It’s going to be a hot one at the District 3 Track and Field Championships this weekend. Action starts Friday afternoon at Shippensburg University and continues throughout the day on Saturday. Class AA and Class AAA competitions are mixed throughout both days. For anyone present at the 2021 championships, Friday’s weather will be reminiscent of what last season’s Friday weather was like. Staying well-hydrated and cool will be as much of a strategy for the athletes as the events.
The top 2 finishers will qualify for the state meet. The next 5 individuals (up to 8 total) can advance to the state meet if they hit the state qualifying standard.
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Friday weather forecast (Accuweather)
Saturday weather forecast (Accuweather)
Live Results (to be updated when available)
Projected team scores based on posted entries/performance list:
Wyomissing could be looking at a team sweep this weekend with both boys and girls teams projected to win. Schuylkill Valley, Boiling Springs, and Trinity could interrupt those plans.
Wyo has athletes entered in every event except for the long jump and javelin and in many events they have 3 girls entered. Their depth is unmatched. Alexis Hardy (fr – 100m, 200m, relays), Addie Cohen (so – 1600m, 3200m, relays), and Cadi Hoke (jr – 400m, relays) lead the way for the Spartans in individual events and on strong relays.
Madison Ziska (sr, Schuylkill Valley) could very likely be the athlete of the meet at the conclusion of the weekend. She is the top seed in the 100m, 200m, and long jump and should contribute on either the 4x100m or 4x400m relays for the Panthers. Annie Gao (so) is the 2nd seed in the long jump behind her teammate. Emma Deyarmin (jr) may end up as the field athlete of the meet. She is the top seed in the shot and the 2nd seed in the discus (to Trinity’s Isabelle Roes). Ziska and Deyarmin could combine to score over 50 points this weekend for Schuylkill Valley.
Anna Chamberlin (sr, Boiling Springs) will lead the way for the Bubblers. She is the #1 seed in both the 800m and 1600m and will likely anchor their #1 ranked 4x800m. She may even show up for the 4x400m. She will battle it out with Ziska for athlete of the meet. Liliana Carlson (fr) is the #4 seed in the 100mH and is the #2 seed in the pole vault.
Trinity has 3 girls ranked in the top 7 of the 400m, led by Frances Maury who is the #2 seed. The Shamrocks will need to score well in this event if they plan to challenge for the team title. Isabelle Roes (sr) will be looking for the individual discus title as well as the 10 team points that come along with it. Adeline Woodward (so) enters the pole vault competition with a season and personal best clearance of 12-0. The future of pole vault continues to be bright in Central PA!
Other top performers to watch:
Braetan Peters (sr, Annville-Cleona – 1600m, 3200m); Samantha Wechsler (jr Susquenita – 100mH, LJ, TJ); Emma Dennison (sr, Fairfield – 100mH, 300mH); Ella Ahner (sr, Tulpehocken – 100m, 200m, 400m); Ava Lottig (sr, Oley Valley – 1600m, 3200m); Lauren Akers (so, Kutztown – javelin); Alison Watts (so, Bermudian Springs – LJ, TJ)