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Counting Down 15 Top HS Sports Stories from EYT Media Area: No. 3 Brookville’s Record-setting 4×100 Relay Team

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

Posted by Chris Rossetti

Dworek and Thursh 4x100CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports) – Over the next few weeks we will take a look at the Top 15 stories to impact the EYT Media coverage area (exploreClarion.com, exploreVenango.com, exploreJeffersonpa.com.)

(Photo: Bryan Dworek takes the baton from Ian Thrush. The duo made up half of Brookville’s 4×100-meter record-setting relay team. Photo by Rich Rhoades)

NO. 3 – BROOKVILLE’S RECORD-SETTING 4×100-METER BOYS’ RELAY TEAM

Every once in awhile, something so special happens within another event that it gets its own recognition outside of the original event.

That is the case with the Brookville 4×100-meter boys’ relay team.

Just a couple of days ago, Brookville finishing second at the PIAA Class 2A track and field championship was featured, and in that story, the 4×100-meter relay team was mentioned.

But a mere mention doesn’t do justice to this group of four runners – Jack Krug, Cabe Park, Bryan Dworek and Ian Thrush.

Going into the season, the foursome knew it had a special group, and it didn’t take long to show what kind of a group it was setting the school and track record during the Brookville Invite in mid-April in a blistering time of 42.18, which was good enough to be the fastest time in Pennsylvania heading into the District 9 meet.

But that wasn’t good enough for this group.

They set the District 9 record while blowing away the competition at the D9 meet winning in a time of 42.02, over two seconds faster than second-place Elk County Catholic and over a half-second faster than the mark set by Clarion in 2001 (42.62).

At the PIAA meet, Brookville entered the finals with the top semifinal time of 42.54 and then nearly equaled its D9 record by running 42.04 in the finals. The Raiders had to settle for second place when Motivation out of Philadelphia ran a sub-42 winning the race in 41.98. But Brookville beat out Aliquippa, which took third in a time of 42.91.

The records set by Brookville in 2019 may not be touched in District 9 or at the school for a very long time.

TOP 15 EYT MEDIA SPORTS STORIES FROM 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

3. Brookville’s Record-Setting 4×100-meter Relay Team
4. DCC Softball Reaches PIAA Title Game
5. Brookville Boys’ Track Finishes Second in the State
6. Oil City Wins First District 10 Football Crown Since 1998
7. Clarion/C-L Combine Football Programs
8. Curwensville Head Coach Andy Evanko Passes Away
9. Newcomb Sets D9’s Single-Season Rushing Mark
10. Franklin Baseball Wins D10 Title, Advances to PIAA Semifinals
11. Young Clearfield Softball Team Reaches PIAA Semifinals
12. Cranberry Softball Goes to PIAA Semifinals
13. A-C Valley Girls’ Basketball Wins KSAC Title; Advances to PIAA Quarterfinals
14. Oil City’s Emma Stevenson wins 1,600-meter run at District 10 championship
15. Clarion Volleyball Wins D9 Title Advances to PIAA Quarterfinals


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