PIAA States Preview: Boys' Throws

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AA Boys' Discus Preview

As dominant as Hickory's Evan Blaire has been with the shot put in Class AA, he also has been in the discus. In a day of PRs at the District 10 meet, the Hickory senior reached out to 198 feet, 9 inches after having a slow to develop year in the platter.

Blaire is the favorite to defend his state crown, hut he could get a challenge from Saint Marys Area's Tom Bojalad. The senior popped a toss of 185-10.5 at the Elk County Meet earlier this month. If Bojalad can duplicate that performance, the thrower who took third in AAA last season could challenge Blaire for the title.
After that, Lakeview's Aaron Armstrong, Johnsonburg's Ryan Kilhoffer, Lakeland's Stephen Liuzzo, and Riverside's Lance Fisher will also be on the hunt for the podium. Armstrong is the only other returning AA medalist besides Blaire. He was fifth at states as a junior.

Entries:

Event 617  Boys Discus Throw AA (25)
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 NFHS Record:  236-06  2009        Mason Finley, Buena Vista HS, CO            
 PIAA Record:  206-03  1991        Brian Milne, Ft LeBoeuf HS 10               
NFHS Hnr Rol:  185-00                                                          
               148-00  SQS
           Name                        Year School            Seed Mark     Finals
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  1    199 Blaire, Evan                  12 Hickory 10           198-09   SQS  
  2    463 Bojalad, Tom                  12 Saint Marys 09       167-07   SQS  
  3    248 Armstrong, Aaron              12 Lakeview 10          159-03   SQS  
  4    233 Kilhoffer, Ryan               12 Johnsonburg 09       155-00   SQS  
  5    244 Liuzzo, Stephen               12 Lakeland 02          154-01   SQS  
  6    152 Martin, Alex                  11 Dock Menn 01         152-03   SQS  
  7    453 Fisher, Lance                 12 Riverside 07         151-05   SQS  
  8    121 Mowery, Jared                 11 Danville Area 04     150-08   SQS  
  9    498 Pherson, Alex                 11 Shenango 07          148-03   SQS  
 10    451 Clark, Donald                 12 Riverside 02         148-00   SQS  
 11    422 Lagnese, Dom                  10 Quaker Valley 07     145-06        
 12     71 Bobby, Evan                   11 Cambria Hts 06       143-01        
 13    225 Drudy, Noah                   11 Hopewell 07          142-11        
 14    125 Yeager, Darien                11 Danville Area 04     142-10        
 15    397 Barr, Tanner                  12 Pen Argyl 11         141-04        
 16    363 Ni, Jackie                    12 Nthrn Lehigh 11      140-07        
 17    443 Dabbs, Ethan                  11 Richland 06          140-02        
 18    264 Gongaware, Nick               12 Ligonier Vly 06      138-11        
 19    250 Hudson, Matt                  12 Laurel 07            138-09        
 20    554 Manetta, Dante                11 Trinity 03           138-01        
 21     28 Brant, Tristan                12 Brln Brthsvly 05     134-06        
 22    197 Schach, Zac                   12 Hbg Christian 03     133-08        
 23    111 Francis, Quameer              11 Conwell-Egan 12      120-09        
 24    110 Boccardo, Vincent             11 Conwell-Egan 12      118-04        
 25    212 Littlepage-Melgar, Ahnir      11 HS of Future 12      110-08        


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