Unbelievable! Amy Backel has not only joined the 40-foot club in the Shot Put, she has destroyed it, throwing 42-01.50 to move into 4th place in PA - behind Shot Put specialists and ahead of four other 40-foot throwers. But that\'s not all. She won the Javelin with a throw of 139-06 (she already owns the PA #1 in the event, a PR of 41-09). She won the Pole Vault at 10-06 (she\'s already cleared 11-03 for PA#3, a PR). And she took 2nd in the Discus with her throw of 119-04. And just in case you didn\'t know, she has high-jumped 5-06, but since you can only compete in four events in a PA meet, that will have to wait for another day. The other multi-event talent at the meet, Altoona junior Rachel Gehret, won her four events, taking the 200 in 26.02, the High Jump, clearing 5-04. the Long Jump, going 18-01.50, and the Triple Jump, with a leap of 36-05.50. For those counting at home, that means the two girls took seven of the 15 individual events. The good news for their competition... well, never mind. In the other girls\' events, Sarah Morrison of Chambersburg is having a great outdoor campaign. She added a big PR in the 800 to her growing resume, going 2:17.59. Big Spring\'s Lara Crofford ran 14 seconds ahead of this time last year, winning the 3200 in 11:10.71. Recent Temple signee Kristen Jones of Cumberland Valley took her specialities, the 100 Hurdles in 15.64 and the 300 Hurdles in 46.39. And seven teams were under 10 in the 4x800, led by Cedar Cliff in 9:37.20.
No one won all the events in the boys competition. James Wilson of Ephrata did take the 100 in 11.03 and the 200 in 22.31. Jeremiah Kimberly of James Buchanan posted the fastest 800 in PA this season, setting a new meet record of 1:56.73. And Conestoga Valley\'s Kip Horbal posted the fastest 1600 of this season in PA, running 4:21.23.