The top spots in the CPA Honor Roll for boys sprints are held from athletes out of the Mid-Penn Conference. Harrisburg, CD East, Bishop McDevitt, and Chambersburg all have athletes that could challenge for District 3 gold and state hardware. The CD East sprinters competed at the Tim Cook Invitational last weekend, but have yet to go all in for 100m this spring. In the 100m, Harrisburg’s Kamere Day (jr) and Donte Kent (jr) ran 10.80 (PA#3) and 10.88 (PA #8) at Bruce Dallas this Saturday to take the top 2 spots in this weeks CPA Honor Roll. Manheim Township’s Titan Cox (sr) is the only non-Mid-Penn athlete holding a top 3 spot in either the 100m or 200m dash on our Honor Roll, ranking 3rd at 100m with his 11.08. Day, Kent, and Cox went 1-2-3 for 200m at Cumberland Valley this weekend, running 22.37, 22.43, and 22.46 respectively.
Sophomores showed up at 400m this week. Cumberland Valley had two sophomores run sub 51-seconds. James Jaisingh (50.26) and David Williams (50.61) went 1-2 at Bruce Dallas. Harrisburg sophomore Jujuan Oliver finished 3rd running 50.67.
State College’s Zach DeCarmine (jr) led three local athletes under 40s in the 300mH. DeCarmine ran 39.41 (PA#3) to win the Bruce Dallas Invitational. Finishing second to DeCarmine was Manheim Central senior Zach Reed who finished with a 39.92 (PA#5). Winning the Adams County Track and Field Classic in the rain on Friday night was Payton Rohrbaugh (sr, Bermudian Springs) with a time of 39.95 (PA#6). Isaiah Barnes (sr, Altoona) ran the fastest 110mH time this week in winning the South Hills Classic in Pittsburg with a PA#11 15.31s.
Taylor Jede (sr, Cumberland Valley) led the way for girls in the springs and hurdles this weekend. She was a triple victor at Bruce Dallas, winning the 200, 300mH, and 4x400m relay. Her individual efforts rank her #1 in both the 200 and 300mH in CPA and Cumberland Valley’s 4x400now ranks #2 behind Warwick. Jede’s 200m time of 25.68 ranks PA#6; her 300mH time of 45.18 ranks PA#2. Schuylkill Valley freshman Madison Ziska won the 400m at Bruce Dallas in a CPA leading FAT performance of 1:01.09. Leah Graybill (sr, Warwick) had the fastest time this week with her 57.2s (HT) from a LL League dual meet earlier in the week.
In the 100mH, Maliyah Stough (jr, Palmyra) and Jackie Richards (sr, Exeter) battled at Bruce Dallas. Stough ran the fastest time in prelims; however, Richards took the victory in the finals. Stough’s time of 15.65 is a CPA#1; Richard’s 15.70 is a CPA#2. Those are PA#8 and PA#9 times so far this spring. Somerset sophomore Haley Stickle took the win at the Bedford Invitational in a CPA#3, PA #11 time of 15.84.
Manheim Township seniors Evan Dorenkamp (800m) and Ian Miller (3200m) set Bruce Dallas Invitational records en route to their individual victories. Dorenkamp doubled back from his 2nd place finish in the 1600m (4:25.49 (59.7s final lap), PA#6) to win the 800 in 1:55.94. He is currently ranked PA#1 for 800m. Miller traded the lead lap by lap with Cumberland Valley senior Luke Klingenberg over the first 4 laps, crossing 1600m in 4:46/4:47. Miller opened it up over the final 400m, closing the last lap in 67 seconds to finish in a PA#3 time of 9:25.99. Klingenberg finished 2nd in 9:35.58 (PA#7). Warwick’s Connor Shields was the victor in the 1600m, running a PA#2 time of 4:22.09. He led the whole way and looked controlled throughout the race. He finished strong showing he had more left in the tank.
Sophia Toti, (jr, Carlisle) was a double winner at Bruce Dallas, taking 1st in both the 1600m (5:17.15) and 3200m (10:57.41). She is the 2nd CPA athlete to break the 11 minute barrier this outdoor season and she currently ranks PA#4. Her SB 1600m of 5:11.33 from last weekend’s Tim Cook Invitational ranks her PA#3.
Elizabethtown’s Katie Locker (jr) ran a 2:20/5:14 800m/1600m double early in the week at a league meet and will be one to watch at invitationals later this spring.
Northeastern has something good going in York County. The girl’s distance squad had some great performances this past weekend and they have climbed the Honor Roll Rankings. Sophomores Rachael Kelly and Trinity Schraudner Rank CPA#9 and #11 at 800. Sophomore Margaret Carroll and freshman Marissa Pritchett rank CPA#7 and #13 for 1600m. Freshman Bella Treglia ranks CPA#14 for 3200m. This will be a distance squad to watch over the next few years.
State College continued to show their dominance in the jumps and vault this weekend at the Bruce Dallas Invitational. Lance Hamilton (sr) jumped a personal best, meet record, and PA#1 49-0 in the triple jump. CPA competitors now hold the PA#1-2-3 spots in the state rankings for triple jump. Hamilton’s teammate, Luke Knipe (sr), jumped a personal best, meet record, and PA#2 23-06 in the long jump. Hamilton finished 2nd with a PA#7 22-09. Lampeter Strasburg’s Ezra Mellinger (sr) leapt 24-1 at a dual meet this past week for PA#1. Also from State College, senior Luke Knipe won the Pole Vault at Bruce Dallas in a PA#3 clearance of 14-09. Penn Manor senior Matt Julian has the best jump in the state with his 15-3 performance at a dual meet this past Monday.
In the High Jump, District 5 sophomore Logan Pfister (Chestnut Ridge) jumped 6-6 to win the Bedford Giant Eagle Invitational. That jump ranks him PA#1. Juan Mato-Segura (sr, Reading) won at Bruce Dallas in a PA#3 6-4.
The story of the weekend was Sydney Horn‘s record setting Pole Vault at Bruce Dallas. The Manheim Township junior broke her sister’s meet record by clearing 13-0. It was her first time over the 13-foot barrier. She is currently ranked PA#1.
The triple jump saw a great competition between Wilson’s Amanda Tony (sr) and Northern’s Meredith Engle (jr). Tony leapt a PA#2 37-06.5 while Engle jumped a PA#3 36-10.5 in finishing 1-2 at Cumberland Valley this Saturday.
Spring Grove senior Angel Rohrbaugh had the top long jump of the week, going 17-06.5 in a conference meet.
CPA has tremendous depth in the shot put. 11 boys have already tossed the shot over the 50 foot mark this season. Somerset’s Nickolas Hyde (sr) had the best weekend performance with a throw exceeding 60 feet. His throw of 60-10 at the Bedford Invite ranks him PA#2. Duane Knisley (jr, Chesnut Ridge) won the discus at Bedford with a PA#2 170-07. CPA has 5 of the top 10 discus performances in the state so far this spring. Northern senior Chris Barrett had the top Javelin mark this week when he hit 187-06 in a conference meet.
The throwing events in CPA will likely be dominated by Berks Catholic senior Keeley Suzenski and Greenwood senior Mallory Kauffman. Both are two of the top throwers in the country. So, for this week we will focus on an up and comer, sophomore Maizee Fry out of United in District 6. She threw a PA#9 39-01 in the shot put this weekend at the United Invitational. She would also throw the discus over 115 feet.
Cedar Crest senior Hannah Woelfling had a nice dual meet performance earlier in he week when she threw the discus 126-02.
Breaking 120 feet in the javelin this week were: Danielle Trimbur (jr, Oley Valley) – 133-05; Kandice Liebl (sr, Ephrata) – 126-06; and Maddie Sieg (jr, Delone Catholic) – 122-04.