Bruce Dallas Invitational - Meet Recap
Harrisburg's Jada Thompson went 12.77 to win the 100 meters, while Jocelynn Burton of Susquehanna Township won the 200 meters in 25.80. Jocelynn's sister Jada Burton was second in the 200 meters, but earlier in the day, she won a close race in the 400 meters in 59.79.
Wilson had a strong day. The Bulldogs started the day off by winning the 4x800-meter relay in 9:59.29. Reagan Underwood came back later in the day to win the 1,600 meters in 5:13.07. Then her sister Bryn Underwood returned to win the 800 meters in 2:25.72. Dallastown's Emily Schuler won the 3,200 meters in 11:26.86.
The jumps created some close battles. In the long jump, Lower Dauphin's Karina Long took the win with a leap of 18-02.5. Taylor Givens of State College was second with a jump of 17-06.5. Those two also met in the triple jump, but Givens reversed her fortune, winning with a jump of 36-06.5 and Long placed second.
Palmyra's Kirstin West got her season off to a good start in the javelin. She won with a toss of 124-09, good enough for a PA#1. Cedar Crest's Hannah Woelfling threw 135-05 to win the discus and move her to PA#2, a very strong PR for the junior.
Ronald Kent of Harrisburg got his season off to a great start. Despite the bitter cold conditions, he dropped a 10.86 (PA#2) in the finals of the 100 meters to take the win. Expect Kent to be a factor in the event this season.Kent's teammate Richard Gilchrist earned the win in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.71 (PA#3). Wilson's Alex Cluff took second in the 110s, but came back to dominate the 300-meter hurdles and win in a PA#3 39.79.
In the 200 and 400 meters, Mechanicsburg's Joseph Bruno took home the wins. Bruno outlasted Cumberland Valley's Chase Ebersole for the 400 win in 49.35 (PA#2) and then he came back to win the 200 in 22.26 (PA#2)
Wilson kept its strong start to the season going on Saturday. It won the 4x100-meter relay in 43.09 (Wilson ran 42.83, a PA#1, at Hatboro last week). Schuylkill Valley won the 4x800 (8:15.89) and the 4x400 (3:26.54).
A pair of boys jumped past 23 feet in the long jump -- even more impressive considering the cold. Schuylkill Valley's Joe Jardine took the win with a 23-2.5, a huge PR and new PA#1. State College Area's Jake Hefkin was second with a PA#2 jump of 23-1.
Jardine was second in the pole vault (14-0), but the win belonged to Payton Morris of East Pennsboro, who broke his own meet record with a jump of 16-0 (also an outdoor PR). State leader Lance Hamilton of State College Area won the triple jump with a leap of 45-05.