BELLWOOD – The Bedford track and field teams placed in the top three as a team and each won two events at the Bellwood-Antis Track and Field Invitational, Monday.
The rainy weather played a factor in the meet as the boys’ pole vault was cancelled due to the weather. Tussey Mountain’s David Smith was the top seed.
The Bedford boys’ team was second in the team standings behind Central Cambria. The Bisons won two events with the 400 relay team of Mark Zimmerman, Ethan Weber, Justin Arnold, and Nate Wracher capturing the event as well as Elijah Cook winning the javelin.
Other finishers in the top three were: Wracher (third in the 200); Nate Scritchfield (third in the 3200); Braden Ford (second in the 300 hurdles); Zimmerman (third in the long and triple jumps); and Zack Vent (third in the shot put).
Tussey Mountain’s boys were 11th in the team standings. The Titans’ top finishers was Chad Morningstar, who was third in the shot put and Collin Gillis who was fifth in the 100.
The Bedford girls were third overall behind Tyrone and Central Cambria.
Grace Sarver won both the 100 and 200, and Sarver was also on the 400 and 1600 relay teams that were second. The other members of the 400 relay team were Autumn Becker, Macy White, and Ava Sipes, while the other 1600 relay members were Becker, Meah Eshelman, and Natalie Lippincott.
Other Bedford athletes that placed in the top three were Lippincott (third in the 800); Jessica Dibert (second in the 3200); Becker (third in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles); 3200 relay team (third); and Jaelyn Edwards (third in long jump).
Tussey Mountain was 10th in the team standings. The top finishing Lady Titan was Brooke Horton, who was tied for second in the pole vault. Meghan Molosky was fourth in the 100 and 200, Karlee Horton was fourth in the 400, and the Tussey 400 relay was fourth.
Bedford will host Forest Hills on Wednesday, while Tussey Mountain hosted Everett, Northern Bedford, and West Branch on Tuesday.