Weekend Highlights: It was Miller time in the 1600 as Craig and Brad went 1-2, showing what used to pass for end-of-season form. Craig posted a Meet Record 4:13.51, with Brad 2nd in 4:21.22. Cumberland Valley swept both the boys\' and girls\' titles with two of the 13 meet records. Reading\'s Jazmin Hunt owned two of those in her three wins, while CV\'s Juan Steward also took two wins at the 5th Bruce Dallas Inv. Laurel Highlands\' Breehana Jacobs contributed two individual wins, a 25.47 meet record in the 200, and a 12.38 in the 100... plus helped the Laurel Highlands 4x100 take the TSTCA title in 50.80. Bradford\'s Erin Hannon was busy as usual, and got off a great Long Jump of 18-07.50 as one of her three wins at the TSTCA Champs. The Female Track Athlete at the 1st Tim Cook Tri-State T&F Inv was Chambersburg frosh Anyssa Barbour, who won the 100 in 12.5 and the 200 in 25.8. At the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Colonial Relays, Simon Gratz liked the track so much last week, they came back for more. The guys liked it even better this week, setting meet records in the 4x100 in 43.30 and the 4x200 at 1:29.94. They also took 2nd in the 4x400, going 3:27.51 to the 3:27.31 meet record by Archbishop Wood. Anchored by Ryann Krais, Methacton set a meet record of 50.65 in winning the 4x100, and Krais teamed with Laura Bomgardner to set a meet record in taking the Long Jump Relay, combining for 35\'10\". Methacton was 2nd to a meet record 1:47.11 by Cardinal O\'Hara in the 4x200. At the John Waggoner Inv at Solanco HS, Sequoia McBall of Coatesville was a triple winner for the girls, winning the Long Jump (15-4), Triple Jump (35-5) and High Jump(5-0), while Alex Trembly of Downingtown East was a triple winner in boys competition, winning the 100 in 11.0, the 200 in 23.0, and taking the Long Jump with a leap of 19-8. This early in the season, a 10:57.1 3200 is noteworthy. It was deliverd by Strath Haven\'s Lisa Vienneau (in photo by Ryan Comstock). The Conestoga girls posted a very quick DMR at 12:24.4 at the Central League Relays. At the Chestnut Hill Academy Inv, Penn Charter set meet records in the 4x100, and another in the 4x200. At the Council Rock Kiwanis Invitational, Council Rock North\'s Keith Capecci must have been saving his energy for an unusual distance double. His times earned him athlete of the meet as he took the 3000 in 9:02.3 and the 5000 in 15:34.1. They went looking for gems and came away with gold at the Diamond State Relays. The girls of West Catholic ran away with three sprint relays, taking the 4x100 in 49.70, the 4x200 in 1:44.12 and the 4x400 in 3:58.56. Iroquois\' Nicole Wilson, General McLane\'s Lindsay Petri and Fort Leboeuf\'s Kari Hedderick were all double champs at the Fairview Kiwanis Inivitational. Springfield Montco won the boys team title by 24 points over Pottstown thanks to three wins by Duri Green and a strong 4x800. If Rachel Gehret\'s first meet is any indication, then she is ready for some special performances. Remember, it was cold and windy in the mountains of Altoona at the aptly named Igloo Invitational. Gehret started her year with a 5-06 High Jump, 18-09.50 Long Jump, and 37-10.25 Triple Jump. AA State XC Champs Carly Seymour of Central Cambria won the distance double. Hollidaysburg\'s Jenn McConnell won the Shot Put and the Discus. In the boys\' competition, Altoona has some wheels this year in the sprints and middle distance. The Kutztown boys got off to a fast start in the 4x100, going 44.41. They also took the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 in AA competition and won the team title at the Oxenreider Relays. Oley Valley won the girls\' AA. In AAA, North Penn (Philly\'s North Penn) swept the team championships. Trinity of the Harrisburg area, swept the Small School competition at the White Rose Invitational, while only a single point kept Milton Hershey from sweeping the Large School competition, as the Red Lion boys proved victorious. Yes, you read right, Milton Hershey agreed to jump up to the Large Schools for this meet. Made little difference, though. There were double events winners at every turn of the track and area of the field at the Harold Phillips Invitational at Carlisle HS. Big Spring\'s Amanda Raudabaugh won the 400 and 800 in 2:26.3. Teammate Sam Wall took the Discus and the Shot Put. Boiling Springs had two double champs, as Mary Dell in the sprints and Anna Bixler owned the hurdles. Carlisle\'s Tyreese Marshall also pulled off a sprint double. And the girls\' 3200 was strong, as well.
4/1 WKND: Miller time (PIX ON) | Vienneau, Capecci, Gehret, Jacobs, Gratz, Barbour, McBall etal... Mar 30, 2006