelby Stackhouse - - Times Leader file photo
Lindsey Williams - - Times Leader file photo
Nicole Zambetti - - Times Leader file photo
Abby Zolner - - Times Leader file photo
John Sobocinski - - Times Leader file photo

ASHLEY BLANNARD

Sr., Valley West

Long jump

Blannard gave a boost to the Spartans as one of the WVC’s premier jumpers. She won District 2 Class 3A gold medals in both the long jump and the triple jump and competed in both at the PIAA Championships. She just missed the medal stand while finishing ninth in the state long jump and placed among the top 16 in triple jump.

JADE FRY

Sr., Lake-Lehman

1,600 run

Fry finished up a fantastic senior season with a trio of District 2 Class 2A medals after leading the Black Knights to the WVC Division 2 championship and a third-place district finish. She captured bronze medals in the district 1,600 and 3,200 runs and was part of the 3,200 relay team that won districts and won a medal at states for a second straight year by finishing sixth. Fry also fueled the Black Knights’ unbeaten regular season.

JACE GARNICK

Sr., Lake-Lehman

400 dash

After missing some time with a double ear infection during Lehman’s WVC championship season, Garnick finished her Black Knights career with a flourish while picking up four district medals. She won bronze in the 400 dash and as part of the 1,600 relay, placed sixth in the 800 run and was a driving force behind the 3,200 relay that won gold at districts and took a sixth-place PIAA medal. She was also a key part of Lehman’s WVC Division 2 title run

GIAVANNA INNAMORATI

Fr., Pittston Area

100 hurdles

In her rookie season, Innamorati flashed through the hurdles events while becoming an immediate force for the Patriots. She sped to a Class 3A silver medal in the District 2 100 hurdles and proved a strong force as a hurdler throughout the WVC season while helping the Patriots earn a second-place league finish.

ABBY KORBA

So., Hanover Area

Triple jump

After a slow start to the season, Korba came on strong at the end to capture a gold and silver medal in the District 2 Class 2A field. She won the district triple jump and took second place in long jump. In her first appearance at the PIAA Championships, Korba finished 17th in triple jump.

KETURAH LEGETTE

Jr., Hazleton Area

Shot put

LeGette made her mark by securing a silver medal in the District 2 Class 3A championships with a toss of 39-8 to earn a spot in the PIAA Championships. She just missed the state medal stand after placing ninth in the field.

AMIAH LUKOWSKI

Jr., Nanticoke Area

200 dash

As the District 2 championships, Lukowski proved as strong as silver. She finished second in the 100 and 200 dashes, long jump and triple jump to cement her reputation as one of the fastest runners and best jumpers in Class 3A while providing the Trojanettes with what is believed to be their first day of four silver medals by the same girl at districts.

SAM MAZULA

Sr., Dallas

100 dash

Mazula was magical in her final season, leading the Mountaineers to the WVC Division 1 championship and helping Dallas earn a second-place District 2 Class 3A finish by winning medals in four events. She earned a bronze in the 100 dash, a silver as part of the 400 relay team and finished in fourth place in the 200 dash and as part of the 1,600 relay.

ABBY NORWILLO

Sr., Pittston Area

Pole vault

The Patriots star won her first District 2 Class 3A gold medal by clearing 12 feet, then captured her second consecutive state silver medal at the PIAA Championships by going 12-6. The Penn-bound performer also finished fifth at the Penn Relays for her second consecutive top-five finish in that event, and produced key points as a jumper and relay runner for Pittston Area.

SARAH SALUS

So., Lake-Lehman

Javelin

The second-year thrower won the District 2 Class 2A javelin gold medal after picking up key points while helping the Black Knights capture the WVC Division 2 title during the regular season. She made a significant jump in her first PIAA championships, where she was seeded No. 24 and wound up 11th.

SHELBY STACKHOUSE

Sr., Wyoming Area

High jump

After setting a Wyoming Area school record with a leap of 5-2 during the regular season, Stackhouse out-did that by clearing 5-3 to win the District 2 Class 3A title. She also took a fourth-place district medal in the 100 hurdles and finished tied for 12th in the PIAA high jump. Her career also included a school record in the pole vault.

LINDSEY WILLIAMS

Sr., Holy Redeemer

3,200 run

The highly-respected miler wrapped up her illustrious career by once again going the distance to pick up a pair of District 2 Class 2A medals while helping the Royals to a second-place team finish. Williams placed sixth in the 1,600 run and finished fourth in the 3,200.

NICOLE ZAMBETTI

So., Pittston Area

800 run

Zambetti collected a cluster of district medals while helping the Patriots finish fourth at the District 2 Class 3A championships. She finished fourth as part of the 3,200 relay team, placed fifth in both the 800 and 1,600 runs and took sixth on the 1,600 relay.

ABBY ZOLNER

Sr., Dallas

300 hurdles

The swimming star made it to states as a hurdler in her final try at Dallas, grabbing a gold medal in the District 2 Class 3A 300 hurdles championships before heading to states in her second sport. Zolner also finished fifth in the 100 hurdles at districts and ran on the fourth-place 1,600 relay team while becoming a main key to the Mountaineers’ runner-up finish. She was also a key component to Dallas’ WVC Division 1 championship.

JOHN SOBOCINSKI

Lake-Lehman

Coach of the Year

Like his talented crew of distance runners, Sobocinski never stopped working. He overcame injuries and absences throughout the season by developing depth and versatility which led to Lehman’s 7-0 season. The Black Knights upended Berwick for the WVC Division 2 title after both teams finished in a tie for the championship last year. And when the postseason rolled around, the Black Knights were ready — shrugging off some difficult weather that limited teams through mid-season. Lehman finished third in the District 2 Class 2A standings with two gold medals, and their 3,200 relay team placed at states for the second straight season.

SECOND TEAM

Name`Grade`School`Event

Ashton Ashby`Sr`Pittston Area`high jump

Le’June Berry`Jr`Coughlin`triple jump

Paige Bonin`Sr`Hazleton Area`javelin

Isabella Colyer`Fr`Hazleton Area`100 hurdles

Caton Fahey`So`Holy Redeemer`300 hurdles

Emma Fortune`Jr`Coughlin`1,600 run

Kaitlyn Hodakowski`Fr`Dallas`3,200 run

Nicole Kerestes`Sr`Holy Redeemer`long jump

Amber Koshinski`So`Berwick`100 dash

Alicia Langan`Sr`Dallas`discus

Melissa Leonard`So`Dallas`800 run

Charity McLeod`Sr`Pittston Area`400 dash

Madelyn Resciniti`Jr`Wyoming Area`shot put

Miya Roman`Jr`Northwest`200 dash

Andrea Shipton`Sr`Crestwood`pole vault

Jade Fry
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Ashley Blannard | Valley West Track
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Jace Garnick
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Giavanna Innamorati

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Giavanna Innamorati

Dallas speedster Sam Mazula won four District 2 Class 3A medals and led the Mountaineers to a first place finish in the WVC Division 1 and to second place in the district championships.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL041918TRKWVW-Dallas_3-1.jpgDallas speedster Sam Mazula won four District 2 Class 3A medals and led the Mountaineers to a first place finish in the WVC Division 1 and to second place in the district championships. Times Leader file photo

Jace Garnick was a driving force behind Lake-Lehman’s second straight PIAA medal in the 3,200 relay and for a Black Knights team that won a second consecutive WVC Division 2 championship.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL051818D2-2ATrack_2-1.jpgJace Garnick was a driving force behind Lake-Lehman’s second straight PIAA medal in the 3,200 relay and for a Black Knights team that won a second consecutive WVC Division 2 championship. Times Leader file photo

Amiah Lukowski
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Abby Korba
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Abby Norwillo
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Sarah Salus
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Shelby Stackhouse
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Lindsey Williams
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Nicole Zambetti
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Abby Zolner
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John Sobocinski
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Pittston Area’s Abby Norwillo won her first District 2 Class 3A pole vault title and finished with her second straight state silver medal.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL051518D2-3A-Track_1-1.jpgPittston Area’s Abby Norwillo won her first District 2 Class 3A pole vault title and finished with her second straight state silver medal. Times Leader file photo