Check back throughout the day for constant updates from the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University.
Update No. 13
The Hickory girls win the Class AA team state title by one point 73-72 over a talented Swenson Arts and Technology. The next closest team finished 40 points behind. The Hickory girls had three individual state champions.
Update No. 12
McDowell’s Anna Chodubski adds a second state medal with a fifth place in the Class AAA triple jump with a37-2 3/4. She placed third in the long jump Friday.
Meadville’s Paige Kassab, who placed third in Friday’s high jump, took sixth today in the triple jump (37-1 1/4).
Corry’s Janyee Corbert finished 16th (107-0) in the Class AAA discus.
McDowell senior De’Vion Tate placed seventh in the Class AAA long jump with a career-best 23-01/2. He placed sixth in the triple jump Friday.
Update No. 11
Hickory does it again. Jennifer Neider wins the Class AA shot put title with a 45-1. The Hornettes take three of the top four spots, as Sophia Fustos places third (40-1) and Taylor woods places fourth (39-8).
Slippery Rock’s Emily Campbell takes fifth with a 39-4 and Rachel DeMaria of West Middlesex finishes eighth (37-11).
Update No. 10
Sheffield’s Kalil Slaughter wins the Class AA 200 meters with a time of 21.87. Clay Allen of West Middlesex takes second in 22.30.
Earlier this week, the Varsity blog linked to a column that discussed the disqualification of Penn Wood star Eric Futch from the District 1 meet and from the PIAA meet. Futch was reinstated before the state meet, and he won the Class AAA 200 today in 21.70.
Update No. 9
Villa Maria freshman Grace Trucilla wins a seventh-place medal in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.96, her personal best. What a postseason she has had.
Kennedy Catholic’s Marina Wareham finishes 11th in 2:21.49.
Homer Center’s Angel Piccirillo sets her second state record of the day with a winning time of 2:09.16. She earlier set the record in the 1,600.
After winning a state title in the 1,600, North East’s Ryan Smathers finishes ninth in the Class AA 800 with a time of 1:57.75.
Slippery Rock’s Ryan Thompson takes eighth and wins a medal in the Class AAA 800 with a fine time of1:54.72.
Update No. 8
Ryan Smathers, three years in the making, wins the Class AA boys 1,600 easily. The North East junior runs a 4:12.39, his best time this season. Iroquois standout Dalton Zebrak finishes a solid year by taking third at 4:18.49.
Morgan Richards of Hickory picked up her second third-place medal in the 1,600. She had another strong race with a time of 5:01.43, but couldn’t do anything about Home Center star Angel Piccirillo, who set a state record with a 4:39.42.
Sheffield star Kalil Slaughter wins the Class AA boys 100 state title! He smoked the field with a 10.85 and Clay Allen of West Middlesex took second at 11.03.
Update No. 7
District 10 picks up two medals in the 3,200 relay. The Titusville and Greenville boys were the only finalists from D-10. The Rockets ran the Class AA boys race in 8:04.33 to take fifth, while Greenville was right behind in sixth place (8:07.03).
Update No. 6
Kristin Markiewicz finishes sixth in the triple jump in her first trip to Shippensburg.
Wilmington’s John Yohman wins the Class AA boys discus with an official throw of 177-10. Hickory’s Matt Bell was fourth at 157-8 and Trevor Harrison of West Middlesex just missed a medal. He takes ninth place with a throw of 148-2. Seneca’s Matt Mongera finished 12th with a throw of 142-4.
Update No. 5
Jeremy Jancso’s official distance in the Class AA long jump is 22 feet, 41/2 inches to finish second. Johnathon Jacoway of Sharon jumped 19-81/4 to take 17th.
Lauren Lubarski’s best throw in the javelin was 138-4 to finish third. Sharon’s Sabol Csatlos took 14th with a throw of 117-8.
Update No. 4
West Middlesex speedster Clay Allen has made the finals in the Class AA 100. He won his semifinal heat with a time of 10.93 seconds. He will race for the state title later today.
Another medal for Hickory as Lauren Lubarski takes third in the javelin. Her distance will be posted when the results are available.
Kristin Markiewicz of Harbor Creek has reached the finals in the Class AA girls triple jump.
Scary moment earlier for Grove City pole vaulter Kelly Baglia. She almost fell back into the takeoff area and had to be helped off. Baglia had her ankle looked at in the medical tent but appears to have avoided serious injury.
Update No. 3
West Middlesex standout Jeremy Jancso finishes with a silver medal in Class AA boys long jump. Certainly a great year in several sports for Jancso.
District 10′s only remaining hurdler in the 100/110 hurdles missed qualifying for the finals. Eliza Lowe of Grove City ran a 15.55 in the Class AAA girls 110 hurdles. She needed a 15.17 to move on.
Update No. 2
Temperatures continue to climb here at Seth Grove Stadium. Morgan Richards picks up some huge points for Hickory. She takes third in the Class AA 3,200 with a time of 11:02.10. St. Marys freshman Adair Gennocro had a blazing time of 10:36.62 to win the event. Catherine Stark of Mercyhurst Prep ran a 12:12.81 to finish 21st. McDowell’s Kelsey Swantek took 26th in the Class AAA meet with a time of 12:47.00.
District 10 picked up another medal with a huge run by Daniel Jaskowak of Grove City. He ran the Class AAA 3,200 in 9:14.79 to take second behind Sam Hibbs of Hatboro-Horsham (9:09:82). Nate Tallada of Saegertown took 13th with a time of 10:03.08 in the AA race, while Ben McAuley of North East ran a 10:06.12 to finish in 17th place.
Wilmington’s John Yohman might win the Class AA boys discus. His third throw of the day goes 177 feet to send the crowd into frenzy.
Jeremy Jancso of West Middlesex has reached the medal jumps in the Class AA boys long jump.
Update No. 1
Day two has begun with the 3,200 on the track and the morning session of field events as well. It should be another scorcher here as we have already reached 78 degrees. The temperature will be something to keep an eye on for each runner, especially those in more than one event.
– Tom Reisenweber