State Rankings Shake Up: Week 5 Recap

Youngstown State Open/HS Meet #1 - Meet Recap

The boys shot put brought some big throws to the forefront. Wilmington's Connor Vass-Gal took over the state lead in the event with a big throw of 58-4.5, a throw that is 6 feet better than his outdoor best from last spring. Vass-Gal took second overall. Hickory's Brock Grundy was third with a PA#3 toss of 58-1.5.

With four boys separated by less than a foot, the shot put on the boys' side is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in PA.

There were some solid performances all around in the distance events.

On the girls' side, Gianna Labbiento of Sharon and Katherine Fedko each claimed wins. Labbiento went 5:10 to win the 1600 meters, a PA#1. Fedko went 11:31, also a PA#1, to win the 3200 meters.

For the boys, Greensburg Salem's Cameron Binda took over the state lead in the 1600 meters. He placed second in 4:29.82 (PA#1). Highlands' CJ Thimons was second in the 800 meters in a PA#6 1:59.02. In the 3200 meters, Zachary Leachman of Mars Area was second in 9:41.84, a PA#2.

In the long jump, Hickory's Brian Phillips moved to PA#4 with a big leap of 22-5. On the girls' side, Jayla Ellis of Oakland Catholic jumped 18-1.5, a PA#5 leap.