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West Central Coaches Invitational - MEET RECAP
Altoona Area's Tyler Delozier made a big statement in the boys' pole vault. Delozier posted a huge PR in the event, clearing 15 feet, a foot improvement from his previous best. That puts him at PA#4 as we head into the final stretch of the season.
Matthew Collins of Clearfield Area won the discus with a throw of 159-1, while Bradford Area's John Eakin was first in the shot put with a throw of 51-8. State College's Brandon Clark jumped 45-6.5 to win the triple jump.
In the 1600 meters, State College took 1-2. Owen Wing picked up the win, running 4:23.31, while his teammate Nick Feffer was second in 4:24.48. Indiana Area won the 4x800 in 8:05.48.
On the girls' side, State College Area brought home plenty of hardware. Jordan Rohrbach ran 46.27 to win the 300 meter hurdles. Lyndsey Reed continued her terrific sophomore season with a win in the pole vault, clearing 12-6. Her teammate Lily Plute jumped 10-6 for second. Esther Seeland ran a nice PR of 2:18.81 to win the 800 meters. Jordan Bair notched another win in the shot put, throwing 40-0.5 for the win.
Mifflin County's Skylar Ciccolini kept rolling in the javelin. She won the event with a throw of 129-3 on Friday. In the long jump, Hollidaysburg's Darcie Frazier jumped 18-5.5, a new PA#9 to beat State College's Taylor Givens, who jumped 18-2, just off her season best and PA#10.
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The reigning AA state champs from Central Cambria proved they are ready to challenge once again this season. The Red Devil girls clocked a time of 9:43 for the 4x800 win. That put them at PA-AA#2 behind Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.
In the girls' javelin, Trinity Clark of Kane Area won a close battle. Clark threw 138-2 for the win, just ahead of Derry Area's Kara McDonald (136-2) and Bishop Carroll's Brittany Krug (134-4). That throw moves Clark up to PA#10.
Forest Hills' Zoe Roush was strong in the jumps. Roush jumped 36-9 to take second the triple jump and 17-9 to win the long jump. Bishop Guilfoyle's Preslee Litzinger took home first in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10.5
Continuing her strong season, United's Michaela Bracken won the 300 meter hurdles in 45.66, just off her own PA#12.
On the boys' side, Saint Marys Area's Tom Bojalad won a pair of events in the throws. The senior threw 54-10 to win the shot put and then178-0 for the win in the discus. That toss in the discus was good enough for a new PA#7.
Derry Area's Zach Baum won a close battle in the javelin. Baum threw 177-11 for the win, just a few inches better than Kane Area's Austin Labesky, who threw 177-6 for a new season best.