Rising Methacton sophomore Ryann Krais competed in four events in a single day - a 90 degree day in 70% humidity - at the AAU Region II Championships in Hampton, Virgiinia. Below is a report is from her Eagleville Elite (and high school) coach, Rob Ronzano.
Also competing were Clarenchell Tate, (Simon Gratz) who took the Intermediate Girls\' 100 in 11.93, and 200 in 24.40. Center\'s Allyn Laughlin won the YW Shot Put with a throw of 44-01.50 and was 2nd in the Discus, throwing 115-08.50. For the boys\', Jermaine Lowery (Academy Park), won the Intermediate 110 Hurdles in 15.03 (14.95 Trials), and was 4th in the 400 with a 50.58. Alex Holcombe of the Ambler OC, won the Intermediate Decathlon with 5,403 points, and the Javelin with a throw of 151-10. He was 2nd in the Shot Put and 7th in the 110 Hurdles.
Rob Ronzano\'s report: \"In the Long Jump, her first event of the day, we just wanted her to take a couple of jumps to secure a spot to the National Championship Meet in New Orleans, LA (The top 4 in each event move on to compete during the 1st week of August). She jumped 17\' 2.5\" on her 1st jump and 17\' 4.5\" on her second to walk away with a 1st place finish. The day improved from there. Running in the finals of the 100m Hurdles, she set a new PR with a time of 14.19 seconds, winning that event. Next came the 400m open, which she cruised to another victory and another PR with a time of 55.96. She ended the day with the 400m Hurdles, an event that she was competing in for only the 2nd time in her short career. She came in seeded #1, but knew she needed to run a better time than the previous meet to win the event. She did! Running a 1:00.57, more than 2 seconds faster than her previous time, She pulled out her 4th gold medal of the day!\"