Folks, we have outdoor track and field! While the weather leading up to Saturday was sketchy, this weekend brought forward mostly sunny skies, warm weather, and fantastic competition. This weekend also introduced us to some new players to keep an eye on this year. Breakout performances may be a common themes this year as a lot can change in the sport of track and field over a 2 year period of time.
To check out all of the week’s results, click the link here to see our results page.
Dakota Arana, jr Shippensburg – Arana cleared 6-6 en route to his HJ win at the Tim Cook Invitational. This was a new Shippensburg school record.
Isaiah Houser, sr Shippensburg – Houser dipped under 50-seconds in the 400m, running 49.96. He also won the 100m in 11.34.
Wade Shomper, jr Cumberland Valley – Took home the discus win at Tim Cook with a 149-00 toss. This was a nearly 27-foot improvement from 2019.
Jacob Cramer, sr Shippensburg – He won the TJ at the Tim Cook Invite with a 5-ft PR from 2019, reaching out to 45-02.
Kate Etter, so Chambersburg – Finished 2nd to teammate Shanelle Burrowes in the LJ at Tim Cook. She jumped 16-08.75 in her HS debut. Burrowes won with her 16-10.
Anna Post, jr Cumberland Valley – Opened her 2021 campaign with the HJ victory at Tim Cook in a big PR clearance of 5-2. Her previous best from 2019 was 4-8.
Josey Reineman, sr Chambersburg – Improved upon her previous HJ PR of 4-10 by 4 inches, clearing 5-2 and placing 2nd to Post.
Claire Paci, fr Greencastle-Antrim – While Paci is certainly known following her rookie XC season, this was her first HS track and field meet. She won both the 1600 and 3200 running times of 5:09.49 and 11:23.71.
Ashley Pines, so Cumberland Valley – Pines won the 800 at Tim Cook in 2:20.12 and was never pushed. She also ran a leg on CV’s impressive 4x400m relay team.
Performers of the week
Weber Long, jr Greencastle-Antrim – Won the 1600 and 3200 at the Tim Cook Invite, dipping below 4:20 for the first time. His times of 4:19.44 and 9:28.31 set the early bar in District 3 and put him squarely in the AAA state medal hunt.
Denee Hibbert, sr Exeter Township – Set new PRs in dual meets this past week. Ran 12.65 for 100m and jumped 17-04.5 in the LJ and 37-09 in the TJ.
David Williams, sr Cumberland Valley – Won the 400m at the Tim Cook Invite in 49.77. Had he not tightened up in the last 10-15m he could have gone sub-49. He doubled back in the 4×400 to split 48.5.
Austin Kravetz, sr Altoona – Won both hurdle events at the Altoona Igloo Invite, setting new PRs in both. He went 15.23 in the 110mH and 41.59 in the 300mH.
Clare Marsh, sr St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy – Won both hurdle events at the Altoona Igloo Invite, running 15.85 and 46.90 for the 100mH and 300mH, respectively.
Jon Barrett, sr Northern – set a new Northern school record in the discus, throwing 175-09 in winning the Northern Small School Invite.
Cumberland Valley 4x400m Relays – The girl’s team of Manns, Pines, Boardman, and Ebersole ran 4:01.39 to win by 20-seconds. Boardman and Ebersole both split sub-60. The boy’s team of Noss, Cutting, Williams, and Jaisingh ran 3:20.07. We will see both teams at Shippensburg in late May.