Results needed for 3/29: Jersey Shore, and 4/12: Union Area, and Pacer, 4/19 Moon Mixed, and East Allegheny
4/16 Moon Mixed Relays @ Moon Area HS
Neely Spence doubled a US#2 4:48.51 1600
and a 2:15.38 800 - both meet records.
4/17-18 Cal Track Carnival @ California University of PA (MS/HS)
4/17 Karl Hankton Relays @ Valley Forge Military Academy
Penn Charter set two meet records in the track relays, running 1:31.1 in the 4x200, and 3:25.5 in the 4x400. 2nd place Haverford School (3:26.0) and 3rd place Chestnut Hill Academy (3:29.0), also bettered the old mark of Valley Forge Military Academy, a 3:33.5 set last year. But Valley Forge set a meet record of their own in the 4x800, going 8:28.3 to beat the 2005 meet record of Friends' Central from 2005. Chestnut Hill Academy nipped Haverford School by just .6 in the 4x100, clocking a 44.4.
4/18 3rd Annual Red & Black Invitational @ East Stroudsburg University
4/18 6th Greater Latrobe Wildcat Invitational @ Greater Latrobe HS
Fast times and solid throws were found in a variety of events with an impressive boys 100 meter highlighting the day. Tyler Watts, Avonworth Northgate, (In photo to right by Carl Strub) won the 100 with a time of 10.80 and Peter Overare, Erie McDowell, was 2nd in 10.90. Penn Hills teammates Taelor Fowler and Brandon Ifill won their respective 200 meter races with Fowler running 25.45 and Ifill running 22.02. Norwin's Shannon Abraham won a fast 400 in 57.32. Erin Lopresti, Seneca Valley, won the 800 with a time of 2:16.00. The Baldwin duo of TJ Hobart and David Adley finihsed 1-2 in the 1600 with Hobart winning in 4:20.00 and Adley 2nd in 4:22.30. Miles Becker, Mount Lebanon, ran to a solo win in the 3200 with a time of 9:26.50. Upper St. Clair's Elizabeth Kline won the 100 hurdles in 14.85 and the 300 hurdles in 44.71. Erie McDowell's Dan Kwiatkowski won the shot with a put of 61-11.00. Baldwin's Ryan Schleicher won the javelin with a throw of 201-09.00.
4/18 East Allegheny Invitational @ East Allegheny HS
Right to left: Casey Miller (5:12.00), Sophia Ziemian (5:12.70) and
Kiah Hardcastle (5:13.10) dominated the 1600 at Lock Haven's
Bald Eagle Invite - Photo courtesy Aaron Russell, Lock Haven University
4/18 LHU Bald Eagle Invitational @ Lock Haven University
4/18 Mount Carmel Invitational @ Mount Carmel Area HS
Brent Clauser, Pottsville, broke the 19-year-old record for 800 meters at the Mt. Carmel Invitational in 1:58.02. Selinsgrove swept the team titles. The boys were helped immensely by the two individual wins from Chad Drzewiecki, who took the long jump (20-04.50), and 300 hurdles (40.57), plus 4th in the 110 hurdles. Teammate Erika Girton won the 100 hurdles in 16.31 and the 300 hurdles in 48.53. The boys also won the 4x400 in 3:32.74, while the girls captured the 4x100 in 51.45 and the 4x400 in 4:15.43. Lauren Wentzel, Tamaqua, won three events, the 400 in 59.48, the 200 in 26.88 (26.86 prelims), and the 100 in 13.01. Brianna Ravenzahn of Blue Mountain captured the long (16-00.50) and triple (34-05) jumps. Danville's Caitlin Cavanaugh was quick in the 1600 in 5:14.28, and Southern Columbia's Cynthia Adams was rapid as well, going 2:17.44 for 800.
4/18-20 New York Relays @ Icahn Stadium, New York, NY
4/19 17th Lady Spartan Invitational @ Hempfield Area (7) HS
Trinity's Erin Guty won the AA 100 and 2nd leg of winning 4x100, to go with a 3rd in the triple jump and a record leap of 19-1 in the long jump - US#13.4/19 82nd Shippensburg University HS Invitational @ Shippensburg University
Spence was far from alone in the meet records department. Two girls in AA had a hand in rewriting five records on the day. Trinity junior Erin Guty erased two marks from the 1990's, running 12.43 in the semis of the 100 meter dash on her way to a 12.67 win in the finals. She ran the 2nd leg on the record-setting 50.34 4x100 relay. And after finishing 3rd in the triple jump with a leap of 36-11.25, she took off in the trials of the long jump, going 19-01 for a US#13 standing. That was her final event, and record of the meet. Boiling Springs senior Kara Millhouse (in photo to left) knew what the records were in her three events of the meet, but with all of them at 800 meters or longer, she knew it would be a long and tiring day. The conditions were perfect for the 4x800, and with a substantial lead presented to her for the anchor leg, she delivered with a 2:20.5 split, stopping the clock at 9:39.86. Millhouse then came back with a season best 5:01.73 1600. After being gapped by 10 meters by Eastern Lebanon's Kayleigh Perry, Millhouse closed hard, passing Perry on the final turn, with Perry in 2nd in 5:04.21. Perry also finished 2nd to Millhouse in the 3200 meter run, just over two seconds back from Millhouse's 11:39.31. Millhouse had set that event's meet record in 2006.
While the meet very strong records facing Harrisburg junior Alysha Cook proved just out of reach, her day's performance was easily among the best. Cook started with a 14.86 in the 100 hurdles trials, a PR in an event she just started running full-time this year. She would come back to win the finals in 14.99... but sandwiched in between was a huge PR of 43.85 in the 300 hurdles, a PA #1 and US#13. With only the 1600's between the 100 hurdles final and the 400, expectations were not anything more than getting the win on the one-lapper. For the third time on the day, Cook PRed, running a 57.25. With speed between the hurdles unmatched by few, Cook is a hurdle star to watch. (Read about Cook's roundabout trip to the event she is making her own - "Harrisburg discovers a hurdler they didn't know they had... (despite 3 years of hints")
Another big PR was posted in a AAA girls field event as Carlisle's Ashley Corum, (in photo to right) a sophomore, surprised the competition with a huge triple jump of 39-00.25. It is PA#1 and US#9.
In AA Boys action, Annville-Cleona's Andrew Batula, a senior, raised the bar on the high jump in PA, clearing 6-11. That broke an 11-year-old meet record and placed him in a tie for US#11. Batula had one good look at 7 feet. Middletown's Collin Ray improved his PA#3 discus to 162-03. Shane Seymore, Trinity, ran 1:56.44 to beat Tussey Mountain's Jordan Donaldson in the 800 by less than a second. Donaldson did win the 400 in 49.48. Bishop McDevitt's Chris Houston was a double winner, going 11.36 in the 100 (10.92 trials) and 22.41 in the 200.
Senior Juan Steward of Cumberland Valley continued his march toward a great conclusion to his prep career, running a PA#1 48.37 400 and also taking the 200 in 21.90. Also posting a PA#1 was Red Lion's Greg Kareis, going 4:17.07 in the 1600. Hurdler Michael Brown of Lower Dauphin was on the way to a perfect day when he was nipped at the line of the 110 hurdles by Harrisburgh's Leon Bullock. Both were awarded times of 14.69. Brown had previously won the 300 hurdles in 37.73, improving his PA#1 time by half-a-second. Harrisburgh's relays were hot as well, with a 3:19.47 PA#1 4x400 and PA#2 42.74 4x100. Central Dauphin's Travis Nye won two field events, throwing 52-07.50 in the shot and 154-11 in the discus. And the javelin wars in PA continued to heat up as Chambersburg's Armond Perez (In photo below right) used a 199-09 throw in the trials to hold off a 199-03 final throw by defending state champ Justin Shirk of Central Dauphin.
The opening event of the day saw a meet record by West Chester Henderson's Chris Aldrich (in photo to left) in the 2000 meter steeple chase. Aldrich had never run the steeple, let alone attempt to jump one of the water barriers. He actually said he found the dry-side hurdles a tougher barrier than the water variety. "It was a tougher race than I expected," Aldrich said immediately following his 6:09.18 debut at the event. "It was more like a cross country tired than a track tired." Aldrich said he'll decide on both state and post-state events after his Penn Relays mile and a stacked 2-mile at the May 2nd on his home track.
AA Girls: Trinity 100, Boiling Springs 90
AAA Girls: Harrisburg 58, Abington Heights 52.50
AA Boys: Eastern York 78, Trinity (3)60
AAA Boys: Altoona 77, Harrisburg 75
4/19 American Conference Relays @ Wissahickon HS
Quakertown boys won the 4x200 with a time of 1:30.6 and the 4x400 with a time of 3:24.7. Wissahickon's Folarin Ijelu won the high jump with a leap of 6-6 and the triple jump with a leap of 44-07.25.
4/19 Beaver County Championships @ Riverside HS
Riverside's Jerrin Brandon won the javelin with a throw of 166-9.50 and the discus at 140-8. Teammate Ashley Lotz triple jumped 35-11 and was 2nd in the long jump. Freedom's Ashley Adams threw the shot 37-7.50 and the discus, 126-4. David Phillips, Beaver Falls, took the triple jump at 43-10.50 and also won the long jump at over 20'. Blackhawk won the girls' title, and Riverside took the boys' and combined.
4/19 Central Bucks West Relays @ Central Bucks West HS
Germantown Friends ran a US #2 time of 7:47.5 in the 4x800, winning by 9 seconds over North Penn, who ran 7:56.6, a US #8 time. La Salle ran a US #9 time of 7:58.4 to take 3rd. Council Rock North won the 4x800 in a US #3 time of 9:20.3. Neshaminy took a pair of relays, winning the 4x100 in 42.8 and the 4x200 in 1:29.8. Central Bucks East won the girls 4x100 in 48.4 and the girls 4x200 in 1:41.7. Archbishop Ryan won the SMR in 3:33.2 and the DMR in 10:35.7.
At Shippensburg, Andrew Petula, Annville-Cleona,
gets a good look at 7-0, after winning the high jump at 6-11, PA#1.
4/19 City of Hermitage T&F Invite @ Hickory HS
There were seven double champions and 1 triple champion to highlight the City of Hermitage Invite. Fawn Miller, Lakeview, won the girls 100 in 13.19 and the javelin in 152-10, which is a new US #1 in the event. Darrell Brooks, Strong Vincent, won the boys 100 in 11.09 and the 200 in 22.75. Hanna Casalnova, Grove City, won the girls 400 in 59.45 and the 800 in 2:23.18. Lauren Zarger, Harbor Creek, won the girls 1600 in 5:17 and the 3200 in 11:17.77. Aaron Dohanic, Girard, won the boys 110H in 15.43 and the 300H in 40.26. Kristy Woods, Grove City, won the girls shot in 41-06 and the discus in 122-10. Kara Mostoller, Reynolds, was the meets only triple winner, winning the girls long jump in 18-00, triple jump in 35-05.25, and high jump in 4-11. Ryan Bell, Wilmington Area, won the boys javelin in 186-00.
4/19 Glasgow Invitational DE
Garnet Valley senior Shane Eachus won the 110 and 300 hurdles with times of 14.84 and 41.91. Teammate Andrew Smith captured the 800 in 1:59.69. Bristol's Dave Cuevas threw the shot put 50-08.50, and their 4x100 was 2nd in 45.91.
4/19 Great Valley Relays @ Great Valley HS
Chester lit the track on fire, running a US#2 in the SMR of 4:02.39. They also won the 4x400 with a time of 3:53.69. Swenson won 3 relays, taking the 4x100 in 48.22, the 4x200 in 1:41.10, and the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:03.17. Shanae Bailey anchored the 4x200 with a split of 23.6 and also ran a 55.6 anchor in the 4x400. Anthonia Ballard anchored the shuttle hurdle relay in 14.5. Phoenixville ran a US #14 time in the 4x800, winning in 7:59.42. Great Valley was US #15, just behind Phoenixville in 8:00.26. Karen Shump, Penncrest, won the shot put with a throw of 47-9 and the discus with a throw of 139-3. Kaleena Gray, Coatesville, finished 2nd in both with a shot throw of 41-8 and a disc throw of 137-8. Tony Shirk, Phoenixville, won the pole vault with a jump of 15-1.
4/19 Hilltopper Invitational, Chardon OH
Fairview traveled to Ohio and took 2nd in the boys competition and 4th in the girls'. Samuel Havko won the 800 in 2:01.41 and the 1600 in 4:26.75. Michael Taylor won the 400 in 51.91. Tyler Sargent leapt 20-3 to win the long jump. And their 4x400 took 1st in 3:32.21 and 3rd in the 4x100 in 44.90. Chrisine Keck ran 2:23.44 to win the 800. Their 4x400 took 1st in 4:14.86 and 2nd in the 4x100 in 52.53.
4/19 John Waggoner Invitational @ Solanco HS
Manny Morris, Octorara, won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.9 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.3. Teammate Iyonna Dixon won the 100 with a time of 12.8 and the 200 with a time of 26.9. Warwick girls won the 4x800 with a time of 9:53.7. Solanco's Brian Allport won the 400 with a time of 51.3. Garden Spot's Tynesha Faust won the shot with a throw of 37-06.25.
4/19 Kane Invitational @ Kane Area HS
D.J. Horton cleared 15' in the pole vault for the home squad. Punxsutawney's Laybn Hollis won the 100 and 200, going 11.24 (11.17p) and 22.72. His team also captured the 4x100 in 45.48 and the 4x400 in 3:33.71. Bradford's Tyree Bennett was quick in the 110 and 300 hurdles, going 15.16 and 40.70. And Northern Potter's David Cobb leapt 21-5 in the long jump and 43-3.25 in the triple jump.
4/19 Muhlenberg Junior High Boys County Meet @ Muhlenberg HS
4/18 Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS
Montoursville's Tesa McKibben won four individual events in strong fashion, including the long jump (17-5.50), the triple jump (36-5), and both hurdles, the 100 in 16.09 and the 300 in 46.19. Teammate Keenan Michael sailed through the 110 hurdles, winning, in 14.82. He also captured the 200 in 22.66. Alicia Edkin of Hughesville won the shot put and discus.
4/19 Washington-Greene County Coaches Meet @ Canon McMillan HS
Canon-McMillan swept the team competition. The boys' team was led by Jeravin Matthews, who won four individual events. He ran 11.0 in the 100, 22.7 for 200, 50.9 for 400, and long jumped 22-9. For the girls', Chelsea Zahn, Canon-McMillan, won the discus and shot put. McGuffey's Shelby Ward won three events, the 300 hurdles in 47.7, the 100 in 12.7 and the 200 in 26.9.