In the boys competition, defending state champion North Penn dominated, winning 10 events, including all three relays.
North Penn in the East, Mount Lebanon in the West, and now Cumberland Valley and Central Dauphin in the Central part of the state have joined the sub-7:56 group in the 4x800 to set up a great race for two weeks in Shippensburg.
Sit back at States and watch a show from Gwynedd-Mercy.
The North Allegheny girls took their third consecutive WPIAL Team Championship by taking seven events
Double winners included Evan Rowe of host Redbank, taking the 200 in 23.11 and the 400 in 50.27.
Doug Rivers, Pocono Mountain East, won the 100 in 11.2 and the 200 in 22.6. Stroudsburg's Bob Cohowicz went 50.0 in the 400 and 2:01.9 for the two lapper.
Jim Davis, Notre Dame, was a triple victor, taking the 100 in 11.0, the 200 in 22.5, and the 400 in 50.2.
Upper Darby's Jannea Bridgeford is getting better.
It was the Tom Jech show at the District 8 (Pittsburgh City League) Track and Field Championships at Oliver High School. The Allderdice junior won all four of his events, leading his team to a 144-135 victory over Schenley.
Nicole Leach, West Catholic, won four events, the 100 in 12.2, the 200 in 25.47, the 400 in 55.65, and the 400 Hurdles in 65.3.
BobMcDade, Cardinal O'Hara, set a new meet record in the discus 159' 8" breaking the mark of GeneStickley (Bonner 5/90) who happened to be one of the officials.
Milton Hershey girls sprinters dominated the sprint relalys winning 3 sprint relays in record time:
Foot Locker Finalist Jon Pastore of Scranton Prep took to the track again and ran a 9:32.00 to win the 3200 by 12 seconds.
Sarah Roberts used the home track to win two events, the 800 in 2:18.81 and the 1600 in 5:08.01.
Two meet records in two great runs for Villanova-bound Drew Eckman of Oxford.
Under the lights at Upper Darby HS, the host school used their sprint depth garner 81.5 points
The nationally ranked performances came from the AA teams, and both in the Javelin, Angela Hoover, Bald Eagle Area, not only improved her PA#1, she vaulted into a US#1 with a throw of 159-07.
There's another Javelin challenger in the state in Jersey Shore's Jesse Hershey. He threw 198'07.00" to take the win.
The season gets late, and the weeks of training begin to show their desired results. Coming off a somewhat surprising (smartly run) 2nd place in the Penn Relays 3000, North Hills junior IanFitzgerald put his new found reputation to the test against Mount Lebanon's James O'Toole.
The Wilson boys scored 158 points to run away with the AAA team title Saturday at the 74th John H. Shaner Meet at Wyomissing Area High School.
Wissahickon's Krista Simkins is another of the incredible class of sophomores making waves this season.