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Posts tagged "District 10 track and field"
Posted: May 21st, 2012

The PIAA track and field championships will take place Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg. Following are links to the PIAA performance lists and heats.

Class AA girls performance list —   heat sheets

Class AAA girls performance list heat sheets

Class AA boys performance list —  heat sheets

Class AAA boys performance list heat sheets

Click below to see a list of all No. 1 seeds, along with the District 10 seeds:

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Posted: May 19th, 2012

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

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: May 18th, 2012

Earlier today, the Varsity blog posted a look back at the District 10 Class AAA track and field championships.

Now, it’s time to take a look ahead to some of the premier showdowns waiting at Saturday’s District 10 Class AA championships at Hickory’s Hornet Stadium.

Remember, fans who can’t attend Saturday’s meet can get updates throughout the day on the Varsity blog and on Twitter at

Click below to read more:

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Posted: May 18th, 2012

The District 10 Class AA track and field championships are set for Saturday morning at Hickory’s Hornet Stadium.

Before the first starter’s pistol sounds, here’s a look back at some of the most interesting moments from Wednesday’s Class AAA meet.

Later today, we’ll post a look ahead to Saturday’s most intriguing events.

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Posted: May 16th, 2012

Today’s District 10 Class AAA track and field championships will offer plenty of drama. This week’s Varsity preview detailed plenty of storylines and athletes to watch at this afternoon’s meet at Harbor Creek.

Here’s a look at a few other intriguing subplots:

Weather: Let’s hope that the mild weather from this morning holds out. A storm or shower was a possibility, but the forecast called for partly sunny or sunny skies with a high of 64 this afternoon. Those are good conditions for the athletes. Remember, the winner of each event in Class AAA qualifies for the PIAA meet, but others will try to advance based on PIAA qualifying standards. Mild weather gives more D-10 athletes a better shot at earning a coveted trip to states.

Jumpers leap to forefront: The Times-News picked Cathedral Prep’s Joe Oduho and McDowell’s De’Vion Tate as our Varsity edition cover subjects this week because of their impending showdown in today’s long jump. Oduho and Tate are seeded 1-2 today after they finished 1-2 in the D-10 long jump, respectively, in 2011. Oduho placed third in the state last year and Tate placed eighth. Of course, other jumpers could emerge, but the Oduho-Tate rivalry will be fun to watch. Oduho’s also the top-seeded sprinter in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Tate is the top seed in the triple jump.

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