Already in the US top 5 in both the 800- and 1,600-meter/mile runs, Shaler Area’s Schwartz went wire to wire twice, covering the mile in 4 minutes, 48.15 seconds and then the 800 in 2:11.57.
Brianna Schwartz, Shaler Area (2:11.57-4:48.15 double)
In a meeting of two of the top three hurdlers in the state, Bernadowski of Elizabeth Forward remained on top in Pennsylvania and racked up a top 10 US clocking in the process. His new 60-meter best of 7.98 seconds is US#5, while Mitch Valko of South Fayette climbed to PA#2 in the prelims at 8.04 and then claimed the runner-up spot in the final in 8.05.
Brooks, a junior at Woodland Hills, registered a PR and more in winning the long jump. His leap of 23 feet, 9.25 inches rocketed to PA#1 and US#5 and topped his outdoor best of 23-8 from last spring. Daniel Commey of McDowell claimed second with a final-round 22-5.25 that is worth PA#8.
Isaiah Brooks, Woodland Hills - US#5, PA#1 23-09.25 LJ
Fox Chapel Area’s Colin Martin backed up his rankings in the metric two-mile runs, going wire to wire in the 3,000 for an 8:49.64. North Allegheny’s Matt McGoey was next in a PA#8 8:54.58, while Will Loevner of Winchester Thurston improved to PA#10 8:55.95.
Madeleine Davison of North Allegheny controlled the pace and the field in the girls’ 3,000 run, powering away to a PA#3 10:01.94 over Mary Malone of North Hills and her PA#5 10:07.56. Jillian Hunsberger of Mt. Lebanon is now PA#10 after a 10:24.49.
Hempfield Area teammates Bridget Guy and Maddie Holmberg were winners, with Guy matching her state-leading effort of 12-3 in the pole vault. Holmberg was the first to the line in the 60 hurdles, running 8.98 to Guy’s PA#9 9.05.
Bridget Guy, Hempfield Area - 12-3 Pole Vault
Hempfield also won the 4x200 in 1:45.18 and the 4x400 in 4:08.81, while Villa Maria won the 4x800 in 10:04.41 and Mt. Lebanon claimed the DMR in 12:42.46.
Another top performance was turned in by Shaler Area’s Tori Soeder, who bounded out to 36-5 for the triple jump win and a PA#8 mark. One of four over 42 feet this season, Slippery Rock Area’s Emily Campbell was the shot put winner at 40-4.5.
On the boys’ side, Altoona Area’s Dreux Stamford won a pair of dashes, covering 60 meters in 7.05 and 200 in 22.65. West Allegheny’s Will Page picked up a win and a second, claiming the 400 in 50.94 and running 22.85 in the 200.
Altoona won three of the relays and added a second, going 1:32.83 in the 4x200, 8:15.28 in the 4x800 and 11:05.37 in the DMR. Penn Hills won the 4x400 in 3:30.21.
Slippery Rock’s Shane Kirkwood went 6-3 to win the high jump, while four others also cleared 6-1. Kane Area’s Nick Anderson and North Allegheny’s Bobby Upton matched 14-3.25 clearances in the pole vault, with Anderson winning on misses and Upton now PA#6. Zachary Cartwright of Franklin Area also cleared 13-9.
De’Lorian Day of Hempfield Area moved to PA#5 with his 45-8 victory in the triple jump, while Lawson Monta of Greensburg Salem improved his PA#4 in the shot by pulling out the victory in the final round with a 58-3.5 heave and James Smith of Upper St. Clair won the mile in 4:24.33.
Lauren Costa of West Allegheny won the 200 in 25.98, while teammate Alexis O’Shea showed some speed in dropping down in distance to win the 400 in 59.58. Other winners included Washington’s Alyssa Wise, with her PA#8 7.77 claiming the 60 over the 7.84s by Jasmine Jones of Hempfield and Costa, and Nicole Florio of Elk County Catholic leaping 5-3 to win the high jump over a group of four at 5-1.