Meadville Tribune


May 7, 2013

TRACK AND FIELD: MASH’s Paczkoskie snags win, prom date

MEADVILLE — Both outcomes were uncertain. But both ended up going Vince Paczkoskie’s way during the Meadville track and field team’s meet against Franklin on Tuesday at the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex.

First he got a date for prom. Then he won a race.

“Great day,” said the junior.

It was early in the meet when Paczkoskie met teammate Chloe Boughton at the finish line of the girls’ 1,600-meter run with a posterboard sign that read, “Prom????”

Bent over, catching her breath, Boughton answered with an exhausted, “Sure.”

“I was nervous at first,” Paczkoskie said. “But I was glad I did it in the end.”

A little later in the day, Paczkoskie grabbed himself another exciting win when he edged Franklin’s Daniel Crockette in the 200-meter dash by way of a photo finish.

It looked as if Paczkoskie had won the race. But when the initial times were reported to the runners it was Crockette in first by a fraction of a second.

The camera was checked just to be on the safe side. Sure enough, it was Paczkoskie by a hair. His time was 24.5. Crockette’s was 24.6.

“Vince got past him by eight one-thousandths of a second,” said Meadville head coach Carl Roznowski. “That’s amazing.”

Said Paczkoskie, “I was really happy. I was really excited after I heard that time. It was my best all year.”

Paczkoskie also ran the lead lap on Meadville’s 400-meter relay team. Followed by John O’Laughlin, William Grove and Alex Parker, the squad finished the quarter mile in first place in 48.9.

“It was a good day,” said Paczkoskie.

Girls get a win

Paczkoskie wasn’t the only Bulldog have a good day on Tuesday. The girls team earned its second dual meet win of the season, defeating the Knights 89-60.

Jordan Lynn earned quite a few of those points for the Lady Bulldogs (2-3, 2-3 Region 3), coming in first in the 100-meter hurdles (17.31 seconds) and 300 hurdles (53.0) while helping out on the Lady ’Dogs’ victory in the 1,600 relay.

Samantha Whitney also had a productive meet for Meadville, winning both distance events. She was fastest in the 1,600 (6:13) as well as an uncontested 3,200 (13:37), which involved just her and teammate Libby Volna covering the distance at a leisurely pace.

Paige Whitney grabbed a win in the 400 (1:04.80) and ran legs in the 3,200 relay and 1,600 relay. The 3,200, which also included Franki Mullen, Volna and Abbey Peters, won in 11:47. The 1,600 relay team, which included Lynn, Ellen Mook and Mullen, was first in 4:34.

Peters added an individual first in the 800 with a time of 2:41. And Heather Sternby claimed the fastest time in the 100 (12.7).

In the field events, Fiona Mosely had the top toss in the discus (95 feet, 3 inches), she also added a second-place finish in the shot put. And Kaitlyn Newman had the best throw in the javelin with a distance of 104-5.

Boys come close

The Meadville boys nearly earned their first victory of the season. But Franklin held off the Bulldogs, winning the meet 84-66.

Tyler Wickham picked up a slew of points for the Bulldogs (0-5, 0-5), taking first place in both the discus (128-1) and shot put (39-9).

Alex Parker added an individual victory in the 100-meter dash (11.7).

Nathan Lindeman and Matt Svetz both grabbed an individual win while helping out in a relay. Lindeman won the 1,600 in 5:08 and Svetz was first in the 3,200 in 10:59. Both runners — along with Louis McUmber and Matt Pendolino — had laps in the ’Dogs’ victorious run in the 3,200 relay, finishing in 9:16.

Also getting a win for Meadville was Dan Gawne, who was first in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet.

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