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1/27 WKND: PIX/VID from TSTCA|Crofford-Seymour hot 3K\'s @ different meets|Great miles by Bair,Koons Jan 25, 2007

Diana Filtz, Penn Trafford, wins 3000 @ TSTCA in 10:45.4 Highlighting the weekend... At the TSTCA INDOOR MEET #3 at Slippery Rock, the Bradford boys prepped for next week\'s big 4x800 in NY with a win in the 4x400. In the interim, they took 2nd at Akron on Saturday in the 4x800. (Cam Stauffer anchored the Seneca Valley DMR to an 11:10.7 win.) + PHOTO GALLERY POSTED + VIDEO OF MOST SPRINT FINALS. Also at the Fri meet, Diana Filtz, Penn Trafford, won the 3000 and doubled back to take the 800. Scott Van Kooten, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, went sub-9 to win the boys 3000. Shaler swept the 4x800\'s. Alexandra Acker, McDowell took the pole vault. Baldwin\'s girls won the DMR and Seneca Valley, the boys. Another two 5-5 high jumpers join two others at the top of the PA list at Wednesday\'s ALBRIGHT COLLEGE HS INVITE #3. At the DELCO BOYS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at Glen Mills, Strath Haven\'s Rob Speare won the 3000 and anchored the winning DMR. Glen Mills sophomore Semaj Spencer continued to excel in the long and triple jumps. Teammate Bernard Goodwyn won the 200 by holding off Cardinal O\'Hara\'s Steve Werner by a nose. Werner did win the 55 and the 55 Hurdles, and take 2nd in the 200. At the NYRR THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE RACES in New York, Germantown Friends runners made the trek worth the effort. At the BISON OPEN at Bucknell University, Lara Crofford took over the top spot in the state in the 3000. She also posted a strong mile. Schuylkill Valley\'s Devan Coon moved into PA#2 in two events. At the PENN STATE NATIONAL INVITATIONAL, another near-miss at the sub 4 mile by Shaler grad and Pitt junior Sam Bair III Allentown Central Catholic grad Frances Koons, a Villanova junior, won the mile in an NCAA auto qualifier time. Bair\'s time was provisional. At the TFCAGP D2 INDOOR MEET #8 at Widener, the events that start inside and go outside were quick and Wissahickon Wissahickon won the 4x800 in a meet record time to go with their DMR win. At the TFCAGP D1 INDOOR MEET #8 @ Glen Mills Schools, Boyertown moved to PA#6 in the Distance Medley Relay, with Coatesville improving their PA#8. At the UNIVERSITY OF AKRON HS INVITE #1, Bradford followed up their Friday night 4x400 win at Slippery Rock with a 2nd place in the 4x800. Baldwin was 3rd. Sean Gil of North Allegheny took over PA#2 in the pole vault. In the Semi-Finals of the COLGATE WOMEN\'S GAMES at Pratt Institute in NY, Syeeda Gee of Engineering & Science, won the semi-finals of the 1500. At the FRANKLIN & MARSHALL HS INVITATIONAL #2, Central Cambria\'s Carly Seymour ran a solid PA#2 in the 3000. Coatesville\'s Kaleena Gray improved her PA#2 standing in the shot put. And Conestoga Valley junior Vince McNally became the 6th guy under nine minutes in the 3000. On Sunday at the SPORTSPLEX TRACK SHOWCASE MEET in Landover, MD, West Catholic athletes performed well.

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