Winter track: Spring-Ford shines at Kutztown meet

KUTZTOWN – Spring-Ford’s Zach Smith, Patrick Power, JT Clark and John Conner earned the gold medal in the 4x800 with a clocking of 8:37.34 at the Wyomissing Team Challenge at Kutztown University Friday.

Also for the Rams boys in the 15-team meet, Chad Smiley was second in the pole vault (12-6), Matt Wechter placed third in the high jump (5-4) and Josh Darlington finished fourth in the pole vault (11-6).

In the girls portion of the meet, Spring-Ford got third-place finishes from Lily Baker in the pole vault (10-3), Ally O’Connor in the long jump (15-11) and Emily Smith in the 1,600 (5:30.75). The Rams’ 4x800 team of Jenna Vledder, Rachel Murphy, Rachel Moyer and Courtney Marte finished sixth in 10:51.64.