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5/6 WKND: Karlee McQuillen US#1 state record Jav in Altoona!|Baldwin, 1st Henderson, Shaner deep! May 5, 2006

Westmont Hilltop junior Karlee McQuillen has set a new PA all-time best with the new Javelin (2002) with her US#1 throw of 161-05 on Friday, May 5th at the West Central Coaches Meet in Altoona. The old mark was 159-07 by Bald Eagle Area\'s Angela Hoover, thrown in the same meet in 2003. Weekly Highlights by day: MONDAY 5/1-THURSDAY 5/4: At a dual meet against Elk County Catholic on Tuesday, Bradford\'s Erin Hannon triple-jumped 40-02. On Wednesday at the Colonial Classic double winners were Brittany Wallace, Rosaline Freeman, and Nathan Stewart. On Thursday at the Jordan Relays, meet records were falling in the 4x400 and 4x800, and at theHelman Invitational, Dana Haslett was a double champ. Kayla Hennessy, Josh Thomas double winners in hurdles. Sprint relays are quick @ Ken Montgomery Memorial. Serita Lachesis, Wissahickon, 2:12.13 @ Trojan Track Classic at Wissahickon. FRIDAY 5/5-SATURDAY 5/6: The weather cooperated again, and the performances followed suit. In Pittsburgh, there were stadium/meet records in the sprints and the shot. Two athletes named Walker and Grimm pulled off two very quick distance doubles. USC is fast in, guess what... that\'s right, the 800 and 4x800. In Altoona on Friday, Rachel Gehret took two of three individual events vs. Erin Hannon, but Hannon got a 40\' TJ. On Saturday in Havertown at the Delco Gilrs Champs, Lisa Vienneau doubled in the 1600-3200 with a stellar 4:57.26-11:06.65, both meet records. Karen Shump PRed by 10\' in the Discus with a 133, and won the shot 42-05.50. On Friday, Penn Hills\' Shawn Anderson ran 11.06 and 22.54 at Baldwin. He was 2nd to North Allegheny\'s Cardel Johnson\'s 22.17. In Altoona, Tyrone\'s Emily Ingle ran a 2:18.96-5:03-point 800-1600 double. Westmont Hilltop junior Karlee McQuillen has set a new PA all-time best with the new Javelin (2002) with her throw of 161-05 on Friday, May 5th at the West Central Coaches Meet in Altoona. The old mark was 159-07 by Bald Eagle Area\'s Angela Hoover, thrown in the same meet in 2003. What a heck of a senior project by Shelton Jordan of West Chester Henderson! And performances to match the idea and the execution of the meet (with help from coach Kevin Kelly, of course.) at the 1st 1st Henderson T&F Invitational @ West Chester Henderson. The usual great times from the West Catholic girls, who seem warmed up now after the cold, wet weather; plus a school record in the 3200 by Conestoga\'s Liz Costello and fast 400, 800 and 1600 in the boys\' races. At the Pine-Richland Invitational,Josh Jones 6-08 HJ (he has already cleared 7-0 this season); Bryan Zimmerman Freeport Boy, 194-00 Javelin. At the 77th Annual Shaner Meet @ Wyomissing Jazmin Hunt, Reading wins the 100H and does well in the HJ and LJ. Lily Otu, Governor Mifflin, over 18\' in the LJ. Jason Weller, Boyertown, a fast 3200. Jason Inzana Daniel Boone, over 15\' in the PV. Carrington Queen getting over the hurdles and to the line under 14 seconds. Dominique Asbury, Upper Darby, 6-9 HJ; and big shot puts by Glen Mills\' Robert Williams and Nathan Stewart at the Delco Boys Champs @ Penncrest. At the Delco Girls Champs at Haverford Twp HS, two meet records in the 1600 and 3200 for Strath Haven senior Lisa Vienneau, plus a double win for Penncrest soph Karen Shump in the Shot Put and Discus - one a meet record and the other a PR; and a fast 4x800 by Archbishop Prendergast and Cardinal O\'Hara. At the Blue Streak Relays at Manheim Twp HS, it was the Garden Spot and Milton Hershey girls splitting the four sprint relays, while the home town boys took both the 4x800 and DMR. Jared Odirk, Lebanon, launched a strong shot put. James Cross Wilkes-Barre Invitational @ Lake Lehman Township HSJill Rubbico Coughlin won the 100 and 200, while for the boys, Tiahgee Daughtry Tunkhannock, won the 200, High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. Ryann Krais, Methacton, contributes to team points with three individual wins in the 100H, 300H and Long Jump at the Lady Rocker Invitational @ Council Rock North HS. At the Neshaminy HS Invitational, Reggie Carter,the Bensalem speedster, showed speed in the shortest race, taking the 100 in under 11 seconds. Neshaminy\'s Chad Sargeant won the 200 and the 400. His team also took the 4x100 and 4x400 in quick times. Jason Rebuck, William Tennent, was a double winner, capturing the Discus and Shot Put. At the Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS: Rachel Houseknecht, Hughesville, wins both hurdles, while Jersey Shore teammates Sam Eck and Tarron Todd dominate the Javelin. At the Cedar Cliff Relays, the host girls posted a quick Sprint Medley. The Cumberland Valley girls broke 12:30 to win the Distance Medley Relay. And the Cumberland Valley\'s boys cruised to a 4x400 win. At the 19th Lower Merion Invitational, you saw a lot of blue at the front of the relays. The North Penn girls and boys won both the 4x400 and 4x800, and the boys added a win in the 4x100. Bishop Shanahan\'s Caitlin Fairbairn set a meet record in the Pole Vault, and Conestoga\'s Emily Moles tied a meet record in the High Jump. (Pix: McQuillen at PIAA States in 2005, photo by Don Rich)

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