Roy-Hart track teams return good nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 April 2017 at 9:12 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Getting set to lead the Roy-Hart track teams into the upcoming Niagara-Orleans League season are these Ram veterans. In front are Jon Huntington, Jarrett Thompson, Zach Jenkins, Tanner Bulmer and Sal Gioeli. In back are Tori King, Kaleigh Kuzma, Ellie Todd and Anna Rickard.

Boasting a good veteran nucleus and with new head Coach Barry Webber at the helm, the Roy-Hart track teams are prepping for the upcoming Niagara-Orleans League season.

“We are a young team with a lot of potential,” said Webber. “They are working hard and hopefully the effort they are putting in now with show on the track when the meets start.”

The Roy-Hart boys squad, which went 3-3 in N-O competition last spring, is led by seniors Tanner Bulmar (Hurdles/Middle Distance), Jarrett Thompson (Hurdles/Pole Vault) and Zach Jenkins (sprints) along with juniors Jamasen Johnson (sprints), Tyler Choate (Sprints/Pole Vault), Jon Huntington (Pentathlon), Sal Gioeli (Shotput/Discus), Aaron Curry (Jumps/Sprints) and freshmen Ozzy Moore (Distance) and Will Rickard (Distance).

Huntington won the Pentathlon at last year’s N-O All-League meet while Thompson placed second in the 400 Hurdles and seventh in the Pole Vault, Curry fifth in the Long Jump and seventh in the High Jump and Bulmar eighth in the 400 Hurdles.

The Lady Rams squad, which was 1-5 in N-O action last year, is led by seniors Kaleigh Kuzma (Hurdles), Ava Bligh (Middle Distance) and Tori King (Sprints) along with junior Ellie Todd (Pole Vault/Sprints), sophomore Paige Dent (Pole Vault/Middle Distance) and freshman Anna Rickard (Distance).

Kuzma won the 400 Hurdles at last spring’s All-League meet while Todd placed second in the Pole Vault, Dent third in Pole Vault and sixth in the 400 Hurdles and Rickard fourth in the 1500 and seventh in the 800.

Roy-Hart will open N-O competition at home against Wilson on April 20.

(Meets at 4:15 p.m.)
April: 20 – Wilson, 25 – at Akron, 27 – Barker
May: 2 – at Newfane, 4 – at Medina, 9 – at Albion, 17 and 18 – All-League meet at Akron