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Cierra White of Engineering and Sciene is the NEW NATIONAL CHAMPION in the 200 meter dash with a US#1 time of 23.95! Dustin Wilson of Chestnut Hill Academy ran all alone in winning the first heat of the 2 mile run with a US#7 performance of 9:12.16, which got him All American honors with a 5th place overall finish. His race featured a 4:32.4 first mile and 3000 meter split of 8:34.00, which is a PA#1!
In the 60 meter hurdles semi-finals, Shelley Black of James M Coughlin (8.47, 2nd fastest qualifying time) and Leah Nugent of Abington (8.57) both finished 2nd in their heats to make the finals. In the finals, Black finished 4th in 8.45 and Nugent was 5th in 8.58. Emerald Walden of Plymouth Whitemarsh was 3rd in her heat with a time of 8.80. Jarred Gambrell of Athens Area finished his basketball season and became an All American in the triple jump with his 3rd place finish of 48-7.50, a PA#1 mark. Taylor Ellis-Watson of Springside Academy finished 5th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.26. Chris Williams finished tied for 9th in the boys 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.06. Sara Sargent finished 17th in the 2 mile run with a time of 10:57.65. Cardinal O'Hara boys ran 3:24.18 in the 4x400 meter relay, with splits of 50.8, 51.5, 52.1, and 49.8). Angel Piccirrillo of Homer Center ran a lifetime indoor best in the mile with a time of 4:55.90. Ed Schrom of Central Dauphin ran 4:19.41 in the boys mile run. Emma Keenan of Gwynedd Mercy Academy had the fastest PA 800 meter time with her time of 2:13.91. Kyle Moran of Abington was the fastest PA boy in the event with a 1:53.87. His teammates in the 4x400 meter relay finished 4th in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:18.95, with splits of 50.0, 49.7, 50.3, and 49.5. Larissa Debich of Hempfield (7) finished tied for 10th in the pole vault with a mark of 12-02.50. Monica Pechanec of Notre Dame Green Pond also cleared the same height. Gabby Beccattini of Methacton jumped 36-10.50 in the triple jump.
The Strath Haven girls 4x800 meter relay team of Ali Wilson (2:18.9), Val Wilson (2:18.5), Katie Balmer (2:16.9) and Hannah Grossman (2:14.1) finished 5th in the 4x800 meter relay with a new ALL TIME STATE RECORD PERFORMANCE of 9:08.57! The performance breaks the old record of 9:08.69 that was held by William Penn in 2000. (Photo taken by Pat Montferrat)
Abington rebounded from the PTFCA State Championships to win the boys 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:45.21, led by Tevin Smith (1:58), Macey Watson (1:55), William Taylor (1:58), and Kyle Moran (1:52) (Photo by Toby Nygaard)
Rich D'Ambrosio of Malvern Prep finished 2nd in the Pentathalon with a score of 3869! The 2010 NSIC Pentathalon champion ran 8.44 (874 points) in the 60 meter hurdles, had his 2nd best mark of the season in the long jump with a mark of 23-5.50 (850 points), had a 7 foot plus personal best in the shot put of 46-8.25 (742 points), a high jump mark of 6-2 (696 points), and ran the 1000 meters in 2:55.71 (707 points). Cierra White of Engineering and Science improved her US#1 time in the 200 meter prelims with a time of 24.15.
Jordan Matthews of Abington became the first female PA All American this year with a 5th place finish in the long jump with a mark of 18-9.25. Shelley Black of James M Coughlin won her heat of the 60 meter hurdle prelims in 8.69. Leah Nugent of Abington also won her heat of the 60 meter hurdles in 8.60 with Plymouth Whitemarsh's Emerald Walden right behind her with a time of 8.81. All three advanced to Sunday morning's semi finals. Wellington Zaza of Upper Darby (8.19) and Chris Williams of Strath Haven (8.08) both advanced to the semi finals of the 60 meter hurdles. Taylor Ellis-Watson of Springside advanced to the 400 meter final with a time of 55.60. Rachel Chernaskey of Pope John Paul II finished 10th in the girls Pentathalon with a score of 3134. Her performances include a 60 meter hurdle time of 9.65 (779 points), a shot put mark of 28-0.75 (435 points), a long jump mark of 16-5.75 (527 points), a clearance of 4-11.75 (644 points) in the high jump, and an 800 meter time of 2:28.55 (711 points). Abington girls 4x200 meter relay finished 7th in the preliminary round with a time of 1:41.27. Cardinal O'Hara finished 16th in the boys 4x200 preliminaries with a time of 1:31.33.
Darrell Hill of Penn Wood finished 7th in the shot put with a personal best mark of 60-7.75. Richard Rouse of Penn Hills finished 11th in the long jump with a mark of 22-2.50. Germantown Friends boys placed 10th in the 4x1 mile with a time of 18:09.54. Irish Road TC (Conestoga) finished 7th in the 1600 meter sprint medley relay with a time of 4:10.53 with a 2:16.35 anchor leg from Dina Ramadane.
Rachel Serafin of Hempfield (7) finished 8th in the shot put with a mark of 44-00.50. Brandon Davis of Holy Ghost Prep earned the 6th and final medal in the freshmen boys 400 meter dash with a time of 53.08. His teammate Christian Kardish placed 9th in the freshmen one mile run with a time of 4:38.40. Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic finished 4th in the girls freshmen mile run with a time of 5:09.40.
In the emerging elite events, Taylor Udzinski of Council Rock South won the high jump with a mark of 5-5. Brooklynn Broadwater of Philadelphia, PA won the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.34. Ce'Aira Brown of Overbrook finished 5th in the same event in a time of 58.08.
In the girls 4x800 meter relay, Notre Dame won the 1st of 3 heats and finished 2nd overall with a time of 9:28.08. The girls on the relay were Katie Nappi (2:20.9), Siobhan Dougherty (2:24.1), Morgan Abate (2:28.7) and Maria Seykora (2:13.9). Imani Shell of Friends Central placed 6th in the long jump with a mark of 17-2. Olivia Loy of Cedar Cliff finished in a tie for 9th in the pole vault with a mark of 11-2.50. Eliana Yankelev of Lower Merion finished 3rd in the 60 meter hurdles with a personal best of 9.10. Rowanna Watson of Norristown was the top PA finisher in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.98. She came back in the 200 meter dash to finish 13th in the prelims in 25.89. Diamond Hodge of Girls High earned a 5th place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 36-2.75. Maggie Lawrence of Wilson (3) (5:05.17) and Emma Mahoney of Villa Joseph Marie (5:05.78) finished 9th and 10th respectively in the mile. Methacton (Eagleville Elite) finished 11th in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:03.82.
For the boys emerging elite,
Brendan Lamy of Wilson (3) won the shot put with a mark of 55-9.75. Grant Kuiawa of Thomas Jefferson was the top PA finisher in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.40 to finish 16th. Rich D'Ambrosio of Malvern Prep finished 5th in the long jump with a mark of 22-1.50. Michael McGowan of Lower Merion was the top PA finisher in the 2 mile run with an 11th place finish in a time of 9:40.33. In the 4x800 meter relay, Easton Area (8:05.73), Cardinal O'Hara (8:06.51), and Friends Central (8:07.20) placed 4th, 5th, and 6th, with Friends Central scoring out of the 1st of two heats. Bernard England of Easton (1:57.76) and Jake Delehman of Radnor (1:57.80) finished 4th and 5th respectively in the 800 meter run. Penn Wood finished 2nd in the 4x200 meter relay with a solid time of 1:30.31 and also finished 2nd in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:25.75. Kevin McGill of Abington cleared 6-1.25 to place 11th in the high jump. Robert Smutsky of Dillsburg, PA placed 8th in the 200 meter prelims with a time of 22.71.
In the championship races, West Chester Henderson boys (Warrior TC) finished 11th in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:25.38. Anne Holland of Pennridge finished 9th in the high jump with a mark of 5-7.
Tori Gerlach of Pennridge was 7th in a national record setting 5000 meter race, finishing in 17:11.73.
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