TUESDAY, April 13, 2021
ALTOONA-MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK
BUFFALO – Members of the Altoona-Midway Middle School track team came away with several nice individual performances as the Jets hosted their A-M Middle School Invitational here Monday afternoon.
Emmalynn Pupanek placed in four separate events for the Lady Jets, including first place in the 400 meters to claim the lone gold medal for AMMS. William Stackhouse and Kage Beck each placed in three events for the Jets, while Eryn Tiger and Chantal Morales tallied points in two events while Braxton Wittlake and Kyler Nalley also placed for the home squad.
“Once again, I was proud of how our athletes performed,” said AMMS track coach Chary Weilert. “Last night, every one of our A-M athletes had at least one PR (personal record) in an event.
“Their times and distances are improving despite the cold, windy weather, so I can’t wait to see what the warmer weather will bring,” Weilert added. “We are focusing on improving at each meet with the goal of having our best performances at the league meet in May.”
Cherryvale and Oswego split the four team titles at the invitational. The Chargers topped the 8th grade boys and 7th grade girls team standings, while Oswego claimed top honors for 8th grade girls and 7th grade boys. Altoona-Midway finished fourth in 8th grade boys, sixth in 7th grade boys, seventh in 8th grade girls, and eighth in 7th grade girls.
Pupanek crossed the finish line in 1:13 to capture the gold medal in the 8th grade girls 400. She also placed second in the 1600 run (7:12), third in the high jump (4-0) and fifth in the long jump (11-4).
Stackhouse was second in the boys’ 8th grade 200 meters (29.78), fourth in the high jump (4-2), and fifth in the 100 (14.41).
The other five Jets placing were all 7th graders.
Beck led the way for the younger Jets, getting second in the high jump (4-4), fourth the 400 (1:19), and sixth in the long jump (11-0); while Nalley grabbed third in the discus (59-7) and Wittlake was fourth in the shot put (25-10).
For the girls, Morales had a pair of fifth place finishes in the 100 (15.85) and discus (51-0), while Tiger placed fifth in the shot put (21-0) and sixth in the discus (48-3).