7/10-Queen leads eight PhatBack athletes to USATF JO Champs with PA#1 performance @ Region 2 Champs

PA will be well-represented at the USATF Junior Olympics Championships after some great performances at the Region 2 meet in Allentown. Carrington Queen (Chichester) won one and finished 2nd in a PA-#1 time in another YM event, leading seven other PhatBack Athletics performers in qualifying for nationals. He took the 110 Hurdles after a 14.39 in the Prelims, and ran the #1 PA time of 54.08 in taking 2nd in the 400 Hurdles. Teammate Kamal Marell (Penn Charter) was 3rd in a PA #2 54.76. He had taken 2nd in the 110 in 14.70. Khaliff Featherstone (Gratz) took 1st in the YM 400 in 48.91. Brashear\'s Jeren Debardelaben took the Intermediate Boys 100 in 11.53 and was 3rd in the 200 after a 23.09 in the prelims. Penncrest\'s Andrew McCloskey captured the YM 200 in 22.64 and was 3rd in the 100 with a 11.36.

In girls\' action, Clarenchell Tate (Gratz) won the Intermediate Girls 100 in 12.19, with Jasmine Russ went 12.37 for 2nd and Woodland Hills\' Cambrya Jones took 3rd in 12.53. Jones then took 2nd in the 200 in 24.91. Devan Coon of Schuylkill Valley was 2nd in the 400 in 58.27. Easton star Chanelle Price was the champ in the IG 800 in 2:10.91; while Lavaughn Jones, Engineering & Science, went 4:42.69 in the 1500 and 10:41.55 to take the 3000. In the Pole Vault, Abbie Schaffer, Easton, cleared 11-03.75 to win the IG. Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands, won the YM 100 in 12.03 and the 200 in 24.30. Saqenda Dallas, Girls\' High, triple jumped 36-00 for the IG win and Kristy Woods, Grove City, threw the shot 36-02.75 for the IG win. Megan Van Buskirk of Pottsgrove, won the YM Triple Jump 11.38m (37-04.00) and tied for 1st in LJ 5.23m (17-02.00). In the YW Javelin, Nike Outdoor Champ Meghan Briggs of Palmyra won another big meet, throwing 126-07.75. And in Youth Girls\' competition, Kasia Taylor (Lotus School, Phil.) took 1st in the 1400 in 4;43.93 and in the 3000, going 10:52.81; while Saudiah Lawrence, (James Dobson School, Phil.), took the Long Jump with a leap of 17-09.50 and the Triple Jump, going 36-02.75.