Kyle Garland (GA) / Photo by Patty Morgan
Boys' 60 Meter Hurdles Preview
All season, there have been two names that have risen to the top in the 60 hurdles in Pennsylvania: Germnatown Academy's Kyle Garland and North Allegheny's Ayden Owens.
Garland lays claim to the top spot in PA after lasting an state-leading 8.00 at the TFCAofGP Meet of Champions this past week. Owens has a season best of 8.08. The two top hurdlers---from different ends of the state---will finally get a chance to face-off at states.
Garland will have a busy day with the long jump and high jump in addition to the hurdles. Owens is also entered in the 200 meters, but that will come after the hurdles. Nonetheless, we are in for a treat, assuming these two can both safely qualify through to the finals.
There are a few notable absences from the performance list in the hurdles. PA#3 Noah Swaby of Taylor Allderdice and PA#4 Dajone Averett of West Catholic are both not entered, so that will leave the door open for many other medal opportunities from the rest of the field.
Conestoga Valley's Aanyah Bermudez is PA#5. He ran a best of 8.27 to take second to Garland at the Carnival a few weeks ago. He should contend for a top three spot. So will Pennridge's Alex Dimon. Dimon was second to Garland at the TFCAofGP Meet of Champs this past week also running a time of 8.27.
A host of others will be in the running for one of those eight medal positions. Some of those hurdlers include: Pennsbury's Nasan Robbins (PA#7), Chester's James Jackson (PA#8), Franklin Area's Danny Dinh (PA#9), Souderton's Stephen Scott (PA#10), Penn Manor's Taraje Whitfield (T-PA#11), and the Haverford School's Sam Lindner (T-PA#11)
Boys' 60m Hurdles Entries:
Event 4 Boys 60 Meter Hurdles (24) Prelims =============================================================================== State Meet: 7.79 2/23/2013 Wellington Zaza, Garnet Valley Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 Bermudez, Aanyah 12 Conestoga Valley 2 Burnett, Dylan 12 Penn Charter 3 Costantini, Sebastian 10 Malvern Prep 4 Dimon, Alex 12 Pennridge 5 Dinh, Danny 12 Franklin Area 6 Elters, Jared 11 Coatesville 7 Gagliardi, Caleb 12 Hickory 8 Garland, Kyle 11 Germantown Acad 9 Gilchrist, Richard 11 Harrisburg 10 Jackson, James 11 Chester 11 Jonassaint, Jonathon 12 Muhlenberg 12 Lindner, Sam 11 Haverford School 13 Nobbs, Liam 11 North Allegh 14 Oliver, Tommy 12 Bensalem 15 Owens, Ayden 11 North Allegh 16 Pressley, Bobby 12 Susquehanna 17 Robbins, Nasan 11 Pennsbury 18 Scott, Stephen 12 Souderton 19 Sepkoski, Ron 12 James Coughlin 20 Stoy, Kamryn 12 Penn Cambria 21 Thenga, Trevor 11 Wilson (3) 22 Thomas, Mychael 12 Carlisle 23 Vasquez, Andre 11 Woodland Hill 24 Whitfield, Taraje 11 Penn Manor