We witnessed history in both the boys’ and girls’ class AAA 1600m runs at this year’s state championship meet.
1) Gary Martin (sr, Archbishop Wood) broke the previous PIAA State Meet Record clocking a time of 4:01.56. He was on sub-4min pace through 1200m. 2) 19 boys ran sub-4:20 (see results below)! In reviewing the PAMilesplit database, this is the most ever under 4:20 in a state championship meet. 3) A time of 4:15 is better than multiple state champions of the past. Today, that placed 10th. It took a 4:14.51 just to medal. 4) The top 8 athletes all ran NFHS Honor Roll times. 5) Cole Stevens ran the fastest freshman 1600m time in Pennsylvania history with his 4:13.94. That time broke Craig Miller’s (Manheim Township) time of 4:14.26 from 2003.
Congratulations to all of the athletes, especially the 4 boys from District 3 who won state medals and all ran new PRs! TJ Roden (jr, Central Dauphin)- 3rd in 4:11.58; Aidan Hodge (jr, Hempfield) – 5th in 4:13.15; Cole Stevens (fr, Manheim Township) – 6th in 4:13.94; Jacob Smith (sr, Warwick) 8th in 4:14.51!
1) 13 girls broke 5:00 (see results below)! In reviewing the PAMilesplit database, this is the most ever under 5:00 in a state championship meet! 2) It took a time of 4:57.18 just to medal! 3) Olivia Walter (sr, Mechanicsburg) ran 4:59.03 for 11th. That time would have placed 4th last year and 5th in 2019.
Congratulations to all of the athletes, especially the 3 ladies from District 3 who won state medals and PR’d! Claire Paci (so, Greencastle-Antrim) – 2nd in 4:54.77; Kylee Cubbison (sr, Mifflin County) – 6th in 4:57.05; Caryn Rippey (sr, Wilson) – 7th in 4:57.13