Meet Preview: Bruce Dallas Invitational

The 2022 Bruce Dallas Invitational will be held at Mountain View Middle School due to construction at Cumberland Valley High School. The action kicks off at 930a with the first section of 3200m runs and trials for the 100m and 110/100mH hurdle. We will be live on Instagram for the 4×800, 4×400, 1600m and 3200m and will be posting race videos for finals of all other track events upon their completion. Follow along on Instagram and twitter for all updates throughout the day.

The competition should be outstanding and we could see 10-12 meet records fall.

You can check out the complete performance list at the link below.

Performance List

Here is a look at some of the most competitive events on Saturday:

GIRLS:

100m – Meet Record 12.40 (T. Dansbury, Harrisburg, 2015)

The meet record is almost surely to be broken on Saturday. Laila Campbell (so, Spring Grove) is an indoor all American over 60m and 200m. Look for her to go sub-12 tomorrow. Macayla Calder (so, Northeastern) just broke her school record in the 100m and 200m earlier this week. She too will look to dip under the previous meet record.

200m – Meet Record 25.14 (K. Woodall, Coatesville, 2012)

If all goes to plan, Campbell will walk away from this Saturday with 2 meet records. The big question will be how fast she goes in this early season meet. There are 5 other girls who own sub-26s PRs in this field – Madison Ziska (sr, Schuylkill Valley), Macayla Calder (so, Northeastern), Mia Boardman (sr, Cumberland Valley), Mia Brown (sr, Wilson), and Riley Ebersole (jr, Cumberland Valley).

400m – Meet Record 56.76 (K. Woodall, Coatesville, 2012)

7 girls are entered with PRs under 60s. Cumberland Valley teammates Riley Ebersole (jr) and Mia Boardman (sr) could challenge the meet record time of 56.76.

800m – Meet Record 2:16.29 (A. Piccirillo, Homer Center, 2010)

Olivia Haas (sr, Blue Mountain) and Caryn Rippey (r, Wilson) will be doubling back from what should undoubtedly be a fast 1600m. Sarah Ann Miller (jr, Twin Valley) and Ashley Pines (jr, Cumberland Valley) will be running fresh. All 4 could challenge the meet record set by Homer Center great Angel Piccirillo.

1600m – Meet Record 4:57.65 (A. Piccirillo, Homer Center, 2010)

Haas took home the 1600m win at Tim Cook last weekend and will look to make it 2/2 with a win this weekend. Wilson teammates Caryn Rippey (sr) and Katie Dallas (sr) will join Haas out front in challenging the meet record time. Marissa Pritchett (sr, Northeastern) and Anna Carruthers (so, Phoenixville) should also post fast times leading the chase pack.

4x100m – Meet Record 48.21 (Susquehanna Twp, 2015)

The meet record is probably safe, but we could see our first sub 50s effort on the season. Cumberland Valley is the favorite, but they should be pushed by Lampeter Strasburg and Wilson.

4x400m – Meet Record 4:01.83 (Cumberland Valley, 2021)

Cumberland Valley is fresh off of an All-American performance at indoor nationals. They took last weekend off, but have entered a loaded squad for Bruce Dallas. The team of Heilman, Pines, Boardman, and Ebersole will take aim at a sub-4 minute performance.

High Jump – Meet Record 5-4 (B. Whitmer, Lower Dauphin, 2010)

Carlisle’s Ally Richwine (sr) won the Tim Cook Invite with a 5-2 clearance a week ago and owns a 5-5 PR. She’ll take aim at the 2010 meet record. 5 girls have PRs of 5-2 or better in this field.

Long Jump – Meet Record 18-6 (K. Long, Lower Dauphin, 2017)

4 girls are entered with PRs >17 feet. Madison Ziska leads the way with a 17-10.5 personal best.

Triple Jump – Meet Record 39-9 (V. Karpenko, State College, 2016)

Rhyan Mitchell (jr. Carlisle) and Rebecca Tirko (sr, Northern) started their season’s off with a bang. Mitchell won the Tim Cook Invite with a leap of 38-0.75 while Tirko won the Northern Small School Invite with a jump of 37-11.

Discus – Meet Record 139-1 (A. Giles, Schuylkill Valley, 2021)

Just this week, Harrisburg junior Ericka Jackson posted a throw better than the current meet record. She set a new PR of 140-1 at Cumberland Valley. She’ll take aim at Ashlyn Giles meet record from last year.


BOYS:

110mH – Meet Record 14.56 (J. Stone, Central York, 2013)

Demaris Waters (sr, Harrisburg) demolished a strong field at Tim Cook, setting the meet record in a time of 14.20. He’ll look to improve upon that time while taking down another meet record in back to back weeks. This is a great field that includes 8 hurdlers who have run 15.8 or faster.

300mH – Meet Record 38.58 (J. Stone, Central York, 2013)

Travis Wilk (sr, Manheim Township) has already posted a time of 39.5 this season. He could take down the 2013 meet record on Saturday. Look for Cumberland Valley’s Luke Noss (sr) to challenge him for the win.

200m – Meet Record 22.09 (J. Brooks, Wilson, 2013)

Spring Grove’s Chris Campbell (sr) is entered as the top seed in the event. Abraham Sloboh (so, Milton Hershey) has the fastest PR in the field with his 22.30 from last week’s Tim Cook Invite. Indoor state 400m champion Darren Cammauf (sr, Manheim Township) is also in this field. He owns a PR of 22.35. Palmyra’s Quinton Townsend (sr) should also factor into the mix.

800m – Meet Record 1:55.94 (E. Dorenkamp, Manheim Township, 2019)

Luke Seymour (sr, Schuylkill Valley) will chase down future PSU teammate Evan Dorenkamp’s 800m record from 2019. Seymour will be doubling back from the 1600m. Nate Diaz (sr, Wilson), Mani Gitonga (sr, Conestoga Valley), and Cole Perry (sr, Northeastern) all have PRs under 2-minutes. Perry will also be doubling back from the 1600m. Sam De La Riva (sr, Cumberland Valley) won the Tim Cook Invite in 2:01.50 and is seeded 5th.

1600m – Meet Record 4:13.51 (C. Miller, Manheim Township, 2006)

Seymour and Manheim Township’s Tyler Stevens (sr) went 1-2 at last year’s Bruce Dallas Invite and are the event’s top 2 seeds on Saturday. Indoor State 800m medalist Anthony Engle (jr, Twin Valley) and Northeastern’s Perry should also factor into the mix. Engle is one of the area’s most improved runners from 2021. Could we see our first sub 4:20 of the outdoor season?

3200m – Meet Record 9:18.43 (B. Bigger, State College, 2021)

3 guys broke the old meet record last season which was won by Brady Bigger. Weber Long (sr, Greencastle-Antrim) will look to lower that record again this season. He ran 9:09 over 3200m this past indoor season and owns an 8:58 PR from the 2021 state meet. Alex Holbrook (sr, Exeter Township), Tyler Stevens, and Colin Whitaker (so, Lampeter Strasburg) could also challenge the sub 9:20 mark on Saturday. Whitaker ran 4:21.39 for the full mile indoors and appears ready to run fast.

Shot Put – Meet Record 62-1 (R. Whiting, Central Dauphin, 2004)

Two of the states best will face off in the shot this Saturday. Cumberland Valley’s Wade Shomper (sr) owns a PR of 55-10.75. Berks Catholic’s Brady Mider (so) owns a PR of 54-4.5. They are the class of the field and could put on a show.

4x400m – Meet Record 3:20.93 (Cumberland Valley, 2021)

Three of District 3’s top 4x400m relay squads will do battle on Saturday. Look for a great race between Manheim Township, Cumberland Valley, and Wilson. Township placed 4th at indoor states while Cumberland Valley placed 7th and Wilson finished 14th. This will be a great way to end the meet!