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Justin Germani of Daniel Boone, set a district record by clearing 16-02.25 on Fri in D3.
All PIAA Results Posted (except D8)
Thanks to Mark Byers, the PIAA and many district reps!
Highlights or Summary posted for most meets we have results for
Posted Monday: Story on Justin Germani's record vault. Coming Tuesday: meet super junior sprinter Devan Coon of Schuylkill Valley, who ran 24.41 and 24.89 in the prelims and semis of the AA 200 on Friday at District 3.
Photo Galleries posted for D1 AA/AAA Day 2, D3 AA/AAA Day 1, D6AA, and D10AAA, plus Video from D1 AA/AAA Day2 (click article to the right or scroll down to meet)
5/19 OUTDOOR WEEK #9:
Highlighting the week...
PIAA DISTRICT 1 AA: Rustin's Nicole Powell swept the 100, 200 and 400 in 12.46, 25.49 and 58.78. Saint Basil's Kathlen Davies went 2:17.23 in the 800 and 5:01.73 in the 1600. Basil also took the short and long relays, running 51.12 and 9:46.39 - AAA: Cheltenham's Brandon Bing swept the bookend sprints, going 10.74 in the 100 and 48.85 for 400, but in the 200, he was caught at the line by North Penn's Chris Dollinger. Paul Springer of Unionville went through the 1600 of the 3200 meter run in a comfortable 4:42, then put the hammer down over the final three laps, splitting a 1600 of 4:19 and a last 800 of 2:04.5. His 9:01.75 was a meet record. Boyertown's Jason Weller was 2nd at 9:05.15, and came back to win the 1600 in 4:15.19. Jerret Eaton, Abington, swept the hurdles. North Penn took back PA#1 in the 4x800, running 7:48.30. Junior star Ryann Krais garnered ten points for her team on Friday with her best just of the year, at 19-00.00. She came back on Saturday to win the 100 hurdles in a PR 13.89 and then the 300 in 42.89. Her 42.13 in the prelims came on Friday. She then anchored the Methacton 4400 to a PA#2 3:53.40. Council Rock South sprinter Ije Iheoma went 24.80 and 55.65 for the 200-400 double. Chester's Shaniel Chambers ran 2:11.08 for 800 and 55.94 for 400. Gwynedd Mercy proved that AA or AAA, they've still got a great 4x800. They won District 1 (after being the top PA team at the Penn Relays), in 9:19.01. And Karen Shump stayed in the upper 40's in the shot put, throwing 48-03.25 on Friday, and then PRed again in the discus, throwing a PA#1 154-00.00. | PIAA DISTRICT 2AA: Dallas takes 4x100 and 4x200, Elk Lake the 4x800 | AAA: Abington Heights dominated both the boys and girls competitions, racking up points by capturing all the relays. Honesdale senior Cassie Schweighofer took the shot and discus | PIAA DISTRICT 3 AA: Devan Coon, Schuylkill Valley, three 200's under 25, plus 56.54 400 win. Boiling Springs' Kara Millhouse, 10:39.92 wins 3200 over Lancaster Mennonite's Lindsey Shertzer, 10:45.14. Shertzer reversed order in the 1600 5:08.18-5:09.19. Boiling Springs wins 4x400 and 4x800. Dan Ciabattoni, Reading Holy Name, wins LJ and TJ. - AAA: Neely Spence, Shippensburg, 4:57.38-Sarah Morrison, Chambersburg, 4:58.94. Lara Crofford, Big Springs, 10:31.44 PA#1 3200. Lhayana Dallas, Harrisburg, sweeps hurdles, and adds HJ. Teammate Tiera Smith, 25.5-57.29. Andrew Rotz, Central Dauphin, 1:53.15 800. Central Dauphin 7:54.67 4x800. Harrisburg 3:19.55 4x400. Waynesboro's terrell Rickard, 6-07.25 HJ. Justin Shirk, Central Dauphin, back over 200, by a foot, in javelin. Robert Dixon, McCaskey, 10.88-Pensyl Alex, Hershey, 10.79. PIAA DISTRICT 4AA: Rachel Houseknecht, Hughesville, 12.79 100, 26.26 200 and 15.13 100 hurdles, Kalyn Fisher, Lewisburg, 59.85 400, 2:18.59 800, Gary Bush, Montoursville 400-800 double, Keenan Michael, Montoursville, 14.81-39.26 hurdles double | AAA: Chad Drzewiecki, Selinsgrove, 15.32-39.60 110-300h. Zane Barr, Williamsport, 60-00.50 shot, 155-06 discus | PIAA DISTRICT 5AA: Tussey Mountain's Jordan Donaldson quickly took care of his states business, going 49.87 in the 400 and 1:57.68 for 800. | PIAA DISTRICT 6AA: Central Cambria's Kelsey Seymour wins 800 in meet record time. Big sis Carly near miss on 1600, but set record in 3200. Both help 4x800 win. Kelsey helps 4x400 qualify for states. Union's Eric Skedel (right) throws 207-02 to win Javelin - AAA: AJ Alexander, Altoona, 10.64 100, 21.97 200, 42.83 4x100, Kristin Brandt, Central Mountain, 16-08 LJ, 38-10.75 TJ, Lynnette Howard, Altoona, 39-11.50 SP, 117-04 DT, | PIAA DISTRICT 7AA: Derek Moye, Rocheter, puts on a show in the 200 (22.31), 400 (48.63), 4x400 and 4x800. Quaker Valley girls 48.51 4x100. Brian Zimmerman, Freeport, 191-07 javelin. And Quaker Valley senior Christa Rogers won the four golds, taking the 100 hurdles, 100 dash, the 200 dash, and anchored the 4 x 100 to a blisterning 48.51 - AAA: Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands, 11.85 100 24.78 200, 55.21 400, Kim Kanala, Hempfield, 147 Discus, T.J. Hobart, Baldwin, 4:17.97 1600, Wes Banks, Hempfield, 59-03.25 shot put, 181-00 discus | PIAA DISTRICT 9AA: Ben Hahn, Smethport, 1600-3200, Dan Jordan, Redbank Valley, 51-08 shot, 163-11 discus | AAA: Kim Hanslovan of Dubois moved into PA#2 in the javelin, throwing 148-07. She also won the shot put, throwing 37-11.| PIAA DISTRICT 10AA: Raegan Moore, Girard, 12.52-26.09-15.61 (100h) triple, Lauren Zarger, Harbor Creek, 1600-3200, Kristy Woods, Grove City, shot and discus, Michael Stolar, Mercyhurst, 1600-3200, Weston Schaa, Mercer, 6-08 high jump - AAA: McDowell's Alja Glavasevic is #3 in PA in two events. She got close to improving her rank in the long jump with a leap of 18-01.50, and she moved into #3 in the triple jump, going 38-07.75. She also won the shot put with a throw of 39-10, and was 3rd in the 100 hurdles. Oil City's Ogechi Nwokedi won three events as well, taking the 200, 400 and 800. For the boys, it was McDowell's Brice Myers taking the 110 and 300 hurdles. | PIAA DISTRICT 11AA: Joe Kovacs pulled into PA#1 in the shot put with a throw of 63-06. He also won the discus with a toss of 184-10. PIAA - AAA: Easton tuned up for states, showing off their team depth. Jessica Dorsey ran 25.19 and 57.92 for the 200-400 double. Tara Bright went 15.18 and 46.09 for the hurdles double. And Easton swept the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, running 3:55.37 and 9:24.85. Anchoring both at states will be super-junior Chanelle Price, who went 2:07.96 to win the 800. Whitehall's Andrew Fahringer won the Javelin with a throw of 200-03, but injured his arm on his final attempt at a district record, and will not compete in the jav at states. The injury hampered his discus on Saturday when he threw 161-10, over 20' under his season best. PIAA DISTRICT 12 AA: Shanae Bailey, Swenson, 12.41 100-25.74 200 (after being left in blocks because her hand was up as the gun was fired), anchored 48.50 4x100 & 4:00.00 4x400 - AAA: Jasmine Wanamaker, Girls' High, 25.33 200 59.04 400, 47.49 300 hurdles, anchored 4:11.45 4x400; Simon Gratz junior Khaliff Featherstone won the 400 in a blistering 48.08, won the 800 and anchored the 4x400 to a come-from-behind win |
5/9-5/11 PIAA District 12 AA/AAA Championships @ Germantown & Northeast High School
AA: Shanae Bailey, Swenson, 12.41 100-25.74 200 (after being left in blocks because her hand was up as the gun was fired), anchored 48.50 4x100 & 4:00.00 4x400; Imhotep Institue 44.48 4x100 - AAA: Jasmine Wanamaker, Girls' High, 25.33 200 59.04 400, 47.49 300 hurdles, anchored 4:11.45 4x400; Simon Gratz junior Khaliff Featherstone won the 400 in a blistering 48.08 on the first blistering day of the spring. He also won the 800 and anchored the 4x400 to a come-from-behind win.
5/10-5/12 PIAA District 8 Championships @ Oliver HS
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5/14 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Engineering & Science (E&S) senior Jamar Jones ran a PR and PA#1 800 of 1:51.94 in the same race that Germantown Academy junior Elliot Rhodes posted a 1:53.00. Rhodes is still PA#2 with his 1:52.96 on 5/4 at the Henderson Invitational. In the 1500, E&S junior Terrence Lee went 4:02.27.
5/15 PIAA District 2 AAA Championship @ Scranton Memorial Stadium
They had almost everything weather-wise: sun and cold, rain and colder, cloudy and a cold wind. But that didn't stop Abington Heights from dominating both the boys and girls competitions, racking up points by capturing all the relays – the girls in 50.19, 4:03.43 and 9:52.70, and the boys in 44.04, 3:26.49 and 8:22.55. Scranton senior Kwesi Wint cleared 6-5 to win the high jump. And Honesdale senior Cassie Schweighofer took the shot and discus with throws of 39-10.50 and 133-09.
5/15 PIAA District 6 AA Championships @ Mansion Park, Altoona
Who says movies don't influence the young?
Take Eric Skedel of United. A wrestler for 14 years, Skedel had watched the move 'Troy.' "I watched them throw javelins, and thought that was pretty neat."
Well, "pretty neat" has now turned into a full time sport for this junior. Throwing since his father brought home his first javelin the summer before his freshman year, Skedel has progressed steadily from 149-7 that first year, to 175-11 at states his last year as a sophomore, to his PR of 208-4 last a week ago at the West Central Coaches meet, the same site as his district meet. In between is when he got serious.
"Right after states, I just decided that this is what I was going to do." He went to summer competitions and improved from his late-May 175-11 to a 187-4 at the Keystone Games. He had already dropped plans to wrestle, and was in full-time javelin training mode. "This year I worked all year round so I could train." Training includes lifting and other strength work, and working on his arm to ensure he keeps it healthy."
And lots of repetition. "It's all about the repetition. I try to do my steps every day. Even after practice, I'll go home and work on them up and down my driveway, just to make sure they're right." And he studies film to study the techniques of others.
"It's getting serious now." His series at the district meet was 207-2, 203-10, Foul, 203-6, Foul, Did not throw... his most consistent effort of the season.
After states, he'll go to Nike Outdoor Nationals and other summer competitions as yet to be determined.
"What I love about the jav is that after you throw long, you can always do something to throw a little bit better."
The Seymour sisters swept the 1600-3200 (Carly) and 800 (Kelsey), the latter two events in meet record times.
Healthy. Focused. Inspired. (And showing her teammates the way.)
Central Cambria junior Carly Seymour had a breakthrough race at the Manhattan Invitational in early October of 2006 that gave her the confidence to run with the nation's best. She parlayed that confidence into a berth at the Foot Locker Nationals in December where she earned her first all-American honors. She then turned a state indoor 3000 title into an invitation to the Penn Relays Carnival, where she PRed for the distance in 9:57.65, finishing 7th. And over the past two weeks, she has PRed once in the 1600; breaking 5 minutes for the first time at 4:58.13; and PRed twice in the 3200, running 10:40.97 a week ago, and then winning anther D6 AA title by running a solo 10:38.24. (2:34-2:40 |5:14| 2:45-2:38 | 5:24). She had previously won the D6 AA 1600 in 5:06.36.
Carly's is a story of excellence that has its roots in two places – an injury that got her get healthy and to focus... and a coach who inspires her.
Last year, as a talented sophomore, Seymour was on a path to possible state crowns and continual improvement. But in early April of 2006, she was struggling with some nasty knee pain. The pain turned out to be what is the bane of many distance runners – an IT Band injury. Continued training had aggravated the injury and helped to create a groin pull.
Just as her training should have been picking up through April, she was shut down. For three weeks.
She came back earlier than the injury may have required to totally heal (raise your hand if you've run through IT Band pain)... aiming to win her first state title in the 3200. She raced. But she was in pain the whole way, and eventually finished 2nd.
She was – how to put this delicately? – really, really, ahh... angry. And she vowed to do whatever was necessary to try to prevent that sort of injury again.
She recovered from the injury, and then she went to work. Gaining some weight. Lifting. Working on core strength, because, as she says, "if you don't have that strength in your legs and your body, then nothing is going to support you when you're running."
She is a self-described bicycle fanatic during the summers ("not the extreme biking like by coach). And she also does a lot of pool workouts to help strengthen her entire body and to give her legs a break from all the pounding. Yep, cross-training.
You saw the results of all her work during cross country, at indoor states, and you'll see even more at the PIAA state meet in a week where she is going to focus solely on the 3200. And Seymour is not shy about her goals. "I want the top of the podium. I've worked really hard for it. That is what I have been dreaming about and thinking about constantly." But that is just goal #1, because with it, she wants the AA state meet record of 10:33.61 set by East York's Donna McLain in 1980.
At Central Cambria, Carly is simply the most visible and currently only nationally recognized member of what is a growing, improving team. Talent only takes you so far. Coaching does the rest. And Carly, when asked about her team, and why they seem to be improving from year to year, did not hesitate with the answer. "That's easy. An amazing coach named Randy Wilson. He is such an inspiration. He just finds people in our school and gets them to love running and the whole experience."
That group includes Carly's younger sister Kelsey, a freshman who won the District 6 AA 800 meter title in a record 2:17.09. It includes a freshman and a sophomore who were 5th and 7th, respectively, in the D6 3200 (Morgan Eckenrod and Annie Cekada). And it includes Amber Latterner and Breanna Fox who ran two legs of the D6 champion 4x800 relay that went 9:48.14. PHOTO: (left to right: Amber Latterner 2:28+, Carly Seymour 2:19+, Breanna Fox 2:38+, Kelsey Seymour2:19+).
And things appear to be on the rise for the program.
It is a story repeated in many excellent programs around the country. Inspiring coaches help develop inspired athletes, who then inspire the younger members of a team. And even though this high school team is young, they will soon even more talent coming from middle school. Just this past week, the Central Cambria middle school 4x800 relay made up of four eighth graders ran a 10:06 4x800. That's a time that many high school teams would aspire to.
If the girls stay healthy. If they can remain focused focus. And if they can find inspiration in their coaches, in their teammates and themselves, there may even be someone in the group who breaks some records of her own some day – records being set this year and next by Carly.
Gabriell Lanzendorfer, Martinsburg Central
set meet records in the 100 and 200 at D6AA on Tuesday.
Additional Meet Highlights:
Gabriell Lanzendorfer, Martinsburg Central sets meet records in winning the 100 in 12.78 and the 200 in 25.96. Janee Dunchack, Northern Cambria, clears 5-03.00 to win the high jump and laps 17-08.75 for the long jump title. Wesstmont Hilltop senior Karlee McQuillen, throws 143-01.00 in the javelin. And Jacob Librizzi, Bishop Guilfoyle sets a meet record of 14.82 in the 110 hurdles and also captures the 300 hurdles, going 39.22 300.
5/15 PIAA District 7 AA Championships @ South Side Beaver HS
By Bill Viccari, Quaker Valley HS
Derek Moye of Rochester had a tremendous meet, helping his team to qualify for states in the 4 x 800 after his 4 x 100 dropped a baton last week. His 1:57 split pulled them to third. Moye still came right back to run the 200 trials (next event) and got in to finals where he won in 22.31. He also took the 400 in a quick 48.63. He then ran down 5 guys who had a 5 or 6 second lead to win the 4 x 400 in 3:30.22. It was hot and windy... not a great day for the distance kids. Kacey Gibson ran the 3200 relay (Neshannock was 2nd to Brentwood 9:52.79 to 9:47.16) and won the 1600 in 5:17.44, but then started showing dehydration symptoms and had to scratch the 3200. And Quaker Valley junior Christa Rogers captured the 100 hurdles, 100 dash, the 200 dash, and anchored the 4 x 100 to a blisterning 48.51 where they were all alone over the final 200.
Northern Cambria freshman Janee Dunchack won the District 6AA high jump (5-3) and the long jump (right) with a leap of 17-08.75.
Other highlights: Following in her brother's footsteps in the javelin, Connor Radgowski won the event with a throw of 124-04. Brentwood's Devon Moore ran 10.89 to take the 100. Jeannette's Nick Spino was a double champ in the hurdles, clocking 15.04 and 39.95. The Aliquippa guys still don't have a track, but they're still fast... with a 43.10 for the 4x100. Denes Veres, Riverside, took the shot put (56-11.75) and the discus (160-01). Freeport's Bryan Zimmerman threw the jav 191-07.
News articles of interest on the meet:
5/16 PCL Boys Running Trials @ Widener University
5/16 PCL Girls Field Trials @ Widener University
5/16 PIAA District 10 AAA Championships @ Harbor Creek HS
McDowell's Alja Glavasevic (in photo by Carl Strub) is #3 in PA in two events. She got close to improving her rank in the long jump with a leap of 18-01.50, and she moved into #3 in the triple jump, going 38-07.75. She also won the shot put with a throw of 39-10, and was 3rd in the 100 hurdles, running 15.74. Oil City's Ogechi Nwokedi won three events as well, taking the 200 in 27.06 (26.65p), the 400 in 59.45 and the 800 in 2:24.19. Strong Vincent's Gretchen Braymer won the 1600 and 3200. For the boys, it was McDowell's Brice Myers taking the 110 hurdles in 14.53 and the 300 variety in 39.80. Lamont McWilliams, Strong Vincent, ran 10.67 in the 100 as teammate Maurice Williams was just .16 back. Chad Noce, McDowell, took the shot put (54-10) and discus (143-07).
5/16-5/17 PIAA District 11 AA/AAA Championships @ William Allen HS
AAA: Easton tuned up for states, showing off their team depth. Jessica Dorsey ran 25.19 and 57.92 for the 200-400 double. Tara Bright went 15.18 and 46.09 for the hurdles double. And Easton swept the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, running 3:55.37 and 9:24.85. Anchoring both at states will be super-junior Chanelle Price, who went 2:07.96 to win the 800. Anita James of Pocono Mountain took three events, the 200 in 24.84, the long jump at 18-11.25 and the triple jump at 38-07. Whitehall's Andrew Fahringer won the Javelin with a throw of 200-03, but injured his arm on his final attempt at a district record, and will not compete in the jav at states. The injury hampered his discus on Saturday when he threw 161-10, over 20' under his season best. The mark gave him the win. The discus is the only event in which he'll compete at States. Liberty's Trevor Van Ackeren ran 4:15.9 for the title, but will not compete in the 1600 at states. Pocono Mountain's Josh travis won the 200 and 400. Ashley Pinter of Liberty took the shot and discus. Two girls cleared 12-6 in the pole vault, Abby Schaffer of Easton and Rebecca Frey of Liberty.
In AA, Joe Kovacs pulled into PA#1 in the shot put with a throw of 63-06. He also won the discus with a toss of 184-10. That's PA#2. Alexa Griffiths of Tamaqua won the 1600 and 3200, a feat matched by teammate Isaac Dunkelberger. Bethlehem Catholic's Kerry McDermott pulled off the pole vault, long jump double. North Schuylkill's Lindsey Guldin captured the shot and discus.
1600m Griffiths, Alexa Tamaqua Area 5:17.48
3200m Griffiths, Alexa Tamaqua Area 11:28.66
HJ Binder, Sarah Palmerton Area 5-05.00
PV McDermott, Kerry Bethlehem Catholic 11-06.00
LJ McDermott, Kerry Bethlehem Catholic 17-05.00
S Guldin, Lindsey North Schuylkill 38-08.75
D Guldin, Lindsey North Schuylkill 130-02.00
J Wagner, Casey Tamaqua Area 144-02.00
1600m Dunkelberger, Is Tamaqua Area 4:25.59
3200m Dunkelberger, Is Tamaqua Area 9:42.27
4x800m -- Tamaqua Area 8:08.45
S Kovacs, Joe Bethlehem Cathol 63-06.00
D Kovacs, Joe Bethlehem Cathol 184-10.00
200m James, Anita Pocono Mountain 24.84
200m Dorsey, Jessica Easton Area 25.19
400m Dorsey, Jessica Easton Area 57.92
800m Price, Chanelle Easton Area 2:07.96
800m Cancelliere, Lau Nazareth Area 2:18.77
800m Dubin-Rhodin, Ab Easton Area 2:18.96
1600m Graybill, Lindsey Emmaus 5:11.55
3200m Graybill, Lindsey Emmaus 11:11.82
100H Bright, Tara Easton Area 15.18
300H Bright, Tara Easton Area 46.09
4x100m -- Pocono Mountain West 48.29
4x100m -- Easton Area 48.98
4x400m -- Easton Area 3:55.37
4x800m -- Easton Area 9:24.85
PV Schaffer, Abby Easton Area 12-06.00
PV Frey, Rebecca Liberty 12-06.00
PV Finn, Beki Liberty 12-00.00
LJ James, Anita Pocono Mountain 18-11.25
TJ James, Anita Pocono Mountain 38-07.00
S Pinter, Ashley Liberty 37-09.75
D Pinter, Ashley Liberty 121-10.00
J Rycek, Laura Northampton Area 146-03.00
200m Travis, Josh Pocono Mountain 22.47
400m Travis, Josh Pocono Mountain 49.22
1600m VanAckeren, Trev Liberty 4:15.91
1600m Stepp, Tim Parkland 4:16.87
PV Nelson, Evan East Stroudsburg 15-00.00
D Fahringer, Andre Whitehall 161-10.00
J Fahringer, Andre Whitehall 200-03.00
Day One Highlights courtesy of John Cari, Emmaus
AAA Girls Javelin - Laura Rycek (Northampton) 146-3 (meet record.) Amy Matulewicz (Easton 133-1) and Amber Troxell (Allen 125-2) also qualified.
AAA Girls 3200m relay - Easton drops the baton (actually has it knocked out accidentally) and has to make up time to win the relay in 9:24.85. Price runs a 2:08 split.) Emmaus also qualifies with a 9:32.19.
AAA Girls Long Jump - Anita James (Pocono Mtn West) goes 18-11 1/4 to win.
AAA Girls 3200m run - Lindsey Graybill (Emmaus) wins in 11:11.82 after anchoring her relay to qualify for states splitting 2:16.
AAA boys 3200m relay #1 seed Liberty is called for a false start and is disqualified. They should have been in the hunt for the 3200m relay title at states.
AAA boys Javelin - Andy Fahringer (Whitehall) Throws 200-3 for the win. Bill Buis (Norhtampton) pushes him going 194-2.
The District 3 AAA Discus medalists strike a pose...
5/16 PIAA District 5 AA Championship @ Northern Bedford HS
Tussey Mountain's Jordan Donaldson quickly took care of his states business, going 49.87 in the 400 and 1:57.68 for 800. Samantha Valiton of Chestnut Ridge took the sprint double, going 12.73 for 100 and 26.75 for 200. And Windber Area's Sarah Snyder cleared the 100 and 300 hurdles in first, running 15.98 and 48.36.
5/16 PIAA District 9 AAA Championship @ Brookville HS
Kim Hanslovan of Dubois moved into PA#2 in the javelin, throwing 148-07. She also won the shot put, throwing 37-11. Alexa Wilson, Bradford, won the 100 hurdles in 15.60 and the 300 hurdles in 46.74. Punxsutawney's Laybn Hollis ran 11.14 and 22.53 to win the 100 and 200. And Bradford's Rob Bleem threw the shot 54-03 and the discus 160-10.
5/17 PCL Boys Field Trials @ Widener University
5/17 PCL Girls Running Trials @ Widener University
5/17 PIAA District 2 AA Championship @ Scranton Memorial Stadium
4x100m -- Dallas 51.42
4x400m -- Dallas 4:09.70
4x800m -- Elk Lake 9:38.77
SP Doyle, April SO Lakeland 39' 10.5"
5/17 PIAA District 4 AAA Championship @ Shikellamy Stadium, Sunbury
400m Erica Hess Selinsgrove Area 58.44 (26.69 200)
110H Drzewiecki, Chad Selinsgrove 15.32
300H Drzewiecki, Chad Selinsgrove 39.60
200m Brian Reitmeyer Milton Area 23.02
S Zane Parr Williamsport Are 60-00.50
S Zachary Barr Williamsport Are 52-00.50
D Zane Parr Williamsport Are 155-06.00
J Zachary Barr Williamsport Are 191-01.00
5/17 PIAA District 6 AAA Championships @ Mansion Park, Altoona
100m Mathews, Brooke Indian Valley 12.65
200m Mathews, Brooke Indian Valley 25.85 ***
1600m Crowe, Edel State College 5:18.13
3200m Crowe, Edel State College 11:33.65
LJ Lender, Bethany Altoona 17-03.00
LJ Brandt, Kristin Central Mts 16-08.00
TJ Brandt, Kristin Central Mts 38-10.75
TJ Lender, Bethany Altoona 37-11.75
S Howard, Lynnette Altoona 39-11.50
D Howard, Lynnette Altoona 117-04.00
100m Alexander, AJ Altoona 10.64 ***
200m Alexander, AJ Altoona 21.97 ***
4x100m -- Altoona Area 42.83
4x400m -- Altoona Area 3:23.24
HJ Hartzler, Bryson Indian Valley 6-07.00
LJ Lauder, Dan Lewistown 22-01.25
TJ Lauder, Dan Lewistown 45-09.00
By Miles Becker
Brooke Mathews, a junior from Indian Valley, won the 100 and 200 in 12.68 and 25.85, while Sidnee Baxter, a sophmore from Johnstown placed second in both sprinting events. Both sophmores, Liz Regan (State College) won the 400 in 60.71, and Bree Shugarts (Indian Valley) blew away the field in the 800 in 2:23.07. Edel Crowe from State College dominated both distance races, running 5:18.13 and 11:33.65. Danielle Lockwood won the 100 hurdles in 15.79, Christie Johnson took the intermediate title in 48.18 and jumped 5-02 to win the high jump, and Indian Valley won the 4*1 and 4*4 relays in 50.16 and 4:06.00. State College won the 4*800 in 9:55.57. Bethany Lender(17-03, 37-11.75) and Kristin Brandt(16-08, 38-10.75) swapped title in the jumps, and Lynette Howard(39-11.5, 117-04) won the shot and the disc. Stephanie Szczur won the javelin in 120-10 and Amanda Randolph won the pole vault clearing 10.
AJ Alexander, a junior from Altoona, blazed to victory in the sprints running very impressive times of 10.64 and 21.97. While Alex Kenney(10.99, 22.42) , only a freshmen, took second in both. Alexander's teammate, Adam Kennedy, won the 400 in 49.58, while senior Peter Wandell of State College won the 800 in 1:58.75. Craig Eddy(4:27.26, 10:08.17) and Josh Gainer (4:28.96, 9:58.37) traded gold and silver in the distance events. Troy Floyd (14.93, 39.14), a junior from a very strong Altoona team, Matt Gray(14.98, 42.47), Andy Dellaripa(15.03, 39.08), and Pat O'Brien(15.48, 39.07) were the top contenders in an excellent hurdling field, with Floyd winning the 110's and O'Brien edging out Dellaripa in the 300's. All of the above hurdlers qualified to advance to states. Altoona's young relay's won in 42.83 and 3:23.24, as State College finished second in both and won the 4*8 over Altoona in 8:07. Bryson Hartzler(6-07) won the high jump, Jared George cleared 14-09 in the pole vault for the win, and Dan Lauder(22-01.25, 45-09) swept the jumps. Brant Clauser threw the shot 50-06, Terry Bookhamer threw the disc 146-04, and Wes Plummer tossed the jav 168-02.
5/17 PIAA District 7 AAA Championships @ Baldwin HS
By Miles Becker
Although heavy rainstorms delayed the meet an hour and drowned any hopes of perfect conditions, western Pennsylvania’s best were prepared to take to the track in an effort to earn their spot in Shippensburg. Former WPIAL greats Jake Walker (now excelling as a freshmen at Notre Dame), Jeff Weiss (All-American at Slippery Rock), and Max Brown (North Allegheny) returned to their old stomping grounds to watch the meet. The first final on the track was the 4x800, where Latrobe’s girls gave anchor Natalie Bower enough of a lead to finish in first with a time of 9:23.77. In the girls 100 meters, Breehana Jacobs began her quest for 3 gold medals with a victory in 11.85. Later, Jacobs won the 400 in 55.21 and 200 in 24.78. Kelly Langhans of North Allegheny ran 57.69 for 2nd in the 400, and came back to win the 800 in 2:12.49. Diana Filtz ran 5:05.35 to win the 1600 over Natalie Bower (5:08.54), and Sarah Klinvex, a junior from Northgate won the 3200 in 10:58.73. Layne Baggett of Moon won the high hurdles in 14.72, while Norwin’s Megan Duncan won the intermediates in 43.59. The Norwin girls also had a very impressive showing in the 4x100 going 49.13,and in the 4x400, running 3:54.67. In the field, Jennifer Boyd won the long jump in 17-02.75, Da’Lynn Mills won the high jump at 5-02, and Amanda Palenchar cleared 11-03 to win the pole vault, and Ashley Lotz jumped 36-02 to win the triple jump. Kim Kanala, a junior from Hempfield, threw 147 to win the discus (Corinne Free, Greensburg Salem, was 2nd at 143-10), Carol Cress won the shot with a 40-08.25, and Leah Ulizio tossed the javelin 139-00 for the win.
On the boys side, Baldwin cruised to a second straight title in the boys 4x800 with the help of a large lead established by TJ Hobart on the 3rd leg, they finished in 7:57.88. Tristan Stagger of Central Catholic won the 100 in 11.05, Matt Bellay, a sophomore from Montour, ran 22.22 to win the 200, and Stefan Lundberg in his first season of track won the 400 in 50.62. In a tactical 800 meter final, Chris Wolfe won his first individual WPIAL gold medal with a 1:56.94. He was followed closely, by fellow state qualifying 4x8 anchors, Dave Farina (Norwin) and Cole Klinchock (Latrobe). In Baldwin sophomore TJ Hobart’s only open event, he won the 1600 in a tactical duel against Kyle Gibson (jr from Canon Mac) and Scott Van Kooten. SVK took the pack through the 800 in a sluggish 2:12 and Hobart lit things up from there, running a 2:04h last 800 to hold off Gibson and finally break away on the homestretch. But, SVK came back to repeat as 3200 meter champion with a 9:19.06, barely holding off Seneca Valley junior Chris Cipro (9:19.19) and State XC champ in AA Lucas Zarzeczny (9:19.45). Chris Wolfe (49mid) and TJ Hobart (49high) earned their 4th WPIAL gold medals overall, and 3rd in the same meet with a 4x400 victory in 3:23.56. Jonathan Kowal (14.89) won the high hurdles over Scott Steele (15.01), and Matt Timko ran 39.01 to win the intermediates. McKeesport’s boys ran down Penn Hills in the 4x1 to prevent a boys and girls sweep of the sprint relay for Penn Hills. Connor Barrett high jumped 6-05, Sean Gil won the pole vault in 15-03, over Meverden and Spataro of Pine-Richland who both also cleared 15-03. Mike Rainey-Wiles jumped 22-02 on a wet runway, and Dan Sandrowicz cleared 46-00 to win the triple. In the field, Wes Banks of Hempfield was a double winner, throwing 59-03.25 to win the shot, and 181 to win the disc. Marc Aukerman of Latrobe threw 186 to win the javelin.
5/18 PA Independent League Championship @ The Hill School
POSTPONED FROM 5/16 BECAUSE OF WEATHER
5/18 Philadelphia All Public Invitational Meet @ Northeast HS
5/18 PIAA District 9 AA Championship @ Kane HS
1600m Hahn, Ben Smethport Area 4:24.18
3200m Hahn, Ben Smethport Area 9:44.14
S Jordan, Dan Redbank Valley 51-8
D Jordan, Dan Redbank Valley 163-11
J Corle, Tifffany Union 142-7
North Penn reasserted its claim on PA#1 in the 4x800, running 7:48.39 at District 1.
5/18-5/19 PIAA District 1 AA/AAA Championships @ Coatesville HS
In AAA, Cheltenham's Brandon Bing (In PTXC Photo) swept the bookend sprints, going 10.74 in the 100 and 48.85 for 400, but in the 200, he was caught at the line by North Penn's Chris Dollinger. Dollinger was 2nd to Bing in the 100. Paul Springer of Unionville went through the 1600 of the 3200 meter run in a comfortable 4:42. No record after that kind of opening half, right? Well, wrong. He simply put the hammer down over the final three laps, splitting a 1600 of 4:19 and a last 800 of 2:04.5. His 9:01.75 was a meet record. Boyertown's Jason Weller was 2nd at 9:05.15, and came back to win the 1600 in 4:15.19. Jerret Eaton, Abington, swept the hurdles, going 14.19 for 110 and 38.48 for the 300. North Penn took back PA#1 in the 4x800, running 7:48.30. Coatesville, despite a dropped baton on one of the middle legs, recovered to take 2nd in 7:52.13. High jumper James Pittenger cleared 6-06. The girls competition was one of sweeps. Junior star Ryann Krais garnered ten points for her team on Friday with her best just of the year, at 19-00.00. She came back on Saturday to win the 100 hurdles in a PR 13.89 and then the 300 in 42.89. Her 42.13 in the prelims came on Friday. She then anchored the Methacton 4400 to a PA#2 3:53.40, splitting 56.1. (Alicia Melnick, 57.9, Courtney DeGemmis, 59.5, Eileen McCarthy 59.8). Council Rock South sprinter Ije Iheoma went 24.80 and 55.65 for the 200-400 double. Chester's Shaniel Chambers ran 2:11.08 for 800 and 55.94 for 400. Gwynedd Mercy proved that AA or AAA, they've still got a great 4x800. They won District 1 (after being the top PA team at the Penn Relays), in 9:19.01. And Karen Shump stayed in the upper 40's in the shot put, throwing 48-03.25 on Friday, and then PRed again in the discus, throwing a PA#1 154-00.00. In AA. Rustin's Nicole Powell swept the 100, 200 and 400 in 12.46, 25.49 and 58.78. Saint Basil's Kathlen Davies went 2:17.23 in the 800 and 5:01.73 in the 1600. Basil also took the short and long relays, running 51.12 and 9:46.39. Tanaya Lloyd of Girard College long-jumped 17-04.50 and triple jumped 35-05.25. And Rustin's Alanna Owens took the shot put at 43-02.50 and the discus at 127-00. For the boys, Nate Twer ran 2:00.86 for 800 and 4:27.95 for 1600.
100m Powell, Nicole Bayard Rustin 12.46 ***
200m Powell, Nicole Bayard Rustin 25.49
400m Powell, Nicole Bayard Rustin 58.78 ***
800m Davies, Kathleen Saint Basil 2:17.23
1600m Davies, Kathleen Saint Basil 5:01.73
4x100m -- St. Basil Academy 51.12 ***
4x400m -- St. Basil Academy 4:07.27 ***
4x800m -- St. Basil Academy 9:46.39
LJ Lloyd, Tanaya Girard College 17-04.50
TJ Lloyd, Tanaya Girard College 35-05.25
S Owens, Alanna Bayard Rustin 43-02.50
D Owens, Alanna Bayard Rustin 127-00
800m Twer, Nate Jenkintown 2:00.86
1600m Twer, Nate Jenkintown 4:27.95
300H Coley, Mike Girard College 39.81 ***
4x400m -- Girard College HS 3:26.83
4x800m -- Springfield (Montco) 8:11.68
200m Iheoma, Ije Council Rock Sou 24.80
400m Iheoma, Ije Council Rock Sou 55.65 ***
400m Chambers, Shaniel Chester 55.94 ***
800m Chambers, Shaniel Chester 2:11.08 ***
1600m Kearins, Elizabeth Central Bucks We 4:59.90
3200m Hamond, Carly West Chester Hen 10:44.76
3200m Ross, Kate Central Bucks Ea 10:50.83
3200m Milewski, Liz Radnor 10:52.59
100H Krais, Ryann Methacton 13.89 ***
100H Hennessy, Kayla William Tennent 14.70
300H Krais, Ryann Methacton 42.13
300H Hennessy, Kayla William Tennent 43.88
4x100m -- Upper Darby 48.42 ***
4x100m -- Central Bucks East 48.76 ***
4x400m -- Methacton 3:53.40 ***
4x400m -- Central Bucks West 3:54.35
4x800m -- Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 9:19.01 ***
LJ Krais, Ryann Methacton 19-00.00
TJ Bell, Courtney Norristown Area 37-03.75
TJ Edelman, Lauren Owen J. Roberts 37-01.75
S Shump, Karen Penncrest 48-03.25
D Shump, Karen Penncrest 154-00
Boyertown's Jason Weller came back to win the 1600.
100m Bing, Brandon Cheltenham 10.74p 11.30f (Chris Dollinger, North Penn, 11.36f)
200m Bing, Brandon Cheltenham 21.60s 22.27f (Chris Dollinger, North Penn, 22.19f)
400m Bing, Brandon Cheltenham 48.85 ***
400m Sargeant, Chad Neshaminy 49.15 ***
800m Lobb, Andrew West Chester Eas 1:55.09 ***
1600m Weller, Jason Boyertown Area 4:15.19 ***
3200m Springer, Paul Unionville 9:01.75
3200m Weller, Jason Boyertown Area 9:05.15
110H Eaton, Jarret Abington 14.19 ***
300H Eaton, Jarret Abington 38.48 ***
4x100m -- North Penn 42.74 ***
4x400m -- Neshaminy 3:19.23 ***
4x800m -- North Penn 7:48.30 ***
4x800m -- Coatesville 7:52.13 ***
HJ Pittenger, James William Tennent 6-06.00
PV Berry, Joe Hatboro-Horsham 16-03.00
J Brittingham, Eric Methacton 185-05
Girls' AAA Team Preview by Bill Coren
NORTH PENN appears to be the favorite led by many points from Senior Kaitlyn
Dugan and a victory in the Pole by Senior Stephanie McDougal as well as DEPTH
UPPER DARBY could challenge behind Senior Bintou Dibba in the jumps and its
4x100 team as well as some other point-getters.
METHACTON will of course garner sure points behind Junior Ryann Krais and
their 4x400 and a few other scorers.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST is loaded with young sprinters (Hughes) jumpers /
hurdlers (Gillen) as well as the fine distance running of highly seeded Junior Kate Ross
and they should be able to track some people down.
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST will be there as always behind the throwing of Senior
Justine Robertson and of course the oval circling of veteran Senior Liz Kearns and
CBW relays always compete!
WEST CHESTER HENDERSON's coaching always peaks their runners at the right
time and that time is now, Despite the loss of some high point scorers to
Rustin (AA) WCH will score their fair share!
CHESTER has Junior Shaniel Chambers and Freshman Rayianna George to score
highly at Districts and the team could make a run at the title.
NORRISTOWN, DOWNINGTOWN WEST, WILLIAM TENNENT, and STRATH HAVEN could score
in the 30's, but it won't be nearly enough!!!
5/18-5/19 PIAA District 3 AA/AAA Championships @ Shippensburg University
Photo Gallery by Don Rich of Day One (5/18) of the PIAA District 3 Championships @ Shippensburg University
Devan Coon, Schuylkill Valley, dominated the 200 and 400 in AA at District 3,
highlighted by three runs of sub-25 and a district record in the 200.
By Miles Becker
Juan Steward (11.00, 22.54) a junior from Cumberland Valley, and Alex Pensyl (10.79, 22.62) a senior from Hershey traded firsts and seconds in the sprints, and Tim Thiry won the 400 in 50.04. Andrew Rotz (1:53.15), a major contender for the state title in the 800, ran away from junior Vince McNally (1:56.19, 4:19.37) in the 800, while McNally a contender for state hardware in both the mile and half, beat Nick Hilton (pr of 4:13, 4:24 at districts) in the 1600. Bryan Beegle (9:17.04) won the 3200 and will try to continue his winning ways at Shippensburg, both on Saturday and for the next four years. Greg Kareis, a junior from Red Lion, ran an impressive 9:21.63 for second. Tyler Real (14.59) and Isaac Schatz (39.57) won the hurdle titles, and a young JP McCaskey 4*1 team took home the gold in 42.53. Harrisburg blazed to a 3:19.55 in the 4*4 and Central Dauphin's 7:54.67 was good enough for the win in the 4*8. Terrell Rickard cleared 6-07.25 to win the high jump, while Justin Germani flew over 16-02.25 for a dominating victory in the vault. Erik Harris (22-06.5) and Aaron Whetstone (46-03.25) took the jumps, and sophmore Justin Shirk threw 201 in the javelin. Seniors Tappah Dinnall (56-07) and Phil Deivernois (157-07) won the shot and disc.
AA and AAA Girls Track
In AAA, Tiera Smith (25.23, 57.29) won the 200 and 400. Abby Huber went 2:14.52 in the 800 to beat out Neely Spence (2:16.23, 4:57.38), who won the 1600 over Sarah Morrison (4:58.94). Lara Crofford won the 3200 with a dazzling 10:31.44, and Lhayana Davis (44.75) took the intermediate hurdles.
200m Coon, Devan Schuylkill Val 24.41
400m Coon, Devan Schuylkill Val 56.54
1600m Shertzer, Lindsey Lanc Mennonite 5:08.18
1600m Millhouse, Kara Boiling Springs 5:09.19
3200m Millhouse, Kara Boiling Springs 10:39.92
3200m Shertzer, Lindsey Lanc Mennonite 10:45.14
4x400m -- Boiling Springs 4:04.61
4x800m -- Boiling Springs 9:38.53
100m Barbour, Anyssa Chambersburg 12.16 ***
200m Smith, Tiera Harrisburg 25.15
400m Smith, Tiera Harrisburg 57.29
400m Spangler, Eryn Dover 57.96
400m Craven, Katie Central York 58.23
800m Huber, Abby Cumberland Valle 2:14.52
800m Spence, Neely Shippensburg 2:16.23
1600m Spence, Neely Shippensburg 4:57.38
1600m Morrison, Sarah Chambersburg 4:58.94
1600m Lamparter, Marie Carlisle 5:01.98
1600m Crofford, Lara Big Spring 5:02.12
3200m Crofford, Lara Big Spring 10:31.44
100H Hunt, Jazmin Reading 14.82 ***
100H Dallas, Lhayana Harrisburg 15.33
300H Dallas, Lhayana Harrisburg 44.75
4x100m -- Harrisburg 48.82
4x100m -- J.P. McCaskey 48.87
HJ Dallas, Lhayana Harrisburg 5-04.00
Central Dauphin soph Justin Shirk got over the 200 mark (201 to be precise) to install himself as one of the favorites in the boys' AAA javelin.
100m Mclean, Lamar Scotland 10.97 ***
LJ Ciabattoni, Dan Holy Name 21-07.00
TJ Ciabattoni, Dan Holy Name 45-07.75
100m Dixon, Robert J.P. McCaskey 10.88
100m Pensyl, Alex Hershey 10.79 ***
800m Rotz, Andrew Central Dauphin 1:53.15
800m McNally, Vince Conestoga Valley 1:56.19
1600m McNally, Vince Conestoga Valley 4:19.37
3200m Beegle, Bryan Gettysburg Area High School 9:17.04
4x100m -- J.P. McCaskey 42.53
4x100m -- Cumberland Valley 42.86
4x400m -- Harrisburg 3:19.55
4x400m -- Cumberland Valley 3:20.92
4x800m -- Central Dauphin 7:54.67
4x800m -- Cumberland Valley 7:57.19
4x800m -- Chambersburg 7:59.83
HJ Rickard, Terrell Waynesboro Area 6-07.25
PV Germani, Justin Daniel Boone 16-02.25
TJ Whetstone, Aaron Carlisle 46-03.25
TJ Johnson, Hanif Harrisburg 46-01.50
TJ Davis, Matt Harrisburg 46-01.25
J Shirk, Justin Central Dauphin 201-00
5/19 Boys' Inter-Ac League Championships @ Germantown Academy
5/19 Friends' Schools League Championships @ Germantown Friends School
5/19 PIAA District 10 AA Championships @ Hickory HS
100m Smith, Carnie Wilmington Area 12.46
100m Moore, Raegan Girard 12.52
200m Moore, Raegan Girard 26.09
1600m Zarger, Lauren Harbor Creek 5:10.42
3200m Zarger, Lauren Harbor Creek 11:09.37
100H Seigworth, Amanda Northwestern 15.35
100H Moore, Raegan Girard 15.61
S Woods, Kristy Grove City 42-00.00
D Woods, Kristy Grove City 126-04.00
D Whitman, Arin Hickory 126-01.00
J Jones, Elisha Eisenhower 137-09.00
J Miller, Fawn Lakeview 137-06.00
100m Deivert, Matt Eisenhower 11.15
1600m Stolar, Michael Mercyhurst 4:26.84
3200m Stolar, Michael Mercyhurst 9:45.68
110H Dow, Zach Corry Area 14.68
300H Altman, William Sharon 39.62
4x400m -- Lakeview 3:29.88
4x800m -- Lakeview 8:07.40
HJ Schaa, Weston Mercer Area 6-08.00
5/19 PIAA District 4 AA Championship @ Shikellamy Stadium, Sunbury
100m Rachel Houseknecht Hughesville 12.79
200m Rachel Houseknecht Hughesville 26.26
400m Kalyn Fisher Lewisburg Area 59.85
800m Kalyn Fisher Lewisburg Area 2:18.59
100H Rachel Houseknecht Hughesville 15.13 ***
100H Rebekah Newhart Hughesville 15.31 ***
HJ Rebekah Newhart Hughesville 5-05.00
400m Gary Bush Montoursville Ar 48.96
800m Gary Bush Montoursville Ar 1:58.89
110H Keenan Michael Montoursville Ar 14.81
300H Keenan Michael Montoursville Ar 39.26
4x400m -- Montoursville Area 3:25.09
J Aaron Sidler Danville Area 189-08
J Ted Heitzman Southern Columbi 188-08
5/20 PCL Championships @ Widener University