Thursday, May 17, 2012
PREP TRACK & FIELD
WESTMINSTER, Md. — Williamsport senior Evan Hardy held off Poolesville’s Chase Weaverling by 1.92 seconds to win the boys 3,200-meter run in 9:33.04 during the first day of the Maryland Class 2A West championships at Winters Mill High School on Thursday.
Through six events, the Williamsport boys lead the 12-team field with 29 points. Winters Mill is second with 27.
The top four finishers in each event automatically qualified for next week’s state meet, as did those who met certain advancement standards.
For the Williamsport boys, Nick Berchock placed second in the pole vault (13-0) and Nick Johnson was third in the long jump (21-10). The Wildcats placed fourth in the 4x200 (1:33.08) and sixth in the 4x800 (8:21.51), meeting the advancement standard of 8:25.73.
For the Williamsport girls, Morgan Oyster was third in the discus (95-0 1/2) and Stacy Christy tied for fourth in the high jump (5-0).
The meet concludes Saturday at Winters Mill.
PIAA District 5-AA Championships
LOYSBURG, Pa. — McConnellsburg’s Ryan Stoeckle won the boys shot put and discus at Wednesday’s district meet at Northern Bedford.
Stoeckle threw the shot put 49 feet and the discus 142 feet, 1 inch to lead the Spartans to a seventh-place finish. Corey Hill took second in the 110 hurdles (16.12 seconds) and third in the 300 hurdles (42.14) for McConnellsburg.
Southern Fulton’s boys finished fifth, led by victories by Jacob Ashkettle in the 400 (50.51) and Steven Meyer in the javelin (165-11). Luke Wright was second in the javelin (161-6), Dylan Cross was second in the pole vault (12 feet), Briar Kirk was third in the 1,600 (4:51.24) and the Indians’ 4x800 relay team was second (8:29.01).
Southern Fulton’s girls also finished fifth in the team standings, led by distance-running sisters Macey and Jenna Hollenshead. Macey was second in the 1,600 (5:31.02) and third in the 3,200 (12:35.74), while Jenna was 2nd in the 3,200 (12:33.25) and third in the 1,600 (5:33.58).
McConnellsburg’s girls finished 10th, led by Nikki Fleming’s win in the high jump (5-2). Merissa Grey was second in the 300 hurdles (48.35) and Jessica Nero was third in the javelin (106-04).
POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Sarah Firestone won the girls discus and javelin, and teammate Ashley Heisey won the pole vault to lead Mercersburg Academy girls to a second-place team finish at the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association state meet Wednesday.
Firestone threw the discus 94 feet, 9 inches and the javelin 121-5 to win her two state titles, and also finished second in the shot put (32-4 3/4). Heisey set a meet record by clearing 9-9 in the pole vault.
Brittany Burg was second in the 300 hurdles, Hollister Rolls took second in the 100 hurdles, Teal Tasker finished fourth in the triple jump (33-3 1/4, setting a school record) and Abby Colby took fifth in the 3,200 for the Blue Storm.