Although it was only a triangular, the New Franklin boys and girls track teams still picked up five first-place finishes Tuesday while competing in the Westran triangular meet.
Competing against both Westran and Salisbury, the Lady Bulldogs recorded first place finishes in the discus, shot and 200-meter dash while the New Franklin boys picked up first-place finishes in the 1600 and 3200-meter run.
Recording first place finishes for New Franklin were Jasmyne Boggs in the discus with a toss of 96’-1” and shot put with a toss of 28’-9 1/2” and Sara Montgomery in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.74 seconds.
Darrell Greenfield had the only first place finishes for the Bulldogs with winning times of 5:33 in the 1600 and 12:10 in the 3200.
In other place finishes, Montgomery took second in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.51 seconds. Abi Schapira placed third in the 3200-meter run in 13:54. Madi Lyons, meanwhile, finished third in both the high jump and 400-meter dash with a jump of 4’-8” and 1:07.6, respectively.
New Franklin coach Adam Quest said he always likes to go to small meets like the Westran Triangle.  
“It takes some of the pressure off, and the kids can just go out and have fun in their events,” Quest said.  “Actually, at this meet, I told all of them that they could do whatever events they wanted to.  Most stuck “close to home” so to speak, but some really ventured out there and tried some new things.  Some may also have found new events to compete in full time as well. The performance of the day came from junior distance runner Abi Schapira.  Abi ran a new personal best in the 3200m run with a time of 13:54.  That’s just five seconds off the school record, and in a race that long, five seconds isn’t much.  She is very determined to get this record, and I have no doubt that she will sometime soon.   
“Our other standouts at the meet were juniors Jasmyne Boggs and Sara Montgomery.  Jasmyne started throwing the discus late last year, and has turned into one heck of a thrower.  She set a new personal best and finished first in the discus with a toss of 96-1.  She also finished first in the shot put with a throw of 28-9.5.  If Jasmyne keeps improving at this rate, there is no telling how far she may go this year.  Sara had strong finishes in both the 100m (2nd) and 200m (1st).  Both Jasmyne and Sara were members of the girls 4x100m relay team, which continued their unbeaten season with a new season best of 54.63 seconds.”
Many of our boys tried out some new things, but one who didn’t was Darrell Greenfield.  Darrell stuck to his usual events, and had two first place finishes to show for it.  He finished first in both the mile and two mile runs.  Darrell is definitely one of the leaders of our boys team, so I am happy that he has had some success so far this season.”