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Raider track teams have good nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2020 at 8:54 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Among the Barker track teams returnees are, in front, Zach Lawson and Josh Weakland. In back are Haleigh Mason, Serena Harris and Bailey Sutch.

The Barker boys squad, which went 3-3 in Niagara-Orleans League competition last year, and the girls team, which went 2-4, both return a good nucleus.

Seniors Josh Weakland (2nd in High Jump, 4th in 110 Hurdles and 5th in 100 at the All-League meet) and Zach Lawson (5th in Pole Vault and 6th in 400) along with sophomore Jacob Cirillo (2nd Pole Vault, 6th 110 Hurdles) help to anchor the boys team.

The Lady Raiders are led by seniors Bailey Sutch (2nd High Jump, 3rd in 100 Hurdles, Sprints), Serena Harris (Distance, Steeplechase) and Haleigh Mason (Long Jump, Triple Jump, Distance) along with junior Madison Gancasz (2nd Pole Vault, Sprints).

Like all other teams the Raiders are waiting for schools, which are currently closed due to the coronavirus concern, to reopen so the schedule can begin.