The boys competed in the AAA WPIAL Championship in the afternoon. Freshman Matthew Otto placed 15th overall in the 3200m with a personal best time of 10:05.69. Sophomore Eric Weicht placed 13th overall with a jump of 40'2" in Triple Jump. Sophomore Alex MacDonald made it to finals in Discus and finished just shy of medaling, placing 9th overall ,with a personal best throw of 132'2". Junior Kadin Johnson made it to finals in the 200m dash and finished 5th overall with a personal best time of 22.86. Senior Nicky Pascarella finished 7th overall in the 1600m run with a personal best time of 4:24.65. Way to end the season on a high note boys!
In the morning, the girls competed in the AA WPIAL Championship. The 4x800m relay team of Freshman Lizzie Szuba, Junior Annie Commerci, Freshman Kate Hines, and Senior Lily Johns finished 11th overall with a time of 11:04.99. Freshman Lizzie Szuba also competed in the 1600m run, finishing 15th overall with a time of 6:04.38. In Pole Vault, Junior Sarah Newton finished 9th overall, one place away from medaling, with a season best of 8'. Junior Ainsley Commens finished 4th overall in Pole Vault with a jump of 9'. Back on the track, Senior Francesca Courtney took 13th overall in the 400m dash with a time of 1:03.10. Freshman Ellie Cain medaled in the 800m run, finishing 7th overall with a time of 2:24.55. Joining Ellie in the 800m run was Junior Anna Cohen who placed 5th overall with a time 2:24.03. Anna also competed in the 1600 m run placing 4th overall with a time of 5:16.26. In the field, Senior Claire Kuzma took 4th overall in Shot Put with a throw of 36’10.5” and 2nd overall in Discus with a throw of 130’3”.
Our final competitor was Sophomore Nora Johns who competed individually in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles. Nora took 3rd overall in the 100m hurdles with a personal best time of 16.57. In the 300m hurdles, Nora is now the reigning WPIAL Champion after finishing 1st overall with a personal best time of 45.01.
The final event of the meet was the 4x400m relay consisting of Senior Francesca Courtney, Freshman Ellie Cain, Junior Anna Cohen, and Sophomore Nora Johns. The girls 4x400m relay team are now WPIAL Champions with a winning time of 4:06.99.
Today's performances were very impressive, and the following 6 athletes will continue their season at the state championship meet next Saturday at Shippensburg University:
Senior Claire Kuzma: Shot Put, Discus
Senior Francesca Courtney: 4x400m relay
Junior Anna Cohen: 1600m, 800m, 4x400m relay
Junior Ainsley Commens: Pole Vault
Sophomore Nora Johns: 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x400m relay
Freshman Ellie Cain: 4x400m relay