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Pennsylvania Week - by Don Rich
January 8, 2005

Dyestat Elite Marks -

TSTCA - DVGTCA - Lebanon Valley - Kutztown - Haverford Div 2 - Haverford Div 1 - Red & Black Classic -

West Virgina Flyers #2
- Delco Girls - Glen Mills -

Ryan Fritz, Octorara, clearing an earlier height on the way to his PA Indoor Record and US#1 7-0 HJ. He cleared six heights, before making the PR on his 3rd and final attempt.

He topped this two days later, clearing 7-00.25 at the Chester County Champs @ Ursinus College




TSTCA #1 @ University of Pittsburgh 1/6

Pole Vault:
Caitlin Hewitt 11 (Greater Latrobe) 11'3"
Ron Walter (Baldwin) 14'6"

DVGTCA #5 @ Lehigh University 1/7

Long Jump
Janessa Murphy, 12 Great Valley 18'06.75"

Shot Put
Karen Shump, 9 Penncrest 39'00"
Angela Pasquale, 12 North Penn 38'10.5"
West Catholic 9:48.1
Janessa Murphy, 12, Great Valley 7.0h

Lebanon Valley HS Inv #1 @ Lebanon Valley College

Becky Eisenhaur Cedar Crest 41-9.50 SP, US#1

Ryan Fritz Octorara 7-00.00 HJ US#1

Kutztown Invitational 1/8 @ Kutztown University

Shot Put
Ryan Whiting, Central Dauphin, 68-09.75 US#1 - best prep indoor throw since 1990

Pole Vault
Linsey Reagan Easton 12’0
Robin Friedman Hillsborough NJ 11’6

TFCAGP D1 1/8 @ Haverford College

High Jump:
1, Juan Cave, St. Joseph Prep, 6-9 (meet record)
2, Jim Smith, Cardinal O'Hara, 6-4

Red & Black Classic 1/8 @ East Stroudsburg University

Jasmine Willis, Harrisburg, 7.0h

Pole Vault
Robin Friedman, Hillsborough NJ 11-00.00

West Virginia Flyers Indoor #2 1/8 @ West Virginia University

Long Jump
Breehana Jacobs, Uniontown, 18-05.50

Pole Vault
Eric Sparks, Hickory, 15-00.00

Delaware County Championships 1/10 @ Haverford College

Lisa Vienneau (Strath Haven) 5:14.0

Shot put:
Karen Shump (Penncrest) 40-8

Chester County Championships 1/10 @ Ursinus College

Ryan Fritz, Octorara, 7-00.25 US#1

Glen Mills Invitational 1/11 @ Glen Mills Schools

North Penn 8.12.82

Triple Jump
Brandon Turner No Penn 44 1


1/6-TSTCA #1 @ University of Pittsburgh -
Latrobe junior Caitlin Hewitt set a PR whether indoor or outdoor, clearing 11-03 to win the Pole Vault. Butler's Kendral Butch was 2nd, going over at 10-0. Hewitt also took a 2nd in the Long Jump with her 16-08.25. North Allegheny's Katie Elmore was 2 inches better. In the 440 yard dash, Penn Hills' Jasmine Cottie ran 1:01.1 (converts to 1:01.04 for meters). The Penn Hills girls took both the sprint relays, 4x220y and 4x440y). In boys' competition, three guys cleared 14-0, with Baldwin's Ron Walter the winner at 14-06. Shawn Gill, North Allegheny, took 2nd, while Jim Schneider, New Wilmington, was 3rd. Thomas Jefferson high jumper B.J. Wolfgang took that event, clearing 6-03. And West Mifflin captured both of the sprint relays.

1/7-DVGTCA #5 @ Lehigh University -
Great Valley senior Janessa Murphy is hitting her stride this indoor, taking the state lead in the Long Jump and also winning the 55 Dash. Her 18-06-75 matched her PR set last indoor, as did her 7.0 sprint. Krista Simkins went 25.5 to win the 200. Frosh Ryann Krais won again, easily taking the 400 in 59.1. West Catholic, behind dual 2:22's from Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas, ran 9:48.1 to win the 4x800. And Frosh Karen Shump put the shot 39-00.

1/8-Lebanon Valley HS Invitational #1 @ Lebanon Valley College -
Crediting weightlifting for increased strength, and core exercises for an improved ability to hold his bend at the top of a jump, Octorara senior Ryan Fritz appeared relieved to have finally reached his goal of 7-0. The mark ties the 1999 Indoor state record of Mike Newhard, Southern Lehigh. Fritz cleared six heights from 5-10 through 6-08, when, as the final competitor, he chose to go straight for 7-0. "My first two attempts at 7-0, I was exhausted. On my third one, I just gathered my composure and jumped it. But I was pretty much out of gas by 7-1." Octorara Jumps coach Ralph Denlinger, who became Fritz' coach in the spring of 2004, says that Fritz' consistency at 6-10 since last summer, along with his increased strength training, told him it was just a matter of time before the 7-0 barrier would fall. Fritz also credited a jumper from State College who stayed in until 6-08. "I was very impressed with that by the way. That motivated me to jump even higher." Fritz is looking forward to the coming competitions with Texas' Scott Sellers, who cleared 7-05 last spring, along with Juan Cave of Saint Joseph's Prep, who recently sailed over 6-10. "It always helps to have that competition.". And a US#1 Shot Put from Becky Eisenhaur, Cedar Crest, at 41-09.50.

1/8-Kutztown Invitational 1/8 @ Kutztown University -
Central Dauphin senior Ryan Whiting was already #1 in the US, but with a throw of 68-09.50 at the Kutztown Invitational, he becomes one of the top four prep indoor shot putters of all time. And only three other athletes have better performances. It's the best indoor throw since 1990 when California's Brent Noon was ripping up the record book, ghrowing over 68-9 seven times, capped with the 74-11 US record. Whiting's teammate Leslie Lynch, won the Shot Put as well, throwing 37-05.50. Getting warmed up a bit after a later than usual start, Easton junior Lindsey Regan cleared 12-0 to win the Pole Vault. Four other PA girls were over 10', with Susquehanna's Amber Gaffey at 10-6. Gwynedd-Mercy posted a strong 9;52.91 4x800. And Bensalem's LaMonte Louis has the top 200 in the state so far at 22.97.

1/8-TFCAGP D2 Meet #5 @ Haverford College -
Brandon Lane of the High School of Engineering & Science in Philadelphia, joined the state leaders in the 60 Hurdles, winning in 8.4 seconds. Germantown Academy took the DMR in 11:02.7, while Mike Morganti won the Shot Put with a throw of 51-03.25.

1/8-TFCAGP D1 Meet #5 @ Haverford College -
A fast 3000 created the new year, as Sean Doyle, North Penn, became the first one under nine minutes, going 8:59.4. Keith capecci, Council Rock North was less than a second back, with Sean McGinley, LaSalle, at 9:09.2. Juan Cave continues in the rare air just below 7', taking the High Jump with a meet record 6-09.

1/8-Red & Black Classic @ East Stroudsburg University -
Quick sprints (I know, that's somewhat redundant) at the Red & Black Classic. Harrisburg's Jasmine Willis went 7.0 in the 55, while Scott W. Allen ran 6.3. Reading Jazmin Hunt took the 55 Hurdles in 8.4. Brianna Flagg, Harrisburg, opened with a 37-10 Shot Put. Beki Finn, Liberty, cleared 10-06 to take 2nd in the Pole Vault. Robin Friedman, Hillsborough NJ, won the Pole Vault at 11-00.00.

1/8-West Virginia Flyers Indoor #2 @ West Virginia University -
Brehanna Jacobs of Uniontown was a triple winner, taking the Long Jump with a US#4 18-05.50 leap; the 60 dash at 7.88, and a 26.62 200. Defending outdoor state Pole Vault champ Eric Sparks, now a senior, got off to a great start, cleaing 15-00, placing him in a three-way tie for US#3. Caitlin Hewitt, Greater Latrobe, cleared 10-06 to win the girls' Pole Vault. And West Allegheny's Cardel Johnson took three events, the 60m in 7.28, the 200 in 23.28, and the 400 in 53.60.

1/10-Delware County Championships @ Haverford College -
Karen Shump is making quite an impact among the state's shot putters, and with a throw of 40-08, she's now US#2. Strath Haven's Lisa Vienneau is now US#7 in the mile, winning in 5:14.0. Radnor's Liz Milewski was 2nd in 5:18.8. Haverford SR Julia Somers set a big PR, taking the 3000 in 10:41.5. Penn Wood's Simone Carter was a double champ, winning the 55 dash with a 7.1, and the 200 in 25.8. The 800 was quick, as well, with Kelli Fierras, Archbishop Prendergast, getting the nod at 2:20.7, with Notre Dame's Stephanie Hayden less than half a second back in 2:21.1.

1/11-Glen Mills Invitational @ Glen Mills Schools -
The 4x800 is picking up pace, as North Penn posted a PA#2 time of 8:12.82. They were pushed by Springfield Montco, 2nd less than four seconds back. Brandon Turner became the 3rd PA athlete over 44' in the Triple Jump, exceeding that mark by 1". Andre Burton took the 55 in 6.72 seconds. Two guys broke 8 seconds in the 55 Hurdles, Christiana DE Osta Ofuami went 7.98, with Penncrest's Gary McCready .01 back. North Penn also took the DMR, going 10:53.81, while Mike Morganti of Penncrest won the Shot Put with a toss of 51-03.




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