2/19-Ryan is Ryan, and Erin Hannon wins four events @ Penn State HS Invitational at PSU

If Nicole Smith is the star of many events, her understudy is Erin Hannon of Bradford. The two have been battling all season in the west, and Saturday, they face each other at States. Tuning up and getting used to the venue at the Penn State Invitational, Hannon won four events, showing she can compete at a high level, while competing virtually the entire time. Hannon took the 60 Hurdles, but her 9.31 prelim time was her PR for the event. She 5-07 High Jump was an inch off her season best, but her 18-01.25 Long Jump was an all-time PR. She also triple-jumped 38-06.50, less than five inches off her season best. St. Basil senior Lynn Morelli because the first PA girl under 5 minutes, going 5:59.59. St. Basil also took the 4x800 in 9:47.37. Janessa Murphy, Great Valley, matched her season best and tie PA#1 7.66 in the 60 meter dash. She also won the 200 in 25.81. Joanna Horstmann of Downingtown West took the 800 in 2.16.68. In the 4x400, it was Conestoga at 4:02.04. And Karen Shump continues at well over 40\' in the Shot Put, winning with a throw of 41-11.50.

In the boys\' competition, Central Dauphin showed their potential scoring depth for states with Jordan Mitchell taking the 200 in 22.12; Justin McCarthy going 1:57.02 in the 800, and the lock of all locks, Ryan Whiting adding to his season legacy with a throw of 67-05.50 in the Shot Put. Curtis Bixler of Cumberland Valley ran a quick 4:22.43 for the Mile. Glen Mills posted a 3:28.51 in the 4x400. And Glen Mills\' Wendell Simpkins leapt 45-07.75 to win the Triple Jump.