PIAA States: Stanley #2 AT 246-9 Jav!|Piccirillo 2 SRs 4:39.42, 2:09.16|Williams T PA AT 16-6

PIAA State T&F Championships

5/25-5/26 2012

Shippensburg University




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    Adair Gennocro - AA Girls 3200 Champ Brendan Shearn - AA Boys 3200 Champ
Danny Jackson - AA LJ Champ Sam Hibbs - AAA Boys 3200 Champ Jessie Merckle - AA Girls Javelin Champ  
  Wellington Zaza St. Basil Academy - AA Girls 4x800 Champs Kyle Felpel - AAA Boys Shot Put Champ
Downingtown East - AAA Girls 4x800 Champ West Chester Henderson - AAA Girls 4x800 Runner-up Angel Piccirillo - AA Girls 1600m Champ Cumberland Valley - AAA Boys 4x800 Champs
Quaker Valley - AA Boys 4x800 Champs Regan Rome - AAA Girls 3200m 3rd place Sara Sargent - AAA Girls 1600m Champ Larisa Debich - AAA Girls Pole Vault Champ
Jessica Whitmore - AAA Girls 100m Runner-up Tom Coyle - AAA Boys 1600m Champ Marshay Ryan - AAA Girls TJ Champ Jennifer Neider - AA Girls Shot Put Champ
CD East (Track City) - AAA Girls 4x100 Champs Angel Piccirillo - AA Girls 800m Champ Wil Bailey - AAA Boys 800m Champ L.J. Westwood - AA Boys 800m Champ
Dannah Hayward - AAA Girls 300H Champ Oliver Philogene - AAA Boys 400m Champ Ibn Short - AA Boys HJ Champ Penn Wood - AAA Boys 4x400 Champs
Strath Haven Girls 4x8 Strath Haven Boys West Catholic - AA Boys 4x400m Champs Billy Stanley PIAA record 246-9 javelin
Billy Stanley - AAA Boys Javelin Champ Chambersburg 4x8 Eliana Yankelev Kalil Slaughter
Swenson - AA Girls 4x400 Champs Kenya Woodall Emma Keenan - AAA Girls 800m Champ Ryan Smathers
Tori Gerlach Marissa Sheva and Tori Gerlach Rachel Fatherly - AAA Girls Discus Champ Deme'shia Davis - AAA Girls 200m Champ
Imani Harris - AA Girls 400m Champ Kalil Slaughter - AA Boys 200m Champ Charles Wilson-Adams - AA Boys HJ Champ Tyrek Edwards - AAA Boys LJ Champ







Wellington Zaza Corrin Regginello Hickory Discus Jared Horne
Lauren Ball Kyle Long




Matt Bell

Marshay Ryan
Julia Franzosa

Marissa Kalsey



Taylor Morgan


Michael Shuey Patrick Anderson


Rachel Fatherly




Penn Wood coach Lenny Jordan on Eric Futch reinstatement




Day 2 Summary


Billy Stanley of South Park launched the javelin to distances that PA has never seen before. Stanley threw a state record and US#2 all time mark of 246-9! While Stanley was captivating the fans in the throwing area, Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center was dazzling everyone inside the stadium. Piccirillo set two AA meet records, running a US#1 mark of 4:39.42 to win the 1600 meter run over a game Kennedy Weiser of Elk County Cathllic (4:48.69). In the 800, Piccirillo ran 2:09.16 to win the 800 meter run over Weisner (2:11.41).

Strath Haven added more gold medals on their way to the AAA boys team title. The 4x100 meter relay ran 41.19 to win the gold medal. Then once the track events ended, Chris Williams tied the all time state record in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-6. The record ties Joe Berry of Hatboro Horsham, who set the mark in 2007. He also added a gold medal in the AAA 110 meter hurdles in 13.91

The two most exciting finishes you may ever see came from both AAA 4x800 meter relays. For the girls, Downingtown East barely held off Strath Haven and West Chester Henderson at the finish line to win the gold medal. Downingtown East ran 9:03.12, Strath Haven ran 9:03.13, and West Chester Henderson ran 9:03.38 for 3rd. In the boys race, Cumberland Valley used a last second dive at the finish line to edge out Chambersburg and Pennridge. Cumberland Valley ran 7:43.81 to win, while Chambersburg ran 7:43.84 to finish 2nd and Pennridge ran 7:44.49 to finish 3rd.

Another exciting finish was in the AA boys long jump. On his final jump, Jeremy Jancso of West Middlesex jumped 22-4.50 to take the lead over previous leader Danny Jackson of Trinity (3). Following that jump, Jackson stayed cool and added over 18 inches to his best mark of the competition to win the gold medal with a mark of 23-1.25. Trinity (3) came from behind in the final leg to set a meet record time of 42.23 to win the 4x100 meter relay.

Emma Keenan of Gwynedd Mercy repeated as state champion in the AAA 800 meter run with a US#5 time of 2:07.06. Tori Gerlach of Pennridge was also a repeat champion, running 10:38.40 to win the AAA 3200 meter run. Eliana Yankelev of Lower Merion completed the high hurdle double, winning the AAA 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.65. Kenya Woodall of Coatesville won two individual golds, running 12.07 to edge out the AAA 100 meter dash and a US#6 time of 53.40 to win the 400 meter dash. Deme'shia Davis of Central Dauphin East also won two gold medals on the track. She anchored her 4x100 meter relay to AAA gold in 47.37 and then she won the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.48.

Swenson were scoring all over the track in AA girls led by wins in both the 4x100 (47.77) and 4x400 meter relays (3:56.38), and Imani Harris-Quillen winning both the 400 (56.36) and 200 meter dashes (24.73). While Swenson was scoring on the track, Hickory continued to score in the field, led by a AA shot put win by Jen Neider (45-1) and a 3-4 finish behind her for 21 team points. Morgan Richards of Hickory contributed to the cause in the distance races, earning 3rd place in both the 3200 and 1600 meter runs. Hickory managed to hold off Swenson by one point to win the AA girls team championship.

Kalil Slaughter of Sheffield came away with two gold medals, running 10.85 to win the AA 100 meter dash and in the AA 200 meter dash, he set a new meet record with a time of 21.78. Emily Lelis of Springdale won the AA 100 meter hurdles in 14.78 and the 300 meter hurdles in 44.48

Eric Futch of Penn Wood won three more gold medals to end his high school career with a bang! He ran 36.68 to win the AAA 300 meter hurdles, 21.70 to win the 200 meter dash, and his 4x400 meter relay team ran 3:15.04 to take home the final gold medal on the track.

More double winners came in the field. Rachel Fatherly of Williamsport won her 2nd gold of the weekend, throwing 139-6 to win the AAA girls discus. Marshay Ryan of Chambersburg added AAA girls triple jump gold to her collection, jumping 38-8 to win the title.

Jessie Merckle of Fort Cherry came away with a huge victory in the AA girls javelin, overtaking Penn Relays and defending champion Christine Streissel of Tamaqua. Merckle finished with a mark of 154-1. Larisa Debich of Hempfield (7) completed the pole vault double by overtaking the defending champion Kasey Kemp of Norwin to win the AAA division with a clearance of 12-9. In other morning field events, John Yohman of Wilmington threw 177-10 to win the AA boys discus, Ibn Short of Milton Hershey cleared 6-10 to win the AAA high jump, and Kyle Felpel of Cocalico threw 59-1.25 to win the AAA shot put. Finally, Charles Wilson-Adams of Tyrone cleared 6-8 to win the AA boys high jump.

For the rest of the track, Adair Gennocro of St Mary's ran 10:36.62 to win the AA girls 3200 meter run, Brendan Shearn of North Schuylkill held off a game Rico Galassi of Holy Cross to win the AA boys 3200 meter run in 9:22.09, and Sam Hibbs of Hatboro Horsham got his state gold medal in the AAA 3200 meter run in 9:09.82.

St Basil Academy led wire to wire to win the AA girls 4x800 meter relay in 9:22.91 and Quaker Valley ran 7:53.26 to win the AA boys 4x800 meter relay. Eliana Yankelev of Lower Merion ran 14.65 to win the AAA 100 meter hurdles, while Todd Townsend of West Catholic ran 14.45 to win the AA 110 meter hurdles. Jada Steward of West Catholic ran 12.07 to win the AA girls 100 meter dash, while Ryan Hynes won by a lean in the AAA boys 100 meter dash with a time of 10.96.

Sara Sargent of Pennsbury looked like the Sargent of old, winning the AAA girls 1600 meter run over a game and charging Marissa Sheva of Pennridge in a time of 4:51.04. Ryan Smathers of North East ran a strong 4:12.39 to win the AA boys 1600 meter run, while Tom Coyle of Lasalle ran 4:11.97 to win his first state championship in the AAA 1600 meters. In the boys 400 meter dash, Bryce Straffin of Clarion ran 48.29 to win AA and Oliver Philogene of Seneca Valley ran 47.43 to win AAA.


Dannah Heyward of Coughlin ran 43.37 to win the AAA 300 meter hurdles while Dustin Fuller of Washington won the AA boys 300 meter hurdles with a time of 37.78. In the boys 800, LJ Westwood of Quaker Valley added a 2nd gold medal to his tally with a winning time of 1:55.69 and Wil Bailey of Penn Hills ran a strong 1:51.87 to win the AAA division. Central Bucks West girls ran 3:49.80 to win the AAA girls 4x400 meter relay.


Day 1 Summary


In the morning field session, Michael Shuey of Johnsonburg Area broke the 200 foot mark in the AA boys javelin with a winning mark of 200-1. 2nd went to Tyler Hope of Tamaqua (198-4) and 3rd went to Ryan Kerr of Brookville (194-8). In AA boys triple jump, Jared Horne of Schuylkill Valley took the lead at the end of the prelim rounds and never looked back. Horne took the gold with a mark of 46-9, to lead a 1-4 finish for his school and 15 team points. 2nd went to Michael Young of Chestnut Ridge (45-9.25) and 3rd went to Johnathan Jacoway of Sharon (45-5.75). In AAA boys discus, defending champion and meet record holder Kyle Long of Hempfield (3) repeated as champion with a mark of 189 feet even. Silver went to Bryan Pearson of Bangor Area (179-6) and bronze went to Kyle Felpel of Cocalico (178-2).

In the girls field, Taylor Morgan of Upper Dublin did not miss an attempt at her first four heights and came away with a gold medal clearance of 5-7 in the AAA girls high jump. 2nd went to freshman Abby Jones of Franklin Area (5-6) and 3rd went to Paige Kassab of Meadville (5-6) In AAA shot put, Rachel Fatherly of Williamsport completed an undefeated season with a winning mark of 46-9.50. Silver went to Tyra Roberts of Bensalem (41-10.25) and bronze went to Greater Latrobe's April Krivoniak (40-8). In AA girls long jump, Lauren Ball of Bloomsburg got her best mark on her 2nd attempt and it held up for the gold medal (18-1.25). 2nd went to 2011 champion Kayla Hope of Tamaqua (17-11.25) and 3rd went tot Alexis King of Wilmington (17-9.25). AA girls pole vault went to Marissa Kalsey of Waynesburg Central with a clearance of 12-6. 2nd went to Rebekah Petty of Greenville (12-0) and Virgina LaMacchia of Central Columbia (12-0).

In the morning track prelims, the 4x800 meter relays were very competitive. St Mary's Area ran 9:35.29 to lead all AA girls qualifiers, while Downingtown East ran 9:13.02 to lead AAA girls qualifiers. In AA boys, Lower Moreland just missed a sub 8 minute performance, running 8:00.93 to lead all qualifiers, while Pennridge led all AAA qualifiers in a hotly contested heat, running 7:51.26, with four other teams breaking 7:52 along with them.

The high hurdle leaders went to Gina Lupica of Villa Joseph Marie in AA girls (14.99), Eliana Yankelev of Lower Merion in AAA girls (14.60), Chris Lentz of Trinity (3) in AA boys (14.80), and Wellington Zaza of Strath Haven in AAA boys (14.53). In the 100 meter dash, Jada Steward led all AA girls qualifiers in the 100 meter dash (12.25), while Jody Ann-Evans of Quakertown ran 11.92 to lead all AAA girls qualifiers. In AA boys, Kalil Slaughter of Sheffield ran 10.88 to lead all qualifiers, while Langston Northern of Stroudsburg ran 10.91 to lead the AAA boys field.

In the afternoon field session, AA girls discus featured a 1-2-3 sweep for Hickory's Lauren Lubarsky (142-6), Taylor Woods (139-2) and Jen Neider (135-8)! That performance gave them 24 points for their team. Later on, teammate Corrin Regginello won the high jump with a clearance of 5-5, making their total jump to 34 points through day 1. 2nd in the AA girls high jump went tot Alexandra Schriefer of North East (5-4) and a tie for 3rd between Courtney King of Lakeview and Joselyn Pascual of Milton Area (5-2). Marshay Ryan of Chambersburg flew off the board in the AAA long jump with a lifetime best of 19-5.25. Ciara Andrews of Cheltenham was 2nd (18-9.50) and Anna Chodubski of McDowell was 3rd (18-6.75). In AAA javelin, Hazleton's Julia Franzosa threw 139-9 to win the gold medal. Silver went to Mira Carrozza of Canon-McMillan (132-3) and bronze went to Devon Player of Pope John Paul II (132-2).

In boys afternoon field action, Patrick Anderson of Kane Area set a new meet record in the AA pole vault with a clearance of 15-11. 2nd place went to Joey Rakowski of Quaker Valley and 3rd went to Ben Shank of Camp Hill, both clearing 14-6. Wellington Zaza of Strath Haven joined the 50 foot club in AAA boys triple jump for the first time and came away with the title with a mark of 50-0.50. Imani Brown of Reading was 2nd (49-5.50) and Shawn Johnson of Canon-McMillan was 3rd (49-5.25). In the AA boys shot put, Matt Bell of Hickory got his gold medal with a winning throw of 59-6.75. 2nd went tot John Yohman of Wilmington (58-3.50) and 3rd went to Nick Delmonaco of Riverview (55-9.75).

On the track, Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic (5:13.48) was the top qualifier in the AA girls 1600 meter run, while Sara Sargent of Pennsbury (4:55.74) topped the list for AAA. Keaton Naff of Masterman ran 4:24.81 to lead all AA boys qualifiers and Tom Coyle of Lasalle led AAA boys qualifers with a time of 4:18.49.

In the 400 meter dash, Imani Harris-Quillen of Swenson ran 56.79 to lead AA girls qualifiers, while Sarah Helgeson of Hempfield (3) ran 55.13 to lead all AAA qualifiers. For the boys, Bryce Straffin of Clarion ran 48.71 to lead all AA boys qualifers whil3 in AAA Oliver Philogene of Seneca Valley became the first PA sprinter to break 48 seconds in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.77.

In the 4x100 meter relay, Swenson girls set a AA meet record with a time of 47.04. In AAA, Central Dauphin East ran 47.20 to lead all qualifiers. For the boys, Aliquippa ran 42.41 to lead AA boys while Neshaminy ran 41.67 to take over the state lead and lead AAA boys qualifiers.

In the 300 meter hurdles, Tichina Rhodes of Swenson ran 44.66 to lead AA girls qualifiers, while Dannah Hayward of Coughlin ran 44.09 to lead AAA girls advancers. For the boys, Dustin Fuller of Washington ran 38.68 to lead AA, while Jeff Elam of Greater Latrobe ran 37.69 to lead AAA.

The 800 meter runs were very compact, but Margo Darragh of Fort Cherry broke through and led AA girls in qualifying with a time of 2:15.88, while AAA girls were led by Ceaira Brown of Overbrook in 2:13.26. For the boys, LJ Westwood of Quaker Valley ran 1:57.62 to lead AA, while Alec Kunzweiler of Cumberland Valley ran 1:53.95 to win the AAA boys.

In the 200 meter dash, Imani Harris-Quillen of Swenson led qualifying for the 2nd event today with a time of 25.25. In AAA, Deme'shia Davis of Central Dauphin East ran 24.77 to lead the way. For the boys, Kalil Slaughter of Sheffied led his 2nd event of the day with a time of 21.81, while Malik Jones of Monsignor Bonner led AAA boys with the same time.

In the 4x400 meter relay, Swenson dropped the baton in the first exchange, but still managed to lead all qualifiers in the AA girls heats with a time of 3:58.13. In AAA, Pennsbury ran 3:51.24 to lead all qualifiers. For the boys, Bellwood Antis ran 3:23.22 to lead AA qualifiers, while Penn Wood blazed to a new state time of 3:15.06 to lead the AAA division.



Friday Winners' Table


Photos by Patty Morgan, Charles Stone, Megan Zeller, Marlene Van Den Neste and Don Rich


Girls AA Pole Vault: Marissa Kalsey, Waynesburg Central, 12-6




Girls AA Long Jump: Lauren Ball, Bloomsburg, 18-1.25


Girls AAA High Jump: Taylor Morgan, Upper Dublin, 5-7


Girls AAA Shot Put: Rachel Fatherly, Williamsport, 46-9.50



Boys AA Triple Jump: Jared Horne, Schuylkill Valley, 46-9


Boys AA Javelin: Michael Shuey, Johnsonburg Area, 200-1



Boys AAA Discus: Kyle Long, Hempfield (3), 189 feet


Girls AA High Jump: Corrin Regginello, Hickory, 5-5



Girls AA Discus: Lauren Lubarski, Hickory, 142-6

Girls AAA Long Jump: Marshay Ryan, Chambersburg, 19-5.25



Girls AAA Javelin: Julia Franzosa, Hazleton, 135-9



Boys AA Pole Vault: Patrick Anderson, Kane Area, 15-11 (AA Meet Record)


Boys AA Shot Put: Matt Bell, Hickory, 59-6


Boys AAA Triple Jump: Wellington Zaza, Strath Haven, 50-0.50




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Saturday Winners' Table

Photos by Patty Morgan, Charles Stone, Megan Zeller, Marlene Van Den Neste and Don Rich

Girls AA Triple Jump: Lanae Newsome, Brookville, 40-3-50 (AA Meet Record)



Girls AA Javelin: Jessie Merckle, Fort Cherry, 154-1


Girls AAA Pole Vault: Larisa Debich, Hempfield (7), 12-9


Boys AA Long Jump: Danny Jackson, Trinity (3), 23-1.25



Boys AA Discus: John Yohman, Wilmington, 177-10



Boys AAA High Jump: Ibn Short, Milton Hershey, 6-10



Boys AAA Shot Put: Kyle Felpel, Cocalico, 59-1.25



Girls AA Shot Put: Jen Neider, Hickory, 45-1



Girls AAA Triple Jump: Marshay Ryan, Chambersburg, 38-8

Girls AAA Discus: Rachel Fatherly, Williamsport, 139-6

Boys AA High Jump: Charles Wilson-Adams, Tyrone Area, 6-8


Boys AAA Pole Vault: Chris Williams, Strath Haven, 16-6 (AAA Meet Record and Ties All Time State Record)



Boys AAA Long Jump: Tyrek Edwards, Archbishop Ryan, 24-11.75



Boys AAA Javelin: Billy Stanley, South Park, 246-9 (All Time State Record)



Girls AA 3200 Meter Run: Adair Gennocro, St Mary's, 10:36.62


Girls AAA 3200 Meter Run: Tori Gerlach, Pennridge, 10:38.40


Boys AA 3200 Meter Run: Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill, 9:22.09



Boys AAA 3200 Meter Run: Sam Hibbs, Hatboro Horsham, 9:09.82


Girls AA 4x800 Meter Relay: St Basil Academy, 9:22.91



Girls AAA 4x800 Meter Relay: Downingtown East, 9:03.12




Boys AA 4x800 Meter Relay: Quaker Valley, 7:53.26


Boys AAA 4x800 Meter Relay: Cumberland Valley, 7:43.81


Girls AA 100 Meter Hurdles: Emily Lelis, Springdale, 14.78


Girls AAA 100 Meter Hurdles: Eliana Yankelev, Lower Merion, 14.65



Boys AA 110 Meter Hurdles: Todd Townsend, West Catholic, 14.45


Boys AAA 110 Meter Hurdles: Chris Williams, Strath Haven, 13.91


Girls AA 100 Meter Dash: Jada Steward, West Catholic, 12.07


Girls AAA 100 Meter Dash: Kenya Woodall, Coatesville, 12.07




Boys AA 100 Meter Dash: Kalil Slaughter, Sheffield, 10.85



Boys AAA 100 Meter Dash: Ryan Hynes, Central Bucks South, 10.96


Girls AA 1600 Meter Run: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center, 4:39.42 (AA Meet Record)



Girls AAA 1600 Meter Run: Sara Sargent, Pennsbury, 4:51.04



Boys AA 1600 Meter Run: Ryan Smathers, North East, 4:12.39


Boys AAA 1600 Meter Run: Tom Coyle, Lasalle, 4:11.97


Girls AA 400 Meter Dash: Imani Harris-Quillen, Swenson, 56.36


Girls AAA 400 Meter Dash: Kenya Woodall, Coatesville, 53.40


Boys AA 400 Meter Dash: Bryce Straffin, Clarion, 48.29


Boys AAA 400 Meter Dash: Oliver Philogene, Seneca Valley, 47.43



Girls AA 4x100 Meter Relay: Swenson, 47.77


Girls AAA 4x100 Meter Relay: Central Dauphin East, 47.37

Boys AA 4x100 Meter Relay: Trinity (3), 42.23 (AA Meet Record)



Boys AAA 4x100 Meter Relay: Strath Haven, 41.19



Girls AA 300 Meter Hurdles: Emily Lelis, Springdale, 44.48



Girls AAA 300 Meter Hurdles: Dannah Heyward, Coughlin, 43.37



Boys AA 300 Meter Hurdles: Dustin Fuller, Washington, 37.78



Boys AAA 300 Meter Hurdles: Eric Futch, Penn Wood, 36.68


Girls AA 800 Meter Run: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center, 2:09.16 (AA Meet Record)


Girls AAA 800 Meter Run: Emma Keenan, Gwynedd Mercy, 2:07.06


Boys AA 800 Meter Run: LJ Westwood, Quaker Valley, 1:55.69


Boys AAA 800 Meter Run: Wil Bailey, Penn Hills, 1:51.87


Girls AA 200 Meter Dash: Imani Harris-Quillen, Swenson, 24.73


Girls AAA 200 Meter Dash: Deme'shia Davis, Central Dauphin East, 24.48


Boys AA 200 Meter Dash: Kalil Slaughter, 21.78 (AA Meet Record)


Boys AAA 200 Meter Dash: Eric Futch, Penn Wood, 21.80


Girls AA 4x400 Meter Relay: Swenson, 3:56.38


Girls AAA 4x400 Meter Relay: Central Bucks West, 3:49.80


Boys AA 4x400 Meter Relay: West Catholic, 3:21.98



Boys AAA 4x400 Meter Relay: Penn Wood, 3:15.04