Wickham leads boys
Despite only one win in dual meets this season, the Meadville boys track and field team has a few competitors who can make some noise in their individual events. One in particular is senior Tyler Wickham.
“I would expect him to medal,” Roznowski said. “If there is nobody from the south, it is between him and Josh Daniels from Corry in the discus.”
Wickham is seeded second behind Daniels in the discus with a mark of 144-2. Daniels’ mark is 147-3.
In his last meet before districts, Wickham took first place in the discus with a throw of 132-6. He also took second in the shot put (39-4) and third in the javelin (81-10).
Wickham placed eighth in last year’s D-10 meet in the shot put with a throw of 40-3.
The Bulldogs will also look to better their seventh-place finish in last year’s 3,200-meter relay. Louis McUmber, Matt Svetz, Matt Pendolino and Nathan Lindeman are seeded eighth in this year’s event.
Svetz will also compete in the 3,200-meter race, while Lindeman will try to place in the 800-meter dash.
Dan Gawne and Aarick Myers will both make a run in the pole vault. They are seeded seventh and ninth, respectively.
“They are both at 11 feet,” Roznowski said. “This is the first time that I can remember having two boys in the same event. It feels pretty nice.”
Rounding out the Bulldogs’ competitors will be the 400x100-meter relay team. Ke’lletti Arnold, Vince Paczkoskie and Alex Parker are a lock for three of the spots.
Roznowski is still deciding whether Matt Neubert, John O’Laughlin or Brandon Grove would solidify the final spot.