Saturday, May 26, 2012

Live blog, PIAA Track Day 2

12:44 p.m. - A lot to catch up on.

Washington's Dustin Fuller finished seventh in the 110 high hurdles at 15.1.

Wash High's Alyssa Wise was third in the 100 dash at 12.40. According to Wash High coaches, Wise is so sick, they were worried she'd have to scratch out of the event. She has the 200 later. When interviewing Wise, she did not mention being sick. You've got to respect an athlete doesn't divulge such info.

Canon-Mac's Shawn Johnson tied for third in the high jump, and Johnson tied his PR in the event at 6-8. If Johnson medals in the long jump, he may be the first C-M athlete to win three medals at states. No C-M track athlete has ever won a first-place state medal, and Mira Carrozza's second-place finish in yesterday's javelin may be the highest placement in school history.

11:42 a.m. - Fort Cherry's Jessie Merckle is the PIAA Class AA javelin champion and the first state champion in Fort Cherry history. Merckle won the competition with a throw of 154-11.

10:41 a.m. - Washington junior Darius Spinks gets Prexies' first medal - a fourth place finish in the Class AA long jump. Spinks' best jump was 21-8 3/4. After his six jumps, Spinks ran in the 100 dash semifinals.

9:25 a.m. - Shawn Johnson just cleared first height in high jump. Time to go watch Jessie Merckle and Jenna Lucas in Class AA javelin.

9:05 a.m. - Great start to day. A photographer from Penn Track told me to "Suck it up, Buttercup." It was hilarious. You had to be here.


Travis Arrigoni said...

No CM track athlete has ever won a state medal? Kyle Gibson medaled in the 3200 in 2008, Zane Zebrasky in the Jav in 2008, and Chelsea Zahn in the disc in 2010...

mike_kovak said...

Meant to say gold medal there big guy. May bad. Things were flying fast and furious.