Nick Solfanelli of Scranton Prep added over one foot to his personal best in the javelin, earning a runner up finish with a throw of 215-8 to keep his US#6 spot in the national rankings. His runner up performance is his 2nd silver medal mark of the summer following his 2nd place finish at New Balance Outdoor Nationals a month ago. Luke Lewis of Purdue and formerly of Hickory finished 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 62-8.50. Courtney McCartney of Selinsgrove finished 5th in the girls shot put with a throw of 45-5.75.
GirlsSP1. Raven Saunders 56-04 (50-09, 56-04, F, F, 50-07.25, 53-08.25)2. Lloydricia Cameron 46-11.53. Shaina Burns 46-04.54. Ashlie Blake 45-08.255. Courtney Mc Cartney 45-05.75DT1. Kiana Phelps 149-032. Raven Saunders 149-023. Lloydricia Cameron 148-06JT1. Tairyn Montgomery 163-00 PR (and 162-09)2. Gabby Kearney 157-083. Katelyn Gochenour 156-00 (and tiny 162-0 foul)4. Emma Fitzgerald 151-02HT1. Haley Showalter 184-112. Sabrina Gaitan 176-053. Lena Giger 176-014. Nyla Woods 171-09BoysSP1. Felipe Valencia 65-07.5 PR2 Nick Demaline 63-07.53. Luke Lewis 62-08.54. Eric Favors 62-05.55. Jack Lembcke 61-10.25DT1. Carlos Davis 194-112. Daniel Haugh 194-003. Kahlil Davis 182-014. Dennis Russell 169-095. Jack Lembcke 165-10JT1. Curtis Thompson 217-062. Nick Solfanelli 215-08 PR3. Trevor Danielson 198-06 seasonal PR4. John Putnam 193-05. Todd Ogden 184-11HT1. Colin Minor 232-04 PR (and 227-5)2. Adam Kelly 216-013. Daniel Haugh 214-07
Hickory alum and Purdue committee Luke Lewis, Scranton Prep's Nick Solfanelli and Selinsgrove's Courtney McCartney will represent PA at the Chicagoland Throws Event on July 11! The trio of throwers are all sitting with US#6 marks in their respective events. Lewis has a season's best of 65-6.50 from May 8 at the Mercer Country Invitational and won the elusive gold medal at states to cap off the state meet. McCartney threw 49-0.25 on her way to winning the state gold medal and her mark is the best mark in the shot put in PA since 2008. Solfanelli threw a US#6 and lifetime best 214-5 to finish 2nd at the New Balance Outdoor National Championships in mid June.
Good luck to the PA trio! You can find results of today's event at this link!