Kling Back For More This Spring: Top 500 Girls Discus Returners

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After a terrific junior year that saw her turn into one of Pennsylvania's best and most consistent discus throwers, Red Lion's Madisen Kling is back for more in her senior season. Kling (above) captured the AAA state title last season and tossed a season best of 143-08 at the Penn Relays. Now she's primed for a big spring in the event. Kling hit that 140 foot or better barrier on three occasions and always on the biggest stages.

Kling will be looking to repeat as state champ in AAA, but she'll have plenty of challengers. Selinsgrove's Piper Klinger, who was sixth at states, unleashed a huge PR of 140-08 at nationals last summer. Look for her to try and carry that momentum into the season. Butler's Jena Reinheimer, the reigning WPIAL champ, took fifth at states. She threw over 140 feet in her District 7-winning toss. Lillia Allen of Penn Hills threw a solid PR of 137-11 at states last year to take fourth. North Pocono's Jessica Slagus was seventh at states last year and will be looking to improve upon that. All four will pose a good challenge to the top spot.

We can't forget about Payden Montana of Berwick. The odds-on favorite in the shot put also has a good arm for the disc. She threw 136-02 last spring. Dover's Emily Eckard was ninth at states in AAA last year, so look for her to have plenty of motivation to move up into the medals this time around.


In AA, the one to beat in Lewisburg Area's Kate Allred (above). She took third at states last year behind one of the greats, Tori McKinley, and Emily Johns. She'll look to make this her year. She threw her best at states last year -- 137-05 -- so she knows how to perform when it counts most. She'll get a challenge from South Park's Maura Huwalt. She was sixth at states last year and returns with a best of 134-08. Look for the Hickory duo of Michaela Burkhauser and Taylor Mears to aim for a repeat trip to the podium. They were seventh and eighth in AA last season.

Punxsutawney Area's Sam Dyson (AA) and Corry Area's Abby Whitaker (AAA) are among the other girls to keep an eye on this spring.

Watch an interview with Kling after taking the state title last spring and check out the top 500 returners in the girls' discus:

Discus

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 143-8
Red Lion
2018
2 140-8
Selinsgrove
2018
3 140-4
Butler
2018
4 137-11
Penn Hills
2019
5 137-5
Lewisburg Area
2018
6 136-2
Berwick
2018
7 134-8
South Park High School
2019
8 133-6
Dover
2018
9 132-1
Hickory
2018
10 131-5
Punxsutawney Area
2018
11 130-7
North Pocono
2018
12 129-7
Corry Area
2018
13 129-4
Chambersburg
2018
14 124-11
Altoona Area
2018
15 124-6
Coudersport
2018
16 123-8
Hickory
2018
17 123-7
Neumann Goretti
2018
18 123-4
Cocalico
2018
19 122-4
Cedar Crest
2019
20 120-10
North Schuylkill
2019
21 119-6
West Chester Rustin
2018
22 119-2
Lehighton
2019
23 117-9
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
24 117-8
Quakertown
2019
25 117-1
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2018
26 116-6
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2019
27 115-3
Greenwood
2019
28 114-4
Knoch
2018
29 113-10
Moniteau
2018
29 113-10
Reynolds
2018
31 113-4
Franklin Regional
2019
32 113-2
Karns City
2018
32 113-2
Kane Area
2018
34 113-1
Canon-McMillan
2019
34 113-1
North Clarion
2018
36 113-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
37 112-10
Lakeland
2019
37 112-10
Warrior Run
2018
37 112-10
Wilmington
2019
40 112-7
Hanover Area
2019
41 112-0
Keystone Oaks
2019
41 112-0
St. Francis of Assisi
2022
43 111-10
Boyertown
2020
44 111-8
Selinsgrove
2018
44 111-8
Boyertown
2018
46 111-7
Shamokin Area
2017
46 111-7
Baldwin
2018
48 111-5
Elk County Catholic
2018
49 111-4
North East
2018
50 110-5
Norwin
2019
51 110-4
Williamsport Area
2020
52 110-3
Upper Dauphin HS
2018
53 109-1
West Chester Rustin
2018
54 108-1
Trinity (7)
2019
55 107-10
Jersey Shore Area
2018
56 107-9
Corry Area
2018
57 107-6
Berwick
2019
58 107-4
Greenville
2019
59 107-3
Marian Catholic
2019
60 106-7
Waynesburg Central
2019
61 106-4
North Penn
2018
61 106-4
Spring Ford
2018
61 106-4
Shenango
2018
64 105-11
Abington Heights
2020
65 105-9
Middletown Area
2018
66 105-4
General McLane
2018
67 105-3
North East
2018
67 105-3
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
69 105-2
Bethel Park
2020
69 105-2
Notre Dame Green Pond
2019
71 105-1
DuBois Area
2018
72 105-0
Liberty
2018
72 105-0
Conestoga Valley
2018
74 104-11
State College Area High School
2018
75 104-10
Villa Maria Academy
2019
76 104-9
Perkiomen Valley
2019
77 104-5
Perkiomen Valley
2019
77 104-5
Coatesville
2018
79 104-4
Coatesville
2018
80 104-3
Greensburg Salem
2019
81 104-2.75
Girard
2018
82 104-2
Hickory
2020
83 103-10
Wyomissing Area
2018
84 103-9
Warrior Run
2018
85 103-8
Coatesville
2019
85 103-8
Mount Pleasant Area
2018
85 103-8
Susquehannock
2018
88 103-4
DRIVE TC
2020
89 103-1
Ephrata
2019
90 102-11
Lancaster Mennonite
2018
91 102-8
Neshaminy
2019
92 102-7
Hollidaysburg Area
2018
93 102-3
Allentown Central Catholic
2018
94 102-2
Penns Manor
2018
94 102-2
Dover
2018
96 102-1
DuBois Area
2019
96 102-1
Boyertown
2018
98 102-0
Bradford Area
2018
99 101-10
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
100 101-9
Solanco
2019
101 101-8
Annville-Cleona
2020
101 101-8
Ephrata
2018
103 101-6
Peters Township
2019
104 101-4
Smethport Area
2019
105 101-3
Shikellamy
2018
106 101-2
Upper Darby
2019
107 101-1
Mount Lebanon
2018
108 100-11
Tunkhannock
2019
108 100-11
Boiling Springs
2020
108 100-11
West Scranton
2018
111 100-9
Belle Vernon
2019
112 100-7
Thomas Jefferson
2019
113 100-4
United
2020
114 100-0
Berwick
2020
114 100-0
Kiski Area
2019
116 99-11
Deer Lakes
2019
117 99-10.5
Milton Area
2018
118 99-10
Daniel Boone
2019
118 99-10
Middletown Area
2018
120 99-8
Cocalico
2018
121 99-6
Stroudsburg
2018
121 99-6
Danville Area
2018
123 99-5
Redbank Valley
2018
124 99-4.5
Southern Lehigh
2019
125 99-3
Phoenixville Area
2018
126 99-0
Southern Lehigh
2018
126 99-0
Erie High School
2020
126 99-0
General McLane
2018
129 98-10
Elizabeth Forward
2019
129 98-10
Indiana Area
2020
129 98-10
Greencastle-Antrim
2018
132 98-4
Stroudsburg
2018
132 98-4
DuBois Area
2018
134 98-2
Bald Eagle Area
2018
135 98-1
Dallas
2018
135 98-1
West Chester Rustin
2019
137 97-8
Forest Hills
2018
138 97-4
Marion Center Area
2020
139 97-3
Connellsville
2018
140 97-2
South Fayette High School
2020
141 97-0
Ephrata
2019
141 97-0
Wilson (3)
2019
143 96-11
Phoenixville Area
2018
144 96-7
Owen J. Roberts
2020
145 96-6
Northern Lehigh
2019
146 96-5
Unattached Club
2020
147 96-4
Redbank Valley
2018
148 96-3
Palisades
2019
148 96-3
Milton Area
2018
150 96-1
East Stroudsburg Area North
2018
151 95-10
Montoursville Area
2019
152 95-8
Karns City
2017
153 95-7
Spring Grove
2018
154 95-6
Central Bucks West
2019
155 95-4
Unattached Club
2018
155 95-4
West Chester East
2019
157 95-3
Oxford Area
2018
158 95-2
Ellwood City
2018
158 95-2
West Chester Rustin
2019
160 95-0
Susquehannock
2018
160 95-0
Dover
2018
162 94-11
Northwestern Lehigh
2019
163 94-10
Hughesville
2018
163 94-10
Muhlenberg
2020
163 94-10
Commodore Perry
2018
166 94-9
Neshaminy
2018
167 94-8
West Allegheny
2018
168 94-6
Corry Area
2019
169 94-5
Elizabeth Forward
2019
170 94-4
Seneca
2019
171 94-3
Fort Leboeuf
2018
172 94-1
Troy
2018
173 94-0
Penn Cambria
2018
173 94-0
Scranton Preparatory School
2019
175 93-11
Warrior Run
2018
176 93-10
New Oxford
2019
176 93-10
Greater Latrobe
2019
178 93-9
Quakertown
2018
179 93-8.5
Pocono Mountain East
2019
180 93-7
Berks Catholic
2019
181 93-5
Lewisburg Area
2018
182 93-4
Muhlenberg
2020
182 93-4
Catasauqua
2018
184 93-3
Greater Latrobe
2019
185 93-2
South Side
2018
185 93-2
Shenango
2019
185 93-2
Gateway
2019
188 93-0
Great Valley
2018
189 92-11
Scranton Preparatory School
2018
190 92-9
McConnellsburg
2020
191 92-8
Dallastown
2019
191 92-8
Villa Maria Academy
2018
193 92-7
Downingtown East
2018
194 92-6.5
Oil City
2018
195 92-4
New Oxford
2018
195 92-4
Redbank Valley
2020
195 92-4
Punxsutawney Area
2018
198 92-3
Salisbury Township
2018
199 92-2
Shenandoah Valley
2018
200 92-1
North Clarion
2018
201 92-0
Pocono Mountain West
2018
201 92-0
Johnsonburg Area
2019
201 92-0
Council Rock South
2018
201 92-0
Wilson (3)
2020
201 92-0
Perkiomen Valley
2020
206 91-10
Millersburg
2018
206 91-10
Governor Mifflin
2019
206 91-10
Dallas
2020
209 91-7
Indiana Area
2020
210 91-6
Northeast Bradford
2018
211 91-5
South Western
2018
212 91-3
Wyoming Area
2019
212 91-3
Selinsgrove
2020
212 91-3
Central Mountain
2019
215 91-2
Exeter
2018
216 91-1
South Park High School
2018
217 91-0
Bellefonte Area
2018
218 90-9
Plumstead Christian
2019
218 90-9
Palisades
2020
218 90-9
Towanda
2018
221 90-8
Pittston Area
2020
222 90-2
Harbor Creek
2018
223 90-1
United
2019
223 90-1
Oxford Area
2019
225 90-0
Spring Ford
2020
226 89-10
South Western
2018
227 89-8
Fort Cherry
2019
228 89-7
Exeter
2020
228 89-7
Bishop Carroll
2019
228 89-7
Canon-McMillan
2020
231 89-6
Jersey Shore Area
2020
232 89-5
North East
2018
233 89-4
Hempfield (3)
2019
233 89-4
Harry S Truman
2019
233 89-4
Waynesboro
2019
236 89-3
Bradford Area
2018
236 89-3
Scranton Preparatory School
2019
238 89-2
Pocono Mountain East
2019
238 89-2
Chartiers Houston
2018
238 89-2
Donegal
2019
241 89-1
Exeter
2019
241 89-1
Perkiomen Valley
2019
241 89-1
Uniontown Area
2018
244 88-11
Juniata Valley
2018
245 88-10
Eastern Lebanon County
2018
246 88-9
Slippery Rock Area
2020
246 88-9
Hamburg Area
2020
248 88-8
Susquenita
2019
249 88-7
Germantown Academy
2020
249 88-7
Cedar Crest
2018
251 88-6
Mount Pleasant Area
2019
251 88-6
Red Land
2018
253 88-5
Milton Area
2020
253 88-5
Owen J. Roberts
2019
253 88-5
Dallas
2020
256 88-3
Plumstead Christian
2019
257 88-2
Wissahickon
2019
257 88-2
Northeast Bradford
2018
259 88-1
Pen Argyl Area
2018
259 88-1
West Chester East
2019
259 88-1
Bishop McDevitt
2020
259 88-1
Danville Area
2018
259 88-1
Hershey
2019
264 88-0
Fox Chapel Area
2019
264 88-0
Elk County Catholic
2018
264 88-0
Haverford Township HS
2018
264 88-0
Cedar Cliff
2018
268 87-9.5
George Washington HS
2020
269 87-8
Radnor
2019
270 87-7
Butler
2019
270 87-7
Southern Lehigh
2018
270 87-7
Carlynton
2018
273 87-6
Delone Catholic
2019
273 87-6
Cheltenham
2018
275 87-5
Philipsburg-Osceola Area
2018
275 87-5
Central Mountain
2018
275 87-5
Wilson (3)
2020
278 87-4
Lower Dauphin
2019
279 87-3
Redbank Valley
2018
279 87-3
Conrad Weiser
2019
281 87-2
Freedom (11)
2018
281 87-2
North Penn
2019
283 87-1
McConnellsburg
2019
284 87-0
Pocono Mountain West
2019
285 86-11
Purchase Line
2020
285 86-11
Yough
2019
287 86-10
Selinsgrove
2020
288 86-8
Waynesboro
2018
288 86-8
Elk Lake High School
2018
290 86-7
Clarion Limestone
2018
290 86-7
Greencastle-Antrim
2019
292 86-5
Shade HS
2018
292 86-5
Selinsgrove
2019
292 86-5
Oakland Catholic
2019
292 86-5
Phoenixville Area
2018
296 86-3
Northampton Area
2019
296 86-3
Bloomsburg
2018
296 86-3
Shikellamy
2019
296 86-3
DuBois Area
2020
300 86-2
Laurel
2019
300 86-2
Commodore Perry
2018
300 86-2
Avon Grove
2018
303 86-1
Penn Wood
2018
303 86-1
Delone Catholic
2019
305 86-0
William Tennent
2020
305 86-0
Emmaus
2019
307 85-11
Penns Valley Area
2018
308 85-10
Yough
2019
308 85-10
Karns City
2020
310 85-8
Lancaster Mennonite Hershey Campus
2019
310 85-8
Williamsport Area
2020
310 85-8
Cedar Crest
2018
310 85-8
Biglerville
2020
314 85-7
Bald Eagle Area
2018
315 85-5.5
Selinsgrove
2018
316 85-4
Berks Catholic
2019
316 85-4
Lower Moreland
2018
316 85-4
Warwick
2018
316 85-4
Bishop Shanahan
2020
320 85-3
Mount Carmel Area
2018
320 85-3
Grove City Area
2019
322 85-2
Shamokin Area
2017
323 85-1
McConnellsburg
2019
323 85-1
Meadville Area
2018
323 85-1
Bald Eagle Area
2018
326 85-0.5
Coudersport
2020
327 85-0
North Hills
2020
328 84-11
Fox Chapel Area
2020
328 84-11
Martinsburg Central High School
2019
328 84-11
Oil City
2018
328 84-11
Wyoming Area
2018
332 84-10
Manheim Central
2019
332 84-10
Fleetwood Area
2019
334 84-9
Bethlehem Catholic
2019
334 84-9
DuBois Area
2018
336 84-8.5
St Luke Spirit
2019
337 84-8
Archbishop Ryan
2020
337 84-8
Redbank Valley
2020
339 84-7
Coatesville
2018
340 84-6
Woodland Hills High School
2019
340 84-6
Muhlenberg
2019
342 84-5
Whitehall
2018
342 84-5
California Area High School
2018
342 84-5
Palisades
2019
345 84-4
Northwestern
2019
346 84-3
Yough
2020
346 84-3
St. Hubert's
2019
346 84-3
Altoona Area
2018
346 84-3
Neshannock
2018
346 84-3
Western Wayne
2019
346 84-3
Octorara
2019
352 84-2
Tyrone Area
2019
352 84-2
Central Dauphin
2018
352 84-2
Corry Area
2020
352 84-2
Methacton
2018
356 84-1
Palisades
2019
356 84-1
Lancaster Catholic
2018
358 84-0
Southern Columbia Area
2020
358 84-0
Purchase Line
2018
358 84-0
Northern Cambria High School
2018
361 83-10
Waynesboro
2019
361 83-10
Penn Manor
2018
361 83-10
Pine-Richland
2019
364 83-9
West Chester Henderson
2018
365 83-8
Everett Area
2020
365 83-8
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2020
367 83-6
Springfield (Delco)
2018
367 83-6
Lakeview
2018
369 83-4
Coatesville
2018
369 83-4
Mifflin County High School
2018
369 83-4
Northern Potter
2019
372 83-3
Strath Haven
2019
372 83-3
Trinity (3)
2018
374 83-2.5
Cambria Heights
2018
375 83-2
Wyalusing Valley Area
2019
376 83-1
Susquehanna Community
2018
376 83-1
Methacton
2020
378 83-0
George School
2018
378 83-0
Altoona Area
2018
380 82-11
Cameron County
2018
381 82-8
Central Dauphin
2018
381 82-8
Norwin
2019
383 82-7
Muhlenberg
2020
383 82-7
Gettysburg Area High School
2018
383 82-7
Lower Dauphin
2018
386 82-6
Elizabeth Forward
2018
387 82-5
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2020
388 82-4
Rockwood
2018
388 82-4
Owen J. Roberts
2019
388 82-4
Perkiomen Valley
2019
388 82-4
Northern
2019
388 82-4
Upper Saint Clair
2020
393 82-3
Shenandoah Valley
2020
394 82-2.5
Pen Argyl Area
2018
395 82-2
Juniata
2021
395 82-2
Lebanon
2020
395 82-2
Strath Haven
2020
395 82-2
Annville-Cleona
2020
399 82-1
Danville Area
2018
399 82-1
Williamsport Area
2018
399 82-1
Brentwood
2019
399 82-1
Council Rock South
2018
399 82-1
West Mifflin
2019
404 82-0
Sharon
2019
404 82-0
Bloomsburg
2019
406 81-11.5
Kennedy Catholic
2018
407 81-11
Mahanoy Area
2018
407 81-11
Gettysburg Area High School
2018
407 81-11
South Western
2019
407 81-11
Farrell
2020
411 81-10
Penn Trafford
2018
411 81-10
Seneca
2018
413 81-9
Butler
2020
413 81-9
Marion Center Area
2019
413 81-9
Greencastle-Antrim
2019
416 81-8
Northeast Bradford
2018
416 81-8
Blue Ridge
2019
418 81-7
Episcopal Academy
2018
418 81-7
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2019
418 81-7
Souderton Area
2019
421 81-5
Fleetwood Area
2020
421 81-5
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
421 81-5
Liberty
2020
424 81-4
Berlin Brothersvalley
2019
424 81-4
Shamokin Area
2019
426 81-3
Downingtown West
2019
426 81-3
Corry Area
2020
426 81-3
Emmaus
2020
429 81-2
Girard
2018
429 81-2
Corry Area
2019
429 81-2
Keystone Oaks
2019
432 81-1
Tunkhannock
2018
433 81-0
Boiling Springs
2018
433 81-0
Butler
2018
435 80-11
Williamson
2018
435 80-11
Phoenixville Area
2019
437 80-10
Trinity (7)
2018
437 80-10
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
439 80-8
Octorara
2019
440 80-7.25
River City Elite TC
2020
441 80-7
Schuylkill Valley
2019
442 80-6
Saucon Valley
2019
442 80-6
Bald Eagle Area
2018
442 80-6
Central Bucks East
2019
445 80-5
Franklin Towne Charter
2019
445 80-5
Carlisle
2018
447 80-4.5
Freeport Area
2019
448 80-4
Upper Darby
2020
449 80-3
Tamaqua Area
2019
449 80-3
Honesdale
2018
449 80-3
Greater Latrobe
2018
449 80-3
Cedar Crest
2020
453 80-2
Conestoga Valley
2020
453 80-2
Delaware Valley
2020
455 80-1
Methacton
2018
455 80-1
Grove City Area
2020
455 80-1
North Allegheny
2020
458 80-0
Cheltenham
2019
458 80-0
Big Spring
2019
458 80-0
Kutztown Area
2018
461 79-11
Norwin
2020
461 79-11
William Tennent
2020
463 79-10
Northern
2020
463 79-10
Seneca Valley
2020
463 79-10
Manheim Central
2019
466 79-9
Saint Marys Area
2018
466 79-9
Penns Valley Area
2018
466 79-9
North Allegheny
2020
469 79-8
Stroudsburg
2019
470 79-7
Millersburg
2020
470 79-7
Punxsutawney Area
2019
472 79-6
York County School of Technology
2018
472 79-6
Greenville
2019
474 79-5
Pen Argyl Area
2018
474 79-5
Conwell-Egan
2019
474 79-5
Baldwin
2018
474 79-5
Central Columbia
2018
478 79-4
Burrell
2018
478 79-4
Punxsutawney Area
2020
480 79-3
Downingtown West
2019
480 79-3
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2019
480 79-3
Fairfield Area
2019
483 79-2
Palmerton Area
2020
483 79-2
Twin Valley
2019
485 79-1
Schuylkill Valley
2019
485 79-1
Hatboro Horsham
2018
485 79-1
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2019
488 79-0
Neshannock
2018
488 79-0
Springfield (Delco)
2020
490 78-11
West Allegheny
2019
491 78-10
Athens Area
2018
492 78-9
The Neighborhood Academy
2019
493 78-6.5
Reynolds
2020
494 78-6
Pottstown
2020
495 78-5
Knoch
2020
495 78-5
Brookville Area
2019
497 78-4
Western Wayne
2019
498 78-3
Southern Columbia Area
2018
498 78-3
Manheim Township
2018
500 78-2
Cumberland Valley
2020
500 78-2
North Allegheny
2019
500 78-2
Purchase Line
2020

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