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By Lex Mercado

 

 

SPRINTS/HURDLES

Lydia Ali of Radnor is back to defend her 100 meter dash title. She comes into this meet running some of her best times of the year. She has a seasonal best of 11.94 from last week's district prelims. A lot of last year's medalists return to try and earn gold. Iman Wilkerson of Penn Hills (3rd in 2010) has been the most consistent sprinter out west. She's run 12.05 this year. Jessica Whitmore of Chambersburg (4th last year) has run 12.06. Zakkiyah Richardson of Pennsbury (5th in 2010) has run 12.16. Deme'shia Davis of Central Dauphin East will also be in the mix after running her best time over the weekend (12.24).

Many of the same names in the 100 will also be in the 200 meter dash. Wilkerson comes back as the defending silver medalist and with a 24.64 performance this year. Ali comes in with the best time in AAA (24.3h on May 18). Davis has run 24.79 this season. Alicia Evans of Quakertown will be a strong medal contender this year with a 24.78 personal best, and so will Richardson of Pennsbury (24.79) and freshman Taylor Williams of Hatboro Horsham (24.90). Alicia Minella of Unionville returns after finishing 8th last year.

Alicia Evans will also be defending her 400 meter dash crown and she's entering the meet having run the best time in AAA at her district championship (55.18). Kenya Woodall of Coatesville finished right behind her in 55.70. Lynnese Beyan of Upper Darby was right behind those two in 56.34. Ce'aira Brown of Overbrook will look to break up the district 1 trio, having run 56.46 to win district 12. Abby O'Connell of North Hills is the only other medalist in the field from last year (7th) and she ran 56.56 at the district 7 championships.

Shelley Black of James M Coughlin comes in as the favorite and defending champ in the 100 meter hurdles. This season she has broken the 14 second barrier three times, including a 13.99 back in mid April at Shippensburg in the rain. Her best this year is 13.5h. Emerald Walden of Plymouth Whitemarsh was 3rd last year and has come close to sub 14 seconds this year (14.05). Kayla Charles of North Penn (4th in 2010) has run 14.80 this season. Eliana Yankelev of Lower Merion (7th in 2010) had a big weekend at district 1 and can contend for a higher medal place (14.64). Georgia Mason of Upper Darby was 6th last year. 13.66 is the meet record.

Black also will be defending her title in the 300 meter hurdles against one of the state meet record holders, Leah Nugent of Abington. Both girls are the only two under 44 seconds, with Nugent running 42.51 at district 1 and Black running 42.80 at district 2. This will be a rematch of last year, where Black beat Nugent. After those two are plenty of sub 45 second hurdlers. Anna Simone of Mount Lebanon (44.60) and Dannah Hayward of James M Coughlin (44.63) have run the 3rd and 4th best times in AAA this season. Emily Wenger of Garnet Valley returns after earning the bronze medal last season.
 

100 Meter Dash

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 11.94p Lydia Ali PA Radnor 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 12.04h Danielle Smith PA Whitehall 2011 05/10/2011 LVIAC Championships
3. 12.05s Iman Wilkerson PA Penn Hills 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier
4. 12.06s Jessica Whitmore PA Chambersburg 2012 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
5. 12.12p Jody Evans PA Quakertown 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
6. 12.16 Zakiyyah Richardson PA Pennsbury 2012 05/13/2011 SOL National Conference Championships
7. 12.17 Tymerah Burgess PA Simon Gratz 2011 04/23/2011 17th PTFCA Colonial Classic
8. 12.20p Nicole Grasty PA Abington 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
9. 12.20p Kenya Woodall PA Coatesville 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships

 

200 Meter Dash

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 24.50p Lydia Ali PA Radnor 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 24.50 ***
2. 24.64s Iman Wilkerson PA Penn Hills 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier
3. 24.78 Alicia Evans PA Quakertown 2011 05/13/2011 SOL Continental Conference Championship
4. 24.79 Zakiyyah Richardson PA Pennsbury 2012 05/13/2011 SOL National Conference Championships
5. 24.79 Deme'shia Davis PA Central Dauphin East 2012 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
6. 24.90p Taylor Williams PA Hatboro Horsham 2014 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
7. 24.97p Krista Kuss PA Baldwin 2012 04/15/2011 Butler Invitational 47th Boys 10th Girls Annual
*** MILESPLIT US SECOND TEAM ELITE 25.00 ***
8. 25.03p Danielle Smith PA Whitehall 2011 05/18/2011 PIAA District 11 AAA Championships

 

400 Meter Dash

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 55.18 Alicia Evans PA Quakertown 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 55.70 Kenya Woodall PA Coatesville 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
3. 55.74h Lydia Ali PA Radnor 2011 05/11/2011 Central League Individual Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 56.00 ***
4. 56.34 Lynnese Beyan PA Upper Darby 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
5. 56.46 Ceaira Brown PA Overbrook 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 12 AAA Championships
6. 56.51 Emma Keenan PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2013 05/11/2011 AACA Track and Field Championships
7. 56.56 Abby O'Connell PA North Hills 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
8. 56.60 Jordan Matthews PA Abington 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships

 

100 Meter Hurdles

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 13.74h Shelley Black PA James M. Coughlin 2011 05/07/2011 James Cross Wilkes-Barre Invitational
2. 14.05w Emerald Walden PA Plymouth Whitemarsh 2011 05/13/2011 SOL American Conference Championships
3. 14.09 Leah Nugent PA Abington 2011 05/13/2011 SOL National Conference Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 14.50 ***
4. 14.64 Eliana Yankelev PA Lower Merion 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
5. 14.79s Anna Simone PA Mount Lebanon 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA South Section Qualifier
6. 14.80 Kayla Charles PA North Penn 2011 05/13/2011 SOL Continental Conference Championship
7. 14.87 Angie Hartz PA Chartiers Valley 2011 04/15/2011 Butler Invitational 47th Boys 10th Girls Annual
8. 14.95 Mikaila White PA Spring Ford 2012 05/06/2011 6th Puma/Henderson Track & Field Invitational

 

300 Meter Hurdles

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 42.51p Leah Nugent PA Abington 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 42.80 Shelley Black PA James M. Coughlin 2011 05/21/2011 PIAA District 2 AAA Championship
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 44.50 ***
3. 44.60 Anna Simone PA Mount Lebanon 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA South Section Qualifier
4. 44.63 Dannah Hayward PA James M. Coughlin 2012 05/21/2011 PIAA District 2 AAA Championship
5. 44.72 Amanda Spencer PA Hampton 2013 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA North Section Qualifier
6. 44.72 Paige McDowell PA Council Rock South 2013 05/13/2011 SOL National Conference Championships
7. 44.76 Mikaila White PA Spring Ford 2012 05/13/2011 Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships
8. 44.81 Stefani Day PA Palmyra 2011 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships

 

MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE

Emma Keenan has bee the best girl in the state at 800 meters all season long. Last year's bronze medalist has moved her personal best to 2:11.82, but she has some really good competition coming after her. Defending champion Chloe Schmidt of State College is PA#2 with a 2:12.21, Taylor Carcella of Downingtown East has run 2:14.19, and Val Wilson of Strath Haven has run two big open 800s in the past three weeks. Heather Selheimer of North Penn was 8th last year and has come the closest to getting the best of Keenan in 2011. She has a 2:13.46 seasonal best to her name.

Half of the finalists from the 1600 meter run in 2010 return in 2011, including this year's top seed Margo Malone of North Hills (4th in 2010). Malone has a converted 4:53.34 1600 meter time from a mile that she won at the Baldwin Invite. Hanna Grossman of Strath Haven was 8th last year, but has run better than her PR from that race (5:00.47). Lauren Mills of Unionville has also run 5 flat this year (5:00.33). Chloe Schmidt of State College (2nd in 2010) and Katie Rodden of Archbishop Carroll (7th in 2010) are the other returning medalists.

State meet record holder Sara Sargent of Pennsbury is back to defend her championship in the 3200 meter run. To defend that title, she will have to go through some runners who are on a roll. Meghan McGovern of North Penn (3rd in 2010) ran a state leading 10:39.17 to win district 1. Tori Gerlach of Pennridge ran 10:49.14 in the same race. Amy Darlington of Liberty was the state leader for most of May with her 10:44.46 time at the Henderson Invite. Katie Rodden of Archbishop Carroll (10:54.01) and Paige Stoner of Pottsville (10:54.79) are the other sub 10:55 girls in the race. Leigha Anderson of Cumberland Valley (4th in 2010) and Maggie Lawrence of Wilson (8th in 2010) are the other returning medalists.
 

800 Meter Run

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 2:11.82 Emma Keenan PA Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 2:12.21 Chloe Schmidt PA State College Area High School 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 6 AAA Championships
3. 2:13.46 Heather Selheimer PA North Penn 2011 05/05/2011 35th Trojan Track Classic
4. 2:14.19 Taylor Carcella PA Downingtown East 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
5. 2:14.70 Natalie Deacon PA West Chester Henderson 2013 05/11/2011 Ches-Mont Championship
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 2:15.00 ***
6. 2:15.21 Val Wilson PA Strath Haven 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
7. 2:15.47 Marissa Long PA Indian Valley 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 6 AAA Championships
8. 2:16.09p Sophia Meehan PA Haverford Township HS 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships

 

1600 Meter Run

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 4:53.34c Margo Malone PA North Hills 2011 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational
2. 4:58.40 Amy Darlington PA Liberty 2012 05/10/2011 LVIAC Championships
3. 4:59.28 Tori Gerlach PA Pennridge 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 5:00.00 ***
4. 5:00.33 Lauren Mills PA Unionville 2011 04/30/2011 8th Annual Unionville Invitational
5. 5:00.47 Hannah Grossman PA Strath Haven 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
6. 5:02.00 Anja Weiler PA Downingtown East -- 04/09/2011 4th Annual Viking Invitational
7. 5:02.07 Tess Meehan PA Haverford Township HS 2013 05/05/2011 Girls Delco Championships
8. 5:02.64 Reynah Spence PA Shippensburg 2012 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships

 

3200 Meter Run

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 10:39.17 Meghan McGovern PA North Penn 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 10:44.46 Amy Darlington PA Liberty 2012 05/06/2011 6th Puma/Henderson Track & Field Invitational
3. 10:49.14 Tori Gerlach PA Pennridge 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
4. 10:52.41 Sara Sargent PA Pennsbury 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
5. 10:54.01 Katie Rodden PA Archbishop Carroll 2011 05/05/2011 Girls Delco Championships
6. 10:54.79 Paige Stoner PA Pottsville Area 2014 05/18/2011 PIAA District 11 AAA Championships
7. 10:54.81 Margo Malone PA North Hills 2011 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 10:55.00 ***
8. 10:55.27 Shannon Malone PA North Hills 2013 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational

 

RELAYS

The top three 4x100 meter relay performances in 2011 are also the top three seeds entering the weekend. Cheltenham was PA#1 for most of the season until Norristown took over the top spot at district 1 with a time of 47.57. Penn Hills has been the best team out west, bringing a 47.88 to the meet and they won this event last year. Central Dauphin East has run in the low 48s since the weather felt like winter back in early April. Quakertown brings the 7th best time in AAA to the meet (48.52).

Penn Hills got the best of Abington in the 4x400 meter relay last year. But in 2011, Abington has been the class of the event. Abington ran 3:47.16 at the Penn Relays and only one other team has come close to that time all season. Central Bucks West ran 3:49.97 at district 1 to become a strong contender to Abington. Upper Darby has run 3:53.60 this season, and the rest of the field is over 3:55. 3:46.31 is the meet record.

The 4x800 meter relay may be the most intriguing event of the weekend. Strath Haven has been the best in PA since day one, running 9:05.34 at the Penn Relays Championship of America. West Chester Henderson ran 9:06.45 at district 1 to defeat Strath Haven. Central Bucks West ran 9:08.98 in their conference championship. The three teams are all in the national top six and the state meet and all time state record of 8:58.43 set by Upper Dublin in 1982 may have its most serious challengers to date.
 

4x100 Meter Relay

Rank Time Team Date Meet
1. 47.57p PA Norristown 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
2. 47.87 PA Cheltenham 05/13/2011 SOL American Conference Championships
3. 47.88 PA Penn Hills 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 48.00 ***
*** MILESPLIT US SECOND TEAM ELITE 48.00 ***
4. 48.14 PA Abington 04/28/2011 The Penn Relays Carnival
5. 48.14h PA Central Dauphin East 05/07/2011 Cedar Cliff Relays
6. 48.29p PA Upper Darby 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
7. 48.52 PA Quakertown 05/05/2011 35th Trojan Track Classic
8. 48.71 PA Penncrest 05/05/2011 Girls Delco Championships

 

4x400 Meter Relay

Rank Time Team Date Meet
1. 3:47.16 PA Abington 04/28/2011 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 3:49.97 PA Central Bucks West 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
3. 3:53.60p PA Upper Darby 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 3:55.00 ***
*** MILESPLIT US SECOND TEAM ELITE 3:55.00 ***
4. 3:55.63 PA West Chester Henderson 05/11/2011 Ches-Mont Championship
5. 3:56.21 PA Penn Hills 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
6. 3:56.40p PA Coatesville 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
7. 3:56.50p PA Strath Haven 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
8. 3:56.84p PA Unionville 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships

 

4x800 Meter Relay

Rank Time Team Date Meet
1. 9:05.34 PA Strath Haven 04/28/2011 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 9:06.45 PA West Chester Henderson 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
3. 9:08.98 PA Central Bucks West 05/13/2011 SOL Continental Conference Championship
4. 9:20.29 PA North Penn 05/13/2011 SOL Continental Conference Championship
5. 9:20.38 PA Downingtown East 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
6. 9:20.97 PA North Allegheny 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
7. 9:23.26 PA Central Bucks South 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
8. 9:23.37 PA Pennsbury 05/13/2011 SOL National Conference Championships

 

JUMPS

Jordan Matthews of Abington has been the best in PA in the long jump all season long. The defending champion recently jumped 19-1 on May 5 and is the only jumper over 19 feet. Ciara Andrews of Cheltenham (18-8.50) and Madeline Eustache of Upper Darby (18-6.75) are the only other jumpers over 18-6. Logan Brenker of Conwell Egan (6th in 2010) and Rose Roesler of Carlisle (8th in 2010) are the other returning medalists, with both having 18 foot plus marks this season. 5-11 is the meet record.

In the triple jump, Gabby Becattini of Methacton has been the best in the state for the majority of the year. The 6th place finisher from 2010 recently jumped a personal best of 38-7.25 to win district 1. Shannon Daniels of State College and Jasmine Hays of West Mifflin both hit 37-11 marks in their respective district championships. Kathleen McPhillips of Carlisle carries a mark of 37-7.75 into the meet, making it four over 37-7.

The top two finishers in the high jump last year are back. But this year, they will be challenged by the new big name in the event. India McCoy of Ambridge tied for 4th last year, but this year she has become the state leader with a 5-9 win at her district meet. Defending champion Anne Holland of Pennridge has a 5-7 to her name and so does Ashley West of Pine Richland. Taylor Morgan of Upper Dublin (2nd in 2010) and Paige Kassab of Meadville Area (8th last year) are the other returning medalists.

The pole vault features three girls who have gone higher than the winning mark at states last year (12 feet). Kasey Kemp of Norwin cleared 12-6 in her district qualifier, Larisa Debich of Hempfield (7) cleared 12-3, and Kathleen McPhillips of Carlisle cleared 12-1 at district 3. Debich was 2nd last year on misses and has cleared 12 feet five times this season. Franki DiSalvo of McDowell (4th in 2010), Olivia Loy of Cedar Class (T-5th in 2010) and Haley Gorenflo of Plymouth Whitemarsh (T-7th in 2010) are the other returning medalists.

 

Long Jump

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 19-1 Jordan Matthews PA Abington 2012 05/05/2011 Montgomery Memorial Meet
2. 18-8.5 Ciara Andrews PA Cheltenham 2012 05/05/2011 Montgomery Memorial Meet
3. 18-6.75 Medeline Eustache PA Upper Darby 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 18-06.00 ***
4. 18-2.75 Gabby Becattini PA Methacton 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
5. 18-2.5 Ashley Darlington PA Northeast HS 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 12 AAA Championships
6. 18-2 Logan Brenker PA Conwell Egan 2012 05/02/2011 PCL Girls Northern Division Champs
7. 18-1.75 Rose Roesler PA Carlisle 2013 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
8. 18-1.25 Marshay Ryan PA Chambersburg 2013 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships

 

Triple Jump

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 38-7.25 Gabby Becattini PA Methacton 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 38-06.00 ***
2. 37-11 Shannon Daniels PA State College Area High School 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 6 AAA Championships
3. 37-11 Jasmine Hays PA West Mifflin 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
4. 37-9.75 Ahmenah Richardson PA Milton Hershey 2012 03/26/2011 Tim Cook Memorial Invitational
5. 37-7.75 Kathleen McPhillips PA Carlisle 2011 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
6. 37-5.25 Sydnee Jacques PA North Penn 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
7. 37-4 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough PA Hopewell 2013 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational
8. 37-3.5 Angela Kuhar PA McDowell 2011 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational

 

High Jump

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 5-9 India Mccoy PA Ambridge Area 2013 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
2. 5-7 Anne Holland PA Pennridge 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
3. 5-7 Ashley West PA Pine-Richland 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 5-07.00 ***
4. 5-6 Paige Rittelman PA Butler 2012 05/06/2011 38th Annual Baldwin Invitational
5. 5-6 Kelley Anne Stuetz PA Cheltenham 2013 05/13/2011 SOL American Conference Championships
6. 5-5 Ahmenah Richardson PA Milton Hershey 2012 04/29/2011 4th Millersville High School Invitational
7. 5-5 Shannon Powell PA Shaler Area 2011 04/30/2011 Jaguar Invitational
8. 5-5 Anna Nole PA Tunkhannock 2011 05/21/2011 PIAA District 2 AAA Championship

 

Pole Vault

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 12-6 Kasey Kemp PA Norwin 2012 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier
2. 12-3 Larisa Debich PA Hempfield Area (7) 2012 04/02/2011 TSTCA Outdoor Championships
3. 12-1 Kathleen McPhillips PA Carlisle 2011 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
4. 11-9 Taylor Yarshen PA North Allegheny 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA North Section Qualifier
5. 11-6 Franki DiSalvo PA McDowell 2011 04/02/2011 TSTCA Outdoor Championships
6. 11-6 Caitlin Eberly PA Mechanicsburg 2011 04/30/2011 27th Stan Morgan Invitational
7. 11-6 Lexi Masterson PA Hempfield Area (7) 2013 04/28/2011 89th Westmoreland County Coaches Association
8. 11-6 Grace Giampetro PA Villa Maria Academy 2012 05/11/2011 AACA Track and Field Championships
9. 11-6 Haley Gorenflo PA Plymouth Whitemarsh 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 1 AAA Championships
10. 11-6 Olivia Loy PA Cedar Cliff 2012 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships

 

THROWS

Five of the eight medalists in the 2010 shot put are back this year including defending champion Rachel Serafin of Hempfield (7). Serafin threw a state leading 46-4.50 to win district 7 and has two and a half feet on the field. Margo Britton of Dallastown is the only other girl over 43 feet (43-11) this season. Anna McCloskey of Cardinal O'Hara (3rd in 2010), Spring Gamble of Girls High (5th in 2010), Rachel Fatherly of Williamsport (6th in 2010), and Sarah Fairbanks of Elizabethtown (8th in 2010) medaled last year, with all but Fairbanks ranked in the top six in AAA entering the state finals.

Serafin will also be defending her championship in the discus and she also enters this event with the best mark in AAA. Her mark of 137-5 is over nine feet better than 2nd seed Rachel Fatherly of Williamsport (128-4). Jenn Slagus of North Pocono has the 3rd best mark in the field and she finished 9th last year as a freshman. Anna McCloskey of Cardinal O'Hara (126-10) is the only other girl over 125 feet in the field.

Penn Relays javelin champion and 2010 bronze medalist Lauren Kenney of State College brings the best mark in the state to the meet. Her 156-2 is over ten feet better than the field. 6th place medalist Felicia Reid has the 2nd best mark of 144-5 from district 7 and Kaitlyn Brace of Peters Township is the only other girl over 140 feet (143-2). The PIAA record of 158 feet even from 2004 may possibly be challenged this weekend.

 

Shot Put

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 46-4.5 Rachel Serafin PA Hempfield Area (7) 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
2. 43-11 Margo Britton PA Dallastown 2011 05/13/2011 YAIAA Track and Field Championships
3. 42-5.5 Rachel Fatherly PA Williamsport Area 2012 05/14/2011 Susquehanna Valley Coaches Invitational
4. 41-11 Spring Gamble PA Girls' High 2011 03/26/2011 Brother Jerome Benway Memorial Invitational
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 41-06.00 ***
5. 40-11.25 Kayla Owens PA West Chester Rustin 2011 05/11/2011 Ches-Mont Championship
6. 40-2 Anna McCloskey PA Cardinal O Hara 2011 03/26/2011 27th Pennsylvania Track Classic
7. 40-0 Margaux Krahe PA Bethel Park 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
8. 39-9.5 Martina Milcec PA Norwin 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships

 

Discus

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 137-5 Rachel Serafin PA Hempfield Area (7) 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier
2. 135-2 Margo Britton PA Dallastown 2011 04/09/2011 Hempfield Black Knight Invitational
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 135-00.00 ***
3. 128-4 Rachel Fatherly PA Williamsport Area 2012 05/18/2011 PIAA District 4 AAA Championship
4. 127-11 Jenn Slagus PA North Pocono 2013 05/21/2011 PIAA District 2 AAA Championship
5. 126-10 Anna McCloskey PA Cardinal O Hara 2011 04/02/2011 PW Colonial Relays
6. 124-7 Susan Pancoast PA Unionville 2011 05/11/2011 Ches-Mont Championship
7. 123-8 Hope Rogers PA Chambersburg 2011 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
8. 122-5 Megan Lambing PA Indiana Area 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier

 

Javelin

Rank Mark Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet
1. 156-2 Lauren Kenney PA State College Area High School 2011 04/28/2011 The Penn Relays Carnival
2. 144-5 Felicia Reid PA Kiski Area 2011 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
3. 143-2 Kaitlyn Brace PA Peters Township 2011 05/10/2011 WPIAL AAA South Section Qualifier
4. 139-7 Mira Carrozza PA Canon-McMillan 2012 05/19/2011 PIAA District 7 AA & AAA Championships
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 137-00 ***
5. 136-10 Taylor Slaney PA Canon-McMillan 2011 05/06/2011 Pine-Richland Invitational
6. 134-2 Morgan Sheaffer PA West Perry 2011 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
7. 133-0 Chrissy Rickert PA Hempfield (3) 2012 05/20/2011 PIAA District 3 AAA Championships
8. 132-9 Olivia Leaman PA Donegal -- 04/29/2011 4th Millersville High School Invitational

 

 

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