The Bradford girls track and field team honored its nine seniors by defeating Punxsutawney, 97-53, Tuesday at Parkway Field.

Tuesday’s meet was Bradford’s last of the season, and the Owls went out in style, landing a quadruple winner, four triple winners and three double winners. They swept the relays and won all but four events, competing confidently 10 days before the District 9 meet.

“This was our best all-around meet of the year with many personal bests,” Bradford coach Larry Stillman said. “It was a nice way to finish the dual meet season and send our seniors off with a win in their last home meet.”

Abbigail Schleicher quadrupled for the Lady Owls, sweeping the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes while running a leg on the 1600 relay. Emma Swanson, a triple winner, joined Schleicher on the 1600 relay while also running in the 400 relay and winning the 300 hurdles.

Abbie Nuzzo tripled for Bradford, winning the pole vault, high jump and long jump. Korie Dixon won the 800 in addition to her legs of the 1600 and 3200 relays, earning three wins.

Bella Prince (400 relay, 3200 relay) and Alexia Corignani (100 hurdles, 400 relay) each doubled for the Lady Owls, while Sophia Asp added a win in shot put.

“Our 1600 relay really looked good with an outstanding time,” Stillman said. “Our throwers also showed improvement in every event.”

During the meet, Bradford honored its nine seniors: Miller, Nuzzo, Lanie Allen, Maddie Emerson, Jessica Fox, Haley Hallock, Jesse Kerr, Kara Longo and Emily Prince. The Lady Owls will prepare for the May 20 district meet at Brookville.

“They’re a great group that has been a pleasure to coach,” Stillman said. “Everything matters (at districts), so we want to fine-tune every event. Then it’s just about going down there and competing.”

AT BRADFORD100: Schleicher (B) :13.14, 200: Schleicher (B) :26.94, 400: Schleicher (B) 1:01.24, 800: Dixon (B) 2:30, 1,600: McMahon (P) 5:42, 3,200: Poole (P) 13:01, 400 relay: Bradford (Little, Swanson, Prince, Corignani) :51.84, 1,600 relay: Bradford (Swanson, Miller, Dixon, Schleicher) 4:23, 3,200 relay: Bradford (Taylor, Miller, Prince, Dixon) 100 hurdles: Corignani (B) :16.24, 300 hurdles: Swanson (B) :50.84, long jump: Nuzzo (B) 15-11.5, triple jump: Nuzzo (B) 32-1, high jump: Hanley (P) 4-10, shot put: Asp (B) 33-3, discus: Grusy (P) 96-0, pole vault: Nuzzo (B) 8-6, javelin: Grusky (P) 109-2

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