Pennsylvania 2003 outdoor

PA Weekly Roundup - Apr 5

by Don Rich,

Highlights | Summaries |


Strong triple in the mist and cold at Phillips Inv @ Carlisle HS by
Angie Saterstad, again running with her Hershey team: 2:29.4 800,
5:25.0 1600, 11:03.9 3200. Plus a nice double by East Pennsboro's Ryan
at Bruce Dallas Invite at Cumberland Valley, with a .
4:26.06 1600 and 9:32.93 3200.
155-02 Javelin in windy, damp conditions in Altoona by Bald Eagle
Area's Angela Hoover.
Brad Zimmerman
194-9 JT in Waggoner Inv.

Angie Saterstad triple
Ryan Blood double


12:33.05 | Cardinal O'Hara | Saturday, April 5 | Colonial Relays @
College of William & Mary
12:36.1 | Wyomissing | Saturday, April 5 | Colonial Relays @
Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS
JT: 155-02 | Angela Hoover | Bald Eagle Area | Saturday, April 5 | Igloo
Invitational @ Mansion Park, Altoona

58-10 | Tyree Suber | Glen Mills | Saturday, April 5 | Council Rock
Invitational @ Council Rock-North HS
SMR: 3:37.7 | Quakertown | Saturday, April 5 | Colonial Relays @
Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS
DT: 171-11 | Jon Hart | Wyomissing | Saturday, April 5 | Colonial Relays
@ Plymouth-Whitemarsh
JT: 194-09 | Brad Zimmerman | Warwick | Saturday, April 5 | John
Waggoner Invitational @ Solanco HS


Saturday, April 5 - Bruce Dallas Invitational @ Cumberland Valley HS
(PennTrack on site) - After having his indoor season cut short with
illness, East Pennsboro senior Ryan Blood has apparently gotten his
health and his training back to an excellent early season form. He
easily won both the 1600 4:26.06 (splits of 2:17, with a :62 3rd lap)
and the 3200 in 9:32.23. Cumberland Valley's boys' 4x800 led off the
meet with a strong 8:03.94 (David Little 2:01, Scott Zimmerman 2:04,
John Fulginiti 1:59, Brian Fuller 1:57), just holding off Central
Dauphin, who was 2nd in 8:04.99. Reading's Matt Bailey dominated the
hurdles, taking the 110 in 15.23 and the 300 in 40.76. Jumps specialist
Pete Habegger, Cedar Crest, went 21-08.25 in the Long Jump and 41-03.75
to capture the Triple Jump. And Ryan Whiting, the Central Dauphin soph,
won the Shot Put (55-07.25) and Discus (164-06). Nicole Erby began what
will be a busy week of dual meets with a three-win performance, first
taking the 1600 in 5:26.04, winning the 800 in 2:29.05 and anchoring the
Cumberland Valley 4x800 to a 9:56.59 win. Sotanya Imadoiemu, a Central
Dauphin junior, took both the Long Jump (16-03.00) and Triple Jump
(33-09.00). Cedar Crest sophomore Becky Eisenhaur, captured the Shot Put
with a throw of 37-02.00 and Discuus with a toss of 102-00. And Reading
sophomore Jessica Forrest posted a 12.29 and 25.35 double.

Saturday, April 5 - Harold Phillips Invitational @ Carlisle HS
(PennTrack on site) - The Hershey girls and boys teams easily won team
titles. Leading Hershey with four first place finishes was Michelle
Wolf, who won the High Jump, the Long Jump and the Triple Jump, in
addition to running the 3rd leg of the victorious 4x800 (Anne Koch,
Amanda Grerdes, Wolf, Beckie Roush). Contributing 30 first-place points
was teammate Angie Saterstad, who took the 800 in 2:29, the 1600 in
5:25, and the 3200 in 11:03. Lots of double winners in the boys
competition, including Big Spring's Sean Cohick in the 100 and 200;
Waynesboro's Andrew Eshleman in the 110 and 300 Hurdles; and
Waynesboro's David Green in the Javelin and Discus.

Saturday, April 5 - Plymouth-Whitemarsh Colonial Relays @
Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS - It was a cold, damp day, but that didn't
prevent some outstanding efforts both on the track in in the field.
Wyomissing and Quakertown boys each took four relays, highlighted by
Quakertown's 3:37.7 Sprint Medly. On the girls' side, Wyomissing posted
a strong DMR win in 12:36.1, while Gwynedd-Mercy ran well in the 4x800
in 9:35.7 (Wyomissing 2nd 9:39.8). Pennsbury captured four relays. In
the field relays, there were some strong efforts. Wyomissing's Jon Hart
threw the Disc 171'11", while teammate Travis Quillman high jumped 6'6"
and Eric Crush, Owen J. Roberts, threw the Javelin 173'6". In addition,
Methacton's Blake Taylor triple jumped 45'6.5" and high jumped 6'4". For
the girls, Kourtney Marquis, Pennsbury had the best Pole Vault of 10'6"
and Brittany Cooper of Plymouth-Whitemarsh long jumped 15'7".

Saturday, April 5 - 23rd Annual Purple & White Relays @ Shamokin -
Bloomsburg and Shamokin tied with 76 points each. The strongest relays
of the meet were the 4x100 (43.47) and 4x200 (1:31.83) by Shamokin, both
meet records. The Southern Columbia tandem of Rob Kerris and Ryan Slater
set a Shot Put Relay meet record of 99-4. And Bloomsburg's Shuttle
Hurdle Relay set a meet record of 49.57. The Nativity BVM girls captured
the 4x200, 4x400, 4x800, DMR, Shuttle Hurdles, and Shot Put and Discus
Relays to total 94 points for a comfortable win.

Saturday, April 5 - TSTCA Outdoor Championships @ West Mifflin HS - One
day, and typical western PA weather. Conditions always changing. The
meet started with clouds, wind and temps in the 50's. The sun peaked out
for time, but by the end of the meet, the temps were nearing freezing,
the wind had picked up, and the clouds had returned. But, as expected,
some strong performances. Double winners included West Allegheny's Chris
Nardi, clearing 6'6" to win the High Jump, and going 15.58 in the 110
Hurdles; Kevin Pratt, McDowell, taking the Long Jump (21'0") and Triple
Jump (43'5"); Bob Staten, Bethel Park, in the 100 (11.25) and 200
(23.16); and the Mt. Lebanon 4x400 (3:31.03) and 4x800 (8:29.72).
Sha-tira Snell, Penn Hills, won the 100 Hurdles in 15.64 and was 5th in
the 300 Hurdles in 51.09. And Melaine Buczko, Butler, won the Pole
Vault, clearing 10'0", and was 4th in the 300 Hurdles in 49.35.

Saturday, April 5 - Council Rock Invitational (boys only) - Ed Ruiz,
William Tennent, was named the meet's outstanding athlete after his
first place in the Discus (157-06) and 2nd place in the Shot Put
(52-11-1/2). Glen Mills' Tyree Suber took the Shot with a meet record of
58-10. Tennent captured the team title with 1-5 points. It's not often
that PA high schoolers get to run the 5000, and they did it well.
Hatboro-Horsham's Mike Kenny ran 15:33.6 for the win. Haverford's Ed
Dutch edged Council Rock-North's Pete Hewins by .1, going 15:41.1.

Saturday, April 5 - Igloo Invitational @ Mansion Park, Altoona - 29 boys
team and 28 girls schools competted. The day began at 49 degree with
rain, but gave way to sunny, yet very windy conditions. None of that
stopped a Javelin from sailing through the air for Angela Hoover of Bald
Eagle Area. Her 155-02 is one of the top throws of this young season.
Erin Hannon of Bradford garnered three 1sts and a 2nd, winning the 100
Hurdles in 16.79 (16:42 Trials), the 300 Hurdles in 49.73, and the Long
Jump with a 16-10 effort. She was 2nd in the Triple Jump (34-01.75).
Kaitlyn Urban of Westmont Hilltop had a busy, but successful day,
getting wins in the 400 (62.09), and 800 (2:28.33). St. Mary's Area took
the 4x100 in 52.51 and the 4x400 in 4:26.12. For the boys, Brendan
Perretta of Altoona, won both short dashes, taking the 100 in 11.16 and
the 200 in 22.58. The 110 and 300 Hurdles were won byy Shawn Colligan of
Bradford, in 15.20 and 39.90, respectively. Altoona took the short
relays, winning the 4x100 in 43.21 and the 4x400 in 3:31.32. The Soders
returned to action, with Eric and Brian going one-two in the 3200 and
reversing order in the 1600 for 2nd and 3rd

Saturday, April 5 - Chestnut Hill Academy Relays @ Chestnut Hill Academy
- Cardinal Dougherty broke their own record set in the meet's first year
in 2002 by winning the Sprint Medley Relay, posted a strong 3:40.7.
Springfield (Montco) set two meet records in the course of winning the
4x800 (8:29.4) and DMR (11:22.4). Individual meet records were also set
in the 1600, Long Jump, Shot Put and Pole Vault.

Saturday, April 5 - Coed Relays @ Wissahickon HS - The North Penn boys
won five track and four field relays to dominate the meet, highlighted
by their 4x100 43.6, 4x200 1:31.1 and SMR 3:43.2. The North Penn girls
captured six relays, while host Wissahickon won five, highlighted by
their 52.1 in the 4x100.

Saturday April 5 - John Waggoner Invitational @ Solanco HS - Brad
Zimmerman, the Warwick Javelin star, began his outdoor campaign with a
strong 194-9 throw in the cold, damp conditions. Drew Eckman, Oxford,
won both the 200 (22.5) and 400 (48.6), while N. Orfanella of Ephrata,
won the Shot Put (48-4) and the Discus (150-0). The other double winner
for the guys was Eric Broadbent of Avon Grove, who captured the Long
Jump (20-10) and Triple Jump (43-11). Garden Spot athletes starred in
the girls' competition, as Jesi Orr ran 12.4 in the 100 and 46.1 in the
300 Hurdles; while teammate Kristen Andrews captured three events, the
100 Hurdles in 15.0, the Long Jump with a 16-6 effort, and the Pole
Vault, clearing 8-6.

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