Brissett Goes After Record Books: Top 500 Returnees in the Girls' 100mH

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Chanel Brissett (Cheltenham) / Photo by Patty Morgan

Brissett will go after the national record this spring in the hurdles


Girls' 100m Hurdles Preseason Rankings By Classification: AAA | AA | Independent

What a year 2016 was for Chanel Brissett. The Cheltenham hurdler won multiple state titles (individual, relay, and team), rewrote the records books, and even competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials over the summer.

And now she's back for more.

Brissett is signed to the University of Southern California and ready for her final high school season. After an injury delayed the start to her indoor season, Brissett still managed to come back and better her own state record in the 60 meter hurdles to 8.14. She moves to outdoors now and the hurdle length extends to 100 meters. At the Trials in July, she went 12.95 in the preliminary round to tie Candy Young's 1979 state record.

This year, look for Brissett to try and make that record all her own, and we'll likely see her go after Tia Jones' national record of 12.84. She'll be the overwhelming favorite in AAA and one of the most exciting athletes to watch this spring.

Yasmin Brooks (Susquehanna Township) / Photo by Bill Shearn

While Brissett will surely attract a great deal of attention this year, there are plenty of other talented hurdlers in the state. At the top of that list is Susquehanna Township's Yasmin Brooks. Brooks was second last spring in the hurdles to Brissett, running an impressive 13.49, which is way up on the state's all-time list. Brooks was second in the 60 meter hurdles this indoor season. She is maybe more of a 300 meter hurdle specialist, but look for some fast times in the high hurdles this spring out of Brooks.

Upper Dublin's Madison Langley-Walker will be one to watch. Langley-Walker is versatile (a state title contender in the long and triple jump) and took third in the 60 meter hurdles this indoor season. She missed the finals at states last season, but look for the junior to have a big season in the hurdles.

Oakland Catholic's Jayla Ellis returns after taking fourth at states in AAA as just a freshman. She's transferred from Penn Hills. She ran 14.32 last season and then made the finals at indoor states. Look for a big season in the hurdles from the sophomore. Perkiomen Valley's Christina Warren also made the finals last spring as a freshman. She placed sixth in AAA and ran a best of 14.38 last spring. Warren was fourth in the 60 meter hurdles at indoor states.

(From left to right) Ellis, Langley-Walker, and Cavanaugh compete at indoor states (Photo by Patty Morgan)

Martin Luther King's Nissa Martinez is another returner from the 100 meter hurdle final last year. She's coming off a strong indoor season and will look to improve upon her seventh place finish in AAA from last spring. Canon-McMilan's Chyna Beck, Council Rock South's Elke Knecht, Hempfield Area's Bailey Traczynski, Downingtown East's Evelyn Berecz, and North Hills' Amberly Valeriano are among the AAA state semifinalists from last season that return this year.

In AA, there are a host of girls who will have a shot at the state title. Bentworth's Brenna Cavanaugh took second to Sewickley's Summer Thorpe last spring in the state finals. Cavanaugh is coming off a strong indoor season in the hurdles (among other events). Look for her to contend for the AA crown this year.

Susquehanna Community's Skyla Wilson was third in the state in AA last season. She ran 15.12, so she'll have her sights set on breaking 15 seconds this season. Lakeland's Madison Harding is also looking to go under 15 seconds. She returns with a best of 15.02 from last year and ended up fourth at states. Riverside (7)'s Elsa Antal did go under 15 seconds last season, running a best of 14.99. Though, she ended fifth at states, so look for Antal to be looking to improve upon that. Saint Basil's Sophia Barnett was sixth at states. She had a strong indoor season, so she'll be one to watch this spring as well.

Other names to watch for in the 100 meter hurdles this spring include Norwin's Emily Brozeski, Manheim Central's Billie Jo Bollinger, and Carlisle's Najae Nickerson. Watch an interview with Brissett after winning the state title last spring and check out the top 500 returnees in the girls' 100 meter hurdles for this season:

100 Meter Hurdles

Rank Time Wind Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 12.95 0.2
Cheltenham
2017
2 13.49
Susquehanna Township
2017
3 14.09 1.6
Cheltenham
2018
4 14.32
Oakland Catholic
2019
5 14.38 -0.5
Perkiomen Valley
2019
6 14.61
Martin Luther King HS
2017
7 14.66
Council Rock South
2019
8 14.76
Canon-McMillan
2017
9 14.85
Norwin
2019
10 14.88
Bentworth
2018
11 14.91
Manheim Central
2018
11 14.91
North Hills
2018
13 14.92 0.2
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
14 14.94 1.1
Carlisle
2017
15 14.99
Riverside (7)
2017
16 15.02
Lakeland
2017
17 15.03 0.6
Downingtown East
2017
18 15.06
Exeter
2018
19 15.12
Susquehanna Community
2018
20 15.17
United
2018
21 15.20 0.0
Saint Basil Academy
2017
22 15.23
Penn Wood
2017
23 15.25
Pine Grove Area
2017
24 15.29
Penn Manor
2017
25 15.34
North Allegheny
2017
26 15.37
Germantown Friends School
2018
27 15.39
Wilson (3)
2018
28 15.43
Slippery Rock Area
2017
29 15.44
Plum
2019
30 15.46
Abington Heights
2019
30 15.46 1.4
Upper Darby
2017
32 15.51
Delaware Valley
2018
33 15.52
Holy Redeemer High School
2017
34 15.54
Wyoming Area
2018
34 15.54
State College Area High School
2020
36 15.58
Wyomissing Area
2018
37 15.60 1.6
Wissahickon
2019
38 15.62 -0.5
Cheltenham
2017
39 15.65
Bradford Area
2017
39 15.65
Strath Haven
2017
41 15.67 -1.1
Lakeview
2018
42 15.68
Lakeland
2018
42 15.68
Mars Area
2018
44 15.69
Holy Cross High School
2018
45 15.75
Dover
2018
46 15.76
Dallastown
2017
46 15.76
Milton Hershey
2017
48 15.77
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2017
49 15.78
Shikellamy
2017
49 15.78
Exeter
2019
49 15.78
Wyomissing Area
2017
52 15.80
Montoursville Area
2018
53 15.82
Beaver Area
2017
54 15.90
Parkland
2017
54 15.90
Mifflinburg
2017
54 15.90
Mars Area
2017
57 15.91
Neshaminy
2017
57 15.91
Hickory
2017
59 15.93
Spring Grove
2017
59 15.93
Manheim Township
2018
61 15.95
Friends' Central
2018
61 15.95 0.0
North Penn
2017
63 15.99
Exeter
2017
64 16.00
Forest Hills
2017
65 16.01
Berlin Brothersvalley
2017
65 16.01
Greensburg Salem
2019
67 16.02
Saucon Valley
2017
68 16.03
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
68 16.03
Governor Mifflin
2017
70 16.04
Moon Area
2019
71 16.05
Hatboro Horsham
2017
72 16.08
Episcopal Academy
2017
72 16.08
Scranton Preparatory School
2017
72 16.08
Manheim Central
2017
75 16.11
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2019
76 16.14
Canon-McMillan
2019
77 16.17
Fort Leboeuf
2017
78 16.18
United
2018
78 16.18
Fairfield Area
2018
78 16.18
Abington Heights
2017
78 16.18
Seneca Valley
2017
82 16.20
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2017
83 16.21
Baldwin
2017
84 16.22
Northampton Area
2017
85 16.23
Mount Lebanon
2019
86 16.24
Pottsville Area
2017
87 16.27
Athens Area
2017
87 16.27
West Allegheny
2018
89 16.29
Chichester
2017
90 16.30
Ridley
2017
91 16.32
Neshaminy
2018
92 16.33
Moniteau
2017
92 16.33
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2017
94 16.34
Cumberland Valley
2018
94 16.34
Neumann Goretti
2018
96 16.36
Altoona Area
2019
96 16.36
Allegheny Clarion Valley
2018
96 16.36
Mount Carmel Area
2018
99 16.38
Slippery Rock Area
2018
99 16.38
Central Valley HS
2017
101 16.39
Spring Ford
2018
101 16.39
Pine-Richland
2018
103 16.40
Ridley
2017
103 16.40
Mohawk
2017
105 16.41
Lawnside LightningTrack Field
2019
105 16.41
Unionville
2017
105 16.41 1.6
Upper Dauphin HS
2017
105 16.41
Central York
2018
105 16.41 -1.4
Conestoga
2017
110 16.44
Southern Lehigh
2017
110 16.44
Shikellamy
2017
112 16.45
Central Bucks West
2018
112 16.45
Girard
2017
112 16.45
Hempfield Area (7)
2017
112 16.45
Oley Valley
2019
116 16.47
Hampton
2017
117 16.48
Delone Catholic
2017
117 16.48
Ambridge Area
2018
119 16.49
Slippery Rock Area
2018
120 16.51
Harbor Creek
2017
121 16.52
Athens Area
2019
121 16.52
Mountain View Junior Senior High School
2017
123 16.53
Harry S Truman
2019
124 16.54
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2018
125 16.55
Bishop McDevitt
2018
125 16.55
Bethel Park
2017
127 16.57
Lower Dauphin
2018
128 16.58
Neumann Goretti
2017
129 16.59
North Penn
2017
130 16.61
Highlands
2017
131 16.62
Trinity (7)
2018
132 16.63
DuBois Area
2018
132 16.63
Methacton
2017
132 16.63
Lewisburg Area
2017
135 16.65 1.0
Schuylkill Valley
2017
135 16.65
Shenango
2018
137 16.66
Dallas
2018
138 16.67
West Chester East
2018
138 16.67
Wilson (3)
2018
140 16.70
Charleroi Area High School
2018
140 16.70
Butler
2017
140 16.70
Eastern Lebanon County
2018
143 16.72
Western Wayne
2018
143 16.72
Hempfield (3)
2018
143 16.72
Twin Valley
2019
146 16.73
Upper Darby
2018
146 16.73
J.P. McCaskey
2017
146 16.73
Palmyra
2017
149 16.74
Saucon Valley
2019
149 16.74
Liberty
2017
149 16.74
Neshaminy
2019
149 16.74
Bedford
2017
149 16.74
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2017
149 16.74
Lancaster Catholic
2018
155 16.75
Holy Family Academy
2019
156 16.76
Elmer L. Meyers
2019
156 16.76 1.0
Greenwood
2019
156 16.76
Solanco
2017
159 16.77
Mahanoy Area
2019
159 16.77
Penn Trafford
2018
159 16.77
Lower Dauphin
2017
162 16.79
Manheim Township
2019
163 16.80
Central Bucks East
2019
163 16.80
Williamsport Area
2018
165 16.81
Sharon
2019
165 16.81
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2017
167 16.82
General McLane
2017
167 16.82
East Stroudsburg Area South
2017
169 16.83
Westmont Hilltop
2018
169 16.83
Seneca Valley
2019
171 16.84
Stroudsburg
2017
171 16.84
Danville Area
2018
173 16.85
Strath Haven
2017
173 16.85
West Mifflin
2019
175 16.86
Greensburg Salem
2018
176 16.87
Williamsport Area
2017
177 16.88
South Side
2018
177 16.88
Altoona Area
2017
179 16.89
Pennsbury
2017
179 16.89
Governor Mifflin
2018
181 16.92
Athens Area
2018
181 16.92
New Oxford
2017
183 16.93
Franklin Regional
2019
184 16.94
Somerset Area
2018
184 16.94
Montoursville Area
2019
184 16.94
General McLane
2017
184 16.94
Shenango
2017
188 16.95
Norwin
2019
189 16.96
Owen J. Roberts
2018
190 16.97
Lower Moreland
2017
191 16.98
The Hill School
2018
191 16.98
Lehighton
2017
193 17.00
Boyertown
2017
194 17.02
Saucon Valley
2017
195 17.04
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
195 17.04
Chester
2017
197 17.05
Fleetwood Area
2018
198 17.06
Mohawk
2019
199 17.08 1.6
Delone Catholic
2019
200 17.10
Fort Leboeuf
2017
200 17.10
Hollidaysburg Area
2019
200 17.10
Bensalem
2017
203 17.11
Eastern York
2017
203 17.11
Marple Newtown
2017
205 17.12
Haverford Township HS
2018
205 17.12
Meyersdale Area
2017
205 17.12 1.6
Upper Merion
2018
205 17.12
Southmoreland
2019
209 17.13
Penns Valley Area
2018
209 17.13
Eastern York
2017
209 17.13
Penn Wood
2018
212 17.14
Mercyhurst Preparatory
2018
212 17.14
Northwest Area
2017
212 17.14
Holy Family School
2019
215 17.16
Windber Area
2019
215 17.16
Brentwood
2017
215 17.16
New Oxford
2018
218 17.17
Unionville
2017
218 17.17
Methacton
2018
220 17.19
Greenville
2017
220 17.19
South Allegheny
2019
220 17.19
Loyalsock Township
2017
223 17.20
Belle Vernon
2018
224 17.22
Great Valley
2017
224 17.22
Homer Center
2017
224 17.22
Tyrone Area
2017
224 17.22
Germantown Academy
2017
228 17.23
Clarion Area
2018
228 17.23
Upper Perkiomen
2017
228 17.23
Mount Lebanon
2017
231 17.24
Southern Columbia Area
2019
231 17.24
State College Area High School
2018
231 17.24
Southern Lehigh
2018
231 17.24
Hazleton Area
2019
231 17.24
Laurel
2017
236 17.25
Bethel Park
2018
236 17.25
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2018
238 17.26
Carrick
2018
238 17.26
East Pennsboro Area SD
2018
240 17.27
Juniata Valley
2018
240 17.27
Selinsgrove
2018
242 17.29
Chambersburg
2019
242 17.29
Meadville Area
2019
244 17.30
Downingtown East
2017
245 17.31
Episcopal Academy
2017
245 17.31
Middletown Area
2017
247 17.33
Lehighton
2017
247 17.33
Greensburg Central Catholic
2019
247 17.33
Wallenpaupack
2018
250 17.34
Palisades
2017
250 17.34
Eisenhower
2017
250 17.34
Southern Lehigh
2018
250 17.34
Palisades
2018
250 17.34
Lower Merion
2019
250 17.34
Knoch
2017
256 17.35 -0.2
Somerset Area Middle School
2018
256 17.35
Strath Haven
2019
256 17.35
Oley Valley
2019
256 17.35
North Allegheny
2019
256 17.35
Dallastown
2018
261 17.36
Baldwin School
2019
261 17.36
Hollidaysburg Area
2017
261 17.36
Bishop Shanahan
2019
264 17.37
Blue Mountain
2018
264 17.37
Ephrata
2018
266 17.38
Moon Area
2017
267 17.39
Chambersburg
2019
267 17.39
Milton Hershey
2018
269 17.40
Rockwood
2017
269 17.40
Northwestern Lehigh
2017
269 17.40
Kutztown Area
2019
269 17.40
Butler
2019
273 17.41
Valley View
2018
273 17.41
Dallas
2019
275 17.42
Greencastle-Antrim
2017
275 17.42
Southern Lehigh
2019
275 17.42 1.6
Wissahickon
2018
278 17.43
Perkiomen Valley
2018
278 17.43
Souderton Area
2017
280 17.44
Easton Area
2019
280 17.44
Milton Area
2017
280 17.44
Quakertown
2017
280 17.44
Carlisle
2018
284 17.45
Fort Cherry
2019
284 17.45
Wilson (3)
2018
286 17.47
Peters Township
2017
286 17.47
North Pocono
2018
288 17.48
Port Allegany
2017
288 17.48
Northern Bedford
2018
290 17.49
Hazleton Area
2017
291 17.50
DuBois Area
2018
291 17.50
Corry Area
2017
291 17.50
Freedom Area (7)
2019
294 17.51
Williamsport Area
2017
295 17.52
Wyoming Area
2018
295 17.52
Hempfield (3)
2017
295 17.52
Pittston Area
2019
298 17.53
North Allegheny
2017
299 17.54
Pottsville Area
2017
299 17.54
Pottsville Area
2018
299 17.54
Youngsville
2019
302 17.55
Loyalsock Township
2019
302 17.55
Woodland Hills High School
2018
304 17.56
Elk County Catholic
2018
304 17.56
McDowell
2019
304 17.56
Waynesboro
2019
307 17.57
Big Spring
2018
308 17.58
Elk Lake High School
2018
309 17.59
Lower Dauphin
2018
310 17.61
Hershey
2018
310 17.61
Fairview
2019
310 17.61
Butler
2019
310 17.61
Twin Valley
2019
310 17.61
Montoursville Area
2018
315 17.62
Marion Center Area
2018
316 17.64
Stroudsburg
2017
316 17.64
Northampton Area
2017
316 17.64
Mount Carmel Area
2017
316 17.64
Palmerton Area
2019
316 17.64
General McLane
2018
321 17.65
Apollo-Ridge High School
2018
321 17.65
Blue Mountain
2018
321 17.65
Hampton
2017
324 17.67
Elk County Catholic
2017
324 17.67
Downingtown West
2018
326 17.68
Bermudian Springs
2018
326 17.68
Central York
2019
328 17.69
Bermudian Springs
2019
328 17.69
Downingtown East
2017
328 17.69
Penn Manor
2018
328 17.69
Williamsport Area
2017
332 17.70
Brownsville Area
2017
333 17.71
Lansdale Catholic
2017
334 17.73
Clearfield Area
2018
334 17.73
Central Bucks West
2019
334 17.73
North Allegheny
2017
334 17.73
Delaware Valley
2018
338 17.74
Panther Valley
2018
338 17.74
Carlisle
2018
338 17.74
Bethel Park
2019
341 17.75
Trinity (3)
2019
341 17.75
North Hills
2017
343 17.76
Waynesburg Central
2018
343 17.76
Manheim Township
2018
343 17.76
Strath Haven
2019
346 17.77
Dallas
2019
347 17.78
Holy Cross High School
2018
348 17.79
Armstrong HS
2017
348 17.79
Owen J. Roberts
2017
348 17.79
Unionville
2019
348 17.79
Red Lion
2017
352 17.80
Villa Maria Academy
2018
352 17.80
Shenango
2019
352 17.80
Montour
2019
352 17.80
West York Area
2019
356 17.83
Cumberland Valley
2018
356 17.83
Schuylkill Valley
2019
358 17.84
Emmaus
2018
358 17.84
Cumberland Valley
2019
358 17.84
Union
2017
361 17.85
Girard
2018
361 17.85
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
361 17.85
William Tennent
2018
361 17.85
Hopewell
2019
365 17.86
Shade HS
2017
366 17.87
Eisenhower
2019
366 17.87
Owen J. Roberts
2018
368 17.88
Hollidaysburg Area
2017
368 17.88
Scranton
2018
370 17.89
McGuffey
2018
371 17.90
Upper Merion
2018
372 17.91
Honesdale
2018
373 17.92
Villa Joseph Marie
2017
374 17.93
Strath Haven
2018
374 17.93
Boyertown
2018
374 17.93
Lampeter Strasburg
2017
377 17.94
Pocono Mountain West
2018
377 17.94
Warrior Run
2018
377 17.94
Pittston Area
2017
377 17.94
Yough
2017
377 17.94
Central Bucks West
2017
377 17.94
Spring Grove
2018
377 17.94
Quaker Valley Middle School
2019
384 17.95
Coudersport
2017
384 17.95
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2018
384 17.95
Pittston Area
2018
387 17.96
Wyalusing Valley Area
2017
387 17.96
Lakeland
2017
389 17.98
Youngsville
2019
390 17.99
Camp Hill
2018
390 17.99
Delaware Valley
2019
390 17.99
Trinity Christian
2019
393 18.00
Juniata
2017
393 18.00
Shikellamy
2017
395 18.01
Taylor Allderdice
2019
395 18.01
Otto-Eldred
2018
395 18.01
Phoenixville Area
2017
398 18.02
Mount Union Area
2018
398 18.02
West Scranton
2017
400 18.03
Donegal
2018
400 18.03
Jersey Shore Area
2019
402 18.04
Nazareth Area
2018
402 18.04
Mifflin County High School
2018
402 18.04
Northwestern Lehigh
2018
402 18.04
Middletown Area
2017
406 18.06
Wilson (3)
2018
407 18.07
Lampeter Strasburg
2017
407 18.07
Chartiers Valley
2017
409 18.08
Fretz Middle School
2020
409 18.08
Bishop Shanahan
2019
409 18.08
William Allen
2017
412 18.09
Lackawanna Trail
2017
413 18.10
Owen J. Roberts
2017
414 18.11
Uniontown Area
2018
414 18.11
Southern Fulton
2017
416 18.13
McConnellsburg
2019
416 18.13
Parkland
2018
416 18.13
North Penn
2017
419 18.14
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
419 18.14
Pine Grove Area
2017
419 18.14
DuBois Area
2017
419 18.14
Southmoreland
2018
419 18.14
Hopewell
2019
424 18.15
Neshaminy
2018
424 18.15
Pennridge
2018
426 18.16
Shade HS
2019
426 18.16
South Park High School
2018
428 18.17
Bishop Shanahan
2017
428 18.17
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2019
430 18.18
Chartiers Houston
2018
430 18.18
West Chester Henderson
2019
432 18.19
Elk Catholic Middle School
2020
432 18.19
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
432 18.19
Berks Catholic
2018
435 18.20 0.0
Saint Basil Academy
2018
435 18.20
York Suburban
2017
435 18.20
Pine Grove Area
2017
435 18.20
Central Bucks West
2018
439 18.21
Lewisburg Area
2017
440 18.22
Richland
2017
440 18.22
Wallenpaupack
2018
440 18.22
West Perry
2018
443 18.23 0.0
Delaware County Christian School
2018
443 18.23
Conrad Weiser
2018
445 18.24
Cumberland Valley
2018
445 18.24
Whitehall
2018
445 18.24
Warrior Run
2018
445 18.24
Bangor Area
2019
445 18.24
Rockwood
2017
445 18.24
Deer Lakes
2019
451 18.25
Valley
2017
451 18.25
Columbia
2018
453 18.26
Bedford
2017
453 18.26
Conrad Weiser
2018
455 18.27
Somerset Area
2018
455 18.27
South Park High School
2018
457 18.28
Grove City Area
2019
458 18.29
Villa Maria Academy
2017
458 18.29
Archbishop Ryan
2017
458 18.29
Great Valley
2017
461 18.30
Elizabeth Forward
2019
461 18.30
Hopewell
2017
463 18.31
Conestoga Christian School
2017
464 18.32
Cocalico
2017
464 18.32
Ringgold
2019
464 18.32
Greater Latrobe
2019
467 18.33
North Clarion
2019
467 18.33
Quakertown
2018
469 18.34
Allentown Central Catholic
2019
469 18.34
Northern Lehigh
2017
471 18.38
Kiski Area
2019
472 18.39
Bethel Park
2018
473 18.40
Corry Area
2018
473 18.40
Western Wayne
2017
473 18.40
Palmyra
2018
476 18.41
Coatesville
2019
477 18.42
Northern Bedford
2019
478 18.43
Hatboro Horsham
2018
478 18.43
Trinity (7)
2019
480 18.44
Easton Area
2019
480 18.44
Northampton Area
2018
480 18.44
Salisbury Township
2017
480 18.44
Blue Mountain
2018
480 18.44
Martinsburg Central High School
2018
480 18.44
Burrell
2018
486 18.45
West Scranton
2018
487 18.47
Trinity (7)
2017
488 18.48
Kiski Area
2019
489 18.49
Swenson Arts & Technology
2019
489 18.49
The Hill School
2018
489 18.49
Garnet Valley
2017
489 18.49
Central Valley HS
2017
489 18.49
Hershey
2019
489 18.49
Seneca Valley
2019
495 18.50
Moniteau
2018
495 18.50
Bald Eagle Area
2017
497 18.51
George School
2018
497 18.51
Montrose
2017
499 18.52
Canton Area
2017
500 18.53
Palmyra
2018

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