The big meet this weekend will take place in Cumberland Valley, as the Eagles play host to the 2021 Bruce Dallas Invitational. In an effort to increase the number of participants, CV did have to make the tough call to eliminate spectators. I will be on-site all day providing live coverage. I will post up to 90-120s videos of each race on Twitter immediately at the conclusion of each heat. If you do not have a twitter account I would encourage you to get one. Easy to sign up. Once you create an account, search for @centralparunner and give me a follow. Each tweet will then show up on your feed. You only see who you follow.
Ok, now onto the preview.
The Cumberland Valley girl’s are in position to rack up a ton of team points in the sprints. They hold the #1 or #2 seed in each sprint event and have the top relay teams for the 4×100 and 4x400m, although the 4x100m should be close. Could we see our first sub-50s 4x100m relay this season? Cumberland Valley may lack a challenge in the 4×400, so breaking the 4-min mark may be tough, but I wouldn’t put it past them. The Eagles should take down the 10-year Meet Record in the 4×400 (4:05.09).
100m (6 prelim heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 12.80
Meet Record – Ty’Asia Dansbury, Harrisburg, 2015 – 12.40
Notes – Mia Boardman (jr, Cumberland Valley) is the top seed following her 12.71 100m from earlier this week. Jakiya Kroon (jr, Pittston Area) and Camree Patterson (sr, Red Lion) are both seeded at 12.80. Conestoga Valley freshman Mae Linder makes her high school debut. She’s seeded at 13.00.
200m (6 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 26.40
Meet Record – Deme’shia Davis, Central Dauphin, 2012 – 25.14
Notes – East Pennsboro sophomore Paelyn Bayer is the top seed at 26.26. She ran 27.59 last weekend at Altoona. Riley Ebersole (so, Cumberland Valley) is seeded 2nd (26.50). Ebersole ran 26.73 to win the Tim Cook Invitational. She’ll be looking for her 2nd 200m win in as many weeks. Teammate Mia Boardman is seeded third at 26.60. She ran 26.99 in placing 4th at Tim Cook. Carlisle’s Ella Boback was 3rd at Tim Cook, bettering Boardman by .01, running 26.98. She’s seeded 5th in 26.73. Red Lion’s Camree Patterson (jr) is seeded 4th with a 26.70.
400m (7 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 1:01.00
Meet Record – Kenya Woodall, Coatesville, 2012 – 56.76
Notes – 2 athletes are seeded with sub-60s marks. Leading the way is Cumberland Valley’s Riley Ebersole. Ebersole is seeded at 59.70 and has run 1:00.48 this season. Anna Posh (sr, Twin Valley) is seeded right behind Ebersole with a 59.73.
4x100m (2 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
Meet Record – Susquehanna Township, 2015 – 48.21
Top seeds – Cumberland Valley – 50.50; Pittston Area – 51.00; Conestoga Valley – 51.00; Wilson – 51.00
4x400m (3 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
Meet Record – Saint Basil Academy, 2011 – 4:05.09
Top seeds – Cumberland Valley – 4:01.39; Twin Valley – 4:12.24; Carlisle – 4:15.00; Wilson – 4:16.00
Notes – Look for Cumberland Valley to take down the meet record which has stood for 10 years. Hoping for a sub-4 min 4×400 on Saturday!
100mH (6 prelim heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 16.00
Meet Record – Ty’Asia Dansbury, Harrisburg, 2015 – 12.40
Notes – The top seed is Pittston Area’s Giavanna Innamorati (sr). She ran 15.80 as a sophomore in 2019. Wilson’s Madi Herb (sr) is the #2 seed (15.92). Twin Valley senior Elizabeth Mohler is seeded 4th in 16.69 and Cumberland Valley’s Cora Heilman (jr) is 5th in 16.98.
300mH (4 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 48.00
Meet Record – Leah Nugent, Abington, 2010 – 43.41
Notes – Madi Herb is seeded 1st with a 44.49. She ran that time to win the Berks County championship in 2019. Cumberland Valley’s Cora Heilman won the Tim Cook Invite in 47.59. She is currently ranked CPAR #2 on our performance list for 2021.
800m (3 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 2:25.00
Meet Record – Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center, 2010 – 2:16.29
Notes – The great Angel Piccirillo’s 800m meet record could be challenged Saturday by a trio of sophomores. Peyton Ellis (Boiling Springs) will make her HS outdoor debut in this one. She has been tearing up XC courses the past 2 years, but has yet to compete in an outdoor track event. She ran 2:15.67 last indoor season. Grace Morningstar (State College) dropped an impressive 2:18.88 at the Cumberland Valley Polar Bear 5 weeks ago. She is currently CPAR #1 with that performance. Ashley Pines (so, Cumberland Valley) took home the Tim Cook Invite title last weekend in 2:20 and was never challenged. Margaret Carroll (sr, Northeastern) drops in distance for this one. She’s coming off of an all-American performance indoors in the 5k. Don’t be shocked if she drops an impressive 800m time. She’s committed to run for Villanova University next year. Sarah Ann Miller (so, Twin Valley) just ran 1:00.45 for 400m on 3/30. She could be in the mix as well. This should be a fantastic race!
1600m (3 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 5:25.00
Meet Record – Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center, 2010 – 4:57.65
Notes – This race features two individuals who will likely be contending for District gold this May. District 6’s Marlee Kwasnica (so, State College) is the top seed. She ran 5:08.58 indoors and is currently CPAR #2. District 3’s Caryn Rippey (jr, Wilson) ran 5:12.21 indoors at Glen Mills. Look for these two to push each other to PR’s on Saturday. State College Area’s Karsyn Kane (sr) committed to Appalachian State in the last week (congrats!!) and is the #3 seed.
3200m (2 heats) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 11:50.00
Meet Record – Mady Clahane, Cumberland Valley, 2016 – 10:54.11
Notes – Northeastern junior’s Marissa Pritchett and Bella Treglia are seeded 1-2 for the 3200m run. Both ran sub-12 minute 3200m over the winter, with Pritchett running 11:29 at Youngstown State in February. Keep an eye on Cumberland Valley sophomore Chloe Warrell. She won a dual meet 3200m earlier in the week, winning by 40s and running 12:17.
4x800m (1 heat) – PERFORMANCE LIST
Meet Record – Lewisburg, 2008 – 9:30.11
Notes – Should be an exciting race featuring Northeastern, Wilson, and Twin Valley. The current CPAR #1 time is Chambersburg’s 9:55 from last weekend’s Tim Cook Invite. I think the three teams mentioned above could all break-10 this Saturday.
Long Jump (3 flights) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 16-06
Meet Record – Karina Long, Lower Dauphin, 2017 – 18-06
Notes – State College Area’s Shannon Mullin (sr) popped a CPAR #1 LJ earlier this week in a home dual meet, stretching out to 17-06.75. She’s your favorite. Schuylkill Valley’s Madison Ziska (jr) opens her season this weekend. She own’s a PR of 17-01.5 from 2019. The third seed is Cumberland Valley’s Maria Ratnasamy (jr). She jumped 16-10 on Tuesday against Harrisburg.
Triple Jump (2 flights) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 34-06
Meet Record – Veronika Karpenko, State College, 2016 – 39-09
Notes – Mullin is seeded first in the TJ. She jumped 34-09 at the CV Last Chance meet the end of February. This should be a close competition as 6 girls have PRs within a foot of Mullin. Ally Richwine (jr, Carlisle), Aria Messner (fr, Pittston), Maria Ratnasamy, Nicole Kuntz (sr, Wilson), and Anna Post (jr Cumberland Valley) should all challenge for the invitational win.
High Jump (27 competitors) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 5-0
Meet Record – Brittney Whitmer, Lower Dauphin, 2010 – 5-4
Notes – Fiona Barry (sr, Wilson) is the top seed at 5-4. Anna Post has already cleared 5-2 this season. We could see the meet record challenged and may have a new CPAR #1 after this weekend. The current #1 ranked performer in Central PA is South Western’s Madeline Lehker (jr) who has jumped 5-3.
Pole Vault (19 competitors) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 10-00
Meet Record – Sydney Horn, Manheim Township, 2019 – 13-00
Notes – 4 entered athletes have clearances over 10-feet in their HS careers. This season, Sarah Neely (sr, State College) has already cleared 10-feet. Mia Iceland (jr, State College) has the best PR with a 10-10. Marlayna Concannon (so, Red Land) and Harle Edwards (sr, Twin Valley) are the other athletes with 10-feet clearances.
Shot Put (2 flights) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 35-00
Meet Record – Jocelyn Ruth, Kutztown, 2015 – 41-07
Notes – The meet record is going down this weekend. Indoor National Champion Ashlyn Giles (sr, Schuylkill Valley) is competing and the 50-foot mark is well within her reach. Manheim Township senior Adrianna Bryant has thrown 36-08 this season and is the clear cut #2 heading into the meet.
Discus (2 flights) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 110-00
Meet Record – Hannah Woelfling, Cedar Crest, 2018 – 135-02
Notes – Giles could challenge the meet record in the discus as well. She is seeded with a 134-09, which was her PR from last year. Look for a sizable improvement in her season opening discus competition. Kylyn McIntire (jr, Red Lion) has already achieved a CPAR Honor Roll throw when she threw 116-06.
Javelin (2 flights) – PERFORMANCE LIST
CPAR Honor Roll – 115-00
Meet Record- Morgan Bower, Millville, 2017 – 144-10
Notes – 5 girls are entered with Javelin performances 110-feet and greater. Genieva Martin (sr, Palmyra) leads the way with a 122-08. Cumberland Valley’s Mikaela Wolf will look to improve upon her 114-04 toss from earlier in the week. Ashlyn Giles should be a factor in this one as well.