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Boys AAA Action Pix from the 5/28-29 PIAA State Championships @ Shippensburg University
Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, wins the Discus with the meet's best toss of 193-02.
Gettysburg's Darnell Johnson goes 47-11 to win the Triple Jump.
Upper Saint Clair junior Rob Rankin gets the meet's best Shot Put with a 59-10.50 throw.
Council Rock South's Andrew Dubs goes 59-01.50 for 2nd.
Pre-meet favorite Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, settles for 3rd with his 58-04 effort.
The High Jump champ is Carlisle Jeff Porter, who cleared 6-09.
2nd place in the Long Jump went to Butler sophomore Calvin Littlejohn at 23-03.50. The event was won by Cedar Crest senior Pete Pabegger with a leap of 24-08.
Hickory junior Eric Sparks outlasted teammate Andrew Rademacher in the Pole Vault, getting a 3" PR of 15-09 and winning on later misses.
William Penn (York) sprinter Knowledge Timmons (left), a junior, took Andrew Johnson of North Hills, and the rest of the field in the 100, going 10.56.
Tom Dance, Cathedral Prep, defended his 110 Hurdles title in 14.25.
Timmons also won the 200, going 21.87. Wilson's Shawn Smith was 2nd in 22.45, with Tracy Robinson, Henderson, 3rd in 22.49.
With the distance doubled, Robinson is victorious in 48.26.
Ken King, a Connellsville junior, continued western PA's dominance of the 800, going 1:53.94. Shaler's John Balouris was second in 1:54.19.
Just as Frances Koons did in the girls' 1600, so did Manheim Township's Craig Miller, a sophomore, in the boys' four-lapper. He ran witht the group for two laps, and then put on a show, finishing in a PIAA record 4:09.33, and breaking the record set by Shaler's Sam Bair.
The big finish.
Ian Fitzgerald, North Hills, ran alone, and posted the fastest 3200 at states in a long time, winning in 9:01.49. Junior Sam Luff, Emmaus, was 2nd in 9:10.14.
West Mifflin delivers on their promise to win the 4x100, going 42.32 to edge Cedar Crest.
Central Dauphin East never let anyone get away enroute to a 3:18.28 4x400 win (next three shots,too).
Central Dauphin closes out their 7:47.28 4x800 win, the victory that started them on the road to a team championship.