Girls Great 8 May 2

We have now reached the final month of the season, meaning it's time for big meets and warm weather.

 

This past weekend was track and field's biggest annual spectacle, the Penn Relay Carnival. Many schools recorded great

relay performances, but despite that, none of the state leaders in the 4x100, the 4x400, and 4x800 were overtaken.

 

Strath Haven improved their state leading time in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:15.92 to record PA's best finish

in the Championship of America. Overall, nine of the top ten 4x800 meter relay times came from the meet. Downingtown East

(PA#2 9:19.07) and West Chester Henderson (PA#3 9:20.97) also made the COA final. Seven teams overall are under 9:25 this

season. Central Dauphin East held on to their state lead in the 4x100, but Swenson (PA#2 47.94) and Pennridge (PA#3 47.95)

separated themselves from the rest of the state and closed the gap on the leaders. Pennsbury held on to their 4x400 lead,

but Coatesville (PA#2 3:53.00) and Central Bucks West (PA#3 3:53.20) closed the gap. The three are the only teams under

3:55 this season.

 

In the open events, Homer Center's Angel Piccirillo's bid for a 3rd straight Penn Relays watch ended in a silver medal

performance of 4:47.49, putting her back at the top of the state list for mile/1600. Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic

ran 4:53.71 for 5th and moved up to PA#3. Larisa Debich of Hempfield (7) won the pole vault at Penn, and then improved on

her mark two days later at Westmoreland County to clear a lifetime best of 12-9! Christine Streissel of Tamaqua won the

javelin, with Sarah Firestone of Mercersburg moved to PA#4 in the javelin with her 3rd place finish of 144-10. Carter Green

of North Schuylkill finished 7th in the discus with a PA#3 mark of 136-3. To wrap up the Penn Relays action, Taylor Morgan

of Upper Dublin was the top American finisher in the high jump with her 3rd place and state leading clearance of 5-8.

 

Away from Penn, we had more state leaders. Emma Keenan of Gwynedd Mercy made her spring debut in the 800 meter run at a

windy Lady Hatter Classic and jumped straight to PA#1 with a winning time of 2:13.46. Greta Lindsley of Penn Manor moved up

to PA#2 at Millersville with a time of 2:14.60. Margo and Shannon Malone went 1-2 at the Mars Invitational 1600, and moved

up to PA#4 and PA#5. Courtney Smith of Unionville became the 6th girl to crack 11 minutes in the 3200 meter run in front of

her home crowd (PA#4 10:58.42). The long jump produced a new top two, as Maddile Holmberg of Hempfield (7) (PA#1 18-11) and

Alonta Pitts of Valley (PA#2 18-9.25) went 1-2 at the Westmoreland County meet. The top eight in the long jump are all at

18 feet or longer. Ramonia Benitez of Pocono Mountain West moved up to PA#2 in the triple jump with an ASD Invite winning

mark of 38-10.75. Emily Lelis of Springdale ran a PA#3 time of 14.78 in the 100 meter hurdles at the Mars Invitational.

Taylor Williams took both PA#1 spots in the 100 (11.93) and 200 meter dashes (24.34) down at Morgan State.

 

100 Meter Dash

 

1. 11.93 Taylor Williams PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2014 04/21/2012 Morgan State University Legacy Track and Field Meet
2. 12.10 Jada Steward PA West Catholic 2012 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
3. 12.23 Jessica Whitmore PA Chambersburg 2012 04/27/2012 5th Millersville High School Invitational
4. 12.24hp Jody-Ann Evans PA Quakertown 2013 03/24/2012 6th Pirate Invitational
5. 12.25 Katelyn Jackson PA Springside School 2014 04/14/2012 Lady Skins Invitational
6. 12.28 Angelica Gonzalez PA Red Lion 2015 03/31/2012 7th Annual Tim Cook Invitational
7. 12.28 Courtney Mitchell PA Central Dauphin East 2012 04/14/2012 24th Pan-Ram Invitational
8. 12.30 Deme'shia Davis PA Central Dauphin East 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational

 

200 Meter Dash

 

1. 24.34 Taylor Williams PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2014 04/21/2012 Morgan State University Legacy Track and Field Meet
2. 24.93 Kenya Woodall PA Coatesville 2012 03/30/2012 Downingtown West Spring Invitational
3. 24.98 Deme'shia Davis PA Central Dauphin East 2012 04/14/2012 24th Pan-Ram Invitational
4. 25.00 Alyssa Wise PA Washington 2014 04/28/2012 6th South Fayette Lions AA T and F Invitational
5. 25.05p Jada Steward PA West Catholic 2012 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
6. 25.14h Sarah Helgeson PA Hempfield (3) 2014 04/14/2012 10th Annual Hempfield Black Knight Invitational
7. 25.17 Jordan Matthews PA Abington 2012 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
8. 25.19 Katelyn Jackson PA Springside School 2014 04/14/2012 Lady Skins Invitational

 

400 Meter Dash

 

1. 55.68 Sarah Helgeson PA Hempfield (3) 2014 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
2. 55.85 Emma Keenan PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2013 04/14/2012 Bicentennial Athletic League Invitational
3. 56.08 Kenya Woodall PA Coatesville 2012 03/30/2012 Downingtown West Spring Invitational
4. 57.01 Holly Sullivan PA Owen J. Roberts 2014 04/14/2012 5th Annual Viking Invitational
5. 57.07 Megan Lundy PA Central York 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
6. 57.29 Katlin Gould PA Cedar Cliff 2013 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
7. 57.54h Imani Harris-Quillen PA Swenson Arts & Technology 2013 04/19/2012 Public League Meet#3-Northeast HS Super Site
8. 57.59 Caela Williams PA Penn Wood 2013 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational

 

800 Meter Run

 

1. 2:13.46 Emma Keenan PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2013 04/27/2012 Lady Hatter Classic
2. 2:14.60 Greta Lindsley PA Penn Manor 2014 04/27/2012 5th Millersville High School Invitational
3. 2:14.75 Angel Piccirillo PA Homer Center 2012 04/13/2012 GL 10th Wildcat/HA 21st Lady Spartan Invitational
4. 2:15.15 Maria Seykora PA Academy of Notre Dame 2012 04/20/2012 Warrior Invitational
5. 2:15.43 Seline Tan-Torres PA Methacton 2013 04/14/2012 5th Annual Viking Invitational
6. 2:16.24 Sara Sargent PA Pennsbury 2013 04/14/2012 Lady Skins Invitational
7. 2:16.90 Kristen Miller PA Strath Haven 2014 04/04/2012 Larry Simmons Invitational
8. 2:17.07 Michelle Tracy PA West Chester Henderson 2012 04/14/2012 13th Annual Hurricane Track Classic

 

1600 Meter Run

 

1. 4:45.82c Angel Piccirillo PA Homer Center 2012 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 4:49.85 Tori Gerlach PA Pennridge 2012 04/14/2012 13th Annual Hurricane Track Classic
3. 4:52.01c Kennedy Weisner PA Elk County Catholic 2014 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 4:54.19 Margo Malone PA North Hills 2012 04/27/2012 Mars Invitational
5. 4:56.17 Shannon Malone PA North Hills 2013 04/27/2012 Mars Invitational
6. 4:58.76 Maria Seykora PA Academy of Notre Dame 2012 04/07/2012 11th Bruce Dallas Invitational
7. 4:59.27 Meghan McGovern PA North Penn 2012 04/14/2012 Lady Skins Invitational
8. 5:00.28 Paige Stoner PA Pottsville Area 2014 04/14/2012 24th Pan-Ram Invitational

 

3200 Meter Run

 

1. 10:40.01 Tori Gerlach PA Pennridge 2012 03/31/2012 28th Pennsylvania Track Classic
2. 10:45.42 Regan Rome PA Dallas 2014 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
3. 10:47.21 Maria Seykora PA Academy of Notre Dame 2012 03/31/2012 28th Pennsylvania Track Classic
4. 10:58.32 Courtney Smith PA Unionville 2014 04/28/2012 9th Annual Unionville Invitational
5. 10:58.89 Jenna Flickinger PA Lower Dauphin 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
6. 10:59.96 Meredith Speakman PA Boiling Springs 2012 04/14/2012 24th Pan-Ram Invitational
7. 11:00.03 Kara Steinke PA Methacton 2014 03/31/2012 28th Pennsylvania Track Classic
8. 11:00.93 Shannon Malone PA North Hills 2013 04/13/2012 Butler Invitational 48th Boys 11th Girls Annual

 

100 Meter Hurdles

 

1. 14.44h Kayla Coley PA Cheltenham 2013 04/18/2012 Plymouth Whitemarsh @ Cheltenham
2. 14.64h Katelynn Williams PA Plymouth Whitemarsh 2012 04/18/2012 Plymouth Whitemarsh @ Cheltenham
3. 14.78 Emily Lelis PA Springdale 2014 04/27/2012 Mars Invitational
4. 14.92 Maddie Holmberg PA Hempfield Area (7) 2015 04/28/2012 90th Westmoreland County Coaches Association
5. 15.04h Amy Hicks PA Swenson Arts & Technology 2013 03/29/2012 PPL Regular Season Meet #1
6. 15.08 Eliana Yankelev PA Lower Merion 2012 04/13/2012 Golden Ram High School Invitational
7. 15.09 Lauren Costa PA West Allegheny 2015 04/25/2012 Midwestern Athletic Conference
8. 15.14 Jenny Martin PA Methacton 2015 04/14/2012 5th Annual Viking Invitational
9. 15.14 Kristen Bass PA Conestoga Valley 2012 04/27/2012 5th Millersville High School Invitational

 

300 Meter Hurdles

 

1. 44.33 Kayla Coley PA Cheltenham 2013 04/20/2012 Warrior Invitational
2. 44.81 Tichina Rhodes PA Swenson Arts & Technology 2013 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
3. 45.04h Mary Witmer PA Ephrata 2013 04/14/2012 10th Annual Hempfield Black Knight Invitational
4. 45.30 Taylor Morgan PA Upper Dublin 2012 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
5. 45.46 Paige McDowell PA Council Rock South 2013 04/14/2012 Lady Skins Invitational
6. 45.61 Emily Lelis PA Springdale 2014 04/13/2012 Butler Invitational 48th Boys 11th Girls Annual
7. 45.64h Damirah Graham PA Easton Area 2012 04/16/2012 Northampton, Emmaus @ Easton
8. 45.74 Seline Tan-Torres PA Methacton 2013 04/14/2012 5th Annual Viking Invitational
9. 45.74h Aisha Newsome PA Brookville Area 2013 04/28/2012 Erie McDowell Invitational

 

4x100 Meter Relay

 

1. 47.87 PA Central Dauphin East 04/14/2012 24th Pan-Ram Invitational
2. 47.94 PA Swenson Arts & Technology 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
3. 47.95 PA Pennridge 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 48.50 PA Norristown 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
5. 48.65 PA Upper Darby 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
6. 48.73 PA Coatesville 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
7. 48.98 PA Pennsbury 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
8. 49.06 PA Easton Area 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational

 

4x400 Meter Relay

 

1. 3:50.68 PA Pennsbury 04/21/2012 Central Bucks West Relays
2. 3:53.00 PA Coatesville 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
3. 3:53.20 PA Central Bucks West 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 3:55.15 PA Swenson Arts & Technology 04/20/2012 Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational
5. 3:56.15 PA Abington 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
6. 3:57.36 PA Archbishop Prendergast 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
7. 3:58.15 PA Cheltenham 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
8. 3:58.36 PA Strath Haven 04/14/2012 Delco T&F Relay Carnival

 

4x800 Meter Relay

 

1. 9:15.92 PA Strath Haven 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 9:19.07 PA Downingtown East 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
3. 9:20.97 PA West Chester Henderson 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 9:21.63 PA Pennsbury 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
5. 9:22.20 PA Garnet Valley 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
6. 9:23.89 PA Academy of Notre Dame 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
7. 9:24.60 PA Hempfield (3) 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
8. 9:27.14 PA Central Bucks South 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival

 

Long Jump

 

1. 18-11 Maddie Holmberg PA Hempfield Area (7) 2015 04/28/2012 90th Westmoreland County Coaches Association
2. 18-9.25 Alonta Pitts PA Valley 2012 04/28/2012 90th Westmoreland County Coaches Association
3. 18-6.5 Marshay Ryan PA Chambersburg 2013 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
4. 18-5 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough PA Hopewell 2013 04/25/2012 Midwestern Athletic Conference
5. 18-3.5 Holly Sullivan PA Owen J. Roberts 2014 04/21/2012 R. Joseph Kellerman Great Valley Relays
6. 18-1.5 Lydia Dennis PA Mars Area 2014 04/25/2012 Midwestern Athletic Conference
7. 18-0 Anna Chodubski PA McDowell 2013 04/13/2012 Butler Invitational 48th Boys 11th Girls Annual
8. 18-0 Amani Nesmith PA Swenson Arts & Technology 2013 04/19/2012 Public League Meet#3-Northeast HS Super Site

 

Triple Jump

 

1. 39-1.5 Marshay Ryan PA Chambersburg 2013 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
2. 38-10.75 Ramonia Benitez PA Pocono Mountain West -- 04/27/2012 ASD Invitational
3. 38-7 Lanae Newsome PA Brookville Area 2013 04/14/2012 Brookville Invitational
4. 38-5.5 Diamond Hodge PA Girls' High 2013 04/07/2012 PW Colonial Relays
5. 37-10 Ahmenah Richardson PA Milton Hershey 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
6. 37-7 Bronte Soul PA Freeport Area 2012 04/13/2012 Butler Invitational 48th Boys 11th Girls Annual
7. 37-5 Lydia Dennis PA Mars Area 2014 04/27/2012 Mars Invitational
8. 37-3.5 Sydnee Jacques PA North Penn 2013 04/07/2012 PW Colonial Relays

 

High Jump

 

1. 5-8 Taylor Morgan PA Upper Dublin 2012 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 5-7 Ahmenah Richardson PA Milton Hershey 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
3. 5-6.5 Megan McCloskey PA Germantown Academy 2014 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 5-6 Cyre Virgo PA Fleetwood Area 2015 03/31/2012 28th Pennsylvania Track Classic
5. 5-6 Paige Rittelmann PA Butler 2012 04/13/2012 Butler Invitational 48th Boys 11th Girls Annual
6. 5-6 Arianna Camel PA Gettysburg Area High School 2013 04/14/2012 7th Arctic Blast Invitational
7. 5-6 Jamila Janneh PA New Oxford 2012 04/14/2012 7th Arctic Blast Invitational
8. 5-6 Lauren Lubarski PA Hickory 2012 04/21/2012 City of Hermitage T&F Invite
9. 5-6 Jane Lukas PA Nazareth Area 2013 04/24/2012 Nazareth, Emmaus @ Liberty (11)

 

Pole Vault

 

1. 12-9 Larisa Debich PA Hempfield Area (7) 2012 04/28/2012 90th Westmoreland County Coaches Association
2. 12-0 Kasey Kemp PA Norwin 2012 04/13/2012 GL 10th Wildcat/HA 21st Lady Spartan Invitational
3. 12-0 Virginia LaMacchia PA Central Columbia 2012 04/20/2012 14th Annual LHU Bald Eagle Invitational
4. 11-9.75 Amanda Benninghoff PA Council Rock South 2013 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
5. 11-9 Grace Giampetro PA Villa Maria Academy 2012 04/28/2012 9th Annual Unionville Invitational
6. 11-9 Stacey Nagele PA Quakertown 2012 04/21/2012 Central Bucks West Relays
7. 11-6 Molly Love PA State College Area High School 2012 04/10/2012 Altoona @ State College
8. 11-6 Lexi Masterson PA Hempfield Area (7) 2013 04/13/2012 GL 10th Wildcat/HA 21st Lady Spartan Invitational
9. 11-6 Marissa Kalsey PA Waynesburg Central 2012 04/28/2012 6th South Fayette Lions AA T and F Invitational

 

Shot Put

 

1. 47-11.5 Rachel Fatherly PA Williamsport Area 2012 04/14/2012 Susquehanna HS Outdoor Invitational
2. 46-5 Jennifer Neider PA Hickory 2012 04/21/2012 City of Hermitage T&F Invite
3. 41-5.25 Taylor Woods PA Hickory 2012 04/21/2012 City of Hermitage T&F Invite
4. 40-10 Jaynee Corbett PA Corry Area 2013 04/28/2012 Erie McDowell Invitational
5. 40-3 Megan Ross PA Haverford Township HS 2012 04/14/2012 Delco T&F Relay Carnival
6. 39-6.25 Mary Newell PA Villa Joseph Marie 2012 04/21/2012 Central Bucks West Relays
7. 39-2 Courtney McCartney PA Selinsgrove 2015 04/20/2012 Mount Carmel Invtational
8. 39-1.5 Michelle Watson PA Shenango 2012 04/25/2012 Midwestern Athletic Conference

 

Discus

 

1. 141-6 Taylor Woods PA Hickory 2012 04/21/2012 City of Hermitage T&F Invite
2. 139-2 Lauren Lubarski PA Hickory 2012 04/21/2012 City of Hermitage T&F Invite
3. 136-3 Carter Green PA North Schuylkill 2014 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
4. 132-6 Rachel Fatherly PA Williamsport Area 2012 04/21/2012 Shippensburg Jack Roddick HS Invitational
5. 129-10 Jennifer Neider PA Hickory 2012 04/14/2012 Harbor Creek Track & Field Invitational
6. 129-2 Jenn Slagus PA North Pocono 2013 04/20/2012 New York Relays
7. 128-8 Sarah Fairbanks PA Elizabethtown Area 2012 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
8. 127-3.5 Mariah Williams PA Juniata 2012 04/28/2012 15th Annual Lock Haven High School Classic

 

Javelin

 

1. 160-11 Christine Streisel PA Tamaqua Area 2013 03/30/2012 Tamaqua Blue Raider Invitational
2. 151-0 Jessie Merckle PA Fort Cherry 2012 03/31/2012 South Hills Classic
3. 147-5 Kelsey Carlsen PA Northeast Bradford 2012 03/30/2012 Northeast Bradford @ Wyalusing
4. 144-10 Sarah Firestone PA Mercersburg Academy 2013 04/26/2012 The Penn Relays Carnival
5. 143-2 Samantha Taylor PA Gateway 2012 03/31/2012 South Hills Classic
6. 139-10 Olivia Hassler PA Parkland 2012 04/16/2012 Bethlehem Cath., Allentown Cent.Cath.@Parkland
7. 137-9 Clarrissa Knauer PA Northern Potter 2012 04/21/2012 Kane Invitational
8. 137-4 Mira Carrozza PA Canon-McMillan 2012 04/21/2012 Washington-Greene County Coaches Meet

 

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