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2/6-Three girls over 5-5 HJ @ TSTCA Meet #4 @ Slippery Rock, North Allegheny's Shannon Yon, Jesi Cooper, Laurel, and Nicole Smith of
McDowell. Smith also won the Triple Jump with an effort of 37-06
2/6-Center soph Allyn Laughlin's 42-8 SP @ West Virginia Flyers #3 @ WV
Univ is PA #1
2/7-Chris Spooner finally gets to race, and goes 4:20.83 solo @
Susquehanna HS Invite
2/7-Adriene Beltz, Hamburg, takes over top spot in PA with 10:06.12
3000m, after one with Middle Schooler Alex Brasington of Upper
Dublin topping PA with her 10:09.60 10/30 @ Penn State
2/3-Glen Mills #2 @ Glen Mills Schools
4x800: North Penn High School 8:09.07
TJ: Dan Jacques North Penn 44' 10"
55 Meter Hurdles:
Mike Wray Central 7.60
Rubin McCoy Winslow 7.61
4 X 400: Winslow Twp. High School "A" 3:26.74
2/6 TSTCA #4 @ Slippery Rock University
SP: Andrew McMillen (N Allegheny) 55'10.25"
Shannon Yon (N Allegheny) 5'5"
Jessi Cooper (Laurel) 5'5"
Nicole Smith (McDowell) 5'5"
TJ:Nicole Smith (McDowell) 37'6"
Andrew Rademacher (Hickory) 15'0"
Eric Sparks (Hickory) 14'6"
2/6-West Virginia Flyers #[email protected] West Virginia University
SP: Allyn Laughlin, Center, 10, 42-08.00 PA#1
60m: Bobby Staten, Bethel Park, 7.02prelims
2/7-Gill Athletics Invite @ Kutztown University
55m: Janessa Murphy, Great Valley 7.27
Adriene Beltz, Hamburg, 10:06.12 PA#1
Maria Truskey, Central Dauphin, 10:31.51
Sylvia Galarzc, Millville NJ 44-00.50
Brianna Flagg, Harrisburg, 39-05.50
55m: Desroy Miller, William Allen, 6.53
HJ: Jeffrey Minnich, Schuylkill Valley, 6-06
LJ: Jamal Byrd, Vineland, NJ 22-01.25
SP: Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, 59-11.50
2/7-TFCAGP Divison 2 @ Lehigh University
4x800: Wissahickon 8:15.0
SP: Steve Tyson U Me 56 1.50
2/7 TFCAGP Division I @ Lehigh University
800: Joe Fedorowicz LaSalle 1.57.3
HJ: Juan Cave St. Joseph's Prep 6'8"
TJ: Clarence Smith Coatesville 44'6 3/4"
60H: Nate Tussey Boyertown 8.0
3000: Tim O'Niell St. Joseph's Prep 8.57.6
Andrew Dubs CRS 58'3 1/2"
Jim Casertano NP 53'7 1/4"
2/7-Susquehanna HS Invitational
1600: Chris Spooner, Lewisburg 4:20.83
2/3-Two new PA #1's from Jacques and North Penn's 4x400 @ Glen Mills #2
Two new PA #1's as North Penn continued to solidify their spot as the
team favorite for the February 28 PTFCA State Championships. In the
Triple Jump, Dan Jacques leapt 44-10. His middle distance teammates went
8:09.07 to win the 4x800. And the North Penn 4x400 took 2nd, but in a
PA-best 3:29.44 (Winslow Twp. NJ) 3:26.74). North Penn's 4x200 was 2nd
to Camden by just over a half second in 1:33.76. Central's Mike Wray
captured another 55 Hurdles, this one by .01 in 7.60. In the 55 Dash,
Penncrest's Andrew McCloskey went 6.64 for the win. North Penn's Jim
Casentano won the Shot Put with a throw of 51-04. And in the High Jump,
Bashion Johnson of the host school, was 2nd with a clearance of 6-04.
2/6-Three girls over 5-5 HJ @ TSTCA Meet #4 @ Slippery Rock
Three girls cleared 5-05 in the High Jump, with North Allegheny's
Shannon Yon getting first on misses. She and 3rd place finisher Nicole
Smith of McDowell have both already cleared 5-06. Joining the 5-05 club
was 2nd place finisher Jessi Cooper of Laurel. Smith did get an
individual win, the Triple Jump with an effort of 37-06. North Allegheny
Shot Putter Andrew McMillen (in photo by Bill Rex) won with a toss of
55-10.25. In the Pole Vault, Hickory senior Andrew Rademacher cleared
15-0, while teammate Eric Sparks took 2nd, clearing 14-06. Baldwin
vaulter Ron Walter cleared 14-0 for 3rd. In the sprints, West Mifflin's
Montel Williamson went 6.4 for 1st. Other notable performances included
the girls Pole Vault, with McDowell's Alexandra Acker clearing 10-9.
Riverside's Nicole Pitchford was 2nd at 10-03, while Greater Latrobe's
Kaitlin Hewitt also cleared the same height. And Erica Moody of Oakland
Catholic took two events, the 400 in 61.7 and the 200 in 26.9.
2/6-Center soph Allyn Laughlin's 42-8 SP @ WV Flyers #3 @ WV Univ is PA #1
Center sophomore Allyn Laughlin's 42-8 SP @ the West Virginia Flyers
Meet #3 @ West Virginia University is a new PA #1. Penn Hills' Sha-tira
Snell took the 60 Hurdles in 9.36 seconds. Bethel Park sprinter Bobby
Staten was fastest in the Prelims of the 60 dash with his 7.02. He won
the final in 7.06 seconds. His 22.81 won the 200. And two Penn Hills
sprinters, Renee Johson and Jasmine Cottle were 7.86 and 7.91
respectively in the 60m prelims.Ken King of Connellsville had a good
night, taking the 3000 in 9:11.25 and getting 2nd in 4:44.61 to
Highlands' Tom Slosky in the 1600. Sloskey went 4:35.12 for the win.
Slosky also won the 800, going 2:04.13.
2/7-Beltz takes over top spot in PA 3000m, James is PA#2 in LJ @ Gill
Athletics Invite @ Kutztown
Adriene Beltz of Hamburg took over the top spot in the PA girls' 3000
from middle school phenom Alex Brasington, going 10:06.12 for the win.
Maria Truskey, Central Dauphin, was 2nd in 10:31.51, while Christa
Plummer, Palisades, took 3rd in 10:41.93. Truskey also took 3rd in the
1600, going 5:19.58 for the difficult double. Perkiomen Valley's Sarah
Roberts was the 1600 champ at 5:13.64, while Kate Thaeder, Unionville,
was 2nd in 5:16.24. In the 55 dash, Janessa Murphy, Great Valley went
7.27 for the win. In the 55 Hurdles, it was Kate Noonan-Sessa, Owen J.
Roberts, 1st in 8.67. Two fast 400's with Milton Hershey's Abigail
Johnson, home first in 58.78, followed closely by Chanel Williams,
Plymouth Whitemarsh, in 59.86. Gwynedd Mercy went 9:50.48 for teh 4x800
win, with Cardinal O'Hara close behind in 9:56.50. More great Shot Put
performances, with first going to Sylvia Galarzc, Millville NJ (current
US#2 @ 44-03.75), at 44-00.50. Harrisburg's Brianna Flagg, was 2nd
(39-05.50), with Becky Eisenhauer, Cedar Crest, 3rd (37-07.25). In the
boys Long Jump, Central Dauphin's Jamal James was 2nd with a PA #2
21-10.75. First went to Vineland NJ's Jamal Byrd, with a 22-01.25 leap.
Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, put the shot 59-11.50 for the win. In the
55 dash, Desroy Miller, William Allen, took first in 6.53, with
Phoenixville's Quenton Boyer 2nd at 6.60. Phillipsburg NJ's Justin
Gayman, won the 55 Hurdles in 7.79, with Northampton's Jeff Pammer 2nd
in 7.82. In the High Jump, Schuylkill Valley's Jeffrey Minnich cleared
6-06, while in the Pole Vault, it was Brian Dodds of Wilson first with a
clearance of 14-01. Other notable performances: 3000: Nick Brousse,
Carlisle 9:16.57, Steve Finley, Parkland, 9:16.82, plus Southern
Lehigh's 3:30.47 in the 4x400.
2/7-Fast 4x800's by Wissahickon and Upper Dublin @ TFCAGP D2 #9 @ Lehigh
Tuning up for States, Wissahickon and Upper Dublin went toe-to-toe and
went 8:15 and 8:15.3 respectively. Upper Merion thrower Steve Tyson
threw 56' 1-1/2" to win the Shot Put. Ryan Fritz, Octorara, cleared 6-4
for another victory. And a nice 3000 by Matt Gillin of Springfield
(Montco), going 9:19.6.
2/7-Fedorowicz takes top spot in PA 800 with 1:57.3 @ TFCAGP D1
You can tell they're cranking it up for the championship portion of the season.
LaSalle's Joe Fedorowicz took over the top spot in PA in the 800 with a
1:57.3, just a nose ahead of PCL rival Steve Halllinan. St. Joseph
Prep's Juan Cave cleared 6-8 again in the High Jump. Coatesville's
Clarences is PA #2 with a Triple Jump of 44-06.75. In the 60 Hurdles,
Boyertown's Nate Tussey went 8.0 for the win. In the 3000, another
runner broke 9:00, with Tim O'Neill of St. Joe's gong 8:57.6.
Hatboro-Horsham's Mike Kenny was 2nd in 9:03.8. In the Shot Put, Andrew
Dubs of Council Rock South set a meet record with a throw of 58-03.50.
And North Penn won the DMR in 10:45.8.
2/7-Spooner finally gets to race, and breaks 4:21 solo @ Susquehanna HS
Lewisburg's Chris Spooner finally got a chance to race after not getting
into the field at the New Balance Games earlier this month, and went
4:20.83 by himself. His 4x800 squad also won easily with an 8:17.84
victory. In the 800, Cumberland Valley's David Little won with a
2:00.17. In girls' competition, Cumberland Valley's Jen Gray was 2nd in
both the 800 (2:26.52) and the 1600 (5:22.63). Lewistown's Jordan Bauman
won the 800 in 2:23.75, while Muhlenberg's Andrea Florida won the 1600
in 5:21.45. In the 3200, Chambersburg's Kylee Schuler took the win in
11:29.80. Also getting a couple of strong distance showings was Janelle
Young of Cedar Cliff in the 3200, 2nd in in 11:50.15, and the 1600, 4th
2/8-Tate's 6.99 wins UTATF Mid-Atlantic Champs @ Lehigh
Clarenchell Tate, running for Mt. Airy TC, posted a 6.99 win in the
Championships Meet held Feb 8, but it wasn't her best time of the
series. That was a 6.88 in the prelims of the Feb 1st meet at Lehigh.
The Mid-Atlantic USATF Indoor series consisted of four meets held
January 4th and 11th, and February 1st and 8th, the lastest date the
Championships. All were held at Lehigh University. From a quick glance,
there were some excellent performances. Those making PA elite status are
noted. Additionally, PhatBack Athletics notes the following performances
by their team in thee 2/8 Championships. Khalif Featherstone took 2nd in
the 400 in 51.02 and second in the 200 in 23.47. Sargbah Tarpeh
(Overbrook) was right behind him in 52.38. Tarpeh also ran 2:04 to win
the 800. Harold Williams (Dobbins) hit two PR's in running 53.66 and
2:08.9 in the 400 and 800. Kenneth Talley (Simon Gratz) ran for third in
both sprints in 6.63 and 23.87. Brandon Lane (Carver HS for Engineering
& Science) took 5th in the 400 in 54.80 . The squad of Tarpeh, Talley,
Williams and Featherstone