LVC Dutchmen Invitational - Meet Preview
Lebanon Valley College will play host to its lone high school invitational on Saturday. A few big names will be there for what should be a good meet.
Jane Livingston of Conestoga Valley will be one to watch for in the sprints and hurdles. She's one of the top seeds in the 55 meter dash, 400 meters, and 55 meter hurdles. Lower Dauphin's Rory Klingensmith will look to challenge her in the hurdles.
A number of girls will be doubling in the 1,600 and 800 meters. Look for Elizabethtown's Katie Locker, Hershey's Andrea Demko, and the Central Dauphin East duo of Delaney Line and Makenna Krebs. Pine Grove Area's Christina DiFalco is also entered in the 1,600 meters. She'll return for the 3,000 meters, where she'll face Palisades' Sophie Doman.
In the jumps, Lower Dauphin's Karina Long will look for a big day. Long is entered as the top seed in the long jump and triple jump. Long enters the weekend at PA#2 in the long jump. Looking to challenge Long is the LJ is Palmyra's Camryn Simpson. In the triple jump, she'll get competition from Milton Hershey's Rebecca Tarnve, who is also the top seed in the high jump.
Hershey's Abby Shapiro is the top seed in the pole vault.
The 55 meters will be a good race between Conestoga Valley's Jose Barbon and William Penn's Khalid Dorsey. Dorsey will return later for the 200 meters to race Wilson's Angel Martinez. In the 55 meter hurdles, look for the Wilson duo of Trevor Thenga and Alex Cluff to put down fast times.
Barbon, a Temple football recruit, is also one to watch in the long jump. He'll go up against Lampeter-Strasburg's Ezra Mellinger, who is PA#5 in the event. Barbon was third at indoor states last winter.
Milton Hershey's Jordan Winslow is the one to beat in the high jump. The senior cleared a PA#2 6-8 in the event a few weeks ago and will look to go even higher this weekend. Winslow is also one to watch in the triple jump.
Keith Dreese will return to the shot put circle this weekend. The Selinsgrove senior still sits at PA#1 in the event with his season best of 55-9. Brennen Wolf, his teammate and PA#9, is also entered in the shot put.
The matchup to watch in both the mile and 800 meters is Hershey's Andrew Sullivan and Mount Carmel's Tyler Adams. Also entered in the mile is Tamaqua's Brad Clemson and Southern Columbia's Ethan Knoebel. Knoebel is also entered in the 3,000 meters in what should be a good race with the Dallas duo of Jack Zardecki and Mitchell Rome.