Hunter Robinson (Avonworth/Northgate) / Photo by William McBride
Pine-Richland Invitational - MEET RECAP
The performance of the day at Gibsonia was in the 100m dash. Avonworth/Northgate's Hunter Robinson crushed the competition running a blazing time of 12.01 seconds. This time is now PA #1 in this event. She was third last year in the AA 100m dash at states, but her time of 12.01 is her all-time personal best. Faith Gandy of Trinity ran 12.46 for second.
Robinson was not done for the day. She ran the 200m and 400m and had some competition from Burrell's Nicole Scherer in both events. Robinson won the 200m in 24.59, not her best of the season, but she is still ranked #1 in the state in this event.Scherer (PA #4) was close behind Robinson this weekend running 24.83.
The two faced off again running some fast times in the 400m. Robinson posted a 54.84 for the win. Scherer was second with a time of 55.62.
North Hills Amberly Valeriano was the winner of the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.76. Valeriano also won the long jump with a jump of 17 ft. 11.75 inches.
Another fast event was the 800m. Malia Anderson of Greensburg Salem ran 2:15.66 to win. Amanda Kalin ran 2:16.26 for second on her home track.
Canon-McMillan's Chyna Beck had another good weekend in the triple jump. She jumped 37 ft 3.75 in. for the win over some tough competition. She was second in the hurdles running a time of 14.80, only .01 off her best of the season. Beck came back to run a seasonal best time in the 300m hurdles. She won this event with a time of 46.50.
Beck was not the only one jumping far in the triple jump this weekend. Other notable performances were Quaker Valley's Franzi Nace jumping 36 ft. 8.25 in. and Trinity's Julia Chakos jumping 36 ft. 5 inches.
Burrell's Elizabeth Weimer won the shot put with a throw of 39 ft. 9 in.
Mark Provenzo (Franklin Regional) / Photo by Phil Grove
Mark Provenzo of Franklin Regional ran a fast time in the 3200m run. He won with a time 9:35.11. Matt Busche, also of Franklin Regional, ran a nice time of 1:56.63 to win the 800m.
The triple jump was competitive this weekend. Isaiah Robinson of Washington jumped 46 ft. 6.75 inches for the win. Robinson's jump is now PA #6 in the state. Michael Bagwell of Shaler Area had a nice jump of 45 ft. 2.5 in. Jason Goodman of Hampton took third with a jump of 45 ft. .75 inches.
Another jumper climbing the rankings was Hopewell's Dantae Ranieri who jumped 22 ft. 11.5 inches in the long jump. Ranieri is now ranked PA #5 in this event after his performance this past weekend.
Alex Trower of Pittsburgh Central Catholic ran 10.80 to win the 100m final. This ranks him overall PA #10 in the 100m dash.
Noah Drudy of Hopewell threw 180 ft even to win the javelin. This was not Drudy's best throw of the season, but certainly solidifies his status as one of the top javelin throwers in the state.