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Pennsylvania 2003 indoor

Weekly Roundup - Feb 15

by Don Rich,
PennTrackXC

| Nicole Leach doubles in PCL |


PTFCA Carnival - Lehigh

Mark Korich, Springfield (Delco) 1:56.07, 4:22.27 double.
Al Gregory, Pennsbury, 23-03.50 LJ US#6

Mark Korich pulls away at will against his 800 competition,
running a 28-high final 200

photo by Don Rich


In the biggest PA meet of the season, 167 teams (178 had sent in
applications), with over 1500 athletes descended on Lehigh University for
a smoothly run nearly eight-hour meet with 20 Dyestat Elite
performances. The most impressive athlete of the indoor season continues
to be Springfield (Montco) senior Mark Korich, who won the mile in
4;22.27, the 800 in 1:56.07 and came from way behind in the 4x800 to
bring his team into sixth place. Three other guys followed Korish under
1:59, including Great Valley's Ben Franzuski (1:58.61), Sun Valley's
Chris Kessler, 1:58.84), and Northwest's Josh Fritz (1:58.98). For the
girls, Nicole Emby went 2:19.64. Debbie Huss, Wyomissing, took the mile
in 5:10.80, chased by Gwynedd Mercy's Meghan Bishop 5:11.77) and
Lewisburg's Ashleigh Wetzel (5:13.11). In the 3000, defending indoor
state champ Ryan Blood, East Pennsboro, went 8:57.09 in his second race
of the season. The girls' 3000 was quick, with Ephrata's Betsy Sensenig
controlling the race to win in 10:26.7. Upper Dublin's Lauren Bowles was
2nd in 10:28.7; Amy Huss, 3rd in 10:31.9, and Bensalem's Ashley Kelly,
4th in 10:37.7. Meet records were set by Chioma Nwaneshivdu of Penn Wood
(7.68 in the 60 dash); and Lindsey Regan of Easton in the Pole Vault
(11-06). Lauren Birckhead of Liberty, was 2nd with the same height buy
more misses, while Pennsbury's Kourtney Marquis was 3rd, clearing 11-00.
In the Long Jump, Al Gregory, Pennsbury, went over 23-03, along with a
victory in the 60 dash, going 7.06. Neshaminy's Brian Kernelly was 2nd
in the LJ (22-02). Sara Kirsh, Pennsbury, took the girls' LJ (17-07),
while Wissahickon's Alex Baptiste was 2nd, going 17-06. Abington's Cowin
Mills went 49.80 in the 400, while Wissahickon sophomore Krista Simkins
went 57.70 to win the girls two-lapper. In the Shot Put, Upper Merion's
Steve Tyson won with a toss of 54-00. Blake Taylor, Methacton, continued
to High Jump well, clearing 6-08. Harrisburg's Andre Hicks was 2nd,
clearing 6-06. Downingtown's Kelly Kajunski cleared 5-05. In the relays,
the Upper Darby girls powered to a 1:46.82 4x200 win. And North Penn
took all three contested relays, winning the 4x200 in 1:33.20, the 4x400
in 3:30.58, and the 4x800 in 8:15.55.

29 Dyestat Elite performances


60m: 7.68 | Chioma Nwaneshivduu | Penn Wood | Saturday, February 15,
2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
400: 57.70 | Krista Simkins | Wissahickon | Saturday, February 15, 2002
| PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
800: 2:19.64 | Nicole Erby | Cumberland Valley | Saturday, February 15,
2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
Mile:
5:10.80 | Debbie Huss | Wyomissing | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
5:11.77 | Meghan Bishop | Gwynedd Mercy Academy | Saturday, February 15,
2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
5:13.11 | Ashleigh Wetzel | Lewisburg | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
3200:
10:26.7 | Betsy Sensenig | Ephrata | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
10:28.7 | Lauren Bowles | Upper Dublin | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
10:31.9 | Amy Huss | Wyomissing | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
10:37.7 | Ashley Kelly | Bensalem | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
PV:
11-06 | Lindsey Regan | Easton | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
11-06 | Lauren Birckhead | Liberty | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
11-00 | Kourtney Marquis | Pennsbury | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
LJ:
17-07 | Sara Kirsch | Pennsbury | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
17-06 | Alex Baptiste | Wissahickon | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
HJ:
5-05 | Kelly Kajunski | Downingtown | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
4x200: Upper Darby | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival
@ Lehigh University


400: 49.80 | Cowin Mills | Abington | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
800:
1:56.07 | Mark Korich | Springfield (Montco) | Saturday, February 15,
2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
1:58.61 | Ben Franzuski | Great Valley | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
1:58.84 | Chris Kessler | Sun Valley | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
1:58.98 | Josh Fritz | Northwest | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
Mile: 4:22.27 | Mark Korich | Springfield (Montco) | Saturday, February
15, 2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
3200: 8:57.09 | Ryan Blood | East Pennsboro | Saturday, February 15,
2002 | PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
SP: 54-00 | Steve Tyson | Upper Merion | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
LJ:
23-03.50 | Al Gregory | Pennsbury | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
22-02.00 | Brian Kennelly | Neshaminy | Saturday, February 15, 2002 |
PTFCA Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
HJ:
6-08 | Blake Taylor | Methacton | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University
6-06 | Andre Hicks | Harrisburg | Saturday, February 15, 2002 | PTFCA
Track Carnival @ Lehigh University

Philadelphia Catholic League

HIGHLIGHTS:
PCL Champs @ Lehigh 216: So far, with meet suspended by Saturday's snow
storm, Nicole Leach, West Catholic, takes 60 in 7.84 and 400 in 56.95
Archbishop Ryan holds off West Catholic in 4x200 1:44.12 to 1:45.05

ELITE:

60:
7.84 | Nicole Leach | West Catholic | Sunday, February 16, 2003 |
Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University | Finals

400:
56.95 | Nicole Leach | West Catholic | Sunday, February 16, 2003 |
Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University
57.89 | Latavia Thomas | West Catholic | Sunday, February 16, 2003 |
Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University

4x200:
1:44.12 | Archbishop Ryan | Sunday, February 16, 2003 | Philadelphia
Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University
1:45.05 | West Catholic | Sunday, February 16, 2003 | Philadelphia
Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University

LJ: 17-10.50 | Denise Tetkowski | Archbishop Ryan | Sunday, February
16, 2003 | Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh
University

06-04 | Juan Cave | St. Joseph's Prep | Sunday, February 16, 2003 |
Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University

52' 9 3/4" | Bob McDade | Cardinal O'Hara | Sunday, February 16, 2003 |
Philadelphia Catholic League Championships @ Lehigh University


SUMMARY:

The storm arrived much earlier than predicted (by about 6-7 hours) in
the Philadelphia area, but by that time, most of the athletes and
coaches were well on their way to Lehigh University. The snow held off
in southern Lehigh County where the meet was held, but meantime back in
Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, it was near
whiteout conditions by noon. Those conditions led PCL officials to
postpone the meet. In events completed, Nicole Leach, West Catholic, was
off to a great start, taking the 60 in 7.84 and the 400 in 56.95. She
also helped her 800 meter relay team get 2nd in 1:45.05 to Archbishop
Ryan's 1:44.12. Teammate Latavia Thomas was 2nd in the 400 in 57.89.
Ryan's Denise Tetkowski took the Long Jump with a leap of 17-10.50, and
had the 4th fastest time in the 60 Hurdles trials, which were suspended.
In addition to the events mentioned, only the Mile, DMR, High Jump and
Pole Vault were completed. The Shot Put finals were set to begin when
the meet ended. In the boys' competition, O'Hara's Bob McDade captured
the Shot Put with a throw of 52-09.75. Juan Cave, St. Joseph's Prep,
cleared 6-04 in the High Jump. Seven events were completed, with the
Trials of the 60 Dash and 60 Hurdles, as well.

 

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