1/30-Morris back as PA #1 (tie) in TJ, Gray back in SP 1st (US#7) @ DVGTCA #9 @ Kutztown

Plymouth Whitemarsh senior Kim Morris held the PA #1 spot in the Triple Jump for the first half of the season, then lost it temporarily. She\'s now back on top, tied with Wissahickon\'s Alex Baptiste at 36\'9 1/4\". Baptise hit that distance at last week\'s DVGTCA Meet. She was 2nd (36-07.50). The State meet is shaping up to be a battle among quite a few talents. In addition to Morris and Baptiste, Canon McMillan\'s Katie Tershel has gone 36\'8 1/2\", and McDowell\'s Nicole Smith, just an inch less. Both performances are within the past two weeks. In head-to-head competition, Morris is 3-1 against Baptiste. Morris also went 8.7 in the 55 Hurdles. And Tayvon Gray, the Coatesville junior, unleashed a throw of 41-05.50 in the Shot Put, a new US#7.

In other action at the meet, Nicole Leach of West Catholic took the 300y run in 36.1 seconds, a meet record, with Plymouth-Whitemarsh\'s Chanel Williams 2nd with a 37.8. Melissa Murphy, Downingtown East, tied a meet record cleariing 10-06 in the Pole Vault. Perkiomen Valley (Brittany Long, Carol Jefferson, Ashley Pultorack, Sarah Roberts), won the 4x800 in 9:39.8. Hatboro-Horsham (Nicole Murphy, Anna Baker, Megan Rae, Caitlin Klaas), took the 4x400 in 4:07.9. Quakertown\'s Megan Hutchinson went 2:19.3 in the 800. Wissahickon\'s Krista Simkins took the 400 in 58.7. Hatboro star Caitlin Klaas posted a very strong 2nd in 1:00.2. Latavia Thomas, West Catholic, went 1:28.7 for 600 yards. Sabrina Shaw, Gratz, took the 55 Hurdles in 8.3 seconds, and Upper Darby\'s Jannea Bridgeford, went 7.0 to win the 55 Dash.