Pennsylvania Week - April 10, 2004

by Don Rich,

Summaries - DyeStat Elite marks -


  • Chris Spooner, Lewisburg, solo 9:13.58 3200 @ Susquehanna HS Classic @ Susquehanna University
  • Nate Hardic, 11, Warrior Run 195-10 Javelin
  • Jeff Porter, Carlisle, Andre Hicks, Harrisburg, 6-08 HJ @ Pan-Ram Invitational @ Central Dauphin HS
  • Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, 60-02 SP @ Pan-Ram
  • Radnor girls, 12:28.9 DMR @ Delco Relay Carnival @ Interboro HS (got them into Penn Relays)
Pan-Ram Invitational, Central Dauphin
Central Dauphin thrower Ryan Whiting won the Shot Put with a throw of 60-02, and the Discus with a throw of 172-05.
Let's see, it took Cumberland Valley senior Brian Fuller (650) a whole three weeks to get into 4:21 shape after a winter in the pool. He nearly caught teammate and fellow senior Jon Fulginiti, who won by .16 seconds in 4:20.98.


Dyestat Elite:

4/10 Susquehanna University HS Classic
JT Ruby Radocoj, Williamsport 137-03
3200m Chris Spooner (LBA04) 09:13.58
JT Nate Hardic, 11, Warrior Run 195-10

4/10 Pan-Ram Invitational @ Central Dauphin HS
HJ Andre Hicks, Harrisburg 6-08*
HJ Jeff Porter, Carlisle 6-08*
SP Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin 060-02.00*

4/10-Delco Relay Carnival @ Interboro HS - DMR Radnor 12:28.9


Meet Summaries

4/10 - Pan-Ram Invitational @ Central Dauphin HS - Good food, good
weather, great performances abound: As Donna Dye noted after her visit
to the XC State meet in November, "they know how to eat in
Pennsylvania." And the Pan-Ram Invitaitonal at the great 8-lane track at
Harrisburg's Central Dauphin HS was no exception. The burgers were
charcoaling, the sun was blazing. But most of all, the performances were
cooking as the 16th Pan-Ram Invite enjoyed great weather and a bunch of
meet records. Alabama-bound Jen Gray, Cumberland Valley, set two
individual meet records, but had to hold off an unexpected and spirited
1600 race from Hershey freshman Sam McMillan. Gray ran 5:10.39, McMillan
5:10.65. When asked abut his frosh star, Hershey coach Kevin Stover
sheepishly replied, "I guess my secret's out." Gray also helped the
Eagles win the one lap relay, maybe even surprising themselves a bit,
posting a 4:07.19. Gray's 2:19.44 800 was run without any nearby
competition. Central Dauphin junior Maria Truskey ran a PR 11:03.48 for
3200. Milton Hershey sophomore Abigail Johnson had a great day too,
winning the 200 in 25.78 and the 400 in 57.17. Ryan Jones led a quick
800 as three guys went under 2 minutes. Jones' 1:56.60 is the top in the
state. For the second week in a row, the Central Dauphin 4x800 broke
eight minutes. But this quartet was without Jones, so the time is
particularly significant. Harrisburg's 4x400 got an early lead and
pushed the pace to a 3:25.62. Brian Fuller spent the winter on the CV
swim team, and has been running his way into shape. Looks like they'll
be good for the Penn Relays' DMR after teammate Jon Fultiniti barely
held off a charging Fuller in the 1600, going 4:20.98 to Fuller's
4:21.14. Fuller noted that the two really don't care who wins between
them, "as long as we run good times." Fulginiti will likely run the
opening 1200 leg at Penn, with Fuller anchoring. Jeff Porter of Carlisle
out-dueled Harrisburg's Andre Hicks to win the High Jump on fewer
misses. Both cleared 6-08 in a changing wind. Hicks also ran on the
winning 4x100 and finished 2nd in the 200 in 23.12 behind Central
Dauphin's Jordan Mitchell. Cedar Cliff's Steve Bilous won the Jav with a
throw of 186-09. And Central Dauphin's Ryan Whiting won the Shot Put
(60-02) and won the Discus with a throw of 172-05.

4/10 - TFCAGP Relay Carnival @ Upper Dublin HS - North Penn and Central
are ready to run the 4x800 at Penn, going 8:01.7 and 8:04.0. North Penn
also took the 4x200 in Division I in 1:31.9, but both Dobbins (1:31.1)
and Penncrest (1:31.7) were faster in Division II. But the North Penn
4x400 was the fastest of the day by over four seconds (3:24.2). O'Hara
and Wissahickon, ran within .1 of each other in the Spring Medley, both
just over 3:36. Upper Dublin posted the best DRM, a 10:38.9. Hatboro's
4x1600 ran 18:08.6 for the win. In the field, Brad Vierling, Central
Bucks East, tossed the Discus 159-11.

4/10 - Delco Relay Carnival @ Interboro HS - There were two PA #1's from
Lucci in the Shot Put and Radnor in the DMR at the Delco Relay Carnival.
Lauren Lucci, Springfield (Delco) uncorked the top Shot Put in the State
to date, with a throw of 41-05.75. She also threw the Discus 122-10.
Radnor posted the top DMR in PA with a 12;28.9. O'Hara ran a fast 4x800,
9:39.9. Prendie took the 4x400 in 4:02.2 and the Sprint Medley in
4:17.8, and the 4x1600 in 22:56.5.

4/10 - Susquehanna University High School Classic - Running alone and
lapping much of the race, Lewisburg senior Chris Spooner got in a quick
3200, going 9:13.58. The Javelin is always one of PA's top events, and
Williamsport senior Ruby Radocoj threw the spear 137-03; and Warrior Run
junior, Nate Hardic won his speciality with a throw of 195-10. Shamokin
sprinter Dan Wilk took two events, the 100 in 11.00 and the 200 in 22.78.

4/10 - Bristol Knights of Columbus Invitational @ Holy Ghost Prep -
Gwynedd-Mercy is rolling already in this young season. And a newer name
pops up on in the leaders in the 1600. Kate Simon ran a 5:12.2 to finish
2nd to one name you know, Kate Vernon, who ran a 5:04.3. Their teammate,
Khaki Mealey took the 3200 in 11;32.2. St. Basil and Unionville battled
it out in the DMR, with Basil taking an eight second win in 12;35.1.
Ryan sprinter Sara Brown won the 100 in 12.3 and the 200 in 25.9. The
Bensalem 4x400 ran a quick 3:24.7. Tennent was less than a second back.
Lamont Louis, Bensalem, broke 40 in the 300 Hurdles, going 39.1, just .2
up on Tennent's Andre Burton. Pennsbury's Kervin Michaud went 49.4 in
the 400, .2 ahead of J. Edwards, of McDevitt.

4/8 Washington & Jefferson High School Invitational - Tyler Orchowski of
Upper St. Clair captured three events, the 110 Hurdles in 15.6, the 300
Hurdles in 42.7 and the High Jump, clearing 5-10. His teammate Bob
Rankin took the Shot Put (54-11), Baldwin's Dan Kavanaugh hurled the
Discus 152-01, while his teammate, Ron Walter cleared 14-06 to win the
Pole Vault. In the girls competition, Baldwin's Jordan Veney won the
Shot Put (36-05).




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