Keystone's Brody Coleman will be competing in four individual events and Clarion Area's Laken Lewis will be taking part in three individual events to lead all area athletes today and Saturday in the PIAA Class 2A/3A Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.
In the Class 2A meet, Coleman is the top seed in the triple jump with a leap of 45-5 while the versatile athlete is also seeded third in the 300 hurdles (39.34), seventh in the long jump (21-11) and 14th in the 110 hurdles (15.32). Another Panther competing at states is Tessa Weaver, who is seeded 21st in the shot put (34-3.75).
Lewis is seeded fifth in the pole vault with a school and district record height of 11-6 while she's also seeded 17th in the high jump (5-0) and 24th in the triple jump (34-1). Also joining Lewis at states for the Bobcats is Evelyn Lerch in the 400 (18th) and Phylicia Hockman (18th) and Noah Schill (18th) in the 800.
Grove City's Jonah Powell and Lakeview's Isaac Lightcap also earned top seeds in the 2A meet as Powell is seeded first in the 800 with a time of 1:54.36 while Lightcap is the No. 1 seed in the pole vault with a height of 14-1. Powell is also seeded 11th in the 1,600.
Oil City has three girls competing in the 2A meet as Christina Smith is a fourth seed in the high jump while Emma Stevenson (1,600) and Emma Horn (pole vault) are each seeded 14th. Christian Cole is the lone Oiler competing in the 3A boys meet as he's seeded 23rd in the 100.
Cranberry, Allegheny-Clarion Valley and Redbank Valley each have two athletes competing in individual events at the 2A meet.
Cameron Russell is seeded seventh in the triple jump for the Berries while Kalynne Ziegler is seeded 20th in the 3,200 and 23rd in the 1,600. Baylee Blauser is seeded 11th in the long jump for the Falcons while Kylee Eaton is seeded 17th in the shot put. Samuel Hetrick earned a fifth seed in the high jump for the Bulldogs and Keaton Kahle is seeded 35th in the 100 while the girls' 3,200 relay is seeded 24th.
Clarion-Limestone's Ian Callen earned a seventh seed in the javelin.
Also competing at states for the District 10 champion Eagles in Class 2A are Nick Murawski, Nick Smither, Connor McEwen and Tobias Jones.
Murawski is a No. 5 seed in the 400, Smither earned a sixth seed in the javelin, McEwen is seeded eighth in the 300 hurdles and 11th in the 110 hurdles while Jones is seeded 19th in the 3,200. Grove City also has a pair of relays competing with the 3,200 relay earning a ninth seed and the 1,600 relay getting an 11th seed.
Joining Lightcap at states for the Sailors are Michaela Rose and Joe Grim. Rose earned a fourth seed in the 100 and a sixth in the 200 while Grim is seeded 23rd in the high jump. Lakeview's girls 3,200 relay team is also seeded 12th.
Rounding out the area athletes competing in the 2A meet are Moniteau's James Parenti, Kyle Norling, Kendall Grossman, Ethan McDeavitt and Tayinna Johnson as well as Titusville's Carli Culver. Parenti earned a two seed in the discus and a 17th seed in the shot put, Norling and Grossman are seeded third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault, Culver is fifth in the high jump, McDeavitt is ninth in the 300 hurdles and Johnson is 26th in the 100 hurdles.
In the Class 3A girls meet, Becca Santom (300 hurdles) and Abby Biddle (800) each received 24th seeds for D-10 champion Grove City while Anna Schmid (javelin) and the 1,600 relay were each seeded 25th.
Competition for both classes will begin today at 9 a.m.