Shaquille Mitchell (Stroudsburg) / Photo by Kathy Leister
ESU Black & Red Invitational - Meet Preview
In the high jump this weekend at East Stroudsburg, look for a top performance from Isaiah Wiggins of Pocono Mountain West. He jumped 6 ft. 7 in. last week, currently ranking him #4 in the state. Nick Walter of Stroudsburg will also be one to watch. Wiggins will also compete in triple jump where he will be challenged by Stroudsburg's Shaquille Mitchell, the current PA#2. Mitchell is just a half inch behind current state leader, Shamar Jenkins of Souderton.
In the pole vault, watch for Ryan Fox of Nazareth Area. Last year Fox did well at the District level, but his jump of 13 ft. 6 inches last week ranks him among some of the top vaulters in the state.
In the sprints, look for a good battle in the 100m dash between Julian Liaci of Nazareth Area and Samuel Darrell of Pope John XXII (NJ). Liaci will come back in the 200m, but will face competition from New Jersey's Justes Nance, the top seed.
In javelin, watch for Marc Minichello of Wyoming Area. Currently ranked #2 in the state, Minichello has thrown 194 ft. 5in this season. Does he have 4 more feet to become the top ranked javelin thrower in state? Jared Mowery of Danville will also be one to watch in this event.
The 3200m will be dominated by several New Jersey runners with Chris Romero of Voorhees as the top seed going into the weekend. In the 1600m, Ray Sellaro of North Hunterdon HS (NJ) will be one to watch. Last year he ran 4:15.57. Close behind him will be Evan Minor of Voorhees (NJ), who ran 4:20 this indoor season.
Abby Norwillo (Pittston Area) / Photo by Kathy Leister
In pole vault, be sure to watch Abby Norwillo of Pittston Area. She jumped 12 ft. even last week which currently ranks her as one of the top 5 vaulters in the state. Will she go 12 ft. 6 in. this weekend to tie with the number one vault in the state ?