Shayla Bonzelet enjoyed an absolutely fabulous Lebanon County Track and Field meet on Saturday.
It was a performance worthy of an Oustanding Athlete award. It was just that teammate Hannah Woelfling was a little more worthy.
On Saturday at Lebanon County’s annual celebration of track and field, Bonzelet was on top of her game, and the result was three first-place finishes.
The Cedar Crest sprinter blazed to victory in the 100-meter dash, in a time of 13.15 seconds. Then in the 200, Bonzelet replicated the feat with a gold medal in 26.99
In between, in the 400-meter relay competition, she ran the second leg of the Falcons’ triumphant squad, one that also included Hannah McCurdy, Gabby Warfield and DeAsia Holloman. They combined to run a 51:19.
Individually, Bonzelet tallied more than 22 team points to boost Cedar Crest’s position in the team standings. Collectively, the Falcons won the team event by out-distancing runner-up Palmyra.
Over the next few weeks, Bonzelet will be seeking to build on her local showing at the Lancaster-Lebanon League, District Three, and quite possibly PIAA, postseason meets.
– Jeff Falk