Kevin Dare Invitational - Meet Recap
Jane Livingston of Conestoga Valley was hampered by injuries last spring. But the senior and Villanova recruit showed on Saturday that she's back and possibly even better than ever. Livingston won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.57, a PA#1 and US#2. That's just .02 from last year's state meet and a sign that she's well on her way to an even better winter than last year.
Malia Anderson of Greensburg Salem looked sharp in a competitive 800 meters. The senior ran a PA#1 time of 2:14.46 to take second to Corning (NY)'s Lindsey Butler. State College's Kileigh Kane ran away with the mile win in 5:10.61, a PA#6.
Coatesville's Porsha Miles went 58.05 to win the 400 meters, a PA#6. Her teammate Arianna Eberly ran a PA#6 time of 25.68 for third in the 200 meters. Coastesville also dropped a PA#1 in the 4x400-meter relay, running a PA#1 and US#8 time of 3:57.90.
Penn Cambria's Lyric Janosik leapt 18-4.25 to win the long jump. That moves her up to PA#2 on the season. Central Dauphin's Gabriella Recce also jumped a PA#2 of 37-7 to win the triple jump. In the pole vault, Lyndsey Reed of State College cleared 12-6 for the win. Reed, coming off an injury from last year, moves to PA#3.
Central Dauphin East put on a show in the 4x200, running a PA#1 and US#2 time of 1:29.02 for the win. That time is faster than any PA team ran all of last season. Emmanuel Niang took second in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking a PA#1 time of 8.15. Shawn Brown, also from that CD East 4x2, was second in the 60 meters in 7.00, just off his own PA#3 time.
It was also another strong week for Pennridge. Andersen Dimon rolled to the win in the 400 meters in 48.84, a PA#2 and US#9. In the 800 meters, Matt Eissler ran to the win in 1:55.85, a PA#1 and US#5. Dimon and Eissler were also apart of the Rams' winning 4x400-meter relay, which went 3:22.85 (PA#1 & US#8). State College wasn't far off, running a PA#2 and US#11 of 3:23.96.
Radnor's Ethan Zeh went 4:23.45 for second place in the mile; that's a PA#1 time by over 3 seconds. The 3000 meters was very quick as Mifflin County's Brayden Harris took the win in 8:51.73. Manheim Township's Ian Miller was second in 8:56.23 and Wyomissing Area's Ben Kuhn was third in 8:58.36. Those are PA#1, PA#2, and PA#3 times!
State College's Lance Hamilton had a big day in the jumps. After winning the long jump with a leap of 22-2.25, he came back to win the triple jump with a big PA#1 & US#8 jump of 47-11.75. Luke Knipe from SC jumped 14-6 to win the pole vault, just off his PA#2 best of 14-7 this season.
In the shot put, Nick Hyde of Somerset Area got his season off to a good start. The senior won with a throw of 58-4.25. Fleetwood's Jeff Kline was second with a best throw of 57-7. The pair sits now at PA#2 and PA#4, respectively.
Red Lion's Jerome Jessup looked quick, winning the 200 meters in 22.46, a new PA#6 time. He was also second in the 400 meters (50.17). Susquehanna Township's Camdyn Allen won the high jump with a leap of 6-2.