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Pennsylvania 2003 outdoor

PA Weekly Roundup - May 10

by Don Rich,
PennTrackXC

Highlights | Summaries |


Highlights

Mark Korich,Springfield-Montco, 800 in 1:53.32, the 1600 in 4:20.4 and the 3200 in 9:37.76 @ Surbanan One Freedom Division

Gwynedd-Mercy 9:18.50 without Meghan Bishop who went 4:58.10 1600, 10:53.50 3200 @ Bicentennial League

Ryan Blood, East Pennsboro, pops a 9:13.73 3200 to join the strong juniors of North Hills and Mount Lebanon in District 7. Cumberland Valley went 7:53.06 to win by just .21 in 4x800 over Central Dauphin.

Nicole Leach, West Catholic, wins four events, the 100 in 12.2, the 200 in 25.47, the 400 in 55.65, and the 400 Hurdles in 65.3 @ Philadelphia Catholic Southern Division Champs

Elite

55.65 | Nicole Leach | West Catholic | Tuesday, May 6 | Philadelphia Catholic League South Championships @ LaSalle

2:13.20 | Kate Vernon | Gwynedd-Mercy Academy | Friday, May 9 | Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock 2:13.66 | Caitlin Klaas | Hatboro-Horsham | Saturday, May 10 | Suburban One League Liberty Division @ Upper Dublin

4:58.10 | 1600 | Meghan Bishop | Gwynedd-Mercy Academy | Friday, May 9
| Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock
4:59.10 | 1600 | Kahki Mealey | Gwynedd-Mercy Academy | Friday, May 9
| Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock
5:02.0 | Mile | Amy Kelly | St. Hubert's | Tuesday, May 6 | Philadelphia Catholic League North Championships @ Widener University

10:48.56 | 3200 | Angie Saterstad | Hershey | Saturday, May 10 | Mid-Penn Conference Championships @ Central Dauphin

10:53.50 | 3200 | Meghan Bishop | Gwynedd-Mercy Academy | Friday, May 9 | Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock

9:18.50 | Gwynedd-Mercy Academy | Friday, May 9 | Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock

1:53.32 | Mark Korich | Springfield-Montco | Saturday, May 10 | Suburban One League Freedom Division @ Upper Dublin HS

9:13.73 | 3200 | Ryan Blood | East Pennsboro | Saturday, May 10 | Mid-Penn Conference Championships @ Central Dauphin HS

7:53.06 | Cumberland Valley | Saturday, May 10 | Mid-Penn Conference Championships @ Central Dauphin HS 7:53.27 | Central Dauphin | Saturday, May 10 | Mid-Penn Conference Championships @ Central Dauphin HS

58-01.25 | Jon Hart | Wyomissing | Saturday, May 10 | William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet @ Governor Mifflin

15-01 | Brian Dodds | Exeter | Saturday, May 10 | William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet @ Governor Mifflin

23.7 | Krista SImkins | Wissahickon | Thursday, May 1 | Trojan Classic @ Wissahickon HS

55.4 | Krista SImkins | Wissahickon | Thursday, May 1 | Trojan Classic @ Wissahickon HS

Summaries

Saturday, May 10 -
William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet @ Governor Mifflin - The Wilson boys 400 relay team led the Bulldogs to the AAA team championship Saturday afternoon at the William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet at Gov. Mifflin High School. The team of Travis Mosser, Chad Henne, Shawn Smith and Andy Lehatto broke a 23-year-old Berks County record with a time of 42.40. Lehatto also won the 100 (10.93) and set a meet record in the 200 (22.02) as Wilson won its third team title in four years. Super thrower Jon Hart of Wyomissing won the shot put, discus and javelin to lead the Spartans to their 10th straight AA crown. Teammate Andy Taylor (49.33 in the 400) and Exeter's Brian Dodds (15-1 in the pole vault) also set meet records. Twin Valley's Shawn Moore took the 1600 and 3200, while Leah Kacanda, Exeter, threw to wins in the Shot Put and Discus. Wyomissing dominated the girls' competition. Senior distance queen Debbie Huss withstood a challenge from freshman Jess Topper of Gov. Mifflin to better her own meet record in the 1600 with a 5:02.43. Huss also set a meet record in the 3200 with an 11:11.22 and her teammates broke a Firing record in the 3200 relay (9:35.11) as Wyomissing won its third straight AA team title. Gov. Mifflin won its ninth consecutive AAA championship. Schuylkill Valley flexed its muscle on the track, too. Senior Heather Patch broke a meet record in the 100 hurdles (14.75) and classmate Laura Pucul broke one in the 300 hurdles (45.26). The pair combined with Vi Nguyen and Shannon Carl to break a meet record in the 400 relay in 49.66. Sprint star Jessica Forrest of Reading High swept all three sprints.

Saturday, May 10 -
MAPL Championships @ The Hill School - The host Hill School won the boys' 4x800 in 8:37.6 and finished third in the team competition. The girls from Hill were second behind the 52.7 4x100 win.

Saturday, May 10 -
Germantown Academy Invitational - Episcopal Academy's Elisse Douglass earned the meet's outstanding performer award to lead her Episcopal Academy team to the title with 103 points.Douglass captured four events while establishing two meet records. She won the long jump with a leap of 17-8; went 16.0 in the 100-meter hurdles; won the 300-meter hurdles in 50.1 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.1 seconds.

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 -
Mid-Penn Conference Championships @ Central Dauphin HS - 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. Another race that got more interesting is the AAA 3200 as Ryan Blood popped a 9:13.73 to join the strong juniors of North Hills and Mount Lebanon in District 7. CV went 7:53.06 to win by just .21. Central Dauphin's Jamal James won the 200 in 22.50, the Long Jump with a leap of 21-11.25 and was 2nd in the 100 in 11.13. Soph thrower Ryan Whiting took the Discus with a throw of 163-08 and the Shot Put with his 57-11.50 effort. In boys' AA, Milton Hershey's Roosevelt Davis won the 100 in 11.29 and the 200 in 22.85 (22.77 prelim). Teammate Godwin Benjamin took the Long Jump (22-01.25) and the Triple Jump (42-05.50). In girls AAA, Carlisle's Ashley Hodge was tops in the sprints, taking the 100 in 12.78 and the 200 in 26.25 (26.03 prelims). Richmond-bound Nicole Erby posted a 2:19.13 800 and 5:10.66 1600 for wins. Mechanicsburg's Kelly Nesbit won the Pole Vault, clearing 10-00, the 100 Hurdles in 15.25, and took 3rd in the 100 in 13.17. Hershey senior Angie Saterstad went 10:48.56 to win the 3200. In AA, Milton Hershey's Kandance Ferguson went 12.55 and 25.40 to win the 100 and 200. Boiling Springs junior Kyleigh Millhouse won the 1600 in 5:27.61 and the 3200 in 11:26.25. Tonya Glacken, Biglerville, went 16.08 to win the 100 Hurdles and 48.19 to take the 300 Hurdles. And Milton Hershey senior Ashley Mondie took the Long Jump (17-00.50) and the Triple Jump (37-08.50).

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 -
Suburban One League Championships
- Patriot Division @ North Penn - In the boys competition, defending state champion North Penn dominated, winning 10 events, including all three relays. Highlight events included the 4x100 victory over Pennsbury in two of the state's top times of the spring (42.82 and 42.98). The Knights broke their own meet record in the event. Sean Doyle swept the long distance events for the Knights (4:27.72 and 9:58.54). North Penn set another meet record in the 4x800 (8:01.68), edging their own time from 1999. Al Gregory led Pennsbury to a runner-up team finish with three individual golds, in addition to his anchor leg on the 4x100. Gregory broke the 100 record of former Pennsbury standout Troy Vincent (the Eagles' cornerback) with a 10.79 (auto). Vincent had a 10.6 hand time in 1988. Gregory also won the long and triple jumps. Brian Brutto, Central Bucks East, won two events, the 100 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles. In girls action, Pennsbury's Andi Glick won three golds to lead the Falcons to their second-straight title. After edging Neshaminy's Danielle Scardino in the 100 (12.68 to 12.78), Glick destroyed the field in the 200 (26.15). Pennsbury also dominated the 4x100 with Glick on anchor in a season-best 49.55. Kourtney Marquis set a meet record in the pole vault (11-1) for the Falcons. North Penn finished second with the help of two relay wins (4:03.10 and 9:56.12).

Colonial Division @ William Tennent HS - Truman's Brad Ragen won two events, the 400 and 200. Princeton Davis, Souderton, captured the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Tennent's Ed Ruiz was dominant in the Shot Put and Discus. For the girls, Brooke Wolfe, Pennridge, won the 100 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles, plus the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Distance star Ashley Kelly, Bensalem won the 1600 and 3200.
- Liberty Division @ Upper Dublin HS - Caitlin Klaas, Hatboro-Horsham, prepped for States with a 2:13.66 800 win. Teammate Janine Ricci took the 1600 and 3200. Chanel Williams, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, won the 200 and High Jump. Norristown's Renai Thompson captured the 100 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles. And Hatboro-Horsham's Lauren Fisher won the Shot Put and Discus. On the boys' side, Quakertown senior Adam Breisch won three events, the 800, 1600 and 3200; Deron Barrett, Cheltenham won the 100 and 200; and Leslie Mills, Hatboro-Horsham, took the 400 and 300 Hurdles. Norristown Triple Jumper Mike Whitehead went 46-07.50 for a win .
- Freedom Division @ Upper Dublin HS - Springfield-Montco's Mark Korich may run one event at States (in his competitor's dreams), or more. He showed a strength and range that should concern anyone he races, taking the 800 in 1:53.32, the 1600 in 4:20.4 and the 3200 in 9:37.76. He also anchored his 4x800 squad to a 7;59.0. Double winners included Robbie Hill, Wissahickon, in the 100 and 200; Gary Miller, Wissahickon, in the 400 and 300 Hurdles; Blake Taylor, Methacton, in the Long Jump and Triple Jump; and Steve Tyson, Upper Merion, in the Shot Put and Discus. Wissahickon's Krista Simkins was dominant as usual, taking the 200 in 24.85, the 400 in 57.36, and the 300 Hurdles in 45.92.

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 -
Southern Chester County League Championships @ Great Valley - Great Valley capped off its first season in the league with 152-1/2 points and the boys' championship. Unionville captured the girls' title with 157 points. Galen Rivers paced the Patriots with wins in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.3 seconds and the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.04 seconds. He also helped the 4x400-meter relay win with a time of 3:30.35.Eric Fleming had a fine day, taking the 1600 in 4;21.21 and the 3200 in 9:20.43. Avon Grove's Chris Akings sped to wins in the 100 in 11.03 and 200 in 21.6. Eric Broadbent, Avon Grove, won the Long Jump and Triple Jump; while Jon Zacharkiw, Unionville, won the Shot Put and Discus. Great Valley's Janessa Murphy had an outstanding day, winning the 100-meter dash in 12.37 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 25.5 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 16-8-3/4. She was also a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay (4:06.34). Katy Andersen, Great Valley, won the 300 Hurdles and 800.

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 -
Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships @ Phoenixville - Two boys and two girls were double champions: Phoenixville's Quenton Boyer won the 100 in 11.2 and the 200 in 22.5. Pottstown's Justin Gibbs captured the 110 Hurdles in 14.4 and the 300 Hurdles in 39.7. Kristen Suhl, Upper Perkiomen, won the Long Jump
(17-06.50) and the Triple Jump (36-02). Jackie Scagna, Perkiomen Valley, took the Discus (112-05) and the Javelin (123-070.

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 -
Bicentennial Athletic League Championships @ Christopher Dock - Sit back at States and watch a show from Gwynedd-Mercy. They did a dress rehearsal at their League meet and simply dominated Merion Mercy and the rest of the league with a depth in the distances. Their 4x800 ran a nice tune-up for districts, going 9:18.50, without Meghan Bishop. That's great my itself, but Kate Vernon also doubled and won the 800 in 2:13.20 with Kelley McGrath doubling and getting 3rd in 2:17.70. And Kahki Mealey, who anchored the relay, was 3rd in the 3200 in 11:00.00. Bishop was first in 10:53.50, with St. Basil's Lynn Morelli 2nd in 10:59.30. Bishop also went 4:58.10 in the 1600 with Mealey 2nd in 4:59.10. Tiffany Abney, Merion Mercy, won three events, the 200 in 24.90, the 400 in 56.30, and the 300 Hurdles in 47.50. She also anchored the 4xx400 to a 3:57.20 win. Jordan Teuber, Nazareth Academy, won the Long and Triple Jumps in 17-04 and 36-9-1/2 respectively. Holy Ghost Prep sprinter Tom Long went 11.40 and 22.90 to win the 100 and 200. Teammate Bill Ference took both the middle distance races, the 800 in 1:58.90 and the 1600 in 4:29.10.

Friday, May 9 -
Ches-Mont League Championships - Tracey Robinson, West Chester Henderson, dominated three races, the 100 in 11.09, the 200 in 22.21 and the 400 in 48.69. Ryan Shaver, Coatesville, took the middle distance events, the 800 in 1:57.0 and the 1600 in 4 4:17.48. Adam Woodford, Downingtown, won the 110 Hurdles in 14.76 and the Triple Jump (45-02). Downingtown won all three relays.

Thursday, May 8 -
Colonial League Championships @ Bangor HS - 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. Teammate Jim Finegan won the 800 in 2:04.1 and the 1600 in 4:37.9. Erin Recker, Catasauqua, won the 100 in 12.6 and the 200 in 26.2. Christa Plummer, Palisades, took both the 800 (2:24.8) and the 1600 (5:16.5). Kelly Applegate, Wilson, won the Discus (99'5) and Shot Put (38-02). Meghan Welsh, Pen Argyl, took both the Long Jump (16' 3 3/4") and Triple Jump (33'6.5").

Wednesday, May 7 -
Mountain Valley Conference Championships @ Pocono Mountain West - 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. Brian Cullin, East Stroudsburg South, captured the 1600 in 4:39.0 and the 3200 in 10:25.5. For the girls, Dana McCutchen, Pocono Mountain East, won the 200 in 25.7 and the 400 in 58.4.

Wednesday, May 7 -
Del-Val League Qualifiers @ Glen Mills - Kim Tremel, Sun Valley, captured the 800 in 2:29.2 and the 1600 in 5:41.6, while teammate Kelly Magnin took the 200 in 27.1 and the 100 Hurdles in 15.9. Tyree Suber of host school Glen Mills, won the Discus with a throw of 134-01.

Tuesday, May 6 -
Philadelphia Catholic League Northern Division Girls' Chamionships @ LaSalle - Amy Kelly, St. Hubert's clocked a 5:02.0 win in the Mile. Multi-event talent Denise Tetkowski, Archbishop Ryan, won the 400 Hurdles in 1:05.6, the Long Jump with a leap of 17-2-1/4 , and the Triple Jump with her 34-5-1/2 effort. Teammate Jess Starace won the 200 in 26.1 and the 400 in 59.8. And Jess Szyszko, also of Archbishop Ryan,won the Shot Put (31-1/2) and Discus (86-3).

Tuesday, May 6 -
Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division Girls' Championships @ Widener - 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. M. Frayne, O'Hara, won the High Jump (5-00) and the Triple Jump (33-02). Teammate Kosloski won the 100 Hurdles in 15.71 and the Long Jump (15-06).

Monday, May 5 -
Philadelphia Catholic League Northern Division Boys' Chamionships @ LaSalle - Bruce Pohlot of LaSalle, won two events, going 57-05 in the Shot Put, and 149-03 in the Discus. B. Donahut of Bishop McDevitt, was first in the Triple Jump (41’9), and High Jump (5-10), and 3rd in the Long Jump (19’5) and Javelin (148’3).

Monday, May 5 -
Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division Boys' Championships @ Widener - Monday, May 5 - Bill Homer of St. Joseph's Prep, won the Long Jump (20' 4 1/2") and Triple Jump (41' 3"). Bob McDade, Cardinal O'Hara, set a new meet record in the discus 159' 8" breaking the mark of Gene Stickley (Bonner 5/90) who happened to be one of the officials. McDade also took the Shot Put with a throw of 51' 8 1/2". Tim O'Neill, St. Joseph's, set a new mile run record of 4:22.8c breaking Sean Duffy's, Cardinal O'Hara, record of 4:24.2. Vince Gravelle, O'Hara, set a new 3200 m run record of 9:38.9. O'Neill's 9:40.9 also broke the old record of 9:42.0 set by Brendan Benner, Bonner.

Thursday, May 1 -
Trojan Classic @ Wissahickon - Wissahickon's Krista Simkins is another of the incredible class of sophomores making waves this season. Not that she didn't last year, but now she should be challenging for state titles, even with senior Tiffany Abney in the way. Simkins posted a triple win, going 23.7 in the 200, 55.4 in the 400 and 44.4 in the 300 Hurdles. Caitlin Klaas, Hatboro-Horsham, another of the super sophs, won the 800 in 2:14.8. Meghan Bishop, Gwynedd-Mercy, took the 1600 in 5:07.4 and the 3200 in 11:16.7. Bishop McDevitt's Chrissie Kapp won the 100 Hurdles in 15.5 and the Long Jump (16-07). On the boys side, North Penn is just biding their time for Districts. Running four events, and winning all four, was Matt Henderson, taking the 100 in 10.8, the 200 in 21.6, and anchoring both the 4x100 (42.7) and 4x400
(3:19.9) to victories. Norristown's Carl Dean captured the 400 in 50.;4 and the Long Jump (21-07). North Penn's Scott Simonovich dominated the Hurdles, winning the 110 in 14.7 and the 300 in 39.7.

 

 

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