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Updates from District 10 Class AA track and field championships

The District 10 Class AA track and field championships are taking place today at Hickory’s Hornet Stadium.

The event started at 9:30 a.m., but we do not expect updates on the finals until early in the afternoon. Please check the Varsity blog throughout the afternoon for coverage of today’s meet.

Fans also can check for early updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/ETNreisenweber.

Update 1:

We have two early upsets: Hickory’s Corrin Regginello wins the high jump. Her teammate, 2011 state high jump champion Lauren Lubarski, did not clear a height and did not place. North East’s Alexandra Schriefer finishes second and advances to the PIAA meet.

Meanwhile, Wilmington’s John Yohman upsets nemesis Matt Bell of Hickory in the shot put. Bell, one of the premier shot putters in the state all season, was the defending champ. Yohman recorded a distance of more than 60 feet for the first time in his career.

In the 100-meter dash, West Middlesex sprinter Clay Allen wins an awaited showdown with Hickory speedster DeShawn Coleman.

As expected, Hickory’s Morgan Richards easily wins the 1,600 meters. She’s a star, and Hickory is proving that it’s loaded with talent. Richards finishes in 5:03.05, a new record. Lauren Zarger of Harbor Creek had the old record.

Update 2:

Marina Wareham wins the 800 in a photo finish with Villa freshman Grace Trucilla. Both will go to state.

North East’s Ryan Smathers  runs a 4:14.74 in the 1600. He easily breaks Sam Havko’s D-10 record and should be the top seed at states. He then cruises to a win in the 800 meters. He’s had a dominant season. Smathers won both events at D-10 last year, too.

Harbor Creek’s Collin Tyzinski wins the 300 hurdles.

West Middlesex sprinter Clay Allen catches Hickory’s DeShawn Coleman in the final 60 meters to win the 400 relay.

The Mercyhurst Prep 3,200 boys relay team won as Phil Martone gives the Lakers a win in an exciting finish.

After not placing in the girls high jump, 2011 state high jump champ Lauren Lubarski of Hickory recovers. Her first two discus throws go out of bounds. Then she launches the winning throw.  That’s resilience.

Lubarski later sets the D-10 record in winning the javelin.

Update 3, team:

The Hickory girls and West Middlesex boys win the District 10 team titles. The Hornettes win by a wide margin for the second straight year. The West Middlesex boys avenge their narrow loss to Hickory in 2011.

Look for more coverage and complete results in Sunday’s Erie Times-News.

Posted in: District 10, Track and field

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