Top Performances from December

The first month of the indoor season has already been action-packed. Let's take a look at the most noteworthy marks from December.

Sprints and Hurdles:

 Darion Baumgartner (Chambersburghas the current US No. 1 time in the 55m hurdles. He ran 7.48 at the Mercersburg-All Comers Meet. Not far off in the same event is Anthony Collins (Harry S. Truman). Collins ran 7.52 at the Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational earning himself the US No.4 position. Notably, Collins is also ranked US No.9 in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.20 from the Alvernia Holiday Classic.

On the girl's side of things, Laila Campbell (Spring Grove) ran 7.56 in the 60m dash. This effort was at the Alvernia Holiday Classic putting her in the US No.2 position.

In the 400m dash, Avery Lewis (Friends' Central) ran a speedy 55.89 at the Armory Holiday Indoor Classic for a US No.2 effort.

Taleea Buxton (West Catholic) had a stellar performance at the Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival in which she won the 55m hurdles in 8.03 tying for the current US No.4 rank.


 Brian DiCola (Hatboro Horsham) wastes no time indoors after a successful cross country season. DiCola ran a US No.2 time of 8:30.14 in the 3000-meter run at the TFCAofGP Meet #2.

Behind DiCola, in the same event, is Andrew McGonigle (Owen L. Roberts) who ran 8:53.66 at the Alvernia Holiday Classic. This effort makes him the current US No.5 rank. Not far off from McGonigle is Oliver Michell (Jenkintown) who ran 8:56.27 at the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic. Also earning himself national recognition as the current US No.6 rank in the 3k.

Alli Delisi (Penn charter) makes an early season statement after running a US No.3 time of 2:17.40 in the 800m run at the Armory HS Holiday Classic. Gwen Hamilton (Archbishop Wood) ran 2:18.82 at the Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic earning herself the current US. No7 position.

 In the One Mile Run, Ellie Keefer (West Chester Rustin) sits at US No.5 thanks to her 5:08.18 effort at the Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational. Alli Delisi had an impressive early season mile as well, running 5:10. 81 at DVGTCA Meet #2. This is the current US No.7 time.


 We can't talk about top December efforts without discussing the ultra-impressive shot put marks.

Elizabeth Tapper (Hempfield Area) leads the way with a US No.1 mark of 46'-11" that she threw at the Hempfield Area Meet #1. At the same meet, Justley Sharp (Homer Center) threw a US No.3 mark of 45'-0" to finish second. We also can't forget Alexa Brown (Strath Haven) who threw a US No.4 mark of 43'-0.25" at the DVGTCA Meet #2.


 The well-rounded Avery Lewis (Friends' Central) covered a US No.7 mark of 19'-6" at the Bishop Laughlin Games in the Long Jump.

 In the Pole Vault, Maddy Kelley (Villa Maria Academy) leads the way with a US No.3 height of 13'-0" that she cleared at the DVGTCA Meet #2. Behind her, currently tied for the US No.10 rank at 12'-6" are Mary Cate Doughty (Villa Maria Academy) and Kirstin Hoffman (Kennett). Doughty cleared the height at the Robert J. Burette Indoor Classic, and Hoffman cleared the height Ursinus High School Invitational.

These are some of the top marks by Pennsylvania track and field athletes from December. Stay tuned to see what the rest of the indoor season brings.