Check back throughout the day for updates from all District 10 athletes competing in the PIAA track and field championships in Shippensburg.
Update No. 18
Today’s events have come to a close. The 1,600 relays wrapped up the first day of the PIAA championships. Villa Maria ran the race in 4:11.24 and North East had a time of 4:08.78 but neither reached the qualifying time. The last team in for Class AA girls was Forest Hills at 4:04.05. Grove City ran a 4:15.49 in the Class AAA girls race, but did not qualify.
Things didn’t go much better for the District 10 boys teams. Greenville (3:25.64), North East (3:33.23) and West Middlesex (3:40.40) missed qualifying in the Class AA heats. The qualifying time was 3:25.44. Warren ran a 3:26.09 in the Class AAA race but the Dragons needed to break 3:18.64 to get into Saturday’s championship race.
That will do it from Shippensburg. Make sure to check back tomorrow throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. for more updates on the PIAA track and field championships.
Update No. 17
District 10 had a tough time in the Class AA girls 200 races as none of the four runners moved on. Eve Gardner (Union City) had the top D-10 time at 26.66 seconds followed by Shamieia Roberts (Villa Maria) at 26.75, Emily Moroco (Reynolds) at 26.78 and Kylie Shafer (North East) at 26.83. The last qualifying time was 26.55 seconds.
Meadville’s Heather Sternby completed the race in 26.16 seconds but missed qualifying in the Class AAA race. Sternby needed a 25.83 to make it to Saturday.
On the boys’ side, Stephen Deak (McDowell) did not run in the Class AAA boys 200 for an undisclosed reason. In the AA race, Clay Allen (West Middlesex) won his heat with a blazing time of 22.49 seconds. He moves on to Saturday’s semifinals. Fellow Big Red Sebastian Grasso missed qualifying. Grasso ran a 23.19 and the last time in was 22.85.
Update No. 16
Afternoon field medalists from District 10. All running events were preliminaries today and medalists will appear Saturday.
Class AA girls high jump
Corrin Regginello, Hickory – 1st
Alex Schriefer, North East – 2nd
Courtney King, Lakeview – 3rd
Laurel Shickler, North East – 5th
Class AA girls discus
Lauren Lubarski, Hickory – 1st
Taylor Woods, Hickory – 2nd
Jennifer Neider, Hickory – 3rd
Rachel DeMaria, West Middlesex – 6th
Samantha Black, Seneca – 7th
Amber Bacon, Union City – 8th
Class AAA girls long jump
Anna Chodubski, McDowell – 3rd
Class AA boys shot put
Matt Bell, Hickory – 1st
John Yohman, Wilmington – 2nd
Zach Porterfield, Sharon – 5th
Luke Lewis, Hickory – 7th
Class AAA boys triple jump
De’Vion Tate, McDowell – 6th
Update No. 15
West Middlesex pole vaulter Luke Patten just missed out on a medal. Patten cleared 13-6 to place ninth. He had the same height as sixth place but he had more misses. Fairview’s Joe Kocan and Reynold’s Alex Kilgore reach 13 feet to finish in a tie for 12th place.
McDowell’s De’Vion Tate takes home a sixth-place medal in the triple jump. He reached 46 feet, 113/4 inches. Wellington Zaza of Strath Haven just missed the state record. Zaza jumped 50 feet, 1/2 inch with the record standing at 50-5. George Junior’s Brian Jones took 12th with a jump of 44-11, while Grove City’s Kyle Trinch jumped 44-81/2 to take 13th place.
Update No. 14
Villa Maria’s Grace Trucilla will compete for her first PIAA medal Saturday after qualifying in the 800. She ran a 2:18.04, while Marina Wareham (Kennedy Catholic) ran a 2:18.39 to join Trucilla tomorrow. In the Class AAA race, Ellis Beardsley ran a 2:28.10 but missed the qualifying mark of 2:15.65.
Ryan Smathers (North East) will compete for two medals Saturday. He qualified in the AA 800 with a time of 1:58.08, while Zach Anderson (Greenville) also qualified at 1:59.75. In the Class AAA race, Slippery Rock’s Ryan Thompson ran a 1:54.49 to qualify for Saturday’s championship race.
The Class AA girls discus results are in. Lauren Lubarski (Hickory) won with a toss of 142-6, while teammates Taylor Woods (139-2) and Jennifer Neider (135-8) took second and third, respectively. Rachel DeMaria of West Middlesex took sixth with a throw of 118-8, and Samantha Black (Seneca) and Amber Bacon (Union City) took seventh and eighth with throws of 118-5 each, respectively.
Update No. 13
The 300 hurdles trials are in the books. Sophie Mazza (Harbor Creek) ran a 49.39 but didn’t qualify for Saturday. Mercer’s Janette Berger (46.41) and Youngsville’s Cassie Swartzbaugh (46.68) also missed qualifying. The final qualifying time in AA girls was 45.65. In Class AAA, Eliza Lowe of Grove City missed the last available slot in the semifinals with a time of 46.52 seconds. She needed a 44.81 to get in to the semifinals.
District 10 had a tough day in Class AA boys hurdles. Clayton Stoyer (Reynolds) ran a 40.52 to miss qualifying along with Collin Tyzinski (Harbor Creek), who ran a 40.76. Greg Miaczynski (Central Tech) won’t compete Saturday in the 300 hurdles. He ran a 39.44 to just miss a spot in the semifinals.
Update No. 12
Chodubski’s distance on the long jump was 18 feet, 63/4 inches. It was her PR and it was good enough for third place. Marshay Ryan of Chambersburg hit 19-53/4. Chodubski will go head-to-head with Ryan Saturday in the triple jump.
Bell’s championship throw in the shot put was 59 feet, 63/4 inches. Yohman was second at 58-31/2. D-10 also took fifth with Sharon’s Zach Porterfield (54-2) and seventh with Luke Lewis (Hickory) at 52-2. Bryn Kaufman of Wilmington just missed medaling. He had a throw of 51-81/2 to take ninth behind Hanover’s Tony Dennis at 52-1/2.’
Side note for the Class AA girls high jump. Lakeview’s Courtney King cleared 5-2 to take third and Laurel Shickler (North East) also hit 5-2 with more misses to take fifth. Linda Roldan of Greenville cleared 5-2 as well but she had too many misses to medal. Roldan finished in ninth place.
Update No. 11
Here are the medalists from the first field session today.
Class AA girls pole vault
Rebekah Petty, Greenville – 2nd
Class AA girls long jump
Alexis King, Wilmington – 2nd
Class AAA girls high jump
Abby Jones, Franklin – 2nd
Paige Kassab, Meadville – 3rd
Class AAA girls shot put
Jaynee Corbett, Corry – 8th
Class AA boys triple jump
Johnathon Jacoway, Sharon – 3rd
Class AA boys javelin
Tyler Donati, Wilmington – 8th
Update No. 10
The Class AA girls discus was a Hickory domination. Lauren Lubarski takes home the state championship followed by Taylor Woods and Jennifer Neider in second and third place.
Hickory is starting to rack up the team points in the girls’ competition and is a strong contender for the team title.
The 400 relay races have wrapped up. Greenville doesn’t move on in the Class AA girls competition with a 50.52 performance. Wilmington ran a 52.58 but needed at least a 49.80 to qualify. Grove City ran a 51.03 in the Class AAA girls race but did not qualify.
It looks like the Hickory and West Middlesex boys 400 relays are on pace to meet again. Hickory won its heat at 43.17 seconds, while Middlesex won its heat at 43.02. Cathedral Prep didn’t qualified in the Class AAA race with a time of 43.40 seconds. The Ramblers needed a time of 42.35 seconds.
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