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Press photo by Bob FordMikayla Davidson took second in the pole vault at the league meet. Press photo by Bob FordMikayla Davidson took second in the pole vault at the league meet.

Track does well at leagues

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Northampton High School’s track and field team won first through fourth place medals in four events at the East Penn Conference Championships last Tuesday and Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Senior distance runner Dalton Domchek was awarded the gold medal in the 800 meter run.

“It felt really good,” Domchek said. “I was coming down the 100 meter mark and then I had a good kick and finished first. I started to speed up because we were going really fast.”

Domchek, who passed Liberty’s Ryan Wycherley near the finish had a time of 1:58.79. Wycherley’s was 1:59.11.

“We started off pretty slow, and I kind of slid in behind the Liberty kids,” said Domchek. “We came through the first lap a little slower than we would have liked but then we came through. Coming around the bend I felt really good.”

Northampton senior Mikayla Davidson was the silver medalist in the pole vault with a 10-06.00 on her first attempt.

“I was so happy. I placed higher than I was seeded so that was a good thing,” said Davidson who was seeded third.

“I was really happy with how clean it was. All season, all year, I’ve been preparing. I think I’ve had it in me for a while and I just needed all the elements to come together. It definitely helped that it was warm out. The poles were warm so they helped bend.”

The bronze medal in the long jump was awarded to junior Brooke Rockovits.

“Warming up, I wasn’t hitting the board so my second jump was when I had the 17 1/4 and I beat fourth by half an inch,” she said.

It was Rockovits’ first time to medal in a conference championship meet.

“I had my teammate V (Victoria Keenan) with me and she was really supportive. She tells me where I am on the board. I think next week I can definitely do better,” said Rockovits.

Northampton’s girls’ 4x4 relay won fourth place medals with a time of 4:15.73, beating Parkland by .30 seconds and Easton by .31 seconds for the medals.

Northampton’s boys’ 4x8 relay placed fifth with a time of 8:19.52, and the boys’ 4x1 relay came in sixth with a time of 44.74.

The Konkrete Kids, coached by Tim Caffrey, will compete in the District XI Class 3A Track and Field Championships this week at Whitehall High School.