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Pennsylvania Week - by Don Rich
January 22, 2005

Dyestat Elite Marks -

Slippery Rock #1 - TFCAGP D1 - Kutztown - TFCAGP D2 cancelled - Franklin & Marshall cancelled - Albright HS#2



Slippery Rock HS Invitational #1 @ Slippery Rock University 1/14 (Results were delayed one week)

High Jump
5-09 Nicole Smith, McDowell
5-06 Erin Hannon, Bradford

Long Jump
18-07.25 Nicole Smith, McDowell

Pole Vault
11-00 Alexandra Acker, McDowell

9:37.6 Jake Walker, Ellwood City

TFCAGP D1 #7 @ Lehigh 1/21

Triple Jump
46-07.75 Clarence Smith, Cardinal O'Hara US#3

High Jump
6-04 Jim Smith, Cardinal O'Hara

10:41.1 North Penn

Maroon & Gold Inv @ Kutztown University

Shot Put
65-04 Ryan Whiting Central Dauphin

Shot Put
39-01 Tayvon Gray Coatesville
38-10.25 Kaleena Gray Coatesville

High Jump
5-04 Amy Backel Northern York

TFCAGP D1 #7 @ Lehigh University 1/22 - CANCELLED-SNOW

Franklin & Marshall HS Invitational @ Franklin & Marshall College 1/22 - CANCELLED-SNOW

Albright College HS Inv #2 @ Albright College 1/25



1/14-Slippery Rock HS Invitational #1 @ Slippery Rock University -
It was the Nicole Smith-Erin Hannon show at the first Slippery Rock HS Inv on January 14th. Smith, the McDowell senior, and Hannon, a Bradford junior, went one-two respectively in three events. Smith captured the 55 Hurdles in 8.76 seconds (8.72 trials), with Hannon at 8.85. In the High Jump, Smith cleared 5-09 (US#2), with Hannon clearing 5-06 (tie US#7). And in the Long Jump, Smith leapt 18-07.25 (US#8), while Hannon, a Triple Jump 2nd place state medalist as a sophomore, went 17-00.75. McDowell's Alexandra Acker won the Pole Vault, going 11-00. Samantha Fetter, Hempfield, put the shot 38-02. In the boys' competition, Ellwood City's Jake Walker ran 9:37.6, the top 3200m time in PA this season. Hickory senior Eric Sparks won on misses over Wilmington's Jimmy Schneider, both going over 14-00. And Erie Central's Bobby Fletcher won the 55 dash with a time of 6.73 seconds (6.71 trials). Ashton Degree of Pittsburgh Central Catholic was 2nd.

1/21-TFCAGP D1 #7 @ Lehigh University -
In the triple jump Clarance Smith of Coatesville improved from US#5 to #3 with a triple jump PR of 46’7.75”. Brandon Turner of North Penn was second with a jump of 43’9.50”. North Penn also performed well, posting a 10:41.10 DMR win. Their closest competitor was West Chester East with a time of 11:03.30. In the high jump Jim Smith of Cardinal O’Hara jumped 4 inches higher than his closest competition, winning with a leap of 6’4”. John Campbell of Glen Mills PRed by a foot in winning the pole vault with a 13’6” vault. In the 60M Hurdles Duane Hynes of Central Bucks South won in 8.54c while Jarret Eaton of Abington was a tenth back in second with a time of 8.64c. In the 4x800 relay O’Hara won a close race against rival LaSalle 8:23.8 to 8:25.9. Another close race was the 4x200 relay. Pennsbury was out in front with a time of 1:38.2, but following them were four teams within three tenths of a second. Glen Mills was second in 1:39.6, Hatboro Horsham was third in 1:39.7, Central Bucks East was fourth in 1:39.9, and Cheltenham was fifth in 1:39.9.

1/22-Maroon & Gold Invitational Inv @ Kutztown University -
Ryan Whiting wanted to throw. So did Tayvon Gray. And so did a few other top shot putters who braved the snow and made it to Kutztown just as the storm was starting. Whiting, who already has the top throw in the US, popped a 65-4 to win his competition. And that's right, you read correctly. Tayvon Grayof Coatesville opened her indoor season, showing her talented sister how it's done. The Gray, went one-two, with Tayvon throwing 39-01, and Kaleena 38-10.25. Multi-sport talent Amy Backel of Northern had a big day, taking 3rd in the Shot Put at 37-01.50, and winning the High Jump by clearing 5-04. Alea Murpy of Abington Heights ran 8.82 to win the 55 Hurdles. Unionville's Christine Smith won the 3000 in 10:46.75. Adam Kravatz, of Exeter, cleared 13-03 to take the Pole Vault. East Stroudsburg South's Brian Cullin won the 3000 in 9:12.80. Two Tatnall DE runners were 2nd and 3rd, Unionville's Paul Springer 4th in 9:36.20, and Reilly Costigan-Humes of Parkland was 5th in 9:37.84. Sam Luff, Emmaus, went 4:35.58 for 1600m.<

1/25-Albright College HS Inv #1 @ Albright College -
Exeter's Adam Kravatz cleared 14-00 to win the Pole Vault. Teammate Travis Savidge had a nice Triple Jump at 43-02. Wyomissing's Eric Miller was a double winner, taking the 220 yard in 24.9 seconds, and the 440 yard in 56.1. WIlson's Becca Kerchak took the 55 Hurdles in a time of 9.4 seconds, and jumped 31-07.25 to win the Triple Jump.



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