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Pennsylvania Week - by Don Rich
February 5, 2005


Ryan Whiting's 66-11.50 SP gives him the top four throws in the US this season - Erin Hannon, Bradford jr, 38-11 TJ US#4 (Nicole Smith, McDowell 38-03.50 US#7) - Karen Shump, Penncrest fr, 43-1-1/2 SP US#6 - Breehanna Jacobs, Laurel Highlands, 18-07.50 LJ tie US#9


Dyestat Elite Marks -

Glen Mills - TSTCA SP Competition - WV Flyers - DVGTCA - TFCAGP D1 - TFCAGP D2 - TSTCA - Kutztown (Gill) - Susquehanna -



Glen Mills HS Invitatonal #2 @ Glen Mills Schools 2/1

Anthony Kelhaur Lenape NJ 9:36 18

Shot Put
Mike Morganti Penncrest 53 1

Triple Jump
Clarence Smith Coatesville 44 3 1/2

High Jump
Jim Smith O'Hara 6 4

North Penn 8:08 59

TSTCA Shot Put Competition @ Thomas Jefferson HS 2/2

Shot Put
Jordan Veny Baldwin 40' 2 3/4"
Sam Fetter Hempfield 39' 1 1/2"

WV Flyers #3 @ West Virginia University 2/4

Pole Vautl
Sparks, Eric Unattached (Hickory PA) 14'06.00"

DVGTCA Indoor Meet #8 @ Kutztown University 2/4

Chanel Williams, PW, 8.3h

Krista Simkins, Wissahickon, 40.5h

High Jump
Emily Moles, Conestoga, 5-5

Long Jump
Janessa Murphy, Great Valley, 17-8 1/4

Shot Put
Karen Shump, Penncrest, 43-1-1/2 US#6

Central Buck West 4:06.4

North Penn 9:37.5.
St. Basil, 9:40.0.
Villa Maria, 9:41.9
Strath Haven 9:43.5
Radnor 9:49.8

TFCAGP Division 1 Meet #9 @ Lehigh University 2/5

High Jump
Juan Cave STP 6'10" Meet Record

Cardinal O'Hara 8.10.8

TFCAGP Division #2 Meet #9 @ Lehigh University 2/5

Long Jump
Steve Slaton, Conwell-Egan, 22-2

TSTCA Meet #4 @ Robert Morris University 2/5

Penn Hills 1:46.4

Long Jump
Breehanna Jacobs (Laurel Highlands) 18’ 7.5" tie US#9
Erin Hannon (Bradford Area) 17’ 11.5”

Triple Jump
Erin Hannon (Bradford Area) 38’ 11” US#4
Nicole Smith (McDowell) 38’ 3.5 US#7

Pole Vault
Caitlin Hewitt (Gt Latrobe) 12’ 0”
Alexandra Acker (McDowell) 11’ 6”
Kendrall Butch (Butler) 11’ 6”

Shot Put
Jordan Veney (Baldwin) 39’ 2”

Max Brown (N Allegheny) 4:25.2

Triple Jump
Barry Church (Penn Hills) 44’ 10”

Gill Athletics Invitational @ Kutztown University 2/5

Justin Babich Southern Lehigh 50.44

Gary Sumpter Dover DE 7.64

High Jump
Ryan Fritz Octorara 6'8

Long Jump
Jamar Byrd Vineland NJ 22'11 1/2
Nafee Harris McCaskey PA 22'7

Shot Put
Ryan Whiting Cent. Dauph. 66 11.5

Kate vernon Gwy. Mercy 5:12.49

Lauretta Dezubay Freedom 10:18.53 US#8

Shot Put
Becky Eisenhower Cedar Crest 40 8.5
Brianna Flagg Harrisburg 40 7.5

Susquehanna Indoor Classic @ Susquehanna University 2/6



2/1-Glen Mills Invitational #2 @ Glen Mills Schools -
A mini-invasion from New Jersey, as athletes from Camden and Lenape took most of the individual sprints and the 3200. But PA's athletes were closer than a second in most. C.J. Gray of Coatesville ran 6.72 for 55m, .01 behind Camden's Carl Smith. Smith's teammate, Devon Burroughs, captured the 55H in 7.99 seconds. Lenape's Steve Swan ran 51.39 to take the 400, with Bensalem's Lamonte Louis 2nd at 51.41. North Penn's Sean Doyle and Coatesville's Amin Garnett took 2nd and 3rd at 3200m at 9:38.18, 9:41.76 respectively. Lenape's Anthony KIelhaur was 1st in 9:36.18. North Penn posted an 8:08.59 in the 4x800. In the field events, Mike Morganti of Penncrest threw 53-01; Coatesville's Clarence Smith triple-jumped 44-03.50; and O'Hara's Jim Smith cleared 6-04 in the High Jump.

2/2-TSTCA Shot Put Competition @ Thomas Jefferson HS -
In a competition delayed from January 22nd because of snow, the girls came out throwing long. Jordan Veney of Baldwin was over 40' again for the season, winning the competition with a 40-02.75 effort. Hempfield's Samantha Fetter was 2nd at 39-01.50, and West Mifflin's Kristen Lerro 3rd at 35-01. Baldwin's Keith Huebner took the boys' event with a throw of 49-02.50.

2/4-WV Flyers #3 @ West Virginia University
Eric Sparks and Buddy Rose continued their battle above the first story, as the Hickory senior (Sparks) cleared 14-06 to win by half a foot over the Chartiers Houston senior. Adam Penn of Canon-McMillan went 21-11 to win the Long Jump, and McDowell's Travis Coleman took the Shot Put with a season-best 52-11.75. In the girls' competition, Altoona's Brittani Klingeman edged Canon-McMillan's Katelynd McElhany 10.09-10.10.

2/4-DVGTCA Meet #8 @ Kutztown University -
Penncrest's Karen Shump had thrown over 40' twice in this, her first season of high school competition. But a PR of 2' 5-1/2" is huge. So huge, in fact, that it puts (pardon the pun) her into US#3. So you don't have to do the math, that is 43-1.50. But that wasn't the only excellent performance at the DV girls association's last open meet of the indoor season. There were hot performances in virtually every event, deepest in the Shot Put, High Jump, 55 Hurdles and 4x800. Conestoga sophomore Emily Moles jumped (sorry, again) up to a tie for PA#3 with a season PR of 5-05 in the High Jump. In the 55 Hurdles, Chanel Williams of Plymouth-Whitemarsh, went 8.3 for the win. In the 4x800, North Penn ran a PA#2 time of 9:37.5, with St. Basil running the 4th best in PA this season at 9:40.0, and Villa Maria the 5th, at 9:41.9. In other notable performances, Krista Simkins, Wissahickon, went 40.5 for 300m; Janessa Murphy, Great Valley, long-jumped 17-08.25; and Central Bucks West ran 4:06.4 for the 4x400 relay.

2/5-TFCAGP D1 Meet #9 @ Lehigh University -
Juan Cave of St. Joseph's Prep has this 6-10 thing down to a science. His effort this week earned him the meet record. Cardinal O'Hara ran a PA#3 4x800 of 8:10.8. Jon Mitchell, Quakertown, went 7.0 for the 60m win. And Hatboro-Horsham's Josh Hibbs posted a 9:05.9 for the 3000m run, PA#9.

2/5-TFCAGP D2 Meet #9 @ Lehigh University -
In the Long Jump, Conwell-Egan's Steve Slaton covered 22-02 before hitting sand. The jump is PA#2. The sprints were the best show for close finishes, as Garet Dowd, Interboro, Andre Nelson of Springfield Delco, and Andrew McCloskey of Penncrest, went 1-2-3, all hand-timed at 7.0 for 60m. In the barrier version of the 60, Kamal Morell of Penn Charter was clocked in 8.1 seconds. Elliot Whaley of Malvern Prep, and Dan Smith of Phoenixville, were just .2 behind. And Penncrest's Mike Morganti threw the Shot Put 50-07.

2/5-TSTCA Meet #3 @ Robert Morris University -
Nicole Smith of McDowell has been dominating western PA field events for a few years. Her heir apparent - Bradford junior Erin Hannon - is not only challenging her, but the two simply took over the top spots in the state triple jump with a one-two performance. Hannon won this duel with a leap of 38-11. Smith was just 7.5 inches short of that at 38-03.50. Smith did take the 55 Hurdles in 8.4 seconds. Hannon took 2nd in the Long Jump to Breehanna Jacobs, who went 18-07.50 to Hannon;s 17-11.50. But the big news was Jacob's school change. When she last competed, she was representing Uniontown. But at this meet, her jersey said Laurel Highlands. In the Pole Vault, Latrobe's Caitlin Hewitt cleared 12-0 for the win. Cardel Johnson of West Allegheny took two events, the 55 in 6.4 seconds, and the 200 in 22.9, the same time awarded West Mifflin's Montel Williamson. Max Brown, North Allegheny, and Jake Walker, Ellwood City, were at it again, but this time at a shorter distance. The result was the same, they took over the top two PA spots with Brown in front. Brown's 4:25.2 Mile was 2.1 second better than Walker's.

2/5-Gill Athletics Invitational @ Kutztown University -
Central Dauphin's Ryan Whiting isn't just atop the national list with his all-time indoor ranking and state indoor record of 68-09.50 Shot Put... he has the four best throws of the season anywhere in the US. His latest of 66-11.50 is his 2nd best ever. And for those counting, three of the throws were at Kutztown. Nafee Harris of Lancaster McCaskey took over the top spot in PA with his Long Jump win of 22'7. The men's 400 added another athlete flirting with sub 50, as Justin Babich of Southern Lehigh went 50.44 to move into PA#2. And Octorara's Ryan Fritz tuned up for the late season meets with a 6-08 High Jump win. Lauretta Dezubay may have missed out on the fun part of her cross country season, but she's not going to miss the indoor fun, posting the fastest 3000 in PA this season with a 10:18.53. The mark is also US#8. PA's girls excel every year in the Shot Put, and 2005 is no exception. Two of Central PA's best, Becky Eisenhower of Cedar Crest, and Brianna Flagg of Harrisburg, got into battle, and both finished over 40', with Eisenhower at 40-08.50, an inch ahead of Flagg. Eisenhower's throw isn't her season best, so she remains at PA#2. But Flagg's throw moves her up to PA#3. And Reading sprinter Jessica Forrest won the 55 in 7.35 seconds, the 400 in 1:00.29, and took 2nd in the 200 in 26.57.

2/6-Susquehanna Indoor Classic @ Susquehanna University -
Northern senior Amy Backel continues to tally the wins, and one included a PR, taking the Shot Put with a throw of 38-02, which puts her 9th in PA. She also won the High Jump, clearing 5-3; took 3rd in the 55 Hurdles in 9.24; and captured 4th in the Long Jump at 14-04.50. Opening her senior campaign was Greenwood's Jessica Kratzer with a 2nd in the Shot Put at 34-08. In boy's action, Lewisburg's Drew Miller won both horizontal jumps with marks of 19-05.500 in the Long, and 40-05.50 in the Triple.



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