Records are meant to be broken, even if they are your own. For Salisbury senior Lindsay Bauer, she now owns two Colonial League Meet records.
Bauer’s record-setting championship meet began on Tuesday when she broke the meet record in the high jump, a record she had already set in each of the two previous years. She jumped 18-5 3/4 on this year’s Day 1 at Whitehall High School’s Zephyrs Sports Complex to break her previous mark by half of an inch.
During the Great California Gold Rush, the saying “Gold or bust” became the battle cry of many pioneers. Who knew that almost 170 years later two cousins from Salisbury would pick up the same cry for their trip to the PIAA Tennis Tournament.
The Colonial League Track and Field Championships were held last week at Whitehall High School.
The following are the top three finishers along with other Salisbury and Northwetsern finishers.
(top three finishers; other local finishers)
100 – 1. Michael Creighton (Pali) 11.27, 2. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 11.36, 3. Job Goodman (Wil) 11.41, 8. Eric Frankenfield (Sal) 11.67, 19. Dylan Frantz (NW) 12.22, 25. Adam Smith (Sal) 12.34;
There was plenty of drama and excitement during the first two matchups between Northwestern and Salisbury.
Neither team got on the scoreboard until the seventh inning in the first game back on April 13, one in which Salisbury got a walkoff 1-0 win. Northwestern got revenge with a walkoff victory last Monday in their second regular-season meeting.
There wouldn’t be any of that drama in the all-important third meeting. Northwestern jumped ahead 3-0 during Saturday’s Colonial League quarterfinal game at Pates Park and picked up the 5-2 victory.
Jack Reichenbach got his first taste of the postseason track and field atmosphere last year as a freshman at Notre Dame (Green Pond). But that trip came and went without Reichenbach gaining a medal to show for his accomplishments.
This year, however, he walked away from Whitehall High School with some hardware.
Reichenbach earned two medals during Tuesday and Wednesday’s Colonial League Track and Field Championships at Zephyrs Sports Complex. Both of those medals—a silver in the long jump and bronze in the high jump—came on Day 2 of competition.
The 2016 Carpenter Cup Classic, a 16-team tri-state all-star high school baseball tournament, is scheduled to start in just a few weeks. Tryouts for the Lehigh Valley team will be held on May 15, 22 and 29 at DeSales University from 9 a.m. - noon. The information meeting will also be held at DeSales on May 12 at 8:30 p.m. for interested players. Rain date for any canceled practices will be on May 30.
The Colonial League recently released it’s fifth installment of the league’s top track and field performers for the 2016 season.
A few Salisbury athletes are at or near the top of the standings in their events.
This week marks the end of the regular season. The league championship meet is slated for Tuesday, May 10-Wednesday, May 11 at Whitehall High School. District 11 Championships will be one week later.
The following is a list of the top five athletes in each event as well as the top Salisbury athlete in each event, including results through last Tuesday’s meets.
Qualifying for the district tournament might have seemed like a long shot just a coupe of weeks ago. Now, Salisbury entered this week just a win away from qualifying for the postseason.
The Falcons continued their hot streak with an 8-4 nonleague victory over Eastern Pennsylvania Conference foe Whitehall on Saturday afternoon. It was Salisbury’s (7-6) seventh straight win, which includes five in a row in the Colonial League.
The last time Salisbury and Palmerton faced each other, the Lady Falcons exploded for 13 runs in a dominant showing of Colonial League West Division foes.
The rematch saw those same Lady Falcons fail to score a run and manage just one hit for much of Monday’s game. Palmerton, who is now tied with Salisbury at 9-5 in the Colonial League, got a complete game, 12-strikeout performance from starting pitcher Reese Dugan that led the Blue Bombers to a 2-0 victory at Pates Park.
Her landing wasn’t the best. The rain just started to pick up more heavily prior to her final jump. And she just watched a Stroudsburg jumper tie her mark at 37-9 just before her final attempt.
Everything seemed to be stacked against Salisbury’s Lindsay Bauer as she approached the runway for her final leap in the triple jump during Friday’s Allentown School District Track and Field Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium.
None of that seemed to matter.