VA Showcase: Outstanding performances by PA super stars

Pennsylvania's top athletes left their marks at the VA Showcase. Let's take a dive into the most outstanding performance from the meet. 

Top Performing Girls:

The versatile Avery Lewis (Friends' Central) wrapped up a dominant weekend with three PA No.1 marks, and three US Top 10 performances.

On the track, Lewis took 2nd place in the 55m running 6.95, which leads PA and was another US No.4 performance. In the 60m, she finished 5th running 7.47 for her third PA No.1 performance this past weekend, and a US No.8 rank.

Lewis also finished 4th in the 200m running 24.39. Notably, this effort puts her at the PA No.2 rank and is a US Top 25 performance. 

Logan St. John Kletter (Mount Lebanon) means business. Not only did Kletter finish top 5 in all three of the events she competed in, but she also ran a US No.7 in the two-mile (10:34.22), a US No.5 in 1500 (4:38.31), and a PA No.1 in the mile (4:56.79).

This is a fantastic start to the indoor season showing Kletter is a force to be reconned with at both the state and national level.

Ellie Keefer (West Chester Rustin) put together a solid two-mile performance running 10:59.91. The Monmouth University commit finished 14th in a competitive field and earned herself the current PA No.2 rank for the event.

Alexa Brown (Strath Haven) had another US Top 25 performance in the shot put. Brown won throwing 42'-7.5", just short of her season best. Brown is gaining competitive momentum for a strong season.

Top Performing Boys:

The two-mile field was no joke. Drew Griffith (Butler) took 4th running 9:07.45. This outstanding personal best is the current PA No1. time and was a US No. 4 performance for Griffith.

In the same race, Ryan McGinley (LaSalle College High School) ran 9:22.50 taking 8th, in a PA No.2 performance and a US Top 10 performance. Just behind him was teammate, Drew Brill (LaSalle College High School) who finished 14th running 9:27.71. Brill's efforts earn him a PA No.3 rank and were a US Top 25 performance.

Aidan Hodge (Hempfield (3)) won the 1000m setting a school record in 2:31.36. This effort is a PA No.1 this season, and a PA No.9 all time performance.

Simon Donovan (Germantown Friends School) and Ethan Papa (Blackhawk) both had solid performances in the one mile. Donovan finished 18th running 4:25.91 for a PA No.11 performance. Papa finished 20th running 4:26.16 for a PA No.12 Performance.

The DMR came down to a battle for 3rd place between two PA schools. Hempfield (3) prevailed and moved to the PA No.3 rank after running a new school record of 10:41.84. LaSalle College High School finished 4th after running a PA No.4 time of 10:42.15.

Saying the VA Showcase was impressive for Pennsylvania athletes would be an understatement. The indoor season is truly heating up for PA's top talent. Who will be the next athlete to crush an outstanding mark?