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D9 track notables: Class AA and AAA boys

By Rich Rhoades

Here are some top times, distances and heights posted by District 9 athletes this season based on information gleaned from milesplit.com:

CLASS AA

100-meter dash: Ian Corbett, Clarion, 10.88 ran May 5 at Brookville. That time would have finished fourth in the finals at last year’s PIAA Championships. He ran a FAT-converted 10.84 at the Redbank Valley Invitational. That 10.84 would rank him tied for eighth in the state regardless of classification.

200 dash: Ian Corbett, Clarion (22.69); Logan Moroney, Karns City (23.20); Devin Crowe, Otto-Eldred (23.55).  The state-qualifying time (meaning that athlete qualifies for states regardless of finish) is 22.88 seconds.

400 dash: Brookville freshman Ryan Thrush has the fasted time posted at 53.12 seconds. Oswayo Valley’s Grant Nolan (53.44), Kane’s Chris Udovich (53.77) and Keystone’s Gideon Coleman (53.78) are all under 54 with best times. The state-qualifying time is 50.7 seconds. Remember, however, that the top two finishers are guaranteed a trip to states.

800 run: Could be an interesting race at districts — Northern Potter’s Ethan Kibbe (2:02.8) and Matt Morgan (2:02.85), Brookville’s Thrush (2:02.9) and Kane’s Chris Hunt (2:03.7) have posted the top times.

1,600 run: Kane’s Hunt (4:31.48) and once again the freshman Thrush of Brookville (4:32.31) are the top times posted. NoPo’s Kibbe (4:41.38) and Morgan (4:42.07) are in the neighborhood as well as Oswayo Valley’s Spencer Cole (4:43.67) and Kane’s Bailey Colson (4:45.2).

3,200 run: Kane’s Hunt (9:53.08) is the only sub-10 runner so far this spring. From there, it’s Clarion’s Liam Raehsler (10:12.59) and ECC’s Drew Bille (10:14.48).

110 hurdles: Brookville’s Braiden Smith (14.94) is the heavy favorite and the only runner to post a sub-16 time. Moniteau’s Stephen Hagg (16.34) is the next fastest time.

300 hurdles: Otto-Eldred’s Adam Farmelo (40.83) has the fastest time with Brookville’s Smith (41.54) and Kane’s Nathan Moore (41.6) nearby.

4×800 relay: It’s a two-team race by the looks of it, but it’ll be dependent on where the relay members wind up in their individual events. Northern Potter (8:20.65) and Kane (8:23.39) are the top times with Brookville’s 8:52.37 the next best time posted.

4×400 relay: Kane (3:36.2), Northern Potter (3:37.41) and Karns City (3:38.23) are the top times posted.

4×100 relay: Karns City (45.29) and Clarion (45.78) appear to be the front-runners and only relays with sub-46 times.

Long jump: Coudersport’s Coy Hoffman (20-5), ECC’s Andrew Gebauer (20-3), North Clarion’s Nick Popoleo (19-11), Clarion’s Ian Corbett (19-11), Karns City’s Zach Moore (19-8) and Oswayo Valley’s Ryan Matvilchuk (19-4) have gone over 19 feet. Corbett is a returning state placewinner, finishing seventh at 21 feet, 1 3/4 inches last year.

Triple jump: Oswayo Valley’s Matvilchuk (43-1) has the top distance with Brookville’s Smith (41-2.5) the only other jumper over 41 feet this spring. ECC’s Andrew Gebauer (40-10), Coudersport’s Darren Keglovits (40-4.5) and North Clarion’s Popoleo (40-1) have gone over 40 feet.

High jump: Three jumpers have cleared 6 feet, 1 inch — Brookville’s Smith, Redbank Valley’s Korbin Hornberger and Sheffield’s Adam Higby. Nobody else has cleared 6 feet this year.

Pole Vault: Moniteau’s Stephen Hagg has cleared the top height at 13 feet, 6 inches. Redbank Valley’s Kyle Schrecengost, and Kane’s Shane and Tyler Rolick have gone over 13 feet.

Discus: Redbank Valley’s Hornberger ripped off a throw of 150 feet, 2 inches at Thursday’s Redbank Valley Invite, the longest of the year. ECC’s Ben Herbstritt (139-1), Moniteau’s Brendon Stamm (134-3) and Port Allegany’s Christian Moses (131-2) are the only others over 130 feet.

Javelin: Johnsonburg’s C.J. Herbstritt (182-4) and Otto-Eldred’s Justin Zetwick (171-0.5) are the only throwers over 160 feet so far this spring. Herbstritt is a returning state placewinner, finishing fifth at 171 feet, 1 inch last year.

Shot put: Redbank Valley’s Mark Strothers (45-5) has the best toss so far with Kane’s Griffin Greenawalt (43-7), Moniteau’s Stamm (42-11) and Port Allegany’s Moses (42-1.25) the only other throwers over 42 feet.

CLASS AAA

100 dash: Matt Nedzinski, DuBois (11.38).

200 dash: Matt Nedzinski, DuBois (22.78).

400 dash: Matt Nedzinski, DuBois (51.19) and Noah Whittemore, Bradford (51.95).

800 run: Micah Cantaral, DuBois (1:59.54).

1,600 run: Micah Cantaral, DuBois (4:28.8).

3,200 run: Alec Freeman, Clearfield (10:08.16).

110 hurdles: Josh Burns, St. Marys (15.27).

300 hurdles: Josh Burns, St. Marys (41.43).

4×800 relay: Clearfield, 8:43.44.

4×400 relay: Bradford, 3:37.43.

4×100 relay: Bradford, 46.6.

Long jump: Thomas Renwick, Punxsutawney (21-0.5).

Triple jump: Ryan Presloid, Punxsutawney (41-6) and Brycen Lunger, Punxsutawney (41-3).

High jump: David McKenzie, Clearfield (5-10.2).

Pole Vault: Justin Keller, Bradford (12-9).

Discus: Thomas Bojalad, St. Marys (127-7) and Stephen Zawztski, Bradford (125-8).

Javelin: Gabe French, DuBois (161.2.5) and Jeremy Athelstone, DuBois (157-6).

Shot Put: Ryan Lingle, Clearfield (42-8) and Thomas Bojalad, St. Marys (42-3).

 


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