PIAA District 3 Championships
- Meet Date: Friday, 5/18 - Saturday, 5/19
- District 3 Leaderboard Links: AA Girls | AAA Girls | AA Boys | AAA Boys
Who To Watch For: Marlee Starliper (Northern)
Why? Starliper has achieved so much during her sophomore year, but she still has more left to accomplish. The XC state champ and Northeast regional champ, followed up an impressive fall with a double state title indoors, winning the mile and 3K. It's been an incredible spring so far, which has included PA#1s in the mile, 3200, and 5K. She's just getting started, too.
What to expect: Starliper said she'll be chasing the 3200-1600 double at the District 3 Championships, which she pulled off in winning fashion last year. Since then, she's become even more of a star in Pennsylvania distance running. Starliper ran 10:17 for 3200 meters at the Henderson Invitational and she went 4:47 for the full mile. The 3200 will be on Friday afternoon before the 1600 on Saturday. Keep an eye on the clock.
Others to watch for: Jada Burton (AAA - Sprints); Sarah Crissman (AAA - Mid-Distance); Kate Dickow (AAA - Distance); Symone Foster (AAA - Hurdles); Kayla Gillen (AAA - High Jump); Leah Graybill (AAA - Sprints); Mackenzie Horn (AAA - Pole Vault); Taylor Jede (AAA- Hurdles); Mallory Kauffman (AA - Throws); Madisen Kling (AAA - Throws); Katie Locker (AAA - Distance); Karina Long (AAA - Jumps); Maddie McLain (AA - Distance); Carena Nottoli (AAA - Pole Vault); Taryn Parks (AAA - Distance); Rebecca Snyder (AA - Distance); Keeley Suzenski (AAA - Throws); Tesia Thomas (AAA - Jumps); Reagan Underwood (AAA - Distance); Kirstin West (AAA - Javelin); Abby Yourkavitch (AAA - Distance); Jamie Zamrin (AAA - Distance)
Who To Watch For: Treyvon Ferguson (Milton Hershey)
Why?: No triple jumper has been stronger in Pennsylvania over the past two years. Ferguson is the reigning AAA triple jump state champ, and leapt a PR of 49-07 last summer at a UAGTCA meet. He won the indoor state championship this winter and placed a very close second at indoor nationals. He was the top American at the Penn Relays and has two jumps this spring over 49 feet.
What to expect: Ferguson has been closing in on the 50-foot barrier, something no Pennsylvania boy has achieved since 2012. In fact, he's narrowly fouled multiple times on jumps that would have been well over 50 feet, including a few at this past weekend's Mid-Penn Championships. If he can get one of those jumps off clean, we could see something very special from the Kansas recruit, possibly even a PA state record, which is one of the state's longest-standing at 51-07.75 (Ron Livers).
Others to watch for: Elie Basenga (AAA - High Jump); Shawn Brown (AAA - Sprints); Kolt Byers (AA - High Jump); Alex Cluff (AAA - Hurdles); Joe Cullen (AA - Mid-Distance); Morgan Cupp (AAA - Distance); Brandon George (AAA - Throws); Nathan Grucelski (AAA - Distance); Derek Herr (AA - Hurdles); Joe Jardine (AA - Pole Vault); Ronald Kent (AAA - Sprints); Jeff Kline (AAA - Throws); Juan Mato-Segura (AAA - High Jump); Ezra Mellinger (AAA - Long Jump); Brenden Miller (AAA - Distance); Payton Morris (AAA - Pole Vault); Alexander Scheivert (AAA - Javelin); Connor Shields (AAA - Mid-Distance); Tyler Shue (AAA - Mid-Distance); Brendan Sparr (AA - Jumps); Taraje Whitfield (AAA - Hurdles)