PA Stars are Headed to the VA Showcase

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Girls Distance

Logan St John Kletter (Mount Lebanon) is currently entered in the 1k, Mile, and 2 Mile. She hasn't yet made her season debut, so whichever event or events she participates in will mark her season opener.

Kletter is likely targeting PA No. 1 efforts. In the 1k, she is seeded at 2:55.11 (seeded second); in the Mile, she is seeded at 4:50 (seeded sixth); and in the 2 Mile she is seeded at 10:25 (seeded first). 

Her best competition will come from the Mile race - a field that features 17 girls seeded at 5 minutes or faster.

Katya Henisz of Germantown Friends is also entered in the Mile. Seeded at 5:18, she is targeting a solid mid-season mark. 

Rustin standout Ellie Keefer is entered in the 2 Mile at 10:51. She has opened the season with two straight 5:08 Miles and is poised for another impressive effort.

Field Events

Recently ranked #10 in the MileSplit 50 Rankings, Avery Lewis (Friends Central) is entered to compete in the Long Jump. She enters as the top seed, having jumped 21-2.5 in the past. Thus far this season, she has managed 19-6 at the Bishop Loughlin Games.

Alexa Brown (Strath Haven), the current PA #3, is entered as the top seed in the girl's Shot Put. She has thrown 44-5.5 this year and is looking to improve again this week. She remains the current US No. 7.

Boys Distance

All eyes will be on the 2 Mile at the VA Showcase. Drew Griffith (Butler) and Drew Brill (LaSalle College HS) are seeded inside the Top 10 at 9:04.37 and 9:12.08, respectively. Both will be contenders for the individual title, as they are both coming off strong cross-country seasons. 

Drew Griffith concluded his cross season with a Top-10 finish at the Champs Sports National XC Championship. There, he beat Antonio Camacho-Bucks, who is the top seed.

Ryan McGinley (LaSalle College HS) is also entered in the 2 Mile at 9:22, and he should be able to do some damage at that mark.

The boys' Distance Medley Relay includes two Pennsylvania teams eyeing PA No. 1 marks. LaSalle College HS is seeded at 10:29.99, and Hempfield (3) is seeded at 10:50. Hempfield will benefit from fresh legs, and their seed time should be well within reach. Both teams could hit sub-10:35 marks.

In the Mile, Simon Donovan (Germantown Friends') and Ethan Papa (Blackhawk) are both seeded at 4:19, and both will be running their first mile races of the season. Both have run times around that mark in previous seasons.

Boys Sprints

Ryan Perre (LaSalle College HS) and Connor Goldfarb (LaSalle College HS) are entered in the 500m at 1:06. Perre will later double back in the distance Medley Relay.

The PA State record is within reach for both. In 1986, William Reed ran 1:03.3.