Davies Will Chase Her Own Record: Top 500 Girls 100m Returners

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Thelma Davies of Girard College has been solidifying herself as the top sprinter in Pennsylvania state history. Last spring, she took down the long-standing state record in the 100 meters, running 11.43 at New Balance Nationals. She placed third there. This winter, she broke her own state record in the 60 meters. Now the junior is aiming a big spring season.

Davies is as close as one can get to untouchable. She'll look to win her third straight AA state title in the 100 meters. The only true question remains is how far up the all-time national list Davies can go.

In AAA, four finalists/medalists are back from the state meet last year. At the top is the defending champion, Hunter Robinson of Avonworth/Northgate. The versatile sprinter could be chasing the trifecta this season (110m, 200m and 400m), but there's no doubt she has the talent to get it done. She ran 11.93 at states last year, and with better weather, can probably run even faster this season. She'll get a good race from Conestoga's Grace Lanouette. The senior had a big winter that was cut short because of injury. If healthy, Lanouette, who ran 11.94 last season, can challenge Robinson for the AAA title.


North Allegheny's Casey Burton (fifth) and Norristown's Jonae Cook (eighth) were among the other finalists looking for a return trip to the final this season. Cook was third and Burton was sixth at indoor states in the 60 meters this winter. Lower Merion's Aja Davis should be a serious factor this spring after taking second in the 60 at indoor states. Central's Lauryn James (fourth) and Abington's Rorie Spencer (fifth) were also state medalists from the indoor 60.

Others to keep an eye on in AAA include Pennridge's Kouri Peace, Norristown's Jayana Webb, Coatesville's Arianna Eberly and Porsha Miles, Saucon Valley's Talitha Diggs, and Obama Academy's Raven Haston.

After Davies, there's a lot of talent in AA. Athens Area's Breana Gambrell is most known for her long jumping ability, but she's also got great speed in the sprint events. She was second at states last year in the 100, and most recently took seventh in the 60 at indoor states. She comes in with a best of 11.96 in the 100 and should be in the mix for another high finish.

Neumann Goretti's Eliza Brooks will also be a factor. She was fourth in the 100 in AA at states last year and eighth in the indoor 60 this winter. Calvary Christian's Alexandra Brizzi and Frazier's Skye Eicher are also back this season after medaling as freshmen last spring.

Watch an interview with Davies at outdoor states last spring and check out the top 500 returners in the girls 100 meters below:

100 Meter Dash

Rank Time Wind Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 11.43 0.9
Girard College HS
2019
2 11.93 0.6
Avonworth / Northgate
2018
3 11.94
Conestoga
2018
4 11.96
Athens Area
2018
5 12.03
Generation Next Track Club
2018
6 12.12
Pennridge
2019
7 12.13
Ambler Olympic Club
2019
8 12.14
Pocono Mountain West
2019
8 12.14
Liberty
2018
8 12.14
Coatesville
2019
11 12.16
Saucon Valley
2020
11 12.16
Coatesville
2019
13 12.17
Obama Academy
2019
13 12.17
Norristown
2018
15 12.18
Lower Merion
2019
15 12.18 2.0
East Pennsboro Area SD
2018
17 12.19 0.6
North Allegheny
2020
18 12.24
Whitehall
2018
18 12.24
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
18 12.24
Neumann Goretti
2018
21 12.30
Warwick
2020
22 12.31
Avonworth / Northgate
2019
23 12.34
State College Area High School
2018
23 12.34
Swenson Arts & Technology
2019
23 12.34
Girls' High
2018
23 12.34
Nazareth Area
2019
27 12.38
Pennsbury
2018
28 12.39
East Stroudsburg Area North
2018
29 12.40
Keystone Oaks
2018
29 12.40
Selinsgrove
2019
29 12.40
Central
2018
32 12.41
Warwick
2019
32 12.41 1.7
Penn Wood
2018
34 12.42
Bentworth
2018
35 12.43
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2018
35 12.43
Council Rock North
2019
37 12.44
Parkland
2020
38 12.45
Harry S Truman
2020
39 12.46
Trinity (7)
2019
39 12.46
South Fayette High School
2018
39 12.46
Fox Chapel Area
2019
42 12.47
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
42 12.47
Shenandoah Valley
2019
42 12.47
Wyoming Area
2018
42 12.47 2.2
Calvary Christian Academy
2020
46 12.48
Liberty
2018
47 12.50
Pine-Richland
2020
48 12.52
Loyalsock Township
2019
48 12.52
Dallastown
2018
48 12.52
Saint Marys Area
2018
51 12.53
Calvary Christian Academy
2020
52 12.54
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
52 12.54
Palisades
2019
52 12.54 2.0
Susquehanna Township
2018
55 12.55 2.0
Susquehanna Township
2018
56 12.56
Dallas
2018
56 12.56
Bradford Area
2020
56 12.56
Susquehanna Township
2018
59 12.57
North Penn
2019
60 12.58
Cheltenham
2019
61 12.59
Donegal
2019
61 12.59
Coatesville
2019
63 12.61
West Chester Track Club
2019
64 12.62
Greater Latrobe
2018
65 12.63
Hempfield (3)
2018
65 12.63 0.5
Frazier
2020
67 12.64
Stroudsburg
2018
67 12.64
Emmaus
2020
67 12.64
Cumberland Valley
2018
70 12.65
Central Valley HS
2018
70 12.65 1.7
Central Bucks South
2020
72 12.66
Coatesville
2019
73 12.67
Nativity BVM
2019
74 12.68
Northeast HS
2020
74 12.68
Strath Haven
2018
74 12.68
Chambersburg
2020
77 12.69
Mount Lebanon
2018
77 12.69
Thomas Jefferson
2020
79 12.70 2.9
Phil-Mont Christian Academy
2018
79 12.70
Warwick
2020
79 12.70
Greater Nanticoke
2019
79 12.70
Johnsonburg Area
2019
83 12.71
Downingtown West
2019
83 12.71
Weatherly Area
2019
83 12.71 0.1
Cheltenham
2018
86 12.72
Upper Dublin
2018
86 12.72
Conestoga
2020
86 12.72
Methacton
2018
86 12.72
Bishop Shanahan
2021
86 12.72
Scranton
2020
91 12.73
Wissahickon
2020
91 12.73
Bishop Carroll
2018
91 12.73
Pennsbury
2018
91 12.73
Exeter
2018
95 12.74
Southern Lehigh
2019
95 12.74
Louis E Dieruff
2018
95 12.74
Pottsville Area
2019
95 12.74
Simon Gratz
2020
95 12.74
Whitehall
2020
95 12.74
Stroudsburg
2020
95 12.74
Hatboro Horsham
2020
95 12.74
Fairfield Area
2018
95 12.74
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
95 12.74
Archbishop Carroll
2018
95 12.74
William Penn
2018
106 12.75
Lakeview
2019
106 12.75
Dallastown
2020
106 12.75
Council Rock South
2019
106 12.75
Hershey
2020
110 12.76
Mount Lebanon
2019
110 12.76
Ephrata
2018
112 12.77
Dunmore
2018
112 12.77
Upper Darby
2018
112 12.77
Wilson (3)
2018
115 12.78
Biglerville
2019
115 12.78
Martin Luther King HS
2018
115 12.78
Central Bucks East
2020
118 12.79
Pine-Richland
2018
118 12.79
Baldwin
2018
118 12.79
Seneca Valley
2018
121 12.80
Fairview
2018
121 12.80
Paul Robeson School for Human Services
2018
121 12.80
West Catholic
2018
124 12.81
Fairview
2020
124 12.81
Spring Ford
2018
126 12.82
Upper Saint Clair
2019
126 12.82
Harrisburg High School
2018
128 12.83 -0.8
Forest Hills
2018
128 12.83
Dobbins Tech
2019
128 12.83
Obama Academy
2018
128 12.83
Kennard-Dale
2018
132 12.84
Pine Grove Area
2018
132 12.84
TECH Freire Charter School
2018
132 12.84
Catasauqua
2018
132 12.84
Pocono Mountain West
2018
132 12.84
Greater Johnstown
2018
132 12.84
New Castle
2018
138 12.85
Conestoga Valley
2020
138 12.85
Cedar Crest
2020
140 12.86
Gateway
2019
141 12.87
Neshaminy
2019
142 12.88
Chartiers Valley
2019
143 12.89
Twin Valley
2020
143 12.89
Kiski Area
2018
143 12.89 1.2
Midas Track Club
2020
143 12.89
West Catholic
2020
147 12.90
Marion Center Area
2018
147 12.90
George School
2019
147 12.90
Twin Valley
2018
147 12.90
Upper Darby
2019
147 12.90
McDowell
2018
152 12.91
Abington
2019
152 12.91
Villa Maria Academy
2018
152 12.91
Unattached Club
2020
152 12.91
Great Valley
2018
152 12.91
Cedar Crest
2019
157 12.92
Schuylkill Valley
2018
157 12.92
Hempfield (3)
2020
159 12.93
Eisenhower
2018
159 12.93
Downingtown East
2018
159 12.93
Delone Catholic
2020
162 12.94
Harbor Creek
2020
162 12.94
Mercyhurst Preparatory
2019
162 12.94
Bloomsburg
2018
162 12.94
Mastery Charter Schools - Pickett Campus
2020
162 12.94
State College Area High School
2018
162 12.94
Twin Valley
2019
162 12.94
Episcopal Academy
2020
162 12.94
Shikellamy
2018
162 12.94
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2019
162 12.94
Armstrong HS
2020
172 12.95
Pottstown
2020
172 12.95
Dover
2019
172 12.95
Columbia
2019
172 12.95
Red Land
2019
172 12.95
North Allegheny
2020
177 12.96
Wilson (3)
2019
177 12.96
Oswayo Valley
2018
177 12.96
Wilson (3)
2019
180 12.97
Lower Merion
2018
181 12.98
Downingtown East
2018
182 12.99
Archbishop Wood
2018
182 12.99
Fairfield Area
2020
182 12.99
Hazleton Area
2020
185 13.00
Penns Manor
2020
185 13.00
Conestoga
2020
185 13.00
Pennsbury
2018
188 13.01
Springfield Township (Montco)
2020
188 13.01
Northeastern
2018
188 13.01 1.2
JDTF
2019
188 13.01
Methacton
2020
192 13.02
Kennett
2018
192 13.02
Germantown Friends School
2018
192 13.02
Nazareth Academy
2018
192 13.02
Garnet Valley
2019
192 13.02
Butler
2019
197 13.03
Tulpehocken
2018
197 13.03
United
2018
197 13.03
Penn Charter
2019
197 13.03
Palmyra
2020
197 13.03
Oakland Catholic
2017
197 13.03
Exeter
2018
203 13.04
Calvary Christian Academy
2020
203 13.04
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
203 13.04
DuBois Area
2018
203 13.04
Central Valley HS
2019
203 13.04
Emmaus
2020
203 13.04
Southern Lehigh
2018
203 13.04
Emmaus
2020
203 13.04
Stroudsburg
2018
203 13.04
Quakertown
2018
203 13.04
Loyalsock Township
2019
203 13.04
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
203 13.04
Central
2018
203 13.04
Delaware Valley Charter
2018
203 13.04
Shikellamy
2019
217 13.05
Gettysburg Area High School
2018
217 13.05
Saltsburg High School
2018
217 13.05
Downingtown East
2018
217 13.05
Nazareth Academy
2019
221 13.06
Shade HS
2019
221 13.06
Fairfield Area
2020
221 13.06
Mifflinburg
2020
221 13.06
William Tennent
2020
221 13.06 -0.1
Greensburg Central Catholic
2018
221 13.06 -2.0
Pottsgrove
2018
227 13.07
Belle Vernon
2019
227 13.07
Conestoga Valley
2020
227 13.07
Palmyra
2018
230 13.08
Redbank Valley
2018
230 13.08
Fleetwood Area
2019
230 13.08
Avon Grove
2020
230 13.08
Northern Lehigh
2018
230 13.08
Lancaster Mennonite
2019
235 13.09
Baldwin
2020
235 13.09
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2018
235 13.09
Greensburg Salem
2020
238 13.10
Hickory
2019
238 13.10
Montoursville Area
2018
238 13.10
Oley Valley
2018
238 13.10
Pennridge
2020
238 13.10
Infinity Track Club
2020
238 13.10
Mifflinburg
2020
238 13.10
Big Spring
2018
245 13.11
West Chester Henderson
2020
245 13.11
Canon-McMillan
2019
245 13.11
Marian Catholic
2019
245 13.11
Central Bucks South
2019
245 13.11
William Penn
2018
245 13.11
Paul Robeson School for Human Services
2019
251 13.12
Millville
2020
251 13.12
Boiling Springs
2020
253 13.13
Marion Center Area
2019
253 13.13
Upper Dauphin HS
2018
253 13.13
Penn Wood
2020
253 13.13
Woodland Hills High School
2019
253 13.13
Spring Grove
2019
253 13.13
North Penn
2018
259 13.14
Southern Columbia Area
2018
259 13.14
Northeast HS
2020
259 13.14
Chambersburg
2019
259 13.14
Biglerville
2020
259 13.14
Bethlehem Catholic
2020
259 13.14
Stroudsburg
2020
259 13.14
Stroudsburg
2020
259 13.14
Simon Gratz
2019
259 13.14
Emmaus
2020
259 13.14
Southern Lehigh
2020
269 13.15
Rochester
2018
270 13.16
Williamsport Area
2018
270 13.16
Upper Darby
2019
270 13.16
Unionville
2019
270 13.16
Manheim Central
2019
274 13.17
Pennsbury
2018
274 13.17
Archbishop Carroll
2019
274 13.17
Pennridge
2020
274 13.17
Bethlehem-Center
2019
278 13.18
Upper Dublin
2018
278 13.18
Harbor Creek
2020
278 13.18
William Tennent
2020
278 13.18
Upper Darby
2018
278 13.18
Berwick
2019
283 13.19
Delaware Valley
2018
283 13.19
Greater Latrobe
2020
283 13.19
State College Area High School
2020
283 13.19
Cristo Rey Philadelphia
2018
283 13.19 -2.7
Northeast HS
2020
288 13.20
Pottsville Area
2019
288 13.20
North East
2018
288 13.20
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2020
288 13.20
Bishop McDevitt
2020
292 13.21
Agnes Irwin
2021
292 13.21
Exeter
2020
292 13.21
Greenwood
2018
292 13.21
Mount Carmel Area
2018
292 13.21
J.P. McCaskey
2018
297 13.22
Girls' High
2018
297 13.22
Bethel Park
2019
299 13.23
Souderton Area
2018
300 13.24
Easton Area
2018
300 13.24
South Williamsport
2019
300 13.24
Blue Mountain
2019
300 13.24
Washington
2020
300 13.24
Whitehall
2019
300 13.24
East Stroudsburg Area South
2018
300 13.24
Southern Lehigh
2018
300 13.24
Cumberland Valley
2019
300 13.24
Cumberland Valley
2020
300 13.24
Berks Catholic
2019
300 13.24
Schuylkill Valley
2020
300 13.24
Wilson Area (11)
2019
300 13.24
Simon Gratz
2020
300 13.24
Youngsville
2018
300 13.24
John W. Hallahan
2020
300 13.24
James M. Coughlin
2019
300 13.24
West York Area
2018
300 13.24
Milton Hershey
2018
318 13.25
Norwin
2020
318 13.25
Forest Hills
2018
318 13.25
Williamsport Area
2019
318 13.25 2.2
New Hope-Solebury
2018
318 13.25
Girard
2020
318 13.25
Oakland Catholic
2019
318 13.25
Serra Catholic
2019
318 13.25
Crestwood
2018
326 13.26
South Western
2020
326 13.26
Bermudian Springs
2018
326 13.26
Burrell
2018
326 13.26
Governor Mifflin
2020
326 13.26
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
326 13.26
Shady Side Academy
2019
326 13.26
Penn Manor
2019
333 13.27
Phoenixville Area
2019
333 13.27
Sun Valley
2019
333 13.27
Germantown Friends School
2018
333 13.27
Exeter
2020
333 13.27
Conestoga
2019
333 13.27
Red Land
2020
333 13.27
West Mifflin
2020
340 13.28
Bishop McDevitt
2019
340 13.28
Episcopal Academy
2020
340 13.28
Owen J. Roberts
2020
340 13.28
Hempfield (3)
2020
340 13.28
East Allegheny
2020
345 13.29
Kennett
2018
345 13.29
Milton Area
2020
345 13.29
Upper Darby
2019
345 13.29
Schuylkill Valley
2019
345 13.29
Montrose
2020
345 13.29
Ellwood City
2020
345 13.29
Cedar Crest
2018
345 13.29
J.P. McCaskey
2018
353 13.30
West Catholic
2019
353 13.30
Westtown School
2020
353 13.30
Penn Wood
2020
353 13.30
Owen J. Roberts
2019
357 13.31
Fleetwood Area
2020
357 13.31
Delone Catholic
2019
357 13.31
South Western
2020
357 13.31
Penn Trafford
2018
357 13.31
North Pocono
2020
357 13.31
Villa Maria Academy
2020
363 13.32
Troy
2020
363 13.32
Somerset Area
2018
363 13.32
Downingtown East
2020
363 13.32
Central York
2020
363 13.32
Bethel Park
2019
363 13.32
Villa Joseph Marie
2019
363 13.32
Northern Lebanon
2021
363 13.32
East Pennsboro Area SD
2020
363 13.32
Penn Hills
2018
363 13.32
Norwin
2018
373 13.33
Danville Area
2018
373 13.33
Avon Grove
2020
373 13.33
Bensalem
2020
373 13.33
Middletown Area
2019
373 13.33
Wallenpaupack
2019
373 13.33
Bethlehem Catholic
2020
373 13.33
Octorara
2019
380 13.34
Bethlehem Catholic
2019
380 13.34
Nativity BVM
2018
380 13.34
Swenson Arts & Technology
2019
380 13.34
South Williamsport
2018
380 13.34
Louis E Dieruff
2019
380 13.34
North Schuylkill
2019
380 13.34
Erie High School
2020
380 13.34
Southern Lehigh
2020
380 13.34
Pleasant Valley High School
2020
380 13.34
Cumberland Valley
2018
380 13.34
Catasauqua
2018
380 13.34
Central Bucks East
2019
380 13.34 -0.5
Lincoln High School
2018
380 13.34
Blackhawk
2020
380 13.34
Hampton
2020
380 13.34
Mechanicsburg Area High School
2018
380 13.34
Central
2019
397 13.35
Berlin Brothersvalley
2020
397 13.35
Derry Area
2020
397 13.35
Shippensburg
2019
397 13.35
Radnor
2019
397 13.35
Delone Catholic
2020
397 13.35
Vincentian Academy
2018
403 13.36
Red Lion
2020
404 13.37
Midd-West High School
2019
404 13.37
Brookville Area
2019
404 13.37
North Penn
2019
404 13.37
Leechburg Area High School
2020
404 13.37
Big Spring
2018
404 13.37
Daniel Boone
2019
404 13.37
Academy at Palumbo
2018
411 13.38
Carlynton
2018
411 13.38
Western Wayne
2019
411 13.38
Harry S Truman
2020
411 13.38
Karns City
2019
411 13.38
Springfield (Delco)
2020
411 13.38
Merion Mercy Academy
2019
411 13.38
Leechburg Area High School
2018
411 13.38
Coatesville
2019
419 13.39
Norwin
2019
419 13.39
Neshannock
2018
419 13.39
Simon Gratz
2019
419 13.39
Conrad Weiser
2019
419 13.39
McKeesport Area
2018
424 13.40
Pottsville Area
2020
424 13.40
Penncrest
2018
424 13.40
Harry S Truman
2019
424 13.40
Brownsville Area
2020
428 13.41
Shade HS
2019
428 13.41
Woodland Hills High School
2018
428 13.41
Minersville Area
2019
428 13.41
Cardinal O'Hara
2020
432 13.42
Lampeter Strasburg
2018
432 13.42
Kennett
2019
432 13.42
Ellwood City
2019
432 13.42
Ridley
2019
436 13.43
Everett Area
2020
436 13.43
Downingtown East
2018
436 13.43
Merion Mercy Academy
2018
436 13.43
Council Rock South
2019
436 13.43
Spring Ford
2018
436 13.43
William Penn
2019
436 13.43
Boiling Springs
2018
436 13.43
West Chester Rustin
2018
444 13.44
William Allen
2018
444 13.44
Reynolds
2018
444 13.44
East Stroudsburg Area North
2019
444 13.44
Mifflin County High School
2018
444 13.44
Bangor Area
2018
444 13.44
East Stroudsburg Area North
2019
444 13.44
Northampton Area
2018
444 13.44
Louis E Dieruff
2020
444 13.44
Meadville Area
2018
444 13.44
TECH Freire Charter School
2020
444 13.44
Overbrook
2018
444 13.44
Girls' High
2018
444 13.44
Engineering & Science
2019
444 13.44
Stroudsburg
2019
444 13.44
Franklin Regional
2019
444 13.44
Oakland Catholic
2018
444 13.44
Ridley
2019
461 13.45
North Allegheny
2019
461 13.45
Taylor Allderdice
2020
461 13.45
Northern
2020
461 13.45
Aliquippa
2019
461 13.45
Fleetwood Area
2018
461 13.45
Seneca Valley
2019
461 13.45
Northeastern
2018
461 13.45
Harrisburg High School
2018
469 13.46
Upper Dublin
2020
469 13.46
Cardinal O'Hara
2020
469 13.46
Methacton
2019
472 13.47
New Oxford
2020
472 13.47
Berks Catholic
2018
472 13.47
West Chester Track Club
2018
475 13.48
Greenwood
2019
475 13.48
Saint Basil Academy
2019
475 13.48
Neshannock
2018
475 13.48
Waynesburg Central
2020
479 13.49
Moon Area
2019
479 13.49
Pittston Area
2018
479 13.49
Pittston Area
2019
479 13.49
Elizabethtown Area
2018
483 13.50
California Area High School
2018
483 13.50
General McLane
2020
483 13.50
Towanda
2019
483 13.50
Berks Catholic
2019
483 13.50
Grove City Area
2018
483 13.50
Wyomissing Area
2020
483 13.50
Central Columbia
2020
483 13.50
Owen J. Roberts
2018
483 13.50
Oakland Catholic
2018
492 13.51
Cheltenham
2020
492 13.51
Central Bucks West
2020
492 13.51
Coatesville
2020
495 13.52
Hatboro Horsham
2020
495 13.52
Downingtown East
2020
495 13.52
Abington Friends
2019
495 13.52 1.0
Lancaster City Track Club
2020
495 13.52
Council Rock South
2020
495 13.52
Abington Heights
2018
495 13.52
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
2018
495 13.52
West Chester East
2018
495 13.52
Boyertown
2019
495 13.52
Elizabethtown Area
2019
495 13.52
Overbrook
2019

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