SHIPPENSBURG - A number of area athletes turned in stellar performances during Saturday's second day of competition in the PIAA Class2A/3A Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.
Keystone's Brody Coleman led the local contingent by bringing home a silver medal in the boys Class 2A triple jump and a bronze medal in the 300 hurdles. Coleman, who was seeded first in the triple jump, cleared 44-9.25 to place second while also running a 39.11 in the 300 hurdles to finish third. He also competed in the 110 hurdles, but finished ninth in the semifinal heat and failed to qualify for the finals.
Two other athletes earned medals as Grove City's Jonah Powell won silver in the Class 2A boys 1,600 run while Clarion Area's Laken Lewis cleared a school-record 12 feet in claiming the bronze medal in the Class 2A girls pole vault.
Lewis also turned in a personal-best leap in the triple jump (35-4.25) to finish 14th, 10 places up from her seeding of 24th. Powell, meanwhile, added a fourth-place finish in the 800 run.
Lakeview's Michaela Rose also enjoyed a banner day at the state meet, finishing fifth overall in the Class 2A girls 100 dash (12.67) and seventh in the 200 dash (25.80).
Five other athletes recorded top eight finishes, led by Karns City's Hunter Jones, who was fourth in the boys 400 run (49.42). Lakeview's Isaac Lightcap placed fifth in the boys pole vault (14-0) while Cranberry's Cam Russell, Grove City's Nick Murawski and Moniteau's Kendall Grossman each placed sixth in their respective events. Russell went 43-3.5 in the boys triple jump, Murawski had a time of 50.16 in the 400 run while Grossman cleared 11 feet in the pole vault.
Turning in top 10 efforts were Grove City's Tobias Jones in the boys 3,200 run (ninth, 9:39.71), Moniteau's Kyle Norling in the boys pole vault (13-6) and the Lakeview girls 3,200 relay team (9:53.82).
Also competing in Saturday's track events were Clarion's Phylicia Hockman, who placed 12th in the girls 800 run (2:25.41) and Cranberry's Kalynne Ziegler in the girls 3,200 run (16th, 12:15.54).
Those competing in Saturday's field events included Moniteau's James Parenti in the boys shot put (13th, 47-11.5), Oil City's Emma Horn in the girls pole vault (14th, 10-0), Keystone's Tessa Weaver in the girls shot put (19th, 33-5.5) and Alleghen-Clarion Valley's Kylee Eaton in the girls shot put (21st, 32-8).
In Class 3A, Grove City's Anna Schmid finished 23rd overall in the javelin with a toss of 108-3.