John Lewis of Cheltenham ran 1:51.79 to record his 2nd straight 1:51 performance in the event, where he sits currently at PA#2.
Teammate Christian Brissett ran 22.01 to win the 200 meter dash, while Cordell Richardson ran 14.75 to win the high hurdles. Saahir Bethea jumped 23-1 to win the long jump. They also ran 42.06 to win the 4x1 and 3:23.27 to win the 4x400 meter relay.
Andrew Dillon of Norristown ran 38.87 to win the intermediate hurdles and 49.60 to win the 400 meter dash. Kieran Moore of Upper Dublin threw 53-8 to win the shot put.
For the girls, Jayana Webb of Norristown ran 12.31 to win the 100 meter dash. Uche Nwogwugwu of North Penn ran 57.69 to win the 400 meter dash. Teammate Phoebe Clowser won the 1600 (5:06.30) and 3200 meter runs (11:18.09). North Penn also swept the 4x1 (48.60), the 4x4 (3:51.56) and 4x800 meter relays (9:42.86). Allison Williams of North Penn jumped 37-7.50 to set a meet record in the triple jump. Freshman Taylor O'Brien of Plymouth Whitemarsh won the 800 (2:17.10) and the 300 meter hurdles (46.94).
We have a new state leader in the girls 1600 meter run and that honor belongs to Marissa Sheva of Pennridge. In her final home meet, Sheva ran 4:51.73 to cruise to victory and become the 1st sub 5 minute 1600 runner in the state. Her teammate Taylor Chapman also left her home track in style, running 24.70 to win the 200 meter dash and 12.04 for PA#3 honors in the 100 meter dash.
Brooklynn Broadwater of Springside Chestnut Hill joined the party with victories in the 400 meter dash (56.79) and the 300 meter hurdles (state leading 42.61).
For the boys, freshman Austin Kratz of Christopher Dock won the 100 (11.01) and 200 meter dashes (22.09) and the long jump (21 feet even). Jack Marquis of Central Bucks South ran 9:35.83 to win the 3200 meter run.
Cheltenham girls showed no let down after a three day display of excellence at the Penn Relays last week!
Ciara Leonard led the charge by improving on her state lead in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.79! She also won the 300 meter hurdles in 45.15.
The team also displayed their depth, winning the 4x100 meter relay in 48.56 with two 400 meter specialists on the team. Madison Langley-Walker continued the strong display, winning the long jump with a mark of 18-2.50. The night cap belonged to Chanel Brissett, who ran a strong 24.80 to win the 200 meter dash.
Away from their display, Karli Visconto of Nazareth Academy won the 1600 meter run in a solo 5:01.75.
Savanna Wood of Council Rock South cleared 11-6 to win the pole vault. Teammate Shannon Taub jumped 37-1.25 to win the triple jump.
For the boys, Dave Marrington of Neshaminy won the 300 meter hurdles in a meet record 38.03 and the 400 meter dash in 49.81. Chris Stone of Springfield Montco won the 110 meter hurdles (15.16), the pole vault (meet record 14-6), and the javelin (169-9). Sam Collazo of William Tennent threw 161-1 to win the discus.
WHAT A SPECTACLE! The 10th Annual Henderson Invitational presented by Nike was absolutely sensational! Top performances from the first gun to the last with races and individual performances that will stay in the memory of fans for years to come.
The first thing that will come to most athletes minds from this meet is the boys 3200 meter run. The field featured an all-star cast of PA's top distance stars from the 2014-15 running year and they all were in top form at the same time.
Overall, 10 runners broke 9:20, 8 runners broke 9:10, 5 runners broke 9:05 and one athlete broke 9 minutes. That man was Jake Brophy of Central Bucks East, who emerged victorious after a flurry of lead changes, surges, and loud roars from the crowd. Brophy broke away from the aggressive Paul Power in the final 300 meters to be crowned the champion in a US#15 time of 8:57.68!
Runner up honors went to Andrew Marston of Conestoga in 9:01.25, followed by the US#2 sophomore at 3200 meters, Nick Dahl of Germantown Friends (9:02.51). Casey Comber of Hatboro Horsham ran 9:04.04 for 5th. Sam Webb of Pennsbury, Dominic Hockenbury of Lake Lehman, and Paul Power of Spring Ford all dipped under 9:10.
Before Brophy and friends stole the show, the headline performer of the meet would have gone to Billy McDevitt of Malvern Prep, who took advantage of the front running of Penn Relays star Alek Sauer of Pennsbury to come away victorious in a NEW STATE LEADING and US#7 1:51.47! Sauer finished 3rd in 1:52.77 for PA#4 honors.
Kornelius Klah of Pennsbury was the hurdle king on Friday night, taking home both hurdle events in dazzling fashion. He won the high hurdles in a state leading 14.27 and the intermediate hurdles in 39.24. Nkosi Pile of Church Farm swept the 100 (10.85) and 200 meter dashes (22.20).
Ryan Wilkes of Valley View cleared 15-3 to win the pole vault. Downingtown West ran 42.06 to win the 4x100 meter relay. State leader Andrew Diehl of Conestoga cleared 6-6 to win the high jump. David Lucas of Warwick threw 192-5 to win the discus. Grant Jones of Lasalle threws 186-1 to win the javelin. Darian Alston of Downingtown West jumped 45-9.50 to win the triple jump.
The girls competition was just as exciting and electrifying, as the headliners on the night were the Pennsbury girls team led by Uchechi Onuoha.
Onuoha competed in two relays and both hurdle events and was victorious in all four events! She won the high hurdles in 14.46 and a PA#2 42.78 in the intermediate hurdles. The Pennsbury 4x1 ran 47.62 and the 4x4 ran 3:58.17.
Also adding to the highlight reel was Dasia Pressley, who ran 24.46 in the 200 meter prelims for PA#2 honors and she ran 12.00 to top the state in the 100 meter dash. Husniyyah Rodgers won the 400 meter dash in PA#2 56.45 to add to the fun.
But even through all the success came the breakthrough performance of 10th grader Mary Webb. Webb competed in the 3rd of 4 heats in the 1600 meter run with a 5:25 1600 meter personal best. When her race was over, she won the 3rd heat with a huge personal best of 5:03.10 to finish 8th in the race!
The win went to Maura Henderson of Harriton in a PA#2 4:58.05. Her teammate Tasha Greene was 3rd in a PA#4 4:59.70. Maddie Villalba of Central Bucks West successfully defended her 800 meter championship with a PA#3 time of 2:10.82, her sharpest race of the season. Aislinn Devlin of Downingtown West earned the biggest victory of her career in a deep 3200 meter field that features the top five times in the state. Devlin now tops that state list with a time of 10:32.66 to win by 7 seconds. Aghina Marshall of Methacton jumped 18-3 to win the long jump. Emily Johns of Lake Lehman won the shot put (41-2) and the discus (140-5).
West Central Coaches (AAA)
Lynne Mooradian of South Western won the girls 100 (12.20) and 200 meter dashes (25.35) as well as the 300 meter hurdles in a meet record 44.58. Maddy Mueseler of Greater Latrobe ran a meet record 57.28 to win the 400 meter dash and 14.91 to win the 100 meter hurdles. Jessica Stever of Indiana Area cleared 5-8 to set a meet record in the high jump. Megan Fry of State College snagged sole possession of the state lead in the pole vault with a meet record clearance of 12-9. Teammate Veronika Karpenko stayed in top form, winning the long jump (18-3) and the triple jump (38-10.50).
For the boys, Noah Woods of State College ran 49.76 to win the 400 meter dash. Ben Schott of South Western ran 9:31.60 to win the 3200 meter run. Altoona ran 7:58.59 to win the 4x800 meter relay. Jacob Kester of Indiana Area cleared 14-3 to win the pole vault. Kevin Givens of Altoona threw 52-9.25 to win the shot put.
West Central Coaches (AA)
Freshman Michaela Bracken of United won the girls 300 meter hurdles in 46.60. Central Cambria ran 9:45.67 to win the 4x800 meter relay. Kia Clayton of Saltsburg won the long jump (17-3.50) and the triple jump (meet record 37-3).
For the boys, Luke Rarig of Southern Columbia was still unbeatable against his competition, running a meet record 14.37 in the 110 meter hurdles to earn PA#2 honors, and 40.43 to win the 300 meter hurdles. Kobren Frederick of Huntingdon won the long jump (21-2.50) and the triple jump (T-PA#3 45-11).
Freshman Terry Lee Talasky of Eisenhower won the 100 (12.90) and 200 meter dashes (meet record 26.82). Lynae Delacour of Port Allegheny won the 100 meter hurdles (meet record 16.86) and the 300 meter hurdles (48.87). Wellsboro Area ran a meet record 49.30 to win the 4x100 meter relay. For the boys, Kyle Kulka of Warren Area jumped a meet record 20-10.50 to win the long jump.
Nicole Scherer of Burrell continues to earn victories in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. This week, she won the 100 meter dash in a PA#5 12.10 and the 200 meter dash in a PA#6 24.82. Lauren Gronbeck of Eden Christian Academy won the 3200 meter run in 10:57.93. Kat Quigley of the host Pine-Richland was electric on her home track, winning the 100 meter hurdles in a PA#8 14.68 and the 300 meter hurdles in a PA#4 43.82! Molly Montalvo of Greenville won the discus with a PA#6 mark of 133-5.
For the boys, Louis Berry of Shady Side ran 10.95 to win the 100 meter dash. Ethan Linderman of Canon-McMillan won the 1600 (4:28.66) and 3200 meter runs (9:40.55). Ori Rinaman of Mars Area held on to his status of state contender in the hurdles, running a PA#5 14.44 in the 110 meter hurdles and 38.77 to win the 300 meter hurdles. Christian Riggle of Greenville cleared 6-5 to win the high jump. Isaiah Brooks of Woodland Hills won both jumps, but had a better showing in the triple jump, recording a 45-11 mark on the day. Lawson Monta of Greensburg Salem threw 153-3 to win the discus.
Central Dauphin East boys ran 1:29.0 to win the 4x200 meter relay. For the girls, Palmyra ran 4:01.5 to win the 4x400 meter relay.
Alexis Baublitz of Central York cleared a meet record 11 feet to win the girls pole vault. Courtney McCartney of Selinsgrove set a meet record in the shot put (43-9.50) and threw 120-11 to win the discus.
For the boys, Ahmir Manning of Milton Hershey ran a meet record 49.11 to win the 400 meter dash. He was also on the Milton Hershey 4x400 meter relay team that ran 3:22.91. Dakota Leonhard of Northern Lebanon threw 50-4 to win the shot put.
Abby Jones of Franklin Area gained some ground on state leader Cyre Virgo in the high jump with a PA#2 clearance of 5-9 and she won the long jump with a mark of 15-9.50. Brooke Hinderliter of Redbank Valley threw 147-8 to win the javelin.
For the boys, Ryan Thrush of Brookville Area won the 1600 (4:31.86) and 800 meter runs (1:57.93). Liam Raehsler of Clarion ran 9:42.76 to win the 3200 meter run.
Taylor Chapman (PA#3 24.69 200) and Marissa Sheva (PA#6 2:14.13 800) of Pennridge were dominant in their respective victories. Maddie Villalba of Central Bucks West followed up her PA#3 2:10.82 800 meter run on Friday night with her 2nd PA#3 mark of the weekend, a 4:59.23 win in the 1600 meter run!
Girls Delco Champs
Alicia Collier of Penncrest won the 100 (12.73) and 200 meter dashes (25.40). Olivia Arizin of Cardinal O'Hara ran 2:14.12 to win the 800 meter run, while teammate Grace Mancini won the 1600 meter run in 5:09.59. Marin Bloise of Agnes Irwin ran 44.62 to win the 300 meter hurdles. Ridley ran 9:37.50 to win the 4x800 meter relay. Val McLaughlin of Ridley jumps 17-11.25 to win the long jump. Janese Lynch of Academy Park throws 43-3.50 and 135-3 to win the discus.
Kevin James of Cardinal O'Hara swept all three distance events in the annual county championships. On Thursday, James won the 3200 meter run in 9:22.56 to lead an O'Hara 1-2-3 sweep. On Saturday night, James won the 1600 in 4:21.66 and the 800 in 1:55.01. Donovan St Louis of Upper Darby won the 400 (49.13) and 200 meter dashes (22.04) to earn PA top five spots in both events. Mason Weh of Upper Darby won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.37 to move up to PA#2, while teammate Akeim Thomas won the 300 meter hurdles in a PA#4 38.87. They also helped their 4x100 meter relay team to a win in 42.75. Penn Wood won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:24.15. Milton Jones of Glen Mills threw a career best 55-0.50 to win the shot put and lead a 1-2-3 sweep. Stephen Pierce threw 160 feet even to win the discus. Evan Sing of Penncrest threw 190-1 to set a meet record in the javelin.
Zach Brehm and Matt Wisner of Carlisle ran equal 1:53.4 to share the 800 meter win. Brehm also added a 4:21.3 victory in the 1600 meter run. Carlisle ran 42.6 to win the 4x100 meter relay. Deshawn Millington of Carlisle took over the state lead in the triple jump with a mark of 48-11 and he won the high jump with a clearance of 6-4. Teammate Isa Paschall won the long jump (22-4) and finished 2nd in the triple jump (47-2).
For the girls, Mady Clahane of Cumberland Valley ran a PA#2 4:53.5 to win the 1600 meter run. Shannon Quinn of Trinity (7) ran 2:10.7 to win the 800 meter run and earn PA#4 honors. Megan Mansfield of Mechanicsburg ran 56.5 to win the 400 meter dash. Carlisle swept the relays, running 48.7 in the 4x1, 4:01.5 in the 4x4, and 9:32.82 in the 4x8! Abby Martin of Boiling Springs won the long jump (17-8.25) and the triple jump (37-4). Maura Fiamoncini of Mount Carmel threw a meet record 145-2 to win the javelin.
Gabriel Allgayer of Mercersburg ran 4:46.8 to win the 1600 meter run and 9:40.1 to win the 3200 meter run. For the girls, Tatiana Purnell ran 15.4 to win the 100 meter hurdles.
Tyler Burger of Northwest won the high hurdles (14.4) and the intermediate hurdles (39.3) and the high jump (6-2). Jermichael Bunch of Wyoming Valley West won the long jump (22-0) and the triple jump (44-3).
For the girls, Katie Kravitsky of Dallas had a career day in the high jump with a PA#2 clearance of 5-9! Elizabeth Pattera of Scranton Prep jumped 37-1.75 to win the triple jump.
We had state leaders all over the place in the girls competition at Lower Merion!
Chanel Brissett of Cheltenham was one of them, becoming the first sub 12 second 100 meter dashes with her meet record time of 11.84, breaking Dasia Pressley's 11.89 record from last year. She also ran a season best and PA#2 24.31 to win the 200 meter dash.
Teammate Nicole Burke reclaimed the top spot in the 400 meter dash with the first sub 56 second 400 of the spring to edge out North Penn's Uche Nwogwugwu 55.60 to 55.98. Markeeta Thomas of Paul Robeson put herself on top of the 300 meter hurdles list with a meet record time of 42.24.
Other highlights included a 13.86 100 meter hurdle performance from Ciara Leonard of Cheltenham, her 2nd sub 14 second performance in 48 hours. Teammate Madison Langley-Walker jumped 37-6 to set a meet record in the triple jump. Maura Henderson of Harriton followed up her 1600 meter win at Henderson with an 800 meter win in this meet in a time of 2:18.50.
For the boys, Andrew Dillon of Norristown ran 22.16 to win the 200 meter dash. Colyn Todd of Roman Catholic ran 39.13 to win the 300 meter hurdles.
Nick Hope of Fleetwood Area won the 100 (11.11) and 200 meter dashes (22.76). Dylan Eddinger of Boyertown ran 1:54.97 to set a meet record in the 800 meter run and 4:17.60 to win the 1600 meter run. Jack DiCintio of Wyomissing ran 9:29.18 to win the 3200 meter run. Shaq Cobb of Fleetwood cleared 6-5 to win the high jump. Joey Mundell of Schuylkill Valley threw 57-2.75 to win the shot put and 161-6 to win the discus.
For the girls, Cyre Virgo of Fleetwood won the high hurdles (15.08), the high jump (5-8), and the long jump (18-0.75). Jocelen Ruth of Kutztown Area won the shot put (42-6.50), the discus (124-8) and the javelin (129-5).