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PA Week Jan 31

by Don Rich, PennTrackXC.com, the site for PA news.

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Penn State National Invite- (Photo for PennTrackXC.com)

Alex Brasington, an Upper Dublin 7th grader, (hip#7 in red), in the heat with a who's who of recent PA HS
distance running. The results of the race show Brasington finishing 13th overall. She was in one of two heats, and raced against Janice Ricci, Lauren Shaffer, Molly Landreth, Colleen Flanagan, Carrie Hucko, and Katie Ewart.

1 Pape, Amanda SR Georgetown 9:42.60
2 Joyce, Carre SR Villanova 9:45.97
3 Slavikova, EvaR Maryland Eastern 9:48.50
4 Flaute, Katie SO Tennessee 9:50.14
5 Cauble, Megan SO Tennessee 9:52.96
6 Johnson, Tara SR P S U 9:56.10
7 Kruppa, Marni SR Georgetown 9:56.59
8 Landreth, Molly JR P S U 9:57.46
9 Knothe, Sabine SO Georgetown 9:58.41
10 Ricci, Janine FR Virginia 10:05.52
11 Saterstad, Angie FR Virginia 10:05.57
12 Malcolm, Kim SO Georgetown 10:09.03
13 Blasinton, Alexandra Unattached 10:09.06
14 Davies, Lisa FR Youngstown State 10:10.55
15 Moulton, Laura FR Guelph 10:11.96
16 Brown, Megan SO U-Guelph 10:16.49
17 Kurtain, Nicole SO Richmond 10:17.47
18 Connell, Colleen JR P S U 10:17.67
19 Flanagan, Colleen JR St. Joseph's 10:19.43 F
20 Matrunick, Kayla JR P S U 10:20.47
21 Shaffer, Lauren JR Pittsburgh 10:20.78
22 Thomas, Maureen JR P S U 10:33.95
23 Ewart, Katie SO P S U 10:37.47


Alexandra Brasington, Upper Dublin, 7th Grade, 10:09.06 US#9, PA#1 @ Penn State National Invite (college) 1/31
Tayvon Gray, Coatesville, 41-5-1/2 @ Kutztown U. 1/30
Greg Williams, West Chester Henderson, 8:47.1 3000m @ Kutztown U. 1/31
Rob Rankin (Upper St Clair) 60'3" SP @ Robert Morris College 1/31
Allyn Laughlin (Center) 40'7.5" SP @ Robert Morris College 1/31


Delco Boys Champs 1/29 @ Glen Mills

55m Hurdles
Carrington Queen Chichester 7.5
Mike Anderson Penncrest 7.5


Albright College HS Invite #2 1/29

Adriene Beltz, Hamburg, 11:13


DVGTCA Meet #9 1/30 @ Kutztown University

Kim Morris, Plymouth Whitemarsh, 36-9-1/4
Alex Baptiste, Wissahickon, 36-71/2

Tayvon Gray, Coatesville, 41-5-1/2
Angela Pasquale, North Penn, 38-10-1/2

Perkiomen Valley 9:39.8

Megan Hutchinson, Quakertown, 2:19.3

55m Hurdles:
Sabrina Shaw, Gratz, 8.3

Jannea Bridgeford, Upper Darby, 7.0


Penn State National Invitational 1/31

Alexandra Brasington, Upper Dublin, 7th Grade, 10:09.06


TFCAGP D1 1/31 @ Kutztown University

Greg Williams, West Chester Henderson, 8:47.1


TFCAGP D2 1/31 @ Kutztown University

Steve Tyson, Upper Merion, 55-10-3/4


TSTCA 1/31 @ Robert Morris

55m Hurdles
Nick Ivancic (Maple Leaf Track Club, Ohio) 7.4
Tyler Orchowski (Upper St Clair)7.5
Charles Totten (Central Cath) 7.5

Bobby Staten (Bethel Park) 6.3

Rob Rankin (Upper St Clair) 60'3"

Penn Hills "A" 1:46.2

Allyn Laughlin (Center) 40'7.5"

Charielese Davis (Oakland Cath) 7.0


1/29-Albright College High School Invitatonal #2 - Hamburg senior
Adriene Beltz improved her state-leading time in the 2-mile run to
11:13. She also won the Mile in 5:22. Wyomissing's Claire Aribat took
two events, the Triple Jump (35-07) and the 55 Hurdles (9.0). In boys'
competition, Zach Snyder of Wyomissing had a good night, taking the 220y
in 24.5, and the 440y in 53.5. Reading's Kalise Cook won the Long Jump
(20-07) and was 2nd in the 55 Dash in 6.5 seconds, to Hershey's
Roosevelt Davis, also 6.5 seconds.

1/29-Delaware County Boys' Championships @ Glen Mills Schools -
Carrington Queen of Chichester, was pushed to a 7.5 win in the 55
Hurdles, as Mike Anderson of Penncrest finished 2nd in the same time.
Glen Mills' Walter Brown cleared 6-4, and was awarded 1st on misses, as
teammate Basheon Johnson also cleared the same height. Johnson won the
Triple Jump with a leap of 40-03.75. Carroll's Mike Tilger took two
wins, the 3000 in 9:03.3 and the Mile in 4:35.9. Host Glen Mills tallied
championships in the 4x200 in 1:34.3 and the 4x400 in 3:34.6.
1/30-DVGTCA #9 @ Kutztown University - Plymouth Whitemarsh senior Kim
Morris held the PA #1 spot in the Triple Jump for the first half of the
season, then lost it temporarily. She's now back on top, tied with
Wissahickon's Alex Baptiste at 36'9 1/4". Baptise hit that distance at
last week's DVGTCA Meet. She was 2nd (36-07.50). The State meet is
shaping up to be a battle among quite a few talents. In addition to
Morris and Baptiste, Canon McMillan's Katie Tershel has gone 36'8 1/2",
and McDowell's Nicole Smith, just an inch less. Both performances are
within the past two weeks. In head-to-head competition, Morris is 3-1
against Baptiste. Morris also went 8.7 in the 55 Hurdles. And Tayvon
Gray, the Coatesville junior, unleashed a throw of 41-05.50 in the Shot
Put, a new US#7. In other action at the meet, Nicole Leach of West
Catholic took the 300y run in 36.1 seconds, a meet record, with
Plymouth-Whitemarsh's Chanel Williams 2nd with a 37.8. Melissa Murphy,
Downingtown East, tied a meet record cleariing 10-06 in the Pole Vault.
Perkiomen Valley (Brittany Long, Carol Jefferson, Ashley Pultorack,
Sarah Roberts), won the 4x800 in 9:39.8. Hatboro-Horsham (Nicole Murphy,
Anna Baker, Megan Rae, Caitlin Klaas), took the 4x400 in 4:07.9.
Quakertown's Megan Hutchinson went 2:19.3 in the 800. Wissahickon's
Krista Simkins took the 400 in 58.7. Hatboro star Caitlin Klaas posted a
very strong 2nd in 1:00.2. Latavia Thomas, West Catholic, went 1:28.7
for 600 yards. Sabrina Shaw, Gratz, took the 55 Hurdles in 8.3 seconds,
and Upper Darby's Jannea Bridgeford, went 7.0 to win the 55 Dash.

1/31-Penn State University National Indoor Invitational - Upper Dublin
Middle School ace Alex Brasington, who is in the finals of the Colgate
Women's Games at Madison Square Garden on February 7th, posted the best
PA 3k of the season, a 10:09.06. Alex Brasington is a 7th grader who
will attend Upper Dublin High School in the fall of 2005.

1/31-TSTCA Meet #3 @ Robert Morris University - The Shot Put is
spectacular in PA this indoor, as evidenced by Rob Rankin of Upper St
Clair going 60'3" to become the 4th thrower over 60' this season. And
the girls are just as talented. Center's Allyn Laughlin improved PA #3
with a toss of 40'7.5". Nick Ivancic of the Maple Leaf Track Club (OH)
won the 55 Hurdles in 7.4. Two runners were at 7.5, Upper St. Clair's
Tyler Orchowski, and Central Catholic's Charles Totten. Bobby Staten of
Bethel Park blazed a 6.3 to win at 55 meters. Plum's Tracy Wilburn went
6.4 for 2nd. In the Pole vault, two Baldwin athletes went one-two, with
Ron Walters clearing 14'0" and Shea Lydon clearing 13'9". In girls
competition, the Penn Hills 4x200 posted a strong 1:46.2. Charielese
Davis of Oakland Catholic continued her strong season with a 7.0 to take
the 55 Dash. Penn Hills' Raquuel Bender was 2nd at 7.1 seconds. Sha-Tira
Snell, Penn Hills, won the 55 Hurdles (8.5), while Oakland Catholic's
Erica Moody went 59.1 to win the 400. Laurel's Jessi Cooper cleared 5'3"
in the High Jump. A lot of strong pole vaulters, with soph Caitlin
Hewitt of Latrobe clearing 10'9" for the win. Three athletes got over
the bar at 10'3", Nicole Pitchford, Riverside,Kristen Moreau, Indiana,
and Emily Pease, Moon Area.

1/31-TFCAGP D1 Meet #8 @ Kutztown University - Henderson's Greg Williams
has the top 3000 time in PA by less than a second over Steve Hallinan of
O'Hara. In the process, he broke the 9:08.3 1998 record set by former
Henderson star Ben Showers. Mike Wray, Central, also set a meet record,
taking the 55 Hurdles in 7.6 seconds, bettering the mark of 8.0 set by
Neshaminy's Tony LaRocco, set in 1998. In the 300 meters, West
Catholic's Seth Mitchell won in 37.6 seconds, getting the nod over
LaSalle's Drew Brandt, who was awarded the same time.

1/31-TFCAGP D2 Meet #8 @ Kutztown University - Upper Merion's Steve
Tyson set a Meet Record with his 55-10.75 Shot Put. Archbishop Carroll
ran a strong DMR - Ryan Kincade (1200), Mark Ellow (400), James Bucci
(800), and Mike Tilger (mile) - going 11:00.7 for the win.

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