Sheena Gordon triples with US#1 HJ 5-10, US# 3 18-8.50 LJ, and
US#4 55H 7.9 (trials) 8.62 Finals) at Slippery Rock -
Tyler Fedeli 6-9 - Julia Pudlin returns in relay - Sam Bair 1:57.8
by Don Rich, PennTrackXC
The weekend in PA produced quite a few elite performances, along
few US Top 5's and new PA state bests midway through the indoor
The weekend also marked the return of Julia Pudlin of The Baldwin
School, following an eight-month layoff.
Slippery Rock January 18 had one of the best shows of the
season as McDowell
sensation Sheena Gordon lit up the night with US Top 5 performances
three events. Her 5-10 High Jump is a US#1. Her 18-08.50 Long Jump
US#3, and her 7.9 h in the Trials of the 55 Hurdles is a US#4. She
went 8.62 in the Finals. Other elite peformances from the meet included
an 8.5 h in the 55 Hurdles by Jasmine Rogers of Quaker Valley; a
Pole Vault by Waynesburg's Jocelyn Lindsay, and a 14-9 Pole Vault
Hickory's Andy Radamaker.
At the January 18th Franklin & Marshall College Invitational,
Township's Adam Sheely won the 55 Dash in a US#5 and PA #1 6.43.
same night, just 50 or so miles to the west, Susquehanna Township's
Marcel Coleman was running a 6.2 at the the Dickinson College
Invitational, which adjusted for hand-time is 6.44, or US #6.
also won the Long Jump in 20-10.50.
Also running an elite 55 Dash of 7.28 at F&M was Ashley Small,
for the York White Rose Track Club. Double winners at the meet were
Nolan McCready of Wyomissing, who took the Triple Jump in 41-03.75
the Long Jump in 20-01.25, and Kirsten Andrews of Garden Spot, who
the 55 Meter Hurdles in 8.90 and the Long Jump with a leap of 15-05.50.
Other elite performances at the Dickinson College Invitational
January 18 included the 6-9 High Jump of Altoona's Tyler Fedeli,
is a new US #4, and the 38-01 Shot Put of Mercerburg's Juanita Beaslex.
At the DVGTCA meet January 18 at Lehigh University, William
Tyeshia Thomas improved her state-leading time in the 55 Meter Hurdles,
going 8.2. The effort puts her in the top 10 US. The meet also marked
the return to competition for Baldwin School's Julia Pudlin, who
competed on the second leg of the 4x800. Pudlin had been out of
since she fractured her heel at the Loucks Games last May 11. Pudlin
comfortably in a time of 2:28 and passed several competitors, helping
Baldwin achieve a school record (10:46.4) as it was the first relay
any kind run by Baldwin in the short history of its track program.
Hope-Solebury's Ashley Ippolito won another 800, moving as close
can get to breaking through the tough 2:20 barrier, getting that
the tenth with a hand-time. William Penn's Thomas was second with
2:21.0. Juanita Broaddus, Jeanette Rice, Kandis Worthington and
Byrd posted a 1:45.0 4x200 for William Penn, nipping West Catholic
.3. And the Hatboro-Horsham quartet of Janine Ricci, Anna Baker,
Rae and Caitlin Klass won the 4x800 in 9:56.2.
On Saturday, January 19th, the Tri-State Track & Field Coaches
Association meet at Robert Morris College produced a US #8 and
in the 800, and a T US #9 and PA best in the Pole Vault. Shaler's
Bair became the first PA athlete under 2:00 this season, going 1:57.8.
And Hickory's Andy Rademacker vaulted 15-0, the first over 14-6.
elite performances included Greensburg-Salem's Akeem Vance nipping
Central Catholic's Andrew Johnson in the 55 Meter Dash, both timed
6.3; and Vance's Long Jump of 22-01.50. Bethal Park's Kim Duschek
vaulted 11-0 to tie for PA #1. North Allgeheny's Kim Markel won
Hurdles in 8.5. And the 1600 duel was as close at it can get, as
Allegheny's Christine Taranto took North Allgeheny's Stephanie Madia
.1 in 5:17.1.
On January 12th at the Lebanon Valley College Invitational,
the year of
the Shot Put in PA showed itself again in two efforts. Exeter's
Seifert went 54-00.25 to win by almost four feet, while Milton Hershey's
Crystal Griffin won by over three feet with a throw of 41-01.25.
Young of Cedar Cliff was a double winner, taking the mile in 5:34.1
the 800 in 2:35.0.
Elite Performances - Boys
55 Dash Adam Sheely, Manheim Township, US#5 and PA #1 6.43 1/18
55 Dash Marcel Coleman, Susquehanna Township 6.2 1/18 @ Dickinson
55 Dash Akeem Vance, Greensburg-Sale, 6.3 1/19 @ TSTCA @ Robert
55 Dash Andrew Johnson, Central Catholic, 6.3 1/19 @ TSTCA @ Robert
800 Sam Bair, Shaler, 1:57.8 1/19 @ TSTCA @ Robert Morris University
High Jump Tyler Fedeli, Altoona, US#4 6-9 1/18 @ Dickinson College
Long Jump, Akeem Vance, Greensburg-Sale, 22-01.50 1/19 @ TSTCA @
Pole Vault Andy Rademacker, Hickory, 15-0 1/19 @ TSTCA @ Robert
Shot Put Elliot Seifert, Exeter, 54-00.25 1/12 @ Lebanon Valley
Elite Performances - Girls
55 Dash Ashley Small, York White Rose TC, 7.28 1/18 @ F&M Invitational
55 Meter Hurdles, Tyeshia Thomas, William Penn, 8.2 @ DVGTCA 1/18
55 Meter Hurdles Kim Markel, North Allegheny, 8.5 1/19 @ TSTCA @
800 Ashley Ippolito, New Hope-Solebury, 2:20.0 @ DVGTCA 1/18 @ Lehigh
800 Tyeshia Thomas, William Penn, 2:21.0 @ DVGTCA 1/18 @ Lehigh
4x200 William Penn, 1:45.0 @ DVGTCA 1/18 @ Lehigh
4x200 West Catholic 1:45.3 @ DVGTCA 1/18 @ Lehigh
4x800 Hatboro-Horsham 9:56.2 @ DVGTCA 1/18 @ Lehigh
Shot Put Juanita Beaslex, Mercersburg Academy, 38-1 1/18 @ Dickinson
Shot Put, Crystal Griffin, Milton Hershey, 41-01.25 1/12 @ Lebanon
Pole Vault, Kim Duschek, Bethel Park, 11-0 1/19 @ TSTCA @ Robert