Krais,Dennin,Gtown Friends,Schaffer,Kahn,Horton 1st @ Penn, NP big 4x8|Shump wins big Disc|Mc Throws

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4/22-26 Penn Relays Carnival @ Franklin Field, University of Pennsylvania

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Photo Galleries: Carl Strub's McDowell Inv | Don Rich's Penn Relays: Thursday - Friday - Saturday |

Stories: Frances Koons: Coming home to Penn | Karlee McQuillen's big throws | Germantown Friends' Max Kaulbach blows away DMR field |

Meet Info: Results by Day/Event @ on meet site | Schedule

Entries: Distance Relays | Individual Events

Current results needed: Fairfield, Tri-County (boys) |
Past weekend results needed for 3/29: Jersey Shore, and 4/12: Union Area, and Pacer, 4/19 Moon Mixed, and East Allegheny

SATURDAY: North Penn finished 2nd in the 4x800, but were the first US team. Their time of 7:44.39 was 2nd to Manchester(JA), 7:43.22. Swenson won the girls Tri-State 4x100 with a time of 48.14. Derek Horton, Kane, won the HS pole vault with a jump of 15-9. Derek Hynes, CB South, was 3rd with a vault of 15-1. Matthew Kahn, Fox Chapel, won the HS Discus with a throw of 173-5. Doug Moppert, Malvern Prep, was 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 23-4. Jermaine Lowery, Father Judge, finished 2nd in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 52.68. Twin brother Jerome Lowery finished 5th with a time of 54.14. Gratz's Frank Wainwright finished 4th with a time of 54.07. Altoona Area won their 4x400 heat with a time of 3:23.45. Hempfield won their heat with a time of 3:24.83. Lancaster Catholic won their heat with a time of 3:32.05. Wilson was 3rd in their heat with a time of 3:27.57. Harrisburg was 4th in their heat with a time of 3:21.78.

FRIDAY: Germantown Friends won the Championship of America DMR with a team effort and a 2:05 last 800 from Max Kaulbach. Their official time was 10:11.54. Isaac Ortiz began the journey by challenging for the lead several times, finishing with a split of 3:07.6. Tom Waterman zipped through the quarter, handing off to Jake 52.4 seconds after getting the baton. Jake McKenzie went for broke with 1 lap to go in the 800 leg before fading to 3rd, but his 1:56.4 split kept him close enough for Max. A slow early pace allowed Max Kaulbach to quickly catch and then sit on Brian Ackerman(Warwick Valley), and Brian Trainor(Shenendehowa). With 800 to go Kaulbach began to surge running laps of 65 and 60 to secure the win. Mark Dennin then added to the PA glory, winning the 3000 with a 11 second PR of 8:30.11. Dennin ran with the pack for most of the race before shaking things up with 700 meters to go. Wtih 500 to go he extended his lead to 10 meters and held on for the win. North Penn was the 7th qualifier for the Championship of America 4x800 with a time of 7:52.33. Gwynedd Mercy finished 9th in the 4x800 with a time of 9:09.67. Council Rock North was 10th with a time of 9:10.28. Eric Brittingham, Methacton, finished 2nd in the Javelin with a throw of 201-04. Eric was leading with 197 after the first 3 throws, and his big throw came on the first of the finals, a 201-4 answer to Heroux's 202. Kaleena Gray, Coatesville, was 4th in the discus with a throw of 133.00.

THURSDAY: In the 3000, Megan Lutz finished 6th in 9:50.62. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson was 10th with a time of 9:56.53. Karen Shump was 2nd in the shot put at 47-2. Karen is working out some technical aspects of her glide, and while disappointed, she keeping her focus on her main goal of Junior Nationals. Also in the field, Casey Wagner, Tamaqua, was 2nd in the javelin with a PR of 146-5. A PR by over 2 feet, Wagner said the experience was the highlight of her season, and really boosted her morale heading into the last month of the season. Lifting for the first time has helped, Wagner said, but that some technical aspects have to be improved. "I keep losing my time sometimes, catching some air, so I just have to work on following through harder." Chester ran the fastest PA 4x400, winning the Suburban A race with a time of 3:51.95. Central Bucks East won the Suburban National 4x400 in a time of 3:54.40. West Catholic won the Philadelphia Catholic 4x400 in 3:54.98. Paul Robeson won the Philadelphia Public 4x400 in 3:55.99. Abby Schaffer, Easton, won the pole vault with a meet record vault of 13-00.75, bettering the mark held by former teammate Lindsey Regan. Victoria Worthen, Council Rock South, was 2nd with a vault of 12-00.50. Methacton's Ryann Krais came in as defending champ in the high school 400 hurdles, and repeated in 59.62. Cardinal O'Hara's Robyn Oakley took 2nd from an earlier heat, running 1:01.43. Strath Haven's Alix Williams was 5th in 1:02.41. State College's Chloe Schmidt was 8th in the mile with a time of 5:00.79. Downingtown East finished 10th in the DMR with a time of 12:10.60. Shannon Daniels , Central Bucks East, jumped 17-06.75 to finish 10th in the long jump. Joelle Neilson, Girls High, was 4th in the triple jump with a leap of 38-08.75. In the 4x800 trails, Gwynedd Mercy (9:09.61) and Council Rock North (9:14.53), advanced. Council Rock North was the last qualifier. In the Public League 4x400, Swenson's Shanae Bailey ran a 54.8 second anchor; the 8th fastest American split of the day; to lead her team to a 2nd in 3:56.09 to Paul Robeson's 3:55.99.

Frances Koons: Coming home to Penn, one lap at a time.

Following a disappointing end to her 2007 outdoor track campaign, Frances Koons was soon back at the University of Pennsylvania. But it wasn't on the track at Franklin Field. It was in the University of Pennsylvania hospital for consultation on how to deal with a small tumor that had just been discovered on one of her kidneys. Ironically, Koons' room was on the 9th floor overlooking Franklin Field. The course of action was decided. And successful surgery was performed in August at a hospital on Long Island. Koons' recovery was soon underway.

Frances then redshirted cross country and indoor, and returned to the track for outdoor. She opened her 2008 season with a 4:26 1500 and 2:14 800 double at the end of March... and followed that up with an even stronger 4:18-2:09 in early April. She was ready to roll and return to the University of Pennsylvania track for one of her favorite events - the Penn Relays Carnival.

Her opening event was to anchor the Villanova DMR. Getting the baton well behind the leaders, Koons set out to make up what ground she could. She passed the spirited Villanova cheering section at the start of the backstretch four times on the way to a PR split for 1600 of 4:37.2. Koons was thrilled with her effort, the atmosphere, and most of all, her return to the track. "There's not a word in the dictionary to describe how I feel to be back and among this wonderful crowd at Penn. Coming back and going to our same corner and seeing all the same competitors, and being here three years in a row with Akilah (Vargas) made it seem like all that stuff didn't even happen, but it did. I think it gave me more drive to get our here and complete."

Standing on the infield shortly after her race – and with the hospital window visible behind her – Koons was asked how long the journey had been from that day in June when she was looking down on the track, to her return. "I think it's a little shorter than it looks with all the support that I got from everyone. It made it go a lot quicker than I ever could have asked for."

Villanova would finish 7th in the DMR in 11:09.48. And while Koons was only mildly disappointed in the outcome, she was immediately looking ahead to Friday's 4x1500. "On paper, our DMR was not as competitive as 4x1500. Our 4x1500 is definitely formidable."

Not at all unlike the diminutive, but fiercely competitive fighter – and winner – named Frances Koons. Welcome home to Penn.


Karlee McQuillen's big throws...

Karlee McQuillen has the state record in PA in the javelin. As a point guard on her state-level basketball in team in high school, she was a two-sport star. But when it came time to select a sport for college, her javelin was the ticket to the short ride from her Johnstown PA home to the campus at Penn State University.

On Thursday, McQuillen returned to the Penn Relays Carnival in the seeded section of the College Women's javelin as one of the favorites. And with good reason. Earlier in the season she and her team made the journey to the Arizona State Invitational, where McQuillen popped a huge PR of 176. The mark was not only a 12-foot PR and Penn State school record, but it was a US Junior National Record (19 and under), eclipsing the record of 174-6, set in 2000. "I didn't see it coming," McQuillen said shortly after finishing 2nd at Penn with a throw of 166-11. "It came out of no where, and it was on my first throw."

McQuillen has her sights set beyond 176, because one of her season goals - in addition to making NCAA's - is to hit the A standard for qualifying for the US Olympic Trials. She's just over 2-feet shy of that mark, having now met the B standard.

Even if she makes the A standard, McQuillen may opt for the Junior Nationals instead. "That may be my best option because of the level of competition at the Trials."

As for basketball. "That'll have to wait until I retire from track."

Let the games begin. The 113th Annual Penn Relays kick off their three days of action Thursday with the top high school girls along the east coast competing in some incredible events. Distance runner Kacey Gibson, Neshannock, should challenge in the 3000. Sophomore Chloe Schmidt of State College is in the mile. Methacton's Ryann Krais leads the sprint/hurdle fields. In the field events, Karen Shump, Penncrest, looks to break the fifty foot barrier again in the shot put. Defending pole vault champ Abby Schaffer is competing this afternoon. Penn Relays: Official Website /

4/21 Philadelphia Public League Relays @ Germantown HS


Engineering and Science dominated the boys relay events at the Philadelphia Public League Relays. E&S won the 4x200 in 1:30.60, the 4x400 in 3:24.20, the 4x800 in 8:21.20, and the DMR in 10:58.30. Gratz took the 4x100 with a time of 42.90. In the long jump Imhotep Charter's Herman Kirkland won with a leap of 23-05.50. Joshua Truett, Lincoln, was 2nd with a jump of 22-00.00.

Swenson likewise dominated the relay events. Swenson won the 4x100 with a time of 48.60, the 4x200 with a time of 1:41.90, and the 4x100 shuttle hurdles with a time of 59.00. Girls High dipped under 4, winning the 4x400 in 3:59.30. Paul Robeson won the 4x800 with a time of 9:29.00. Engineering and Science won the DMR with a time of 12:57.50.


4/23 WCU High School Invitational @ West Chester University


West Chester East's Joe Zamedics won the 800 with a time of 2:00.19. Teammate John LaColla won the 1600 in 4:28.19. Ryan Gallagher, WC East, won the javelin in 147-04, was 2nd in the shot put with a throw of 47-00 and 2nd in the discus with a throw of 130-05.

4/23 Midwestern Athletic Conference @ Mars Area HS


Matt Bellay, Montour, sliced through the air to win the 100 meter dash in 10.58 and the 200 in 21.79. Shane Glass, West Allegheny, won the 300 meter hurdles in 40.85. Adam Gibson, Laurel Highlands, won the 400 in 50.65. Riverside's Jon McElwain won the 1600 in 4:33.30 and the 3200 in 9:57.90. In the field Quaker Valley's Dorian Goosby won the high jump with a leap of 6-4 and the triple jump with a mark of 43-11.75. Mars Area's Justin Pioquidio won the long jump with a mark of 21-09.50.

West Allegheny's Kristen Lang doubled with wins in the 300 hurdles, 45.01, and the 400, 58.73. Layne Baggett, Moon Area, won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.79. Quaker Valley won the 400 meter relay with a time of 49.60. Elise Farris, Hopewell, won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:20.59. Juliet Smith, Freedom, won the 1600 in 5:18.30 and finished 2nd in the 3200 with a time of 11:39.70, behind Becky Penneau, Blackhawk, 11:28.00. In the field Ashley Adams, Freedom, won the shot put with a throw of 37-07 and the discus with a throw of 127-09. Keri Dantley, West Allegheny, won the long jump with a leap of 17-06.50.

4/24 Black Hills Invitational


4/24 Mars Junior High T&F Invitational @ Mars Area HS



4/25-4/26 Mountain League Conference @ Bald Eagle Area HS


Sarah Montminy, Penns Valley, won the 800 with a time of 2:18.66. Amanda Mondock, Bald Eagle, won the shot with a throw of 37-04.50 and the discus with a throw of 112-05.

4/25 Dallastown Invitational @ Dallastown HS


Katie Craven, Central York, won the 200 in 25.93 and the 400 in 58.57. Jordan Jenkins, New Oxford, runs a fast 3200 in 10:57.9, breaking Josianne Lauber's meet record of 11:17. Jeremy Jacques, Central York, won the 800 in 1:56.7. Erik Harris, New Oxford, won the long jump with a leap of 22-06.50. William Penn won the boys and girls 4x100's with time of 43.10 and 50.74.



4/25 Big 7 Conference @ Peters Township HS


Jessica Pitts, West Mifflin won the 100 in 12.77 and the 200 in 26.50. Arthur James, Thomas Jefferson, won the 100 in 11.13 and the 200 in 23.15. Megan Hahn, Peters Township, won the 100 hurdles in 15.50 and the 300 hurdles in 47.52. Teammate Matt Courter won the 110 hurdles in 15.12 and the 300 hurdles in 40.65.

4/25 Lady Hatter Classic @ Hatboro Horsham HS


Steph Bearish, Southern Lehigh, won the 1600 with a time of 5:10.40. Kristen Hill, Hatboro, won the 400 with a time of 59.25. Methacton's Jessy Mahan won the discus with a throw of 111-9 and the javelin with a throw of 115-07.

4/25 Mars Invitational @ Mars Area HS


Cambrya Jones, Woodland Hills, won the 100 in 12.13 and the 200 in 24.53. Pierre Carr, Peabody, won the 100 in 10.90 and the 200 in 22.19. Katie Wise, Pine-Richland, won the long jump in 17-07 and the triple jump in 36-04. Nick Spino, Jeannette, won the 110 hurdles in 14.94 and the 300 hurdles in 39.55. Fawn Miller, Lakeview, won the javelin with a throw of 151-11. Connor Barrett, Seneca Valley, won the high jump with a leap of 6-06.

4/25 Millersville Invitational @ Millersville University


Brittney Waters, Susquehanna, won the 100 meters in 12.55 and the 200 in 26.23. Kevin Hull, Hempfield, won the 800 with a 1:58.97 performance. Penn Manor's Meghan Ecker won the 3200 with a time of 11:20.59. Andre DuBose, Lampeter Strasburg, won the high jump with a leap of 6-07. Breanna Caldwell, Garden Spot, won the long jump with a leap of 17-05.25.



4/25 Northern Bedford County Invitational @ Northern Bedford HS


Antwuan Reed, Greater Johnstown, won the 100 dash with a time of 11.00. Jordan Donaldson, Tussey Mtn, doubled in the 400 and 800, winning with times of 50.20 and 2:02.00. Josh Powell, Chestnut Ridge, won the pole vault with a leap of 13-00. Scott Rice, Boonsboro, was 2nd, also with a vault of 13-00.

Sarah Strayer, Forest Hills, won 3 individual events with wins in the 800, 2:27.10, 1600, 5:15.30, and 3200, 11:32.50. She also anchored the winning 4x800 team with a time of 10:15.60. Samantha Valiton, Chestnut Ridge, won the 100 dash in 12.60 and the 200 dash in 26.50. Taylor Crawford, Northern Bedford, won the 100 hurdles in 15.70 and the triple jump in 36-02. Brandi Harris, Bedford, won the long jump with a leap of 17-08.25.

4/25 Tunkhannock JR High Rotary Relays @Tunkhannock HS

4/25 WAHS Invitational @ William Allen HS


Chanelle Price, Eaton, smashed her own meet record by 7 seconds, winning the girls 800 with a time of 2:05.1. She added to her impressive showing by anchoring her 4x800 squad from last place to 3rd place with a split of 2:03.8. She also helped Easton to a 2nd place showing in the 4x400 with a split of 53.1. North Penn girls swept the relays, winning the 4x100 in 49.3, the 4x400 in 3:57.6, and the 4x800 in 9:27.5. Melanie Ruff, North Penn, won the 100 in 12.0 and the 400 in 57.6. Four girls went over 17 in the long jump with Beck Delong, Northern Lehigh, winning in 17-06. Auriel George, Lehighton, followed in 17-02.25, Vanessa Rimbey, Lehighton, was 3rd in 17-01.75, and Casey Ord, Palmerton, was 4th in 17-01.50. Abby Schaffer, Easton, won the pole vault in 12-04. Natasha McLaren, Stroudsburg, won the high jump in 5-06 and Brian Schwab, Nazareth, won the boys high jump in 6-06.

4/25 Wyalusing Ram Invitational @ Wyalusing Valley Area HS


Mariah Conrad, Athens, won three events, taking the long jump in 17-03.50, the triple jump in 34-11.50, and the high jump in 5-02. Danielle Wasilewski, Abington Heights, won the 100 in 12.63 and the 400 in 1:00.54. Abington Heights also took three relays, winning the 4x100 in 50.65, the 4x400 in 4:04.72, and the 4x800 in 9:37.93. Lyndsay Barna, Western Wayne, won the 100H in 15.32. Allison Hall, Blue Ridge, won the 800 in 2:22.14. Kathleen Casey, Holy Cross, won the 1600 in 5:16.18. For the boys, Owen Wignot, Holy Redeemer, won the long jump, 21-09.75, the high jump, 6-04.00, and the triple jump, 44-05.25. Nick Browne, North Penn, won the javelin in 164-04. Garth Watson, Canton, won the 3200 with a time of 9:39.88. Dallas won the 4x400 with a time of 3:26.96.

4/26 2nd Red Flash Track & Field Open @ St. Francis University (COLLEGIATE)


4/26 5th Annual Unionville Invitational @ Unionville HS


4/26 86th Westmoreland County Coaches Association @ Greater Latrobe HS


Seven double winners were crowned with the distance runners putting up some impressive numbers. Dave Farina, Norwin, won the 800 with a time of 1:56.63 and also won the 1600 with a time of 4:22.95. Natalie Bower, Greater Latrobe, won the 1600 with a time of 5:07.52 and then the 3200 with a time of 1107.71. Abbey Way, Mt. Pleasant, won the long jump with a leap of 18-00 and then vaulted 11-06 for the win in the pole vault. Brett Gunn, Kiski Area, won the 100 with a time of 11.49 and the 200 with a time of 23.00. Taylor Funk, Mt. Pleasant, won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.86 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.80. Nick Spino, Jeannette, won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.01 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.14. Kim Kanala, Hempfield, won the shot put with a throw of 38-04.50 and the discus with a throw of 139-02. Teammate CJ Clegg won the shot with a throw of 56-10.50 and the discus with a throw of 155-10. Josh Vick, Kiski Area, won the javelin with a throw of 190-08.

4/26 Breslin Relays @ Mount Carmel Area


4/26 Erie McDowell Invitational @ McDowell HS


Three double champions and three 200+ javelin throws highlighted the action at the Erie McDowell Invitational. Juan Steward, Cumberland Valley, won the 100 in 10.6 and the 200 in 21.8. Laura Kosiorek, McDowell, won the 100 Hurdles in 14.6 and the triple jump with a leap of 36-03.50. Teammate Dan Kwaitkowski won the discus with a throw of 170-01 and the shot put with a throw of 62-10. In the javelin Justin Shirk, Central Dauphin, won with a throw of 208-10.50. Ryan Schliecher, Baldwin, was 2nd in 201-04, and Ryan Bell, Wilmington, was 3rd in 200-06. TJ Hobart, Baldwin, won the 800 with a time of 1:58.8. Kara Mosteller, Reynolds, won the long jump with a mark of 18-02. Chris Burns won a closely contested boys long jump with a 23-01 leap to beat Alex Schmude, McDowell, 23-00. Kristy Woods, Grove City, won the shot put with a throw of 43-06.


4/26 Fairfield Invitational @ Fairfield Area HS

4/26 Falcon Freshman/Sophomore Invitational @ Pottsgrove HS

4/26 Fayette County Coaches T&F Championships @ Connellsville Area HS


Five meet records, a double winner, and a triple winner highlighted the competition. Uniontown girls won the 3200 relay with a meet record time of 10:06. Anthony Stevenson, Albert Gallitan, won the high jump with a meet record leap of 6-06. Rodney Richter, Connellsville, won the discus with a meet record throw of 163-09.50. Shaina Vasquez, Belle Vernon, won the 300 hurdles in a meet record time of 47.2. Maressa Guynn, Laural Highlands, set a meet record in the discus with a throw of 119-04. Aleesha Washington, Laural Highlands, won the 100, 12.4, the 400, 1:01.2, and the long jump, 15-03.50. Darius Reeves, Uniontown, won the 110 hurdles in 15.1 and the 300 hurdles in 41.0.

4/26 Jaguar Invitational @ Thomas Jefferson HS


4/26 Johnsonburg Junior High Invitational @ Johnsonburg Area HS


4/26 Lebanon County Championship @ Lebanon HS


Tod Watts, Cedar Crest, won the 100 in 10.9 and the 200 in 22.8. Andrew Batula, Annville, won the high jump with a leap of 6-06.

4/26 Lock Haven High School Classic @ Lock Haven University


Video of boys' 110 Hurdles Finals

Tesa McKibben, Montoursville, won the events, taking the 100 hurdles in 15.52, the 300 hurdles in 45.29, and the long jump with a leap of 18-09.75. Teammate Keenan Michael, won the 110 hurdles in 14.29 and the 300 hurdles in 38.8. Carly Seymour, Central Cambria, won the 1600 with a time of 5:04.70. She also anchored the winning Central Cambria 4x800 team to a time of 9:21.44.

4/26 Pottsgrove Freshman/Sophomore Meet @ Pottsgrove HS

4/26 Springfield Invitational @ Springfield (Delco) HS


Karen Shump, Penncrest, won the discus with a throw of 151-08, beating the Penn Relays discus champ Brieanna Kennedy, Caravel, who came in 2nd with a throw of 140-08. Brienna won the javelin with a throw of 132-00 and Shump took the shot put in 46-05. Vincent DuVernois, Springfield, won the boys javelin with a throw of 188-0. Lauren Tusar, Penncrest, won the long jump with a leap of 16-00.50 and the triple jump with a leap of 35-01. Bobby Kennedy, Caravel, won the boys shot put with a throw of 52-01 and the boys discus with a throw of 159-11.

4/26 Stan Morgan Invitational @ Carlisle HS


Michael Brown, Lower Dauphin, set a meet record in the prelims of the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.58 and won the finals in 14.77. He also won the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.04. Steph Fulmer, St. Pius X, set a meet record in the 1600 with a time of 5:03.83, and also won the 3200 with a time of 11:34.53. Nadia McKenna, Governor Mifflin, won the girls 100 hurdles with a time of 15.34 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.31. Ashley Corum, Carlisle, won the long jump with a leap of 17-03.75 and the triple jump with a leap of 37-09.25.


4/26 Tri-County Championships @ Shenango HS