High School Sports

Hoaglund leads way for Bellefonte track & field

Anya Hoaglund had a pair of second-place finishes, and Dion Furfaro had a runner-up result of his own, to highlight Bellefonte’s performance at the 32nd annual Christopher Newport University Captain’s Classic track and field meet on Friday and Saturday.

Competing in less than ideal conditions with wind and rain, pole vault and boys’ high jump events were not held because of the poor weather.

In the Blue Division, Hoaglund posted her second-place results in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs with times of 5:39.55 and 12:12.90, respectively. She also joined Jessica Book, Madeline Durn and Samantha McCarthy for a third-place result in 10:25.41 in the 3,200 relay.

Book also took third in the 800 in 2:45.86.

Furfaro earned his second-place finish in the triple jump with a best effort of 35 feet, 9 inches.

Other top-five finishes came from Bryce Steiner (300 hurdles, fifth, 44.98; and long jump, fifth, 17-5 1/4), Noah Gaus (shot put, fifth, 35-5), Madison Marucci (shot put, fourth, 29-4 1/2) and Olivia Spratt (high jump, fifth, 4-8).

As a team, the Red Raiders were sixth on the girls’ side and seventh on the boys’ side.