Veterans & Newcomers Will Lead The Way At Bloom: District 4 Champs Preview

PIAA District 4 Championships - Girls' Preview


  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 1

Last year, Texas transfer Isabel Sagar of Loyalsock Township easily took the District 4 title and went on to place 16th in the state. Sagar hit a new personal best time of 18:20 at Paul Short this year, but will have a tough time defeating a newcomer who is turning up the heat in District 4.

Freshman Lauren Trapani of Warrior Run stunned practically everyone by opening her season at Lock Haven with a 17:41.40. Trapani (PA#2) may not run quite that fast on the district course, but expect her to be out in front in the 1A race.

Along with Trapani and Sagar, expect to see senior Hannah Corson of Wyalusing Valley Area near the front. Corson ran a best of 18:32 at Lock Haven to start her season.

Trapani will lead the Warrior Run girls to what could be a District 4-1A title. They're young, but they seem to have what it takes to beat the defending champions from Troy, who will be led by senior Courtney Case. Warrior Run also brings freshmen Alyssa Hoffman, Emma Miller, and Cameron Trapani to the line.


  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 1

The Danville Area girls are one of the top teams in the state in 2A and are the heavy favorites again to take the District 4 crown. Danville has won the District 4 title for the past eight years and returned all but one of their top seven from 2016. The girls are led by Marisa Maffei, Elaina Klinger, and Emma Mikita. Maffei and Klinger are two juniors that led the team last year to their third place finish at the state meet. Makita is a sophomore on the rise, finishing in front Klinger by a few seconds with a new personal best time of 19:43 at the Shikellamy Boosters Classic.

It will be tough to beat the Danville ladies, but there are two state spots up for grabs. It will be competitive between Mifflinburg and Lewisburg Area girls to see who gets to go to the big show in Hershey.

Expect to see to solid races from Mifflinburg's frontrunners, Jillian Miller and Audrey Macpherson. Both girls are contenders for the individual district title. The teammates have been close to one another all season, finishing within about 20 seconds of one another at big invitationals.

The Lewisburg Area girls beat Mifflinburg recently at the Shikellamy Boosters Classic and were fourth last year at this district meet. Look for Delaney Humphrey and Lauren Michaels to lead the Lewisburg Area girls on Thursday.