The Week that was (April 8th-14th)

CPAR Honor Roll (click here)

A very busy weekend shook up the CPAR Honor Roll Rankings. CPA athletes currently hold PA#1 rankings in 7 events on both the boys and girls lists. Here is a look at our PA#1 ranked athletes:


1600m – Marlee Starliper, Northern – 4:49.37

100mH – Jane Livingston, Conestoga Valley – 13.62

300mH – Jane Livingston, Conestoga Valley – 43.77

Pole Vault – Sydney Horn, Manheim Township – 13-0

Discus – Mallory Kauffman, Greenwood – 155-01

Shot Put – Mallory Kauffman, Greenwood – 47-05

Javelin – Skylar Ciccolini, Mifflin County – 158-04


200m – Ezra Mellinger, Lamper-Strasburg – 21.48

800m – Dylan Servis, Twin Valley – 1:54.82

110mH – Emmanuel Niang, CD East – 14.29

4x100m Relay – CD East – 41.17

4x800m Relay – Warwick – 7:57.10

Long Jump – Ezra Mellinger, Lampeter-Strasburg – 24-01.5

Triple Jump – Lance Hamilton, State College – 49-0

Penn Relays 4x800m Relay Qualifying Marks

This weekend was the last chance for teams to hit the Penn Relay’s Qualifying standards for the 4x800m Relay. Teams stepped up!


At the Black Knight Invitational, Warwick boys dropped a PA#1 time of 7:57.10. Cedar Crest would run 7:59.69 (PA#3) and Manheim Township finished in 8:00.57 (PA#4). Twin Valley has a PA#5 time from last weekend when they ran 8:01.01. At the New Balance Pan Ram Invitational, Cumberland Valley took home the victory in a PA#6 time of 8:05.87. At the Jim Taylor Invitational New Oxford ran 8:07.00 (PA#9).


Elizabethtown girls raced to a PA#2 time in winning the Black Knight Invitational 4x800m in 9:24.29. Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy improved upon their time in winning the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational with a time of 9:38.38 (PA#6). Northeastern (9:40.10, PA#7) and Hershey (9:40.46, PA#8) placed 2nd and 3rd at the Black Knight Invite. Wilson and Northern ran PA#4 and PA#5 times last weekend at the Bruce Dallas Invitational in 9:37.52 and 9:38.06, respectively.

Announced Sunday Night, the following teams have been accepted into the Penn Relays:

Boys Small Schools 4x800m – Twin Valley, Warwick, New Oxford, Wyomissing

Boys Large Schools 4x800m – State College, Cedar Crest, Manheim Township

Girls Small Schools 4x800m – Northern, Elizabethtown, Hershey

Girls Large Schools 4x800m – State College



Performer of the week – Ezra Mellinger (Lampeter-Strasburg)

Mellinger won 3 events at the Black Knight Invite (100m/200m/LJ). He ran a PA#4 10.64 in the 100m and followed that up with a PA#1 21.48 200m. The 200m performance is what earned him “sprint” performer of the week.

Honorable Mention: Shawn Brown (CD East), Kamere Day (Harrisburg), Stephen Brown (CD East), Chad Mowbray (Penn Manor)

Shawn Brown (CD East) and Kamere Day (Harrisburg) ran PA#2 and PA#3 times in what was a photo finish at the New Balance Pan Ram Invitational. Both ran times of 10.54. Day came back to win the 200m in 22.00 (PA#8).

In the 400m, Stephon Brown (CD East) hit a PA#2 time of 48.12 in winning at Pan Ram. Penn Manor’s Chad Mowbray won the Black Knight Invite 400m in a PA#4 time of 49.71.

Of Interest – Sophomores continue to race the 400m distance well, led by Cumberland Valley’s David Williams (50.06) and James Jaisingh (50.26). Gettysburg sophomore Noah Sanders (50.45) and Harrisburg sophomore Jujuan Oliver (50.67) aren’t too far behind.


Performer of the week – Meghan Quinn (Warwick)

Meghan Quinn won the weekend for sprinters in CPA. She dropped a PA#3 12.07 100m dash and then followed that up with a PA#10 400m in 58.51 at the Black Knight Invitational.

Honorable Mention: Ania Johnson (Ephrata), Shayla Bonzelet (Cedar Crest), Cahsia Page (Hemfield)

Johnson ran a PA#11 100m in 12.47 and then doubled back with a 25.92 200m performance. Bonzalet ran the areas fastest 200m with her 25.71 winning time at the Black Knight Invite. Page ran a 12.48 100m and 26.11 200m double at the Black Knight Invite.



Performer of the week – Emmanuel Niang (CD East)

Niang dropped a PA#1 time of 14.29 in the 110mH at the Pan Ram Invitational. Getting the PA#1 time earned him this week’s top hurdler honor.

Honorable Mention – Jaidyn Parris (Milton Hershey), Payton Rohrbaugh (Bermudian Springs), Dejon Manning (JP McCaskey)

Parris ran a PA#3 110mH time at the Pan Ram Invite, clocking 14.55. Payton Rohrbaugh ran a PA#2 300mH with his 39.16 effort at the Arctic Blast Invitational. McCaskey’s Manning ran a PA#6 300mH time of 39.65 at the Black Knight Invite.


Performer of the week – Jane Livingston (Conestoga Valley)

Livingston continued her PA hurdle dominance with a pair of PA#1 times. Running at the Black Knight Invite, Livingston ran meet record times of 13.62 for 100mH and 43.77 for 300mH. Her 100mH time ranks her #6 in the US.

Honorable Mention – Taylor Jede (Cumberland Valley), Maliyah Stough (Palmyra)

Taylor Jede ran a great 300mH at the Bullis Bulldog Invitational with a PA#2 44.30. Palmyra’s Maliyah Stough ran a 14.84 100mH at Pan Ram, which is a PA#5 time.

Middle Distance/Distance


Performer of the week – Tyler Shue (Ephrata)

Shue won the 1600m and 800m races at the Black Knight Invitational. He ran a PA#4 time of 4:20.12 for 1600m. He got out fast and established a lead and then cruised laps 2-3 before building up to a 61s final 400m. He came back to break the meet record in the 800m, establishing a PA#2 time of 1:55.27.

Honorable MentionDylan Servis (Twin Valley), Colton Sands (Penns Valley), Alexander Ermold (Governor Mifflin), Conner Shields (Warwick), Nathan Grucelski (Conestoga Valley), Justin Rittenhouse (Hempfield)

800m boys dominated the weekend. Five more CPA athletes joined Manheim Township’s Evan Dorenkamp as top 10 in the state, led by Twin Valley’s Dylan Servis. Servis broke through with a 1:54.82 performance at the Bensalem Invitational and is currently ranked PA#1. Governor Mifflin’s Alexander Ermold broke the Black Knight Invitational record with a 1:55.78 (PA#4) and wasn’t even in the final heat! His record was short-lived as Tyler Shue (Ephrata) won the “fast” heat in a PA#2 time of 1:55.27. Finishing 3rd and 4th at the Black Knight Invite was Warwick’s Conner Shields (1:56.52, PA#7) and Conestoga Valley’s Nathan Grucelski (1:56.99, PA#10). Dorenkamp’s 1:55.94 from last week has him currently ranked PA#6.

Colton Sands (Penns Valley) and Justin Rittenhouse (Hempfield) had nice 1600m performances this weekend. Sands won the Upper Moreland Track Invitational in a PA#8 4:24.08 while Rittenhouse finished 2nd to Shue in a PA#10 4:24.58. Sands was also the weekend’s top 3200m competitor running a PA#7 9:30.22. Sands should compete for PIAA AA State Gold this May. Sands is only a sophomore.

Girls –

Performer of the week – Tatyana Gibson (Milton Hershey)

Gibson ran an impressive double at the Pan Ram Invite, winning the 800m after placing 2nd in the 1600m. Her 800m time of 2:15.46 is a PA#2 performance. She ran a PA#10 1600m time of 5:09.11. The double earned her “mid-distance/distance” performer of the week.

Honorable Mention – Marlee Starliper (Northern), Makenna Krebs (CD East), Katie Locker (Elizabethtown), Kate Dickow (Warwick), Gwyneth Young (Cedar Crest), Cat Shontz (Elizabethtown)

It was difficult not to give Starliper performer of the week. She ran the fastest 1600m of the week in a new PA#1 time of 4:49.37 at the Arctic Blast Invitational. She broke her own meet record time from 2018 by 5 seconds. Her 4:49.37 time currently ranks US#6.

Makenna Krebs had an outstanding weekend at the New Balance Pan Ram Invitational. In the 1600m, Krebs took the victory in 5:06.16 (PA#8). She would then place 2nd in the 800m with a 2:23.22.

Katie Locker, Kate Dickow, and Gwyneth Young starred at the Black Knight Invitational. Katie Locker won the 800m in a PA#8 2:16.53. She also ran a 5:12.78 mile to finish 2nd. Locker started off her day splitting ~2:15 to anchor Elizabethtown to the 4x800m victory. Kate Dickow continued her outstanding senior season winning the 1600m in 5:03.96 (PA#5). Cedar Crest’s Gwyneth Young would post the top 3200m time in CPA this week running 11:11.50 (PA#11). Cat Shontz (Elizabethtown) also posted a strong 3200m time running 11:17.05 and placing 2nd to Young.

Jumps/Pole Vault


Performer of the week – Ezra Mellinger (Lampeter-Strasburg)

Lampeter-Strasburg’s Ezra Mellinger excelled in the sprints this week, but he also continued his dominance in the Long Jump, improving his PA#1 mark to 24-01.5. He’s now gone over 24-feet multiple times this season.

Honorable Mention – Matt Julian (Penn Manor), Dan Hyatt (Hershey), Wayne Robinson (Manheim Township), Juan Mato-Segura (Reading), Jakari Lomax (Harrisburg)

Matt Julian and Dan Hyatt have shown their skill by consistently jumping over 14-feet in the Pole Vault. Julian won at the Black Knight Invite with a 15-0 clearance while Hyatt placed 2nd with a 14-6. Julian is currently PA#1 with his 15-3 SB while Hyatt is PA#4. Manheim Township’s Wayne Robinson joined the 14-foot club when he went 14-1 at a dual meet against Exeter. Robinson is ranked PA#6.

Juan Mato-Segura of Reading had the top High Jump of the week with his 6-6 clearance at Pan Ram. That ranks him PA#3.

Jakari Lomax of Harrisburg was the top triple jumper of the week going 47-01. He has a SB leap of 48-0 which is PA#2.


Performer of the week – Tesia Thomas (West York)

Thomas is quickly becoming one of the top jumpers in the state… in all three jumping disciplines. She won the long jump and triple jump at the Black Knight Invite and placed 2nd in the high jump. Her triple jump of 38-03 ranks PA#1; her long jump of 17-11.5 is a PA#7; and her 5-4 high jump ranks PA#7.

Honorable Mention – Amanda Tony (Wilson), Mayson Light (Lower Dauphin), Averie Foster (Exeter)

Tony had an impressive triple jump this week, hitting 38-02 in a dual meet. This ranks her PA#2. Light had a season and personal best pole vault at Pan Ram, clearing 11-0. That ranks her PA#11. Foster reached 17-09 (PA#11) in the long jump at the Black Knight Invite.



Performer of the week – Jeff Kline (Fleetwood)

Fleetwood’s Jeff Kline continued his District III shot put dominance winning at the Black Knight Invite with a toss of 56-7. His season best sits at 57-07 which is a PA#5. He also won the discus this weekend with a distance of 146-03.

Honorable Mention – Brandon George (Berks Catholic), Chris Barrett (Northern), Isaac Almoney (Delone Catholic)

Brandon George threw a PA#5 162-09 discus at a dual meet against Fleetwood this past Tuesday. Delone Catholic’s Almoney won the Arctic Blast Invite with a throw of 160-05 (PA#7). Northern’s Chris Barrett was tops in the Javelin this week with a 184-06.


Performer of the week – Kristen Herr (Lampeter Strasburg)

Lampeter Strasburg’s Herr won the Javelin at the Black Knight Invite with a 142-07. She is currently PA#2/US#3 with her season best throw of 150-01. She also went over 120-ft in the Discus.

Honorable Mention – Mallory Kauffman (Greenwood), Hannah Woelfling (Cedar Crest), Jayln Clow (Penn Manor), Maddie Sieg (Delone Catholic), Keeley Suzenski (Berks Catholic)

Greenwood star Mallory Kauffman took home another shot put title, this time at the Jim Taylor Invitational throwing 46-0. Her season best of 47-05 came earlier in the week against Upper Dauphin. That’s a PA#1 and US#6.

Suzenski hit her outdoor season best in the shot at a dual meet against Fleetwood, reaching 45-09 (PA#4).

Hannah Woelfling and Jayln Clow finished 1-2 in the discus at the Black Knight Invite. Woelfling’s 124-07 is a PA#10. Clow threw 121-04, her first time over 120. She’s just a sophomore and will be one to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

Delone Catholic’s Maddie Sieg won the Arctic Blast Invite in a meet record 126-09 (PA#11)